About

The program includes instruction in developing study skills which are necessary for college success.

You will work with specially chosen and trained Student Academic Mentors. They will assist you with the academic components of the program, but they will also help you to become oriented to college life outside of class, as well.

Our experience shows that students who work with Student Academic Mentors improve their academic performance. Your relationship with your mentor will continue as a support into your first academic year at Emory & Henry.

Develop skills that include:

  • Note taking in both lecture and class discussion settings

  • Effective study habits and strategies

  • Critical and effective reading of textbooks

  • Time management and prioritization

  • Preparation for tests and exams

     

     

Russell Scholars working at the Bartlett-Crowe Field station during orientation expanding their p...Russell Scholars working at the Bartlett-Crowe Field station during orientation expanding their problem-solving skills.

The History Behind Russell Scholars

Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell was the sister of Patrick Henry, famous for the line “Give me liberty or give me death.” Like her brother, she was considered to be intelligent and articulate. She lived in nearby Saltville, Va. and was an influential figure in the Methodist church and in education. We think of Madam Russell as one of Emory & Henry’s unsung heroes, and a woman who helped make the college possible.