Christa Hill, a 2011 summa cum laude Welch College graduate, will join the Welch Library Staff as Library Manager this summer. ­­­Since graduating, Christa has worked at her high school alma mater, Wise County Christian School in Wise, Virginia, teaching 6th-12th grade English. She has been an integral part of campus life there, coaching volleyball and creative writing contests and even serving as mascot for the basketball teams. She has also been an active member of Central Free Will Baptist Church in Norton, Virginia, where her father, Rev. Gary Hill, pastors.

Christa worked in Welch Library for three years as a capable and dependable student clerk as she completed her B.A. in English. As part of the library staff, she will now assume responsibilities for managing circulation, periodicals, student workers, and the library website. She will also provide reference support for the evening shifts in the library and hopes to soon enroll in graduate classes toward an MLS degree.

“We are delighted to have a person of exemplary Christian character, academic excellence, and loyalty to Welch College as part of our staff here,” commented Librarian Carol Reid.

President Matt Pinson said, “I’m pleased to welcome Miss Hill to this position. She combines sterling intellectual skills with a heart for God, and she has a deep appreciation for the mission and vision of Welch College.”

Christa said, “I am immensely thankful for the time I spent at Welch College as an undergraduate, and I hope, as Library Manager, to impact the lives of students just as my professors, mentors, and bosses impacted me when I was a student.”

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