As Emory & Henry College begins its 2010-2011 academic year, the community welcomes four new counselors to its Admissions Department staff.
Three of the new counselors – Lori Bruce (E&H Class of 2008), Rachel Preston (2010) and Alex Veatch (2010) -- are returning graduates, while the fourth, David M. Griffore, comes, most recently, from Pennsylvania State University where he served as the assistant swimming and diving coach.
Griffore completed his bachelor’s degree in criminology at the University of New Mexico in 1996 and his master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development at Eastern Michigan University in 2005. He brings with him 10 years of experience working with high school and college students, as well as a NCAA recruiting certification he received from Pennsylvania State University in June 2009.
Bruce comes home to Emory & Henry after spending two years utilizing her degree in English education as a sixth grade teacher for William Campbell Middle School in Campbell County, Va. Bruce also served as a junior varsity softball and volleyball coach as well as a varsity volleyball coach at William Campbell High School. Bruce recently married another E&H graduate, Kyle Cutshaw.
Preston worked as an intern for the Virginia Organizing Project in the summer of 2008 and aided the staff members of Marion Primary School in organizing an after-school program for students. She graduated from Emory & Henry with magna cum laude honors, earning a bachelor of arts degree in public policy and community service. She received several awards for her commitment to excellence during her tenure at Emory & Henry, including the Outstanding Senior Female Award, the Hall Award for Women’s Athletics, and the award for Outstanding Senior in Public Policy and Community Service.
While a senior at Emory & Henry, Veatch served as editor for The Whitetopper. She also served as a Head Resident Advisor, a member of the Blue and Gold Society, and a newscaster for WEHC 90.7. Veatch graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in religion and minors in visual communications and public policy and community service.