The BIG Challenge: Supporting E&H Now

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It’s no April Fool’s joke! ALL gifts to the Emory & Henry Fund and to any one of the Family of Funds categories will be matched 4:1 this ONE DAY ONLY. So, don’t fool around — plan to give online on April 1.
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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/176-field-station-granted-national-grant-to-create" title="Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan" aria-label="Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1198,800/1545_DSC_2416.rev.1512745069.jpg" alt="Dr. Laura Hainsworth with a group of students at Bartlett-Crowe Field Station." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1198,800/1545_DSC_2416.rev.1512745069.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1198,800/1545_DSC_2416.rev.1512745069.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1198" data-max-h="800"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/176-field-station-granted-national-grant-to-create" title="Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan" aria-label="Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan">Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Emory & Henry College has been awarded a planning grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop an inaugural 5-year strategic plan for the <a title="Take a Virtual Tour of the Bartlett-Crowe Field Station" href="http://youvis.it/ZDz1WW" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bartlett-Crowe Field Station</a>. <a href="/live/news/176-field-station-granted-national-grant-to-create" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan" aria-label="Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/878-wells-begins-his-tenure-as-22nd-president" title="Wells Begins His Tenure as 22nd President" aria-label="Wells Begins His Tenure as 22nd President"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6496_JW_First_Day.rev.1561995449.jpg" alt="John Wells visiting the library staff with donuts" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6496_JW_First_Day.rev.1561995449.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6496_JW_First_Day.rev.1561995449.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/878-wells-begins-his-tenure-as-22nd-president" title="Wells Begins His Tenure as 22nd President" aria-label="Wells Begins His Tenure as 22nd President">Wells Begins His Tenure as 22nd President</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">John W. Wells began his tenure as E&H’s 22nd President on July 1, 2019. To celebrate his first day, Wells brought every department donuts to thank them for their service to Emory & Henry College. <a href="/live/news/878-wells-begins-his-tenure-as-22nd-president" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Wells Begins His Tenure as 22nd President" aria-label="Wells Begins His Tenure as 22nd President">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/276-deadline-extended-until-march-1-for-swva-lift" title="Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift" aria-label="Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.jpg" alt="A map shows the counties, cities and towns covered by the SWVA Lift program." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1200" data-max-h="800"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/276-deadline-extended-until-march-1-for-swva-lift" title="Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift" aria-label="Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift">Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Emory & Henry College, exit 26 off I-81 in Emory, Va., has extended the deadline for its SWVA Lift initiative until March 1. The program helps make a top liberal arts education affordable for need-based students across Southwest Virginia at Emory & Henry.</p><a href="/live/news/276-deadline-extended-until-march-1-for-swva-lift" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift" aria-label="Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/755-award-winners-announced-at-founders-day" title="Award Winners Announced at Founders Day" aria-label="Award Winners Announced at Founders Day"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/512,319,2329,2136/6126_Founders_Day_2019-27.rev.1553799458.jpg" alt="John E. Oden speaks at Founders Day 2019." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/512,319,2329,2136/6126_Founders_Day_2019-27.rev.1553799458.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/512,319,2329,2136/6126_Founders_Day_2019-27.rev.1553799458.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/755-award-winners-announced-at-founders-day" title="Award Winners Announced at Founders Day" aria-label="Award Winners Announced at Founders Day">Award Winners Announced at Founders Day</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">During the 2019 Founders Day event, community members and E&H alumni were honored for their contributions to the school and the community. Joining us as keynote speaker was John E. Oden. <a href="/live/news/755-award-winners-announced-at-founders-day" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Award Winners Announced at Founders Day" aria-label="Award Winners Announced at Founders Day">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/177-college-awarded-300000-grant-to-fight-sexual" title="College Awarded $300,000 Grant to Fight Sexual Assault" aria-label="College Awarded $300,000 Grant to Fight Sexual Assault"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,770,300/1551_OVW_logo.rev.1512748664.jpg" alt="Logo for Office on Violence Against Women" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="770" data-max-h="300"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/177-college-awarded-300000-grant-to-fight-sexual" title="College Awarded $300,000 Grant to Fight Sexual Assault" aria-label="College Awarded $300,000 Grant to Fight Sexual Assault">College Awarded $300,000 Grant to Fight Sexual Assault</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Emory & Henry is just one of several colleges receiving a grant to address an important campus issue. <a href="/live/news/177-college-awarded-300000-grant-to-fight-sexual" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="College Awarded $300,000 Grant to Fight Sexual Assault" aria-label="College Awarded $300,000 Grant to Fight Sexual Assault">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/188-eamph-awarded-math-teaching-grant" title="E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant" aria-label="E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1240,775/1606_math.rev.1513107949.jpg" alt="E&H has received a math grant from the Va. Dept. of Education" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1240,775/1606_math.rev.1513107949.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1240,775/1606_math.rev.1513107949.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1240" data-max-h="775"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/188-eamph-awarded-math-teaching-grant" title="E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant" aria-label="E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant">E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The College has received a grant for more than $80,000 to serve teachers in Bristol, Smyth County and Washington County (Va.) school divisions. <a href="/live/news/188-eamph-awarded-math-teaching-grant" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant" aria-label="E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/280-emory-henry-college-opens-interfaith-prayer" title="Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room" aria-label="Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/3171_InterfaithPrayerRoom16_2.rev.1518211260.jpg" alt="Student Safa Farhoumand helps dedicate the Interfaith Prayer Room." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/3171_InterfaithPrayerRoom16_2.rev.1518211260.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/3171_InterfaithPrayerRoom16_2.rev.1518211260.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/280-emory-henry-college-opens-interfaith-prayer" title="Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room" aria-label="Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room">Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Equipped with chairs, tables, prayer rugs and religious texts, a room in the lower-level of Memorial Chapel on the Emory & Henry College campus is now available for students of all faiths to have a quiet place to pray and meditate.</p><a href="/live/news/280-emory-henry-college-opens-interfaith-prayer" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room" aria-label="Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/764-the-big-challenge-supporting-eamph-now" title="The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now" aria-label="The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/268,0,1260,993/6148_Iris-email-playbutton-2.rev.1553895474.jpg" alt="Iris Worley, IT Department" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/268,0,1260,993/6148_Iris-email-playbutton-2.rev.1553895474.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/268,0,1260,993/6148_Iris-email-playbutton-2.rev.1553895474.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1490" data-max-h="993"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/764-the-big-challenge-supporting-eamph-now" title="The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now" aria-label="The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now">The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">From now until June 30, 2019, all unrestricted donations to the Emory & Henry Fund made during The <span class="il">BIG</span> <span class="il">Challenge</span> will be at least double matched, and those designated for scholarships will be triple matched! That means your gift can go even further!  <a href="/live/news/764-the-big-challenge-supporting-eamph-now" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now" aria-label="The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/178-washington-county-va-rotary-club-makes-gift-to" title="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry" aria-label="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1571_rotary.rev.1512760782.jpg" alt="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1571_rotary.rev.1512760782.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="666"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/178-washington-county-va-rotary-club-makes-gift-to" title="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry" aria-label="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry">Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The Rotary Club of Washington County, Va. has given Emory & Henry College a gift of $100,000 for an endowed scholarship. <a href="/live/news/178-washington-county-va-rotary-club-makes-gift-to" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry" aria-label="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/863-2019-a-year-in-review" title="2019: A Year in Review" aria-label="2019: A Year in Review"><img src="/live/image/gid/65/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/207,0,774,567/6466_youtube-EOY.rev.1560433647.jpg" alt="Emory & Henry College" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/65/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/207,0,774,567/6466_youtube-EOY.rev.1560433647.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1008" data-max-h="567"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/863-2019-a-year-in-review" title="2019: A Year in Review" aria-label="2019: A Year in Review">2019: A Year in Review</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Emory & Henry College faculty, staff, students and alumni have experienced an amazing year! Here’s a peek at what makes E&H an exceptional place to learn, serve and make a difference. <a href="/live/news/863-2019-a-year-in-review" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="2019: A Year in Review" aria-label="2019: A Year in Review">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/90-college-named-best-value-school" title="College Named “Best Value School”" aria-label="College Named “Best Value School”"><img src="/live/image/gid/65/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,600,450/772_best-value-school.rev.1507229322.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="600" data-max-h="450"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/90-college-named-best-value-school" title="College Named “Best Value School”" aria-label="College Named “Best Value School”">College Named “Best Value School”</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">One of the top online resources for students to find colleges, universities and career schools that provide a valuable education has ranked Emory & Henry College one of the top 80 colleges and universities in the nation that is a “Best Value School.” <a href="/live/news/90-college-named-best-value-school" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="College Named “Best Value School”" aria-label="College Named “Best Value School”">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/581-new-scholarship-for-bonners-scholars-program" title="New Scholarships for Bonner Scholars Program" aria-label="New Scholarships for Bonner Scholars Program"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2867,2136/5666_Phillips_Endowment-17.rev.1542315513.jpg" alt="President Jake Schrum signs documents with Paul L. Phillips '64 surrounded by students from the B..." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2867,2136/5666_Phillips_Endowment-17.rev.1542315513.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/729,0,2867,2136/5666_Phillips_Endowment-17.rev.1542315513.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/581-new-scholarship-for-bonners-scholars-program" title="New Scholarships for Bonner Scholars Program" aria-label="New Scholarships for Bonner Scholars Program">New Scholarships for Bonner Scholars Program</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Farmer, former teacher and long-time school administrator, Paul L. Phillips ’64, donates $25,000 to support scholarships for E&H Bonner Scholars students. <a href="/live/news/581-new-scholarship-for-bonners-scholars-program" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="New Scholarships for Bonner Scholars Program" aria-label="New Scholarships for Bonner Scholars Program">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/181-eamph-voted-affordable-school-for-study-abroad" title="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad" aria-label="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1574_abroad.rev.1512762288.jpg" alt="E&H voted affordable school for students wishing to study abroad." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1574_abroad.rev.1512762288.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="666"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/181-eamph-voted-affordable-school-for-study-abroad" title="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad" aria-label="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad">E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">For the second time in 2017, Emory & Henry College <a href="/international-education/">study abroad</a> has been named one of the top programs in the nation. <a href="/live/news/181-eamph-voted-affordable-school-for-study-abroad" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad" aria-label="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/179-students-in-swva-could-get-extra-financial-help" title="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help" aria-label="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1572_lift.rev.1512761474.jpg" alt="The Lift program at E&H" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1572_lift.rev.1512761474.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="666"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/179-students-in-swva-could-get-extra-financial-help" title="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help" aria-label="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help">Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">SWVA students are offered a special bit of financial incentive to attend Emory & Henry. <a href="/live/news/179-students-in-swva-could-get-extra-financial-help" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help" aria-label="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/763-the-big-challenge-supporting-eamph-now" title="The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now" aria-label="The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/533,0,1612,1080/6147_Eliana-email-playbutton_5.rev.1553893842.jpg" alt="Eliana Durham, First-Year Student" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/533,0,1612,1080/6147_Eliana-email-playbutton_5.rev.1553893842.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/533,0,1612,1080/6147_Eliana-email-playbutton_5.rev.1553893842.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1920" data-max-h="1080"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/763-the-big-challenge-supporting-eamph-now" title="The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now" aria-label="The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now">The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p><strong><em>Thank you </em></strong>for making The BIG Challenge 4:1 match on 4/1 a great success! We are delighted to report that in just one day, we received <strong>275 gifts totaling $217,006</strong>, and we are still counting! With the 4:1 match of $868,024 from our generous donor, the College has now earned a total of <strong>$1,085,030 </strong>in support of the Emory & Henry Fund. <strong><em>Thank you for believing in Emory & Henry College! </em></strong>Don’t forget The BIG Challenge is still underway until June 30, 2019! </p><a href="/live/news/763-the-big-challenge-supporting-eamph-now" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now" aria-label="The Big Challenge: Supporting E&H Now">Keep reading</a></div></div>