Grace Jonas to further education at East Tennessee State University

by Billy Chandler

Grace Jonas of Maryville, Tenn. will receive bachelor’s degrees in history and geography.

Jonas will graduate with the class of 2024. She is a member of the Emory & Henry Marching Band and women’s Bible study.

“Through my time here I had so many great opportunities for hands-on research, collaborative research with my professors and my experience serving as a research fellow for the Appalachian Center for Civic Life in 2022,” Jonas noted while reflecting on her time as a student at Emory & Henry.

Jonas would like to thank Dr. Ed Davis and Dr. Tom Little of the history department for helping her along her E&H journey, “I’ve gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the history in my area and the world around me through the exposure from my scholarly research.”

Following graduation, Jonas will be attending East Tennessee State University to receive a master’s degree in Appalachian studies this fall. In addition to her Emory & Henry degree, Jonas earned a certificate of public history and works for the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world. See our seniors’ success stories at www.emoryhenry.edu/commencement

Contributed by Nathanial Hupp, E&H Class of 2024

Emory & Henry is a wonderful community and very tight knit. If you want to be in an area where your professors know you by name and make active efforts to get to know you, Emory & Henry is a great place!

—Grace Jonas ’24

Location:

Maryville, Tenn.

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