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/806-jake-b-schrum-announced-as-2019-commencement"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/6150_Schrum-Jake_Emory--Henry-College.rev.1553956307.jpg" alt="Jake B. Schrum" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/6150_Schrum-Jake_Emory--Henry-College.rev.1553956307.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/6150_Schrum-Jake_Emory--Henry-College.rev.1553956307.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2133" data-max-h="3200"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/806-jake-b-schrum-announced-as-2019-commencement">Jake B. Schrum Announced as 2019 Commencement Speaker</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The 21st president of Emory & Henry College, Jake B. Schrum, has been named as the 2019 <span class="il">Commencement</span> Speaker. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. on the main campus in Emory, Va. <a href="/live/news/806-jake-b-schrum-announced-as-2019-commencement" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1117-emory-henry-celebrates-the-work-of-women-in"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,639/7330_Fannie.rev.1578683865.jpg" alt="Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye is commemorating the 50th year of the Civil Rights Act with her one-woman play..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,639/7330_Fannie.rev.1578683865.jpg 2x" data-max-w="960" data-max-h="639"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1117-emory-henry-celebrates-the-work-of-women-in">Emory & Henry Celebrates the Work of Women in Civil Rights</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Emory & Henry College will hold a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week of Awareness January 18-26, 2020 in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. <a href="/live/news/1117-emory-henry-celebrates-the-work-of-women-in" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1368-dr-emmett-tracy-named-founding-dean-of-new-school"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2667,2667/8550_ALUSB__RV0_4891_1.rev.1600264931.jpg" alt="Dr. Emmett Tracy" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2667,2667/8550_ALUSB__RV0_4891_1.rev.1600264931.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2667,2667/8550_ALUSB__RV0_4891_1.rev.1600264931.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2667" data-max-h="2667"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1368-dr-emmett-tracy-named-founding-dean-of-new-school">Dr. Emmett Tracy named Founding Dean of new School of Business at Emory & Henry College</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dr. Emmett Tracy has been named Dean of the new School of Business at Emory & Henry College.</span> <a href="/live/news/1368-dr-emmett-tracy-named-founding-dean-of-new-school" 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="https://gowasps.com/general/2019-20/releases/20200203n0ckqn"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/145,0,785,640/7421_Joy_Scruggs.rev.1580823626.jpg" alt="Joy Scruggs speaks at the celebration of her accomplishments in the John Rutledge King Center Gym..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="640" data-max-h="640"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="https://gowasps.com/general/2019-20/releases/20200203n0ckqn">Emory & Henry Honors Joy Scruggs On Women’s Basketball Alumni Day</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The Emory & Henry College Department of Athletics honored former coach and retiring faculty member Joy Scruggs on Saturday, February 1 for her nearly four decades of service to the College. <a href="https://gowasps.com/general/2019-20/releases/20200203n0ckqn" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/911-emory-henry-college-championed-as-a-college-of"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/537,0,2668,2133/6639_Colleges-of-Distinction-19-20.rev.1564409309.jpg" alt="Emory & Henry College Championed as a College of Distinction" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/537,0,2668,2133/6639_Colleges-of-Distinction-19-20.rev.1564409309.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/537,0,2668,2133/6639_Colleges-of-Distinction-19-20.rev.1564409309.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/911-emory-henry-college-championed-as-a-college-of">Emory & Henry College Championed as a College of Distinction</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">National college resource favors undergraduate engagement over brand-name prestige. Emory & Henry College has received national recognition for the integrity of its truly individualized and engaging education. <a href="/live/news/911-emory-henry-college-championed-as-a-college-of" 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/573-radford-partnerships-offers-new-graduate-program"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/69,0,837,768/5627_1541519195812.rev.1541605822.jpg" alt="Front row from left: Radford University Interim Provost Kenna Colley, Radford University Presiden..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/69,0,837,768/5627_1541519195812.rev.1541605822.jpg 2x" data-max-w="768" data-max-h="768"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/573-radford-partnerships-offers-new-graduate-program">Emory & Henry Offers New Accelerated Graduate Programs</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">A collaboration between Emory & Henry College and Radford University will offer three new accelerated graduate programs. <a href="/live/news/573-radford-partnerships-offers-new-graduate-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/846-white-coat-ceremony-welcomes-new-physician"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/601,0,2739,2136/6383_SHS_PA_White_Coat_Class_of_2020-57.rev.1558536067.jpg" alt="The class of 2021 Physicians Assistant Studies students recite their oath." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/601,0,2739,2136/6383_SHS_PA_White_Coat_Class_of_2020-57.rev.1558536067.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/601,0,2739,2136/6383_SHS_PA_White_Coat_Class_of_2020-57.rev.1558536067.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/846-white-coat-ceremony-welcomes-new-physician">White Coat Ceremony Welcomes New Physician Assistant Students</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The School of Health Sciences held a White Coat Ceremony on Monday, May 20 welcoming the Physician Assistant Studies program class of 2021 at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Va. <a href="/live/news/846-white-coat-ceremony-welcomes-new-physician" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="https://www.gowasps.com/sports/equest/2018-19/releases/20190504nuo27t"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/73,0,406,333/6352_0504-Champions_IHSA.rev.1557163521.jpg" alt="Intermont Equestrian IHSA Champions" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="333" data-max-h="333"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="https://www.gowasps.com/sports/equest/2018-19/releases/20190504nuo27t">Intermont Equestrian wins IHSA Collegiate Cup</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><a class="profileLink" href="https://www.facebook.com/IntermontEquestrian/?__tn__=KH-R&eid=ARDi52HBXYMCWQ-7PU7mh0df1A0mGS0nYgLxC1gsKvZIoj0oKG8VrySp7y2-FYu1j1lahPfqZ3KClFSJ&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBo8MWpLuYcnNRxyBve5Ym0Cy1I_7xLgeKMkwmDcPhHN8IbY4aCkkmS-Lp115AzeohIO7Wz0nBo-gVOuQdyixbkzfDgGf7ygs9yxyLfRnUWxgj3gNjXCiw8jYORD86TTC9YYZzPTylDkuhNcIlk3eGxjUwkTnmEg2j8pIAdp9K2mi5SsjkJQhMrf7kjR_R46mzIn2ZnDS6t4OqxFsO_NGLa_OWj5W4qvjirc_FpdZrXJ7-sWNMOeoTiphY9zKazyj4Ff7mYhm5qMEwutUuqDhaYx_WFwPq96ZmmB-40dF2xA8diJJeCNJI8aoBlP8Ovf5Y6rjcTf3qTNj3NPLwGULLXELpy6q8DxD3iczQiuWmAhUN3jnCwM4zDZqUY2naCbGFfbB3dBCNuhZMKnfCD86rfTft50qf7FI_7N1jAoUPrower3qzCIzbUOpWKprmYCQ3Dfe3sRqKIuZ0btrOVqpXtCZl-esd5kLKvQFN7Vho" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=608360515949933&extragetparams=%7B%22__tn__%22%3A%22%2CdKH-R-R%22%2C%22eid%22%3A%22ARDi52HBXYMCWQ-7PU7mh0df1A0mGS0nYgLxC1gsKvZIoj0oKG8VrySp7y2-FYu1j1lahPfqZ3KClFSJ%22%2C%22fref%22%3A%22mentions%22%7D" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1">Intermont Equestrian At Emory & Henry</a> earned its first <a class="profileLink" href="https://www.facebook.com/IHSAinc/?__tn__=KH-R&eid=ARAnMqxICn9nvYlsoq8CZKdrpbUKQsDvTLjsUhzGI_xFaziDM27OiuaJ-LSuwpl2UoQJiUnuz3z3kqhG&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBo8MWpLuYcnNRxyBve5Ym0Cy1I_7xLgeKMkwmDcPhHN8IbY4aCkkmS-Lp115AzeohIO7Wz0nBo-gVOuQdyixbkzfDgGf7ygs9yxyLfRnUWxgj3gNjXCiw8jYORD86TTC9YYZzPTylDkuhNcIlk3eGxjUwkTnmEg2j8pIAdp9K2mi5SsjkJQhMrf7kjR_R46mzIn2ZnDS6t4OqxFsO_NGLa_OWj5W4qvjirc_FpdZrXJ7-sWNMOeoTiphY9zKazyj4Ff7mYhm5qMEwutUuqDhaYx_WFwPq96ZmmB-40dF2xA8diJJeCNJI8aoBlP8Ovf5Y6rjcTf3qTNj3NPLwGULLXELpy6q8DxD3iczQiuWmAhUN3jnCwM4zDZqUY2naCbGFfbB3dBCNuhZMKnfCD86rfTft50qf7FI_7N1jAoUPrower3qzCIzbUOpWKprmYCQ3Dfe3sRqKIuZ0btrOVqpXtCZl-esd5kLKvQFN7Vho" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=80977467457&extragetparams=%7B%22__tn__%22%3A%22%2CdKH-R-R%22%2C%22eid%22%3A%22ARAnMqxICn9nvYlsoq8CZKdrpbUKQsDvTLjsUhzGI_xFaziDM27OiuaJ-LSuwpl2UoQJiUnuz3z3kqhG%22%2C%22fref%22%3A%22mentions%22%7D" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1">Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association</a> Collegiate Cup under E&H and fourth in program history on Saturday. This also lands the program their 21st national championship. <a href="https://www.gowasps.com/sports/equest/2018-19/releases/20190504nuo27t" 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/998-professor-and-students-study-the-value-and"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/412,0,1481,1068/6939_46974097075_106ca71407_o.rev.1569592877.jpg" alt="Travis Proffitt teaches honors transitions class" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/412,0,1481,1068/6939_46974097075_106ca71407_o.rev.1569592877.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/412,0,1481,1068/6939_46974097075_106ca71407_o.rev.1569592877.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1069" data-max-h="1068"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/998-professor-and-students-study-the-value-and">Professor and Students Study the Value and Importance of Banned Books</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> The week of September 22 is recognized as national Banned Books Week. For Travis Proffitt’s class, the subject of banned books is a semester-long discussion.  This is the second year that Proffitt, the director of academic diversity at Emory & Henry, has taught the course to first-year honors students.</p><a href="/live/news/998-professor-and-students-study-the-value-and" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1073-rotc-cadet-receives-scholarship-from-us-military"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1280,848/7163_Rotc2.rev.1574092647.jpg" alt="Will Davis and his family after receiving the scholarship." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1280,848/7163_Rotc2.rev.1574092647.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1280,848/7163_Rotc2.rev.1574092647.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1280" data-max-h="848"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1073-rotc-cadet-receives-scholarship-from-us-military">ROTC Cadet Receives Scholarship From U.S. Military</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Between the first and second quarters of the football game against Ferrum on Nov. 16, Will Davis (Junior) earned a scholarship from the U.S. Army. <a href="/live/news/1073-rotc-cadet-receives-scholarship-from-us-military" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/717-emory-henry-college-holds-mid-appalachian"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/921,0,3059,2136/6043_Mid-Appalachian_Higher_Ed_Summit.rev.1551899402.jpg" alt="From left to right: Moderator Dr. Michael Puglisi of Emory & Henry College, Dr. Dean Sprinkle..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/921,0,3059,2136/6043_Mid-Appalachian_Higher_Ed_Summit.rev.1551899402.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/921,0,3059,2136/6043_Mid-Appalachian_Higher_Ed_Summit.rev.1551899402.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/717-emory-henry-college-holds-mid-appalachian">Emory & Henry College holds Mid-Appalachian Higher Ed Summit</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">For the first time in the Mid-Appalachian region, leaders of nine higher education institutions gathered to look at the state of higher education, demographic and economic trends, and workforce and career development needs in the region. <a href="/live/news/717-emory-henry-college-holds-mid-appalachian" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/933-week-of-welcome-kicks-off-with-move-in-day-at"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6741_move_in-11.rev.1566827873.jpg" alt="New students moving into Hickory." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6741_move_in-11.rev.1566827873.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6741_move_in-11.rev.1566827873.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/933-week-of-welcome-kicks-off-with-move-in-day-at">Week of Welcome Kicks off with Move-In Day at E&H</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The incoming class of 2023 began their E&H journey with Move-In Day this past weekend. <a href="/live/news/933-week-of-welcome-kicks-off-with-move-in-day-at" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>