Emory & Henry has a legacy and heritage that few institutions can match.

The things we do today will shape what the College’s future reputation and contributions to the world will be.


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Campaign Initiatives PROGRESS

1The Ampersand Advantage, $3 million

Ampersand redefines the student experience at Emory & Henry College through which students connect what they care about to what they are learning, then design and implement projects that result in positive change to our world. The Ampersand advantage will make Emory & Henry a magnet for bright, motivated and compassionate students, and will provide a significant competitive edge for graduates with prospective employers and graduate schools.

Areas of support:
  • Project Counseling and Resources
  • Internships and Institutes
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Alumni Mentoring Program
  • E-Portfolio
  • Ampersand Day

2Engaged Living & Learning, $3 million

3Academic Programs, $10 million

4Living-Learning Environment; a Growth Agenda, $55 million

5Operations, $9 million

Through a multi-year process, ascend,
is moving to implement bold initiatives that will lift the College to new levels of achievement and prominence:
  • Further augment and infuse the College’s esteemed liberal arts program with an innovative, experiential approach — Ampersand — that connects learning with doing across the student experience.
  • Create and develop the Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences, preparing highly skilled professionals to provide quality health care while engaging with their communities in leadership and service.
  • Re-energize the Appalachian Center for Civic Life and create the Civic Innovation Institute.
  • Enhance the College’s array of living and learning programs, including Honors, International Education and the Inclusion and Dialogue Center.
  • Transform Emory & Henry facilities and infrastructure to create a vibrant and engaging living and learning environment.
  • Substantially increase the endowment and other vital philanthropic support for faculty and student life, a strong and growing intercollegiate athletic program and meaningful alumni engagement.

How you can support Ascend

For information on supporting Ascend, please email ascendcampaign@ehc.edu or call 276-944-6119.

Watch this page for progress both on the Ascend Campaign as well as this website.

Thank you!