Letter From The President
From the Desk of
Sometimes during this past semester it has seemed as if Emory & Henry exists in two worlds. One is the world of a pandemic, in which a reduced number of students lived on a subdued campus. The other world fosters a dynamic application of the liberal arts to the better fortunes of both our students and communities.
Founding Dean of the School of Nursing Brings Record of Innovation and Experience Treating Underserved Populations
Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson has been named Founding Dean of the Emory & Henry School of Nursing offering extensive experience in the nursing profession in both education and clinical work. Most recently, Dr. Ferguson served as dean of the College of Nursing and Health and director of the School of Nursing at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Susan Stanley, RN, the College’s Director of Health Services since 2011, was presented with the Blue & Gold Award for the July-September quarter on Monday, November 23 during the Staff Town Hall with President Wells.
On Nov. 10, art students Michelle Barnette and Shay Reynolds shared their work via Zoom and provided an Artalk.
Emory & Henry is remodeling Carriger Hall to house the new School of Business on the Emory campus. The first step toward that end was the demolition of Matthews Hall to make room for significant upgrades to Carriger and an updated outdoor space for the entire campus to enjoy. Until the renovation is complete, McGlothlin Street Hall will be home to the Business Department.
The E&H Military Affiliated Student Center, located in Martin-Brock, was recently dedicated to Col. Charles M. Quillin, Jr. (’70). As E&H Veterans Services coordinator, Dr. Quillin works closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure E&H veterans, military students and dependents receive appropriate benefits. Quillin retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1995 as a Colonel. He was an instructor and fighter pilot and served as a professor of Aerospace Studies at Duke University.
News from Campus… and Beyond
Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences is launching a new Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in the fall of 2021 pending approval by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
E&H Online offers a comprehensive, customized and flexible series of opportunities for faculty professional development.
Provost Expresses Appreciation
”I simply cannot say enough to express my appreciation of the faculty for how they have responded and adapted to the pandemic. I know it has been an extremely challenging semester for both faculty and students, but both have worked in unison to continue the excellent educational experience for which Emory & Henry is known. I visited several classes this semester – some with students both face to face and remote, others entirely remote – at each of our instructional locations, and I went away from each and every one of those classes impressed by the level of engagement I saw and the efforts of the instructors to find ways to keep students involved and on task. More than ever, I am just in awe of our tremendous faculty.”
- Dr. Michael Puglisi, E&H Provost
This year’s Giving Tuesday efforts resulted in 254 gifts totaling $60,270, exceeding our goal of 200 gifts in 24 hours! We feel truly blessed for the support from alumni, parents, employees, students and friends.
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Josh Stamper ’07 Josh was selected as the 2020 E&H Young Alumnus of the Year by the E&H Alumni Association. Read more…
Bunny Medeiros A second edition of her book, FRIENDLIEST TOWN ON THE TRAIL, is available at The E&H Bookstore. It has all the essential history of the town and its trails with updates on the many changes in recent years that continue to keep Damascus a great destination for locals and tourists. A memoir published in 2019, WALKING TO WIJIJI, is also available at Amazon. Both books are also available locally at the Arts Depot & Holston Mountain Artisans in Abingdon. After graduation with a BA in Sociology, Bunny briefly worked with with the Area Agency on Aging then moved to Gainesville, FL where she worked as a psychiatric nurse in a private Hospital and a prison. She then attended Florida School of Massage before returning to Southwest Virginia and opening a massage practice.
Dr. Ken Noe ’79 Ken’s book The Howling Storm is the co-winner of the Colonel Richard W. Ulbrich Memorial Book Award from the U.S. Military History Group. It is a book about how Civil War battles were affected by weather. In 2020 he was recognized for creative research: https://ocm.auburn.edu/newsroom/news_articles/2020/12/161530-kenneth-noe.php
Bobbie Larkin ’03 Bobbie was named for the 2020 Distinctive Service to Emory & Henry Award by the E&H Alumni Association. Read more…
- Kris Sheets ’02 Kris was named the 2020 E&H Alumni Humanitarian of the Year. Read more…
Harold Craw ’99 Harold was named the 2020 E&H Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the E&H Alumni Association. Read more…
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