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.
- Cadet Zane Seymore, E&H senior from Glade Spring, Va., spent a month this past summer at Fort Knox, Ky., completing the Army’s ROTC Advanced Camp. A 31-day training event, the Advanced Camp is designed to assess a cadet’s ability to demonstrate proficiency in basic officer leadership tasks. They are mentally and physically tested during a 12-day consequence driven field training exercise that replicates a combat training center rotation.Read More
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The Department of World Languages and students created an altar on display in Wiley Hall to recognize Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—a holiday celebrated on Nov. 1. Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism. Students participated by leaving their paintings in honor of loved ones on the altar.