“Today, we enter a new era and are pleased to announce that Emmanuel College is now approved to begin the membership process for NCAA Division II. With that, we also graciously accept an invitation to join Conference Carolinas,” Emmanuel President Michael Stewart announced today in a press conference on campus in the athletic center that opened last fall.
Rodney Estrada is a Level IV NTS National Archery coach. He is also a NASP Coach, Level III 4H coach, and National Judge for USA Archery. He has helped with the United States Olympic team and has coached many archers to podium National finishes in both Compound and Recurve divisions. He is also an educator with over 2 decades of of experience in College and University settings. He resides in Lavonia, Ga. with his wife Stephanie and their 5 children Claire, Conner, Alison, Jacob and Nathan.
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Pam is a retired teacher from the Hart County School System with thirty-four years of experience in the elementary school grades, K-5. After serving twenty-seven years as a classroom teacher, she became the Title I Specialist for five years; whereas, her final two years of employment were spent as Elementary Academic Coach. Pam and her husband have two, grown children. Her son, Chris, is an investigator with the Hart County Sheriff's Department, and her daughter, MacKenzie, is a registered nurse at Athens Regional Medical Center. Pam's husband owns and operates Carroll Furniture Co., Inc.
Emmanuel Arts Academy gears up for fall semester classes, which run September 9 – December 6 at Emmanuel College.
Students of all ages have the opportunity to learn through private or group instruction. Private lessons are available for all ages and levels of ability in piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin, brass and woodwinds, or music theory and composition. Group classes are in band, musical theatre/voice, and kids art exploration.
As fall semester begins at Emmanuel College, the campus gathers for a time of corporate worship services during the annual ALPHA Weekend August 22-25 in the Swails Center.
Brandon McDaniel graduated from Emmanuel College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries. After Emmanuel, he went to Liberty University for a Masters Degree in Theological Studies. Brandon has worked in the Athens area for the past three years as the College Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church of God and is thoroughly excited about teaching at Emmanuel.
April James teaches Business Communication and Intro to Public Relations in the Business and Communication Departments. She brings 20 plus years of communication experience into the classroom. A native of Cleveland, Georgia, April moved to Franklin Springs in June 2012 and is the director of marketing and public relations for LifeSprings Church Resources and LifeSprings Media. Previously, she served as the vice president of business development for Habersham Medical Center in Demorest, Georgia.
Ningjun (Nina) Ye, assistant professor, received her BA in English Education from China, and MS in Mathematics and PhD in Math Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She taught in high school in China for over 10 years and has been teaching in colleges in the US for over 10 years as well.
Jeff Kilgore, a 2004 graduate of Emmanuel College, returns to Franklin Springs to lead the Lions Baseball Program. He enters his seventh year in the coaching ranks with stints at West Hall High School and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. When asked about being named Head Baseball Coach Kilgore said “I am excited about the opportunity to come back and lead the Lion baseball program. I embrace the challenge of guiding the baseball program and the chance to mentor these young men on and off the field”. Jeff and his wife Meredith (Milford, class of ’08) wil