The 39th Annual Literary Festival was held in October in the Black Box Theatre of the McGlothlin Center for the Arts. Appalachian Literature and Music was the theme and Rita Sims Quillen was the featured author. Quillen’s new novel Wayland, a depression-era novel, was published in 2019 by Iris Press. Her latest poetry collection, Some Notes You Hold, was released in 2020 from Madville Press.
Record Enrollment Brings New Staff
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.
“It is our deepest honor to journey alongside students during this time in their lives,” said Travis Proffitt, dean of student success. There are 14 staff members, including Gus the therapy dog, who are on hand for students now and will work in the new Student Success Center to be located in the renovated Wiley Hall Auditorium.