Emory & Henry has a legacy and heritage that few institutions can match.

The things we do today will shape what the College’s future reputation and contributions to the world will be.


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Campaign Initiatives PROGRESS

1The Ampersand Advantage, $3 million

Ampersand redefines the student experience at Emory & Henry College through which students connect what they care about to what they are learning, then design and implement projects that result in positive change to our world. The Ampersand advantage will make Emory & Henry a magnet for bright, motivated and compassionate students, and will provide a significant competitive edge for graduates with prospective employers and graduate schools.

Areas of support:
  • Project Counseling and Resources
  • Internships and Institutes
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Alumni Mentoring Program
  • E-Portfolio
  • Ampersand Day

2Engaged Living & Learning, $3 million

Students come to Emory & Henry to make a difference. The power of Ascend will help Emory & Henry students dream, innovate and collaboratively create within a dynamic and diverse community – on campus and beyond.

Areas of support:
  • Appalachian Center for Civic Life
  • Honors Program
  • Inclusion & Dialogue Center
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • International Education Program
  • Powell Resource Center
  • Student Life and Support Services
  • WEHC Radio Station

3Academic Programs, $10 million

Emory & Henry is nationally known for the quality of its professors who purposefully mentor students. Through Ascend, the College will strengthen programs and faculty development and provide for future needs and greater access through scholarship support.

Areas of support:
  • Endowed Chairs and Professorships
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Student Support
  • A New Center for Global Studies

4Living-Learning Environment; a Growth Agenda, $55 million

Facilities that promote interaction, innovation and reflection matter now more than ever. Through its recent initiatives to renew its infrastructure, the College attracting students to its revamped spaces for teaching, learning and doing. The development of the Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences and associated campus in Marion, Virginia, constitutes the greatest undertaking in the history of the College, while the renovation and expansion of main campus facilities are essential to Emory & Henry’s future.

Areas of support:
  • School of Health Sciences Construction
  • King Athletic Center Renovation/Expansion
  • Library Renovation
  • Student Center w/College Fitness Facility
  • Van Dyke Center Expansion
  • Carriger Hall Renovation

5Operations, $9 million

Daily operating funds span the gap between the needs of the day and future growth of our endowment. Support for operations is critical during a comprehensive campaign when energies are also focused on building a foundation for the College’s future growth.

Areas of support:
  • Emory & Henry Fund (Family of Funds)
  • I-HEY (supporting Emory & Henry athletics)
Through a multi-year process, ascend,
THE CAMPAIGN FOR NEW HEIGHTS, is moving to implement bold initiatives that will lift the College to new levels of achievement and prominence:
  • Further augment and infuse the College’s esteemed liberal arts program with an innovative, experiential approach — Ampersand — that connects learning with doing across the student experience.
  • Create and develop the Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences, preparing highly skilled professionals to provide quality health care while engaging with their communities in leadership and service.
  • Re-energize the Appalachian Center for Civic Life and create the Civic Innovation Institute.
  • Enhance the College’s array of living and learning programs, including Honors, International Education and the Inclusion and Dialogue Center.
  • Transform Emory & Henry facilities and infrastructure to create a vibrant and engaging living and learning environment.
  • Substantially increase the endowment and other vital philanthropic support for faculty and student life, a strong and growing intercollegiate athletic program and meaningful alumni engagement.

How you can support Ascend

For information on supporting Ascend, please email ascendcampaign(at)ehc.edu or call 276-944-6119.

Watch this page for progress both on the Ascend Campaign as well as this website.

Thank you!