Mary Beth Tignor graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2013 with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Public Policy and Community Service. After spending some time at the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE), she returned to E&H in August 2013 to work in the Appalachian Center for Civic Life.

Mary Beth has a passion for community service and civic engagement. She is currently working on her Master of Education degree at Emory & Henry with the desire to coordinate after-school programs.

During her time in undergrad at E&H, Mary Beth served as the manager of the Emory & Henry Organic Garden as well as the Glade Spring Farmers Market. She worked closely with the Glade Spring Farmers Market to write her honors thesis, “Farmers Market Trends: A Case Study of the Glade Spring Farmers Market.” This work was inspired by Mary Beth’s passion for environmental sustainability and local agriculture. 

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Environmental Studies, Emory & Henry College
  • B.A. in Public Policy and Community Service, Emory & Henry College