Madison Reeser

From Staunton, VA, Madison Reeser chose Emory & Henry College because she had a desire to attend a small college, but also wanted to explore the outdoor activities that the region of Southwest Virginia has to offer. In 2025, Reeser will graduate with a degree in Psychology. She also has a minor in Spanish.

When she’s not in the classroom, Reeser is very active on-campus. She is involved with Civic Leader Scholars through the Appalachian Center, a Resident Advisor with Housing & Residence Life, a member of the Emory Activities Board (EAB), and involved with the Center for Outdoor Studies. As a Civic Leader Scholar, Reeser manages and leads a team of students who operate the Emory & Henry Thrift Story, an initiative she started alongside peers in 2022. “My favorite memory with an Appalachian Center project would be the on-campus thrift store. I along with other students started the thrift store in the fall semester of 2022 and it has been great to see it continuing to thrive and benefit the student body and the campus community,” Reeser explains. 

Reeser joined Civic Leader Scholars as a way to become involved with civic engagement on-campus and within the local community without being a Civic Innovation major or minor, she says “CLS is a group of people who all share the same love of civic engagement.”

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Appalachian Center for Civic Life (Collins House)