As the incoming freshmen class at Emmanuel College prepares for their first day of classes, incoming freshmen and member of the EC Swim Team, Alex Sobers will be pursuing his lifelong dream—winning an Olympic gold medal.
A native of Bridgetown, Barbados, Sobers will represent his home country and compete in the men’s 400-meter freestyle during the Rio games (August 5-21), making him the first student athlete from Emmanuel College to compete in the Olympics.
Nationwide, thousands of students seek to enter each year into physical therapy programs. In fact, more students apply for admission to Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs than to admission to medical school in the United States. This makes competition for admission extremely competitive. Most schools accept ten percent or less of qualified applicants.
Owen Thomason is the course developer and chair for the Diversified Agriculture program at Emmanuel College. Mr. Thomason holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Agriculture Education from the University of Georgia, as well as an Education Specialist advanced degree from Clemson University. He has 31 years of teaching experience and is well known throughout the Southeast agriscience community.He is a member of the National FFA, National Young Farmer’s Association, and a member at Tom’s Creek Baptist Church, among other distinguished organizations.
This week’s faculty/staff spotlight is Lucinda James. Most people see their job as just that. But in Mrs. James's case, she came Emmanuel College with a mission in mind.
Before coming to Emmanuel as an employee, Mrs. James and her husband, Tim, were pastoring Daniel Tabernacle in Royston, Ga. However, they were not living in this area at the time, so they drove from Atlanta to Royston every Tuesday and Sunday to carry out the mission God had for them in this area.
This week’s faculty spotlight is professor and newly published author, Dr. Keith Marriner. Dr. Marriner is an adjunct professor in the School of Christian Ministries as well as an editor and writer for One Accord Resources, a publication of LifeSprings Resources.
Like our previous faculty spotlight, Dr. Marriner came to Emmanuel as a student. Although he grew up in the church, surrounded by a ministry lifestyle, Dr. Marriner wanted to take a different path. However, God began to show him differently.
Clint Ross, Instructor of Digital Media Production and Film Director, is our faculty/staff spotlight this week. Unlike some instructors, Ross’s journey with Emmanuel began as a student.
Although he was older than the other students when he started classes at Emmanuel, that did not keep him from getting involved.
Earlier this week, Christian Universities Online published their annual list of Top 25 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the South, with Emmanuel College coming in at #10.
Earlier this month, Emmanuel College President Dr. Ron White spoke with Kaleigh Bishop from the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) on the difference between secular universities and Christ-Centered Colleges and what makes Emmanuel College both unique and attractive to incoming students.
When asked what the main obstacle college students face in today’s world, President White answered that he is concerned about what young people are learning, believing, and taking with them as they move to adulthood.
Why a Degree in Diversified Agriculture?
Emmanuel's Diversified Agriculture Department offers students the opportunity to explore, gain hands on experiences, and develop into agriculture leaders and contributors to the number one industry in the state of Georgia-Agriculture. Agribusiness has an economic impact of over $70 billion dollars in Georgia and even more in surrounding states. Sixteen percent of Georgia’s employment base is in Agriculture. Our degree program in the field of Agriculture helps students form partnerships with Agriculture professionals, develop networking opportunities with agricultural policy makers, and secure potential employment opportunities through internships. There are over 235 different jobs in the agriculture industry and our Diversified degree will enable students to be eligible for over 150 them.
Emmanuel College is one of the few colleges in the United States to offer this unique degree. The 45-acre Diversified Agriculture Teaching and Learning Center on campus houses numerous opportunities for our students to gain experience in:
- Greenhouse Operation
- Aquaculture and Aquaponics
- Livestock and Poultry Management
- Crop Production
Each of our graduates are required to complete an agriculture internship, research project, and agriculture service activity. Our goal is that students will have the hands on knowledge of agriculture production to supplement an outstanding academic program and become industry leaders.
Diversvied Agriculture Degree and Concentrations and Minor
When earning a BS in Diversified Agriculture at Emmanuel, you choose one of the following concentrations:
- Agricultural Buisness Concentration
- Agricultural Science Concentration
- Agricultural Missions Concentration
It is also possible for a student not majoring in Diversifed Agriculture to minor in Agriculture.