2020: A Year in Review

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Emory & Henry College faculty, staff, students and alumni have experienced an amazing year! Here’s a peek at what makes E&H an exceptional place to learn, serve and make a difference.

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/614-eamph-graduates-first-masters-level-occupational"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/544,0,2681,2136/5765_SHS-OT-Commencement-18-11.rev.1545145074.jpg" alt="Class of 2018 Master's of Occupational Therapy" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/544,0,2681,2136/5765_SHS-OT-Commencement-18-11.rev.1545145074.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/544,0,2681,2136/5765_SHS-OT-Commencement-18-11.rev.1545145074.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2137" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/614-eamph-graduates-first-masters-level-occupational">E&H Graduates First Master’s-Level Occupational Therapy Class</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The School of Health Sciences graduated its first class of students with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (MOT) at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 15 in downtown Marion. <a href="/live/news/614-eamph-graduates-first-masters-level-occupational" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1056-unveiling-for-semester-a-trail-experience-video"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/627,0,2758,2133/7150_D85_2048.rev.1573167462.jpg" alt="Tilghman Moyer, Prof. Jim Harrison and Sadie Burton" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/627,0,2758,2133/7150_D85_2048.rev.1573167462.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/627,0,2758,2133/7150_D85_2048.rev.1573167462.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2131" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1056-unveiling-for-semester-a-trail-experience-video">Semester-A-Trail Experience Video Launched</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Emory & Henry College celebrates national Take a Hike Day on November 17 by unveiling new <a href="/outdoor-program/semester-atrail/">Semester-A-Trail</a> video celebrating the only college program to offer credit for thru-hiking in the U.S.</p><a href="/live/news/1056-unveiling-for-semester-a-trail-experience-video" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/991-eamphs-grant-renewal-aids-in-the-fight-against"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,1969/6928_AdobeStock_183494972.rev.1569435806.jpg" alt="A purple ribbon for awareness about unacceptability of violence against women" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,1969/6928_AdobeStock_183494972.rev.1569435806.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,1969/6928_AdobeStock_183494972.rev.1569435806.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1969"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/991-eamphs-grant-renewal-aids-in-the-fight-against">E&H’s Grant Renewal Aids in the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">E&H has renewed its grant from the Office on Violence Against Women to continue offering programs about gender-based violence awareness and prevention to students on campus. <a href="/live/news/991-eamphs-grant-renewal-aids-in-the-fight-against" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/968-judge-chafin-makes-eamph-proud-as-distinguished"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/159,77,1449,1367/6887_Theresa_Chafin-web-3.rev.1568379513.jpg" alt="Justice Teresa Chafin being sworn into the Virginia Supreme Court." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/159,77,1449,1367/6887_Theresa_Chafin-web-3.rev.1568379513.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/159,77,1449,1367/6887_Theresa_Chafin-web-3.rev.1568379513.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1290" data-max-h="1290"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/968-judge-chafin-makes-eamph-proud-as-distinguished">Judge Chafin Makes E&H Proud as Distinguished Alumna</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Judge Teresa Chafin (’78) was recently unanimously voted into the Virginia Supreme Court, where she will serve a 12-year term. <a href="/live/news/968-judge-chafin-makes-eamph-proud-as-distinguished" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/940-service-plunge-gives-back-to-the-community"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/208,0,1576,1367/6771_Service_Plunge_2019-web_2.rev.1567002280.jpg" alt="Students at Smyth Chapel work on landscaping projects outside." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/208,0,1576,1367/6771_Service_Plunge_2019-web_2.rev.1567002280.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/208,0,1576,1367/6771_Service_Plunge_2019-web_2.rev.1567002280.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1368" data-max-h="1367"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/940-service-plunge-gives-back-to-the-community">Service Plunge Gives Back to the Community</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The incoming class of 2023 took part in Service Plunge, visiting and serving various locations in our community. <a href="/live/news/940-service-plunge-gives-back-to-the-community" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/878-wells-begins-his-tenure-as-22nd-president"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6496_JW_First_Day.rev.1561995449.jpg" alt="John Wells visiting the library staff with donuts" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6496_JW_First_Day.rev.1561995449.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6496_JW_First_Day.rev.1561995449.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/878-wells-begins-his-tenure-as-22nd-president">Wells Begins His Tenure as 22nd President</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">John W. Wells began his tenure as E&H’s 22nd President on July 1, 2019. To celebrate his first day, Wells brought every department donuts to thank them for their service to Emory & Henry College. <a href="/live/news/878-wells-begins-his-tenure-as-22nd-president" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/906-its-christmas-in-july-for-alumni"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/352,0,1720,1367/6624_mtav-small.rev.1564162350.jpg" alt="Alumni gather together in front of a poster discussing the life of Georgia Tann." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/352,0,1720,1367/6624_mtav-small.rev.1564162350.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/352,0,1720,1367/6624_mtav-small.rev.1564162350.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1368" data-max-h="1367"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/906-its-christmas-in-july-for-alumni">It’s Christmas in July for Alumni!</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">More than a Vacation is an event Emory & Henry does every summer for our wonderful alumni. Now in its 26th year, the alumni gathered July 24-27 to learn and reconnect with each other and our campus. <a href="/live/news/906-its-christmas-in-july-for-alumni" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1021-hockensmith-crunches-the-numbers"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,1333/7026_pasted_image_0.rev.1570733107.png" alt="Corbin Hockensmith" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,1333/7026_pasted_image_0.rev.1570733107.png 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="1333"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1021-hockensmith-crunches-the-numbers">Hockensmith Crunches the Numbers</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Corbin Hockensmith has completed his summer internship with Northwestern Mutual. Hockensmith hopes to work full-time with Northwestern Mutual after graduation.  <a href="/live/news/1021-hockensmith-crunches-the-numbers" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/988-grupp-gets-closer-to-the-heart"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,832,1024/6918_image.rev.1568952093.jpg" alt="Erica Grupp and the echocardiograph she used." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,832,1024/6918_image.rev.1568952093.jpg 2x" data-max-w="832" data-max-h="1024"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/988-grupp-gets-closer-to-the-heart">Grupp Gets Closer to the Heart</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Erica Grupp has completed her internship with UVA Health System. Over the course of her internship, Erica used ultrasound waves to observe the human heart and identify potential problems. <a href="/live/news/988-grupp-gets-closer-to-the-heart" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/552-doctor-of-physical-therapy-early-assurance-program"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2528,1796/4891_School-Health-Sciences_146.rev.1539962172.jpg" alt="Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program taking assessments." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2528,1796/4891_School-Health-Sciences_146.rev.1539962172.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2528,1796/4891_School-Health-Sciences_146.rev.1539962172.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1799" data-max-h="1796"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/552-doctor-of-physical-therapy-early-assurance-program">Doctor of Physical Therapy Early Assurance Program Announced</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The DPT-EAP program offers a select number of talented high school seniors a position in the Emory & Henry College Doctor of Physical Therapy program beginning with their undergraduate studies. <a href="/live/news/552-doctor-of-physical-therapy-early-assurance-program" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/807-emory-henry-ot-students-earn-pins-after"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6339_47752091831_d2210071b4_o.rev.1556823324.jpg" alt="The Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences Master of Occupational Therapy Class of 2019" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6339_47752091831_d2210071b4_o.rev.1556823324.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6339_47752091831_d2210071b4_o.rev.1556823324.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/807-emory-henry-ot-students-earn-pins-after">Emory & Henry OT Students Earn Pins After Completing Two Years</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">On Tuesday, April 30, Emory & Henry honored the School of Health Sciences Master of Occupational Therapy (OT) class of 2019 who are completing the classroom portion of their program. <a href="/live/news/807-emory-henry-ot-students-earn-pins-after" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1075-transfer-agreements-with-southwest-virginia"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/406,0,1587,1180/7170_DSC05512.rev.1574113936.jpg" alt="The signing of the agreement between between Emory & Henry and Southwest Virginia Community C..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/406,0,1587,1180/7170_DSC05512.rev.1574113936.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/406,0,1587,1180/7170_DSC05512.rev.1574113936.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1181" data-max-h="1180"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1075-transfer-agreements-with-southwest-virginia">Transfer Agreements with Southwest Virginia Community College Established</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">On Monday, Nov. 18 on the campus of Southwest Virginia Community College, Provost Michael Puglisi of Emory & Henry and President Tommy Wright of Southwest Virginia Community College met and signed the Concurrent Admission and Guaranteed Admission Agreements. <a href="/live/news/1075-transfer-agreements-with-southwest-virginia" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1067-5-million-pledged-gift-to-visionary-career-center"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/454,0,2592,2136/7156_John_van_Vlissingen_1.rev.1573651870.jpg" alt="John van Vlissingen honored during commencement." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/454,0,2592,2136/7156_John_van_Vlissingen_1.rev.1573651870.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/454,0,2592,2136/7156_John_van_Vlissingen_1.rev.1573651870.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2138" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1067-5-million-pledged-gift-to-visionary-career-center">$5 Million Pledged Gift to Visionary Career Center Announced</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Emory & Henry College announced at its fall Board of Trustees meeting that it received a gracious gift of $5 million from The van Vlissingen Student Foundation to create The van Vlissingen Center for Career and Professional Development at Emory & Henry College. <a href="/live/news/1067-5-million-pledged-gift-to-visionary-career-center" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/870-pride-at-emory-henry-college-celebrating-the"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/6489_IMG_2782.rev.1561130288.JPG" alt="Students, faculty and staff at the TriPride Parade in Johnson City, Tenn." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/6489_IMG_2782.rev.1561130288.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1080,1080/6489_IMG_2782.rev.1561130288.JPG 3x" data-max-w="1080" data-max-h="1080"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/870-pride-at-emory-henry-college-celebrating-the">Pride at Emory & Henry College: Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">June is Pride Month at Emory & Henry College! Travis Proffitt and the Inclusion & Dialogue Center have been working hard to provide a safe and inclusive environment on campus for all students.  <a href="/live/news/870-pride-at-emory-henry-college-celebrating-the" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/840-eamph-partners-with-washington-county-public"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6370_Teachers_for_Tomorrow_Signing-7.rev.1558443267.jpg" alt="President Jake Schrum, left, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jeff Noe sign the agreement for the..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6370_Teachers_for_Tomorrow_Signing-7.rev.1558443267.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6370_Teachers_for_Tomorrow_Signing-7.rev.1558443267.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/840-eamph-partners-with-washington-county-public">E&H Partners with Washington County Public Schools for Future Educators</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Emory & Henry College has partnered with Washington County Public School’s Teachers For Tomorrow program. High school students who are a part of the program will receive benefits from Emory & Henry because of the new agreement. <a href="/live/news/840-eamph-partners-with-washington-county-public" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>