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Most Powerful Female from Virginia?

Emory … Henry classmates will remember Toni as a basketball player… a member of Alpha Beta Chi… and a thoughtful… insightful… inquisitive student.  These days she is taking that thoughtful insight and using it to
A recent Roanoke Times article suggests that E&H alumna Toni Atkins ('84) may be Virginia's most powerful political figure -- and she's making her mark in California. (photo from Roanoke Times article, courtesy California Assembly).

Still Courting!

Tyler Mullins …E…H …14… and Tessa Burton …E…H …13… met while students at Emory … Henry. Tyler played basketball and Tessa played volleyball. Tessa says… …We met because we were both spending so much time in the gym. We like to say we are
Tyler Mullins and Tessa Burton were athletes, sweethearts, and now accomplished professionals. And they owe it all to the King Center gym.

Anne Ryan Driscoll Honored for Teaching

A press release from Virginia Tech has announced the 2016 Dr. Carroll B. Shannon Excellen…ce in Teaching Awards presented to faculty members in the College of Science and the Colle
Anne Ryan Driscoll (E&H '06) was recently honored for her outstanding work as a faculty member at Virginia Tech.

Lynn Pecktal's Lasting Contribution to Broadway

Lynn Pecktal …E…H …56… died August 28… 2016. But there is no chance that is …leaving the stage… any time soon. Lynn made a name in the realm of theater that will afford him influence
Lynn Pecktal has died at the age of 85. But his contributions to theater are timeless.

Never A Regular Day

Emily Kirby …who finished at E…H in December of 2008… has worked for the National Park Service …NPS… since 2008. She has been stationed at New River Gorge National Park
As the National Park Service turns 100, we want to introduce you to a few E&H alumni who are making a difference in our National Parks. Emily Kirby (E&H '09) may have to do paperwork, but her job with the National Park Service is nothing short of an adven…

George M. Warren Justice Center

George M. Warren… Sr.… finished at Emory … Henry in 1904. George M. Warren… Jr.… finished at Emory … Henry in 1943. But in the same year… 2016… both men were honored for their legal careers at an unveiling of the new George M. Warren
Two Emory & Henry alumni have been honored by the naming of the courtroom building in Bristol, Virginia. (photo credit: Andre Teague, Bristol Herald Courier)

On the Cutting Edge

Haleigh Cole is a research technician in the Moody Lab at Duke Human Vaccine Institute. … This seems especially impressive since she only graduated in May of 2016. Haleigh say
Haleigh Cole ('16) has landed a very impressive job, and the work she's doing is groundbreaking.

Movin' Fast!

Eric spotted a small oil spill on an otherwise pristine floor and grabbed a rag to ta…ke care of the mess. …You know… it was easier when I just had to fly to a race
Eric McClure (E&H Class of 2000, Martin-McClure Motorsports) is looking to make some changes in his role as a racer. And he has just hired a recent E&H grad, Christina Druen (E&H '16) to help with the transition. And things are movin' fast!

Phil Hoskins is Coach of the Year for a Reason

Phil Hoskins …E…H '87…was just named the 2016 Marietta Daily Journal Coach of the Year for the second year in a …row. He is the head track coach at McEachem High School in Powder Springs
Phil Hoskins ('87) is making his mark in the coaching world, and his students are leaving an indelible mark on his life.

Robert Siegle Honored By Virginia Tech

A news release was issued from the newsroom of Virginia Tech announcing that E…H alumnus Dr. Robert Siegle has been honored as a professor emeritus. Read below to see th
Dr. Robert Siegle (E&H '70) professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.


Founded in 1938 by Owen Clifton Cash… the Society for The Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in Amer…ica was an organization with a mission. Mr. Cash was worried that people had ceased to sin
That’s no typo. That’s the acronym for the Society for The Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America -- and Warren Fuson (E&H '73) is a proud preserver of this tradition!

Sara Gearheart's Unforgettable Moment

Sara Gearheart is a dedicated daughter who visits her father regularly in the memory unit… of a New River Valley senior living center. She encourages him to sing with her
On the day that Sara Gearheart (E&H '09) graduated from Emory & Henry she never expected to see her father there.

Laura Craven Duncan ('84) is passionate about turtles

Laura Craven Duncan …84… is the type to put a lot of work behind her passions. And Laura is passionate about sea t…urtles. Laura is a first…grade teacher at Ballentine Elementary School in Irmo
Laura is showing her first-graders that when it comes to helping endangered wildlife, they can make a difference long before they get to be grown-ups.

Amanda Chaplin (E&H '08): Assistant District Attorney

Amanda Chaplin …E…H …08… earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History before heading to Ohio …Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law. She received her Juris Doctorate degr
Amanda Chaplin is the new Assistant District Attorney in town

Marika Katanuma (E&H '16) Lands Job with Yahoo!

Marika Katanuma graduated in May of 2016… and by June of 2016 she had an exciting update for the E…H Alumni Office. …I finally got a job… I will be an editor at Yahoo
Marika Katanuma is back home in Tokyo, and she's putting her E&H degree to work!

Alan Jones:

If anyone is doubtful of the value of a liberal arts education… that person should talk with Alan Jones. Alan is a Global Regulatory Ecotoxicologist f
Dr. Alan Jones (E&H '03) is a Global Regulatory Ecotoxicologist. And he still remembers fondly his music classes at Emory & Henry.

Emory & Henry College Hosts Gala to Celebrate New Arts Center

Following the completion of a highly successful first season at the Woodrow W. McGlothlin …Center for the Arts… Emory … Henry College hosted a gala on May 14
Following the completion of a highly successful first season at the Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts, Emory & Henry College hosted a gala on May 14, 2016, to thank the donors who helped make the long-held dream of an arts center a reality.

Charlie Sydnor (E&H '65) Receives Award for Work on Behalf of Holocaust Survivors

Press Release from the Virginia Holocaust Museum… Richmond… Virginia Rule of Law Award to Honor Dr. Charles Sydnor Richmond… VA … Please join the Virginia Holocaust Museum in honor of Dr. Charles W. Sydnor
Dr. Charles Sydnor is receiving the highly respected Rule of Law award on May 23, 2016.

Small E&H World

                                                                        Rachel G…iesy Chesser …'93… lives in Charleston
Julie Booher (E&H '07) and Rachel Giesy Chesser (E&H '93) met for purely professional reasons, but it didn't take long to discover they had Emory & Henry in common.

Thomas Family Scholarship Established

With a gift of …50…000.00… Ed …E…H …53… and June Thomas established The Thomas Family Endowed Scholarship at Emory … Henry College in 2016. The scholarship recognizes three Thomas brothers
Ed and June Thomas have recently started a scholarship fund that will benefit students with financial need while also honoring three Thomas brothers who graduated from Emory & Henry.

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