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Residents gained a water supply and saved $425,000. Project Sparkplugs: Christine Branham & Royce Mullins.

No Boundaries for E&H Alum

Tom Wohlford has a list. And on this list is a tantalizing array of things he has undertaken or would like to accomplish throughout his adult life. If you’re thinking it might be things like “visit the Grand Canyon” or “learn to make the perfect omelet,” …

Phillips Receives Top Teaching Award from McGlothlin Foundation

In the spring of 2000, Liz Phillips (E&H Class of 2003 and 2006) found herself on the campus of Emory & Henry College searching for the office of Dr. Bob Raines.

History of the College

The cornerstone for Emory & Henry was laid in 1836, and the first students were enrolled in 1838. The Commonwealth of Virginia granted a charter to the college on March 25, 1839. Emory & Henry is now the oldest institution of higher learning in Southwest …

Virginia White Lozier Likes to Fly

The life of Virginia White Lozier (class of 1997) has been one exciting place after another: Greece, South America, Japan, New York City, the backyard.

Jan Allen Goes Big To Help Women in Leadership

If you’ve been searching around on the internet for a great business leadership conference for women to attend, you may have noticed some exciting things happening in Milwaukee. The School of Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee …

Graduate Wins Award for Agriculture Reporting

Sunni Blevins (class of 2005) of WWBT-TV 12 in Richmond, Va., has repeated as the winner of the television category for the Farm Bureau Journalism Awards. Blevins was honored for her comprehensive agriculture coverage throughout 2010.

Congratulations to Carrie Hayden on 40 Years at E&H!

Congratulations to Kelly Library Technical Services Assistant Carrie Hayden, who just celebrated her 40th anniversary of working at Emory & Henry. She began as a library secretary in 1974 before moving to her current position. As card catalogs gave way to…


Visit the Emory & Henry College Bookstore's website, featuring course materials, college apparel and related merchandise. The Emory & Henry Mercantile and bookstore is designed to meet the needs of the college students and college staff as well as the sur…

Isenberg Wins Prestigious Theatre Research Award

Michal Isenberg, a December 2011 graduate of Emory & Henry College, has recently been named the 2012 winner of the South Eastern Theatre Conference’s (SETC) Young Scholar prize.

Thompson Shines Light on Moonshine in New Book

Appalachian moonshining in the 1930s was an industry that was born out of necessity and which grew into an international enterprise fueled ironically by efforts to stop it, according to a new book by a 1979 Emory & Henry College graduate.

Legacy & Vision: Timeless Quality Since 1836

In 2011, Emory & Henry College celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding with a year of events aimed at drawing attention to the institution’s history and timeless quality. The theme for the anniversary celebration is “Legacy & Vision: Timeless Qua…

Library 101: National Library Week

Whether you love your local library, come in only when you need help with research, or just view the library as an electronic database aggregator, we hope that you will help us celebrate National Library Week during April 13-19, 2014. The honorary chair …

Ruse leads to honor for High Point Elementary School principal

**Story by Allie Robinson of the Bristol Herald Courier** Sherry King ('88) stood behind the podium and convinced her students to settle down into their seats in the gym. She then turned the microphone over to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman, who sh…

Martha Emrey Exemplifies Liberal Arts

When you ask Martha Winquist Emrey (’79) about her busy, service-filled life, she humbly responds, “I do what I can.” But the real story is that you can’t believe what all she can do.

Shute Hollow

Shute Hollow was one of the many self-help projects in Virginia that sucsessfully helped residents gain running water in their homes through volunteer labor. Volunteer labor helped install pipe, handle traffic control, operate small equipment and carry o…