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We're All the Same on the Inside

Randall …Randy… Meadows LCSW …E…H …88… talks to a lot of people during a day…s work. He…s a psychotherapist in Los Angeles… and part of his week is spent doing outpatient psychiatry Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
Randall Meadows sees a lot of people as a psychotherapist: but he finds a lot of similarities in that array of humanity.

The Little Pony in the Cemetery

People who didn't go to school at Emory … Henry often think E…Hers have a weird relationship with our little cemetery. High on a hill that overlooks the
If you've ever walked through the Holston Conference Cemetery in Emory, Virginia, you may have wondered about the little equine statue. Here's the story.

Joe Shortt Honored for Horsemanship

Joe Shortt is a 2017 inductee into the Hall of Fame of the American Saddlebred Horse As…sociation. Joe Shortt was a STEM guy before STEM was cool. He graduated summa cum lau
Joe Shortt (E&H '72) was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Saddlebred Horse Association of Virginia.

Duck Pond Renovation Update: 8/31/17

Alumni and friends of the College have responded with terrific support for the upcoming r…enovation of the campus duck pond… Gifts and pledges totaling more than
Here's an update on the campus duck pond renovation plans

Pretty Fly for a Dragonfly Guy

It…s probably easier to ask Richard Groover what he HASN…T done. After being a scientist… a teacher… a field researcher… a government employee… a reserve deputy sheriff
Richard Groover (E&H '71) just might win a prize for "most interesting resume." And, also, he just finished a Ph.D. at age 68.

The Other Side of the Striped Shirt

Bronie Reynolds …E…H …84… E…H Hall of Fame basketball point guard… laughs with glee as she recalls how Dave Thomas used a dust spray around the edges of the
Bronie Reynolds ('84) was always known as a scrappy basketball player. These days she's evaluating the referees who keep the game fair.

He's with the Band

Emory … Henry has more in common with Bristol…s Rhythm … Roots event than just an ampersand… we also share Brent Treash. Brent is a 2001 Emory … Henry grad who works in the College
Brent Treash ('01) may not be playing drums in the garage, but he knows all the guys who do. Meet the Chair of this year's Rhythm & Roots event in Bristol.

A Tall Tale

When the City of Kingsport was building a carousel… they needed sponsors for the array animals that would soon be running in circles to the d…elight of young and old. When Karen Griffey Todd
Karen Griffey Todd ('84) has an affection for giraffes that has led to philanthropy.

She's Caught the Attention of the NSF

A press release from the University of Kentucky tries to explain the science in terms we …can all understand… haven…t we all held a cell phone in our hands and noticed it getting a bit too hot
It's ground-breaking research that Beth Hudak ('10) and her team are doing, and it was just featured as a banner headline on the National Science Foundation website.

That One Time When Being Flip Was a Good Thing

Current Emory … Henry student Cameron Chase was being flippant one day…but it paid off.   During a conversation he rolled his eyes and said… …Can…t we ever get someone famous on campus
Cameron Chase (current E&H student) made an off-the-cuff remark that landed him a sweet summer professional shadowing experience. And it's all because E&H alumni like Toni Atkins ('84) are so darn nice.

A Poem for Gold Star Mothers

Debb Hirsch Clay …'70… is a member of the American Legion Unit 291… and her work on behalf of the Legion is a result of watching her father…s work as a medic in World War II. After she retired
Debb Hirsch Clay's poem has been a comfort to Gold Star Mothers.

Recognition FORE! Ronnie Woodward

Dr. Jimmy Stanley …'56… thinks more alumni should plan to play golf on the 9…hole course on the Emory … Henry campus when they return to Emory for events.
Dr. Jim Stanley ('56) is a big fan of the E&H Golf Course -- and its Number One greens keeper!

Salad Days

Will Wadlington …'08… recently shared a little tidbit… …You may like to know I just accepted a new position as Lettuce Breeder… fyi.… How could we not have follow up questions
Dr. Will Wadlington ('08) is doing research on spinach and lettuce that will leaf you impressed.

Matt Reedy Named A Real Life Hero

Matt Reedy …'00… was one of only ten people in the country chosen as a 2017 Community Hero by the ICMA. … The award was presented by the International City
Matt Reedy ('00) is one of only ten people in the United States to be given the title of "Community Hero" by the ICMA.

Citizen of the Year!

Anna Buchanan Martin …'86… uses this quote on her email signature… …Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time
Anna Buchanan Martin ('86) has distinguished herself as a community servant.

Kurtz to Head Post at Atlanta Regional Commission

After a successful stint in the office of U.S. Administration for Community Living… where she served as Director of the Office of Long…Term Care Ombudsman Program
Becky Kurtz ('84) has been named by the Atlanta Regional Commission to head up the Aging and Health Resources Division.

From Cerveza to Service!

When the fifth annual E…H in the City event started taking shape there were happy hour events in all the places yo…u might expect… Roanoke… Atlanta… Richmond
Who says you can't meet nice people in a bar? Sarah Gillman Whitney ('91) and Jo Ann Guthrie English ('66) didn't cross paths as students, but after meeting at E&H's biggest happy hour event they are now serving the community together!

Pat Bear Huber (E&H '76) Chosen as NRCC President

News Release from the Pulaski Patriot… RICHMOND … Dr. Pat Huber will become the next president of New River Community College… effective on or before July 1
Pat Bear Huber ('76) has just been chosen president of New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia. She is the first woman to hold this esteemed position.

Dr. Ken Noe ('79): The American Civil War's Weather Forecast

When Dr. Ken Noe …79… was growing up in Elliston he remembers that weather played a huge role in the work done …on his grandfather…s farm. …If rain was coming
Ken Noe is a much-respected scholar in the field of Southern history, but his newest research project has come as something of a surprise.

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