Emory and Henry College

With a global perspective and an emphasis on community service, Emory & Henry College encourages students to envision the world in which they would like to live and then challenges them to create it. Emory & Henry has one of the most decorated faculties in the nation. Eight times in the last 26 years, Emory & Henry professors have been named Virginia or U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation, more than any other college or university in Virginia. In 2014, Dr. Michael Lane was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. His honor represents the sixth time that Emory & Henry has been honored by this prestigious award. Undergraduate students regularly engage in advanced research with these professors, often sharing publication credits and presenting at national conferences. In 2009, Emory & Henry was honored with the Presidents Award, becoming the only institution in Virginia to receive what is considered the nations highest recognition for commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Each year, Emory & Henry features close to 100 concerts, lectures, theatre and dance performances, films, exhibits, and poetry readings that complement the academic experience we offer to our students. The vast majority of these events are part of the colleges popular Lyceum program. The Emory & Henry Theatre Department operates in association with the Barter Theatre, a professional LORT C Equity company located in Abingdon, Virginia, ten minutes away from the E&H campus. This association offers theatre majors opportunities for professional internships, mentoring, workshops, and master classes throughout their college career. The Colleges innovative Core Curriculum provides an integrated series of courses from an interdisciplinary first-year experience to a capstone course that treats a major social issue from students multidisciplinary perspectives. Along the way they take foundational courses in cultural history, including a course called "Becoming Modern" that views culture through the lense of science and technology. Emory & Henry has a tradition of both honors and access: the E&H Honors program prepares students for prestigious graduate schools and careers (including a Rhodes Scholarship finalist in 2013), and the Bonner Scholars program provides generous support for low-income, first-generations students while engaging them in meaningful community engagement. For all students, Emory & Henry seeks daily to fulfill its mission of joining education with service to this place, the region, and the world. Through the Appalachian Center for Civic Life, the College practices a place-based model of education and service, in which students take leadership roles in long-term projects that address the root causes of social inequities, serving communities throughout Southwest Virginia, Central Appalachia, and now Ireland in an international service learning initiative. Emory & Henry is engaged in a unique partnership with the Rensselaerville Institute, the "think tank with muddy boots", which bases its national program for grassroots community development on the Emory & Henry campus. That culture of service also permeates Greek Life and the athletic program. Emory & Henrys Division III athletics programs provide a model for the scholar-athlete. Emory & Henry also has a year-round outdoor adventure program that takes advantage of the regions many outdoor education opportunities, including an opportunity to earn academic credit while hiking the Appalachian Trail. With deep respect for the Colleges Methodist tradition, religious life at Emory & Henry explicitly seeks to expand students spiritual horizons beyond the familiar.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1836 United Methodist Semester N/A PO Box 947, Emory, VA 24327 (276) 944-4121
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39 100.0 Virginia Emory 832