Josie Salyer will continue education with E&H

by Billy Chandler

Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world.

Josie Salyer, from Church Hill, Tenn., will graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary English.

“Emory & Henry prepared me for the real world by teaching me the importance of professionalism and building relationships with those around me,” says Salyer. “I feel confident to go into any job interview because I have had several opportunities over the course of my undergraduate career to practice building interpersonal skills.”

On campus, Salyer served as the President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, team captain of the Emory & Henry Women’s Basketball team, a Resident Advisor, a member of Blue Key Honors Society and Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society and the chaplain and fundraising chair for the Delta Omicron Pi sisterhood.

“My professors and coaches have been so wonderful to me over the past four years,” says Salyer. “Specifically, Coach Jaclyn Dickens, Athletic Director Anne Crutchfield, Dr. Joseph Reiff, Dr. Janet Crickmer, Dr. Sandy Frederick, and Dr. Kathleen Chamberlain have continually believed in me to reach my fullest potential. The faculty here genuinely cares about us as students, which is one of the many reasons why I am so glad I chose to attend Emory & Henry.”

After graduation, Salyer will earn her master’s degree in Education from Emory & Henry. “After receiving my master’s degree, I hope to get a teaching job in the local area. I cannot wait to spend the next 40 or so years of my life making a difference as an educator.”

Emory & Henry prepared me for the real world by teaching me the importance of professionalism and building relationships with those around me. I feel confident to go into any job interview because I have had several opportunities over the course of my undergraduate career to practice building interpersonal skills.
- Josie Salyer

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