Left to right: Waid Powell '02, Donna Powell, Buzzy Powell '68, Laura Kidd Powell '02 and President John W. Wells at th...

Opening the Doors to Student Success

E&H Ribbon Cutting Opens New Student Success Center in Wiley Hall

Posted December 13, 2022

A new Student Success Center was dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, September 16, with members of the Powell family, President John W. Wells and former President Charlie Sydnor presiding. With the Powell family’s generous and continued gifts, the new center was constructed in Wiley Hall, where a former auditorium was housed, and features a modern welcoming lounge with a coffee bar, a tech-savvy classroom, and multiple offices for staff and students.

“This is an amazing moment for Emory & Henry,” said President Wells. “For 186 years our college has been focused on the success of our students, their overall experience and the connections they make while belonging to this great institution. The new center takes it all to the next level to meet the needs of our students in many facets of their lives.”

The Center serves as a central location for first-year advising and experiences, success coaches, disability services, counseling services, and mental wellness. A location for student-athletes is also available in the King Center and the Marion campus for health science students. These free services help manage the changes in their lives as college students. Support of academic success is also offered through tutoring and peer mentoring. Student success coaches help students connect with resources and create strategic plans to accomplish their personal and academic goals.

“The new center takes it all to the next level to meet the needs of our students in many facets of their lives.”

—President John W. Wells

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