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Tragedy Turns Inspirational for E&H Student

In January of 2009… Brendon Barker was shot in the head by his girlfriend…'s father in a small Virginia town. Moments after the shooting… a caller calmly told a 911 dispatcher
Current E&H student Colin Christensen was a classmate and friend of the young man who was killed. He spent every minute of the three-day trial in the courtroom. "One of the primary facets of the defense's argument relied on a firm belief in the Castle Doc… http://www.ehc.edu/news/2013/06/tragedy-turns-inspirational-eh-student/

1984 E&H Grad Named Speaker of California House

Toni Atkins, a 1984 E&H graduate, has been elected to serve as speaker of the California General Assembly, continuing an upward political trajectory for a woman with a successful history of public service inspired, in part, by her years at Emory & Henry. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/01/1984-eh-grad-named-speaker-california-house/

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. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/05/emory-henry-college-commencement-ceremony-be-moved-indoors/

Scholarship Honors Service of Joe P. Johnson

Emory & Henry College announced today the establishment of a scholarship for qualified E&H students who exemplify the qualities of service to others that have characterized life and career of former, longtime Virginia delegate Joe P. Johnson, Jr. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/03/scholarship-honors-service-joe-p-johnson/

World-renowned monarch scientist to lecture at Emory & Henry College

On the heels of a legal petition seeking Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies, world-renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower will give a public lecture at Emory & Henry College Sept 10th at 7:30 p.m. in Wiley Auditorium. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/09/world-renowned-monarch-scientist-lecture-emory-henry-college/

Ruse leads to honor for High Point Elementary School principal

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 she believed was about to launch into a school safety speech… http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/03/ruse-leads-honor-high-point-elementary-school-principal/

E&H Student Perspective on Greek Life Featured on CNN Report

An editorial by an Emory & Henry College student, written in the wake of rape allegations at the University of Virginia, was recently featured on the website for CNN. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/12/eh-student-perspective-greek-life-featured-cnn-report/

Emory & Henry College Staff Wins Two Addy Awards

For the second year in a row, members of the Emory & Henry College Public Relations Office were honored by the American Advertising Federation of Southwest Virginia Addy Awards. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/03/emory-henry-college-staff-wins-two-addy-awards/

E&H Optometry Program Passes First Test Toward Accreditation

Emory & Henry College has received authorization from the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education to move forward in the process toward accreditation of what would be the first optometry school in Virginia. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/07/eh-optometry-program-passes-first-test-toward-accreditation/

On the Air

When Ethel Holder Preston (’66) read in the Emory & Henry Alumni Magazine that the College radio station was now expanded and broadcasting NPR, she was intrigued. Because, as fate would have it, after a long career in education, she finds herself working … http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/03/air/

Spanish Professor Honored by Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges

Dr. Alma Ramirez has been awarded the 2014 H. Hiter Harris Rising Star Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She becomes the second E&H professor to be honored by the VFIC since it began its awards program seven years ago. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/11/spanish-professor-honored-virginia-foundation-independent-colleges/

Virginia Private Colleges Announce Major Renewable Energy Initiative

Emory & Henry, Hollins, Lynchburg, Randolph, and Sweet Briar are partnering with Collegiate Clean Energy to convert methane emissions from landfills into environmentally friendly energy for their institutions. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/02/virginia-private-colleges-announce-major-renewable-energy-initiative/

E&H Crosses Major Hurdle Toward Accreditation of DPT Program

The Emory & Henry College Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program has crossed a significant hurdle toward accreditation, improving the prospects for classes to begin in January at the College’s campus in Marion. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/06/eh-crosses-major-hurdle-toward-accreditation-dpt-program/

The Big (Pimento) Cheese

If you need to know the proper grammatical usage for the word "grits" – look no farther than Emily Wallace, E&H Class of 2004. Emily studied creative writing and art at Emory & Henry, earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and earn… http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/03/big-pimento-cheese/

Scholarship Honors Memory of Loyal Alumnus Tom Rudisill

Family and friends of the late Tom Rudisill, E&H Class of 1967, gathered at Emory & Henry Saturday, Oct. 4, to celebrate an endowed scholarship established at the College in his memory. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/10/scholarship-honors-memory-loyal-alumnus-tom-rudisill/

E&H Signals Intention to Develop Optometry School

Officials from Emory & Henry College and the Appalachian College of Optometry signed an agreement today signaling their intention to work together toward the development of a school of optometry in Grundy. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/01/eh-signals-intention-develop-optometry-school/

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… http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/05/emory-henry-college-partner-band-competition-local-festival/

E&H Grad Featured in Roanoke Times After Getting Joyful News

Lana Whited and Katherine Grimes have been in a committed relationship for over 25 years. They have four children and have been happy, chaotic, loving family for a long time. But when the news came that the Commonwealth of Virginia had decided to reverse … http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/03/eh-grad-featured-roanoke-times-after-getting-joyful-news/

Emory & Henry To Pay Tribute To Coach Lou Wacker Prior To October 4 Football Game

Emory & Henry College will pay tribute to one of its most successful football coaches Saturday, Oct. 4, during an official unveiling of the Lou Wacker Grandstand. http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/09/emory-henry-pay-tribute-coach-lou-wacker-prior-october-4-football-game/

New Collaborative Takes Community Service at E&H to New Level

An agreement signed today between Emory & Henry College and the Rensselaerville Institute out of New York has the potential to help reshape American higher education for the public good, according to officials from both institutions. The agreement sets up… http://www.ehc.edu/news/2014/01/new-collaborative-takes-community-service-eh-new-level/

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