Madison Medley

Madison chose Emory and Henry because the admissions staff made her feel comfortable at a time when she was unsure about what she wanted to study, and was able to find her place quickly after starting college. She likes that E&H is a small, close-knit community that presents a unique opportunity to form long-lasting, valuable relationships with both professors and classmates in such a short time period.

Madison is a Civic Innovation major with a focus in Public Policy and a minor in Sociology, and after graduation she plans on using what she’s learned at Emory & Henry to get a job where she can help others and positively impact those around her. She is a part of various Spiritual Life organizations on campus, as well as an active member and volunteer at her church where she serves as a Children’s Ministry volunteer in their HFKids Ministry. When she isn’t doing schoolwork, Madison likes traveling and seeing new things, thrifting with her twin sister Hannah, kayaking, spending time with her puppy Maverick, playing Rook with her grandfather, watching the Golden Girls, and cheering on the University of Kentucky Wildcats with her family.

Madison is currently working on the Drive 2.0 project, a long-term strategic plan which helps increase tourism visitation and spending across the Commonwealth of Virginia, specifically Smyth County and Saltville, Virginia. The most interesting part of this project for her is realizing how overly saturated and extremely competitive the tourism market is across the Commonwealth of Virginia and the rest of the nation. With her project, Madison hopes to utilize grant-based funds to help expand tourism in the Smyth County and Saltville localities as they can prosper and grow.

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Civic Innovation with a focus in Public Policy and a minor in Sociology


Chilhowie, VA
  • Madison Medley