As the world begins to “open back up” after the Pandemic, E&H alumni events have been aimed at providing content for alumni who feel more comfortable participating from home and alumni who are itching to get back together on campus. “Response to both formats has been terrific,” said Monica Hoel, alumni director. “We are grateful!” Keep an eye on www.ehc.edu/alumni for upcoming online and in-person events.
Carriger Renovation Kick-off
Employees, students and members of the Board of Trustees celebrated the kick-off for the Carriger Hall renovation on October 29.
The School of Business will transform the College’s undergraduate business department and emphasize the value of work and the development of creative, problem-solving leaders. Executive education, certificates and online programs are also being developed. (See Spring 2021 issue of the Emory & Henry magazine.)
“This is nothing without our students,” Dr. Emmett Tracy, founding dean of the School of Business, said during the kickoff. “Our students are incredibly gifted and I’m proud to be part of their education.”
Tracy noted the past and current business department faculty as the foundation for this new venture. “The College is lucky to have had their dedication and passion for the College and for their students,” he said.
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Emory & Henry College recently welcomed its largest incoming class in its 185-year history, with a total of 436 students incoming for the fall semester in addition to more than 650 returning students. With hundreds of students coming from Virginia and the region,and more than 47% of students joining the campus from out of state and nine different countries, the College worked throughout the summer to staff a more robust Student Success Center.