Allison Mays

Class of 1995

Emory & Henry is a family tradition for Allison Mays – sixteen family member have attended Emory & Henry, dating back to her grandfather’s generation. But her outstanding reputation for community service she has established is all of her own making.

Allison is a 1995 graduate of Emory & Henry College and works as the Director of Development at Healing Hands Health Center.  Allison serves as Vice-Chair of the Washington County Board of Supervisors, where she is a Board representative on the Economic Development, Personnel, Community Advocacy and Long Range Courthouse Planning Committees.  She is also active with the National Association of Counties, serving as Vice-Chair of the Arts and Culture Commission and on the Rural Action Caucus.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Emory & Henry College Alumni Association (Immediate Past President) and Washington County Chamber of Commerce and is a Community Ambassador for Virginia Highlands Community College.

Allison says Emory & Henry prepared her well for a life of service, and she still references some of the lessons learned in a class about the First Amendment taught by Dr. Teresa Keller. “Being a student at Emory & Henry College provided me with a solid foundation for taking an active role in community service and leadership.  Even now, those Emory & Henry College experiences and connections continue enriching my life and encouraging further Increase in Excellence.”

  • Allison Mays, E&H '95
    Allison Mays, E&H '95

“Even now, those Emory & Henry College experiences and connections continue enriching my life and encouraging further Increase in Excellence.”

– Allison Mays, E&H ’95