Greetings from the President Fall 2021

Demands on the healthcare delivery system in Southwest Virginia were heavy even before the COVID Pandemic. Now, our hospitals and healthcare professionals have been stretched to their limits, and although cases in COVID infections have lowered, they have plateaued at higher levels than at previous times when infection rates have dropped, keeping the pressure on our healthcare workforce.
Posted September 01, 2021 by John W. Wells

In a bold move by the College to enhance the power of its impact on lives in meaningful and enduring ways, Emory & Henry recently added a School of Nursing on the Marion campus. The degree programs offered are not only a response to the demand among students for such an education, but also an active attempt to address an important need in our region, as you will read in the cover story of this fall 2021 issue of the Emory & Henry Magazine Extra.

Also, in this issue, read about Dr. Tal Stanley who is moving into a remarkable position at the College where he will lead the Watershed Project — to document the story of Emory & Henry as a learning institution in Southwest Virginia engaged with the region and the wider world.

Members of the Board of Trustees, students and employees were on hand for the renovation kick-off for Carriger Hall, the former men’s dormitory which will serve as home to the new School of Business.

Over the last few years, Emory & Henry has reshaped its liberal arts approach to be more relevant to the needs of students and more responsive to the needs of our region, and we have found these two sets of needs to be very much connected. We have discovered through this reshaping a stronger commitment to our historic mission and a fuller realization of the potency of our excellence.

Please enjoy this issue of the College magazine as we give you a look at some of this fall’s programs and initiatives at Emory & Henry, which demonstrate and celebrate our mission.

Best Wishes,

John W. Wells Signature

Dr. John W. Wells