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Signs of the Time

Laura Holley Thomas is a long way from fashion magazines. Laura …E…H '10… majored in art and minored 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.

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.

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.

Using The Force to Succeed

Do or do not… there is no try. Jamal Crowelle …E…H …10… says his former E…H theatre teacher gave him and his classmates a great lesson. …Dr. Biliana Stoytcheva
Jamal Crowelle (E&H '10) is using great advice from E&H mentors to move himself forward in his career in entertainment.

Kadie Britt Is Making Big Strides with A Tiny Bug

When Kadie Britt …E…H …13… tells people she…s studying entomology… she gets mixed reactions. …I know they think I…m at home alone playing with cockroaches… but I promise I
Kadie Britt (E&H '13) is making entomology the coolest thing on six feet. Read more to learn about the work she's doing with the problematic kudzu bug.

Anne Ryan Driscoll Honored for Teaching

A press release from Virginia Tech has announced the 2016 Dr. Carroll B. Shannon Excellen…ce in Teaching Awards presented to faculty members in the College of Science and the Colle
Anne Ryan Driscoll (E&H '06) was recently honored for her outstanding work as a faculty member at Virginia Tech.

Lynn Pecktal's Lasting Contribution to Broadway

Lynn Pecktal …E…H …56… died August 28… 2016. But there is no chance that is …leaving the stage… any time soon. Lynn made a name in the realm of theater that will afford him influence
Lynn Pecktal has died at the age of 85. But his contributions to theater are timeless.

Never A Regular Day

Emily Kirby …who finished at E…H in December of 2008… has worked for the National Park Service …NPS… since 2008. She has been stationed at New River Gorge National Park
As the National Park Service turns 100, we want to introduce you to a few E&H alumni who are making a difference in our National Parks. Emily Kirby (E&H '09) may have to do paperwork, but her job with the National Park Service is nothing short of an adven…

George M. Warren Justice Center

George M. Warren… Sr.… finished at Emory … Henry in 1904. George M. Warren… Jr.… finished at Emory … Henry in 1943. But in the same year… 2016… both men were honored for their legal careers at an unveiling of the new George M. Warren
Two Emory & Henry alumni have been honored by the naming of the courtroom building in Bristol, Virginia. (photo credit: Andre Teague, Bristol Herald Courier)

On the Cutting Edge

Haleigh Cole is a research technician in the Moody Lab at Duke Human Vaccine Institute. … This seems especially impressive since she only graduated in May of 2016. Haleigh say
Haleigh Cole ('16) has landed a very impressive job, and the work she's doing is groundbreaking.

Movin' Fast!

Eric spotted a small oil spill on an otherwise pristine floor and grabbed a rag to ta…ke care of the mess. …You know… it was easier when I just had to fly to a race
Eric McClure (E&H Class of 2000, Martin-McClure Motorsports) is looking to make some changes in his role as a racer. And he has just hired a recent E&H grad, Christina Druen (E&H '16) to help with the transition. And things are movin' fast!

Phil Hoskins is Coach of the Year for a Reason

Phil Hoskins …E…H '87…was just named the 2016 Marietta Daily Journal Coach of the Year for the second year in a …row. He is the head track coach at McEachem High School in Powder Springs
Phil Hoskins ('87) is making his mark in the coaching world, and his students are leaving an indelible mark on his life.

Robert Siegle Honored By Virginia Tech

A news release was issued from the newsroom of Virginia Tech announcing that E…H alumnus Dr. Robert Siegle has been honored as a professor emeritus. Read below to see th
Dr. Robert Siegle (E&H '70) professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.


Founded in 1938 by Owen Clifton Cash… the Society for The Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in Amer…ica was an organization with a mission. Mr. Cash was worried that people had ceased to sin
That’s no typo. That’s the acronym for the Society for The Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America -- and Warren Fuson (E&H '73) is a proud preserver of this tradition!

Sara Gearheart's Unforgettable Moment

Sara Gearheart is a dedicated daughter who visits her father regularly in the memory unit… of a New River Valley senior living center. She encourages him to sing with her
On the day that Sara Gearheart (E&H '09) graduated from Emory & Henry she never expected to see her father there.