Student Success

Rendering of the student university apartments The record enrollment at Emory & Henry in recent years is the result of years of planning and foresight, guided by an unwavering commitment to student success, by opportunities for flexible instruction models enabled by 21st century technology, and by areas of emerging opportunity and need in the world into which our graduates are entering.

Emory & Henry is making the most of these opportunities to further enhance the student experience at a time when institutions of higher education are facing a state of disruption. The College has embraced the lessons learned from a long history of going through flexible periods of “creative reinvention,” when Emory & Henry has undertaken updates to make itself more relevant. Our current growth is another exciting period of creative reinvention, deeply rooted in our steadfast focus on student success.

The foundation of student success has multiple parallel elements that support the growth we are now observing. We seek to further enhance these elements as the premier private institution of higher education in Southwest Virginia and in the region.

Areas of support:

  • Additional scholarships, both merit and need-based, to further enhance academic success among students and student-athletes
  • Enhance programming, scholarships and community service on campus and beyond to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Expand services offered by the Paul Adrian Powell, III Student Success Center available to Emory & Henry students
  • Provide new and enhanced on-campus housing for students to support growth and retention
  • Develop additional workforce development initiatives benefiting Southwest Virginia and Middle Appalachia

Emory & Henry invites you to share in this vision through your support as we ensure the success of our current and future students by preparing them to become thoughtful leaders and engaged citizens in Southwest Virginia and beyond.


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