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Emory & Henry in “Hidden Figures”

…UPDATE… Alumni and Friends are headed to Hampton for a lecture by Margot Lee Shetterly on March 7… 2017. Register soon… …CCM…BASE_URL…alumni…and…friends…upcoming
If you're reading "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly, you will want to read this story of how Katherine Johnson overlaps with some great Emory & Henry alumni! (The movie opens Christmas Day...we'll have to see if our folks made the cut!)

Charlie Sturgill: Protecting Nature

What would convince …65 grad Charlie Sturgill to report to Hungry Mother State Park …HMSP… before sunrise on a cold April morning to help count fish and birds and plants
Charlie Sturgill wants to protect our natural world -- and that means learning as much about it as possible.

Chris Whitt: A Man of Two Languages

It…s all Emory … Henry…s fault… says Chris Whitt …98…. …While I was a student… I participated in a teaching abroad program in Brazil that was offered by the college
Chris fell in love with Brazil while studying at Emory & Henry. Now, it is his home, and he's serving the community there.

Santa's Helper

Everyone needs a helper now and then. And this time of year… Santa needs all the help he can get.  Thank goodness he has someone like Alvin Crowder …E…H
Alvin Crowder (E&H '64) has retired from education but he is still wearing a suit to just looks nothing like his old business suit!

Organ Music is Alive and Well!

Brenda Graves Goslee …E…H …63… is living her childhood dream. …Organ was always my career path.  I cannot remember a time when I did not love organ music
Brenda Graves Goslee (E&H '63) has spent a lifetime perfecting her skills as a musician -- and training the next generation of organists.

Katy Treash: Passionate About Service

If you visit The Thrift Store on Abingdon…s Main Street… you…re likely to be greeted by a big smile from Katy Dowe Treash …02… behind the cash register. Katy routinely gives a Saturday of work to this store that offe
For a lot of people, having spare time means shopping at a favorite store; but for Katy Dowe Treash (E&H '02) it means working at a store...with a mission.

Tracy Ross: Passionate About Empowerment

Tracy Ross …97… felt led in a new direction. …I felt a void that I could never shake.…    So… after years of working in the corporate world… she has started a company with the sole purpose of uplifting and empowering others.  Trac
Tracy Ross (E&H '97) has made a bold move toward solving a problem. (Photo credit: Jadien Jones Photography)

Robinson Honored by Travel Industry

Debbie Robinson …E…H …80… was recognized with the Ohio…s highest travel industry honor… the Paul Sherlock Lifetime Achievement Award in Tourism. The award was made in October of
Debbie Robinson (E&H '80) has just been awarded Ohio's top travel industry award.

A National Park Treasure: Hobie Cawood

In a year with so much talk about the 100th anniversary of our National Park System… Hobie Cawood …E…H …57… has to be part of the discussion. Hobie is… after all
Hobie Cawood (E&H '57) served in the National Park Service for most of his career. While working in Philadelphia he orchestrated one of the most remarkable tourist phenomenons in history. (Photo Credit Rich Dunoff 1985)

Woodward and The Origin Project

Adriana Trigiani and Margot Lee Shetterly were recently on the stage of the Barter Theatr…e in front of a packed house … full of school kids … and you could have heard a pin drop. The two authors
Linda Neff Woodward (re '75) likes to be in the background of photos: but that doesn't mean she isn't at the forefront making a different for The Origin Project. If you didn't think it possible to get kids to enjoy writing, you'll be amazed by this story.

Life Changing

Emory … Henry is listed Loren Pope's book Colleges That Change Lives for a reason. Many alumni wi…ll explain that their E…H college experience was transforming
Robert Hudson (E&H '10) got off to a rocky start in life, but the YMCA, Emory & Henry, and basketball changed his life. (Photo credit, Shelley Mays, The Tennessean)

Trollinger Honored by IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Emory … Henry College alumnus Richard Trollinger …E…H Class of 1971… has been honored for his lifelong career in fundraising and education advocacy. Richard c
Richard Trollinger (E&H '71) was recently honored by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Alumni Association with their Distinguished Alumni Award.

On A Mission for Public Lands

4 to 7 minutes. That…s how much time the average child spends per day outside in unstructured play.   Dr.… Carolyn Widner Ward …E…H '91… left a great job as a college professor at Humboldt State University because she was on f
Carolyn Widner Ward (E&H '91) is the director of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation; but she is also on a mission to save public park space -- and the nation's kids.

Rowlett Honored for Service

The Rev. Dr. Martha G. Rowlett …57 was recently honored by Rolling Hills United Methodist Church in Rancho Palos Verdes… Calif. for her exemplary service to the church as senior pastor from 1988 to 1998.  
Rev. Martha Rowlett (E&H '57) was recently honored by her former church in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, for outstanding service.

Bondurants Honored for Gaining Pardon for Innocent Man

Tom …E…H '76… and Roberta Motherway Bondurant recently received recognition for some particularly outst…anding legal work. Together they were able to receive a full pardon for someone wrongly co
Tom Bondurant, Jr. (E&H '76) and Roberta Motherway Bondurant were recently honored for finding justice for a wrongly convicted man.

Wingfield Named to Top Spot in California-Pacific Conference

Myron Wingfield …E…H '83… is returning to California to be the Executive Director of Connectional Ministries for th…e California…Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church. Resident Bishop Grant J. Hagiya of t
Myron Wingfield (E&H '83) is heading back to California to be Executive Director of Connectional Ministries.

Signs of the Time

Laura Holley Thomas is a long way from fashion magazines. Laura majored in art and min…ored in environmental studies… and she…s finding the two disciplines to be a perfect match for the work she
Laura Holley Thomas (E&H '10) is creating an interactive plan for Theodore Roosevelt National Park that she hopes will give it life and relevance far into the future.

Called to Be Neighbors

…Called to Be Neighbors… is the title of a promotion by the United Methodist Church aimed at making United Methodi…st Christians a more open…minded section of the larger religious community. E
E&H faculty, staff, and students recently participated in a conference aimed at promoting an important tenet of the United Methodist Church.

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.