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The commelinids are a larger clade including the orders Arecales… Commelinales and Zingiberlaes.  All plants in the commelinid group belong to the division
includes Arecales, Commelinales and Zingiberales

Conference Facilities

Wiley Hall Auditorium … … Wiley Hall is named in honor of Ephraim Emerson Wiley… the man who had the longest tenure of any president of Emory … Henry. Wiley Hall features classroom and auditorium spaces. Capacity
Meeting spaces are available in a variety of capacities. A sampling of the spaces available are featured here. Once you arrive at Emory & Henry College you will be impressed with the hospitality you receive. We offer a one stop shop for your group. Whethe…

Lessons Learned in MCOL Program Pay Off

There was little calm after F-3 tornados tore through Washington County on April 27 and 28. County officials quickly realized that they would need to set-up a volunteer reception center to handle the influx of people wanting to help neighbors and friends,…

Greenhouse Plant Inventory and Archive

The Emory & Henry College greenhouse was established in 2006 through the work of Dr. George Treadwell and the support of generous donors. It contains a diverse collection of plants used for teaching taxonomy, as well as space for student and faculty resea…

Emory & Henry College Commencement Ceremony to be Moved Indoors

Commencement ceremonies at Emory & Henry College have been moved indoors due to predicted inclement weather. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 10 in the King Center Gymnasium.

Thomas Has Special Seat to American History

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a bird’s eye view when the biggest news in the world is going down? Robby Thomas (’01) had just such a view recently as he was sitting ringside for the capture of Osama Bin Laden.

Emory & Henry’s Kyle Boden Earns NCAA’s Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship

Kyle Boden, the standout quarterback for the Emory & Henry College football team, has been selected to receive one of the top scholar-athlete awards from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).


Emory & Henry College features a variety of recreational and competitive facilities including a swimming pool, tennis and racquetball courts, fitness center, indoor track, basketball courts and more. Emory & Henry athletic facilities are among the most at…


The Emory & Henry dining experience is provided by Sodexo. A variety of menu options are available for your group. We provide service and menu flexibility so your event will be uniquely your own. Our combined team of catering and event planning profession…

2014 Graduation Ceremonies

Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies—in honor of the 2014 graduating class at Emory & Henry College.

John Allman, Private Eye

John Allman investigative journalist is now, John Allman....Private Eye. In 2009 John Allman ('92) left his job as a journalist with The Tampa Tribune. This is no small concession when you consider that some of his work there had been nominated for a Puli…

Morris: E&H Graduates Poised for Lives of Integrity

Emory & Henry College has equipped its graduates well with the tools to lead lives of integrity, according to the founder of the Church Health Center in Memphis, Tenn., the largest primary care health services provider of its kind in the nation.

Blackburn Helps Visitors Get to the Heart of what Southwest Virginia has to Offer

If you want to travel ‘round the mountain you really should start at Heartwood. Or at least, that’s the hope if Diana Blackburn has anything to do with it.

Emory & Henry College to Partner in Band Competition with Local Festival

Nearly one thousand high school students will converge at Chilhowie High School at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, for the 62nd Annual Chilhowie Apple Festival Band Competition. These students will be greeted by the Emory & Henry College Music Department, w…

E&H Receives Gift to Renovate Softball Field

A $60,000 grant to Emory & Henry will help the College renovate its softball field and expand youth and community involvement in the sport.

Dance Studio

The King Health & Physical Education Center hosts a variety of classrooms and meeting spaces. The mirrored dance studio features hardwood floors and a barre and offers a rehearsal space for dance and a variety of fitness activities.

Philosophy, Political Science and Economics

The Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics (PPE) major is an opportunity for students to develop an integrated, cross-disciplinary perspective. The major combines rigorous training in the foundations of three disciplines with a research experience i…

Hai Yan Chen, Class of 2013

For Hai Yan Chen, the close relationships between students and professors at Emory & Henry created an environment where she felt encouraged to ask questions, express opinions and share ideas. That experience boosted her poise and confidence, preparing her…

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