Welcome to the Emmanuel College family.
Fall 2014 Orientation, called Alpha Welcome, is for all new incoming students and is designed to provide you the information and resources you need to be successful as you gear up for your first day of classes. Whether you are an incoming resident student, a transfer student or a commuter, we want to help you make your transition to Emmanuel easy and stress free.
- August 7 - for new, non-registered students and new, registered students who need to test. (Registration and testing will be held on this day. You must be accepted to register.)
- August 8 - for new, registered students
Below is a detailed schedule for Fall 2014 and Orientation. Make sure you notice the link to driving directions and the link to a campus map. If you have any questions about Orientation, contact Courtney Hamil in Student Life at 706-245-7227 x2925 or here.
All new students are REQUIRED to attend Orientation.
This is the best opportunity around for your kids to receive one on one and focused group training in the arts! Classes begin January 17th and run through May 10th. Many classes have size limits, so make sure you register today!
Early Registration: Dec. 1st-9th
General registration: Jan. 3rd-Jan. 13th
(There is a late registration fee after January 9th and all classes must have a minimum enrollment of 5 to make.)
About our Director Dr. Deborah Stark:
Dr. Deborah Stark received her B.M.M. from Ozark Christian College, her M.M. from Pittsburg State and her D.A. from Ball State in vocal performance. In addition to being the director of Emmanuel Arts Academy, she teaches full time in the EC music department, stays active as a soprano soloist and member of the Lamplight Trio, and is the part-time Minister of Music for Royston Baptist Church. A member of NATS, CMS, MENC, and Phi Kappa Phi, she feels her purpose is to mentor, and train musicians into a life of service and excellence. In the Arts Academy, she teaches, voice, musical theatre, and sacred dance as well as teaching and leading in the annual summer fine arts camp.
Dr. Leslie Boucher earned the Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University, the Master of Arts (Ethnomusicology) from Long Island University in New York, and the Ph. D. in Music History and Theory from the University of Georgia. Dr. Boucher has performed with various oratorio, opera, and symphonic organizations in Charlotte, Indianapolis, New York, Sioux City, and Spoleto. She has also performed as a soloist in the National Composers Conference, and has published a CD of twentieth-century art music while at the University of Georgia. Boucher taught public school music and performed as a freelance musician before coming to Emmanuel College in 1998. She is currently Chair of the Music Department and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Her areas of teaching are music history, theory, world music, art/music appreciation, and applied violin. Boucher is Music Director of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Belton, South Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Walter. The Bouchers have one grown daughter, Andrea, who is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in counseling and working at Anderson County Mental Health Department as a counselor for troubled youth. Dr. Boucher is currently working on a composition project of contemporary Christian music. She also teaches various courses in the Emmanuel College Academy.
Dr. Mark Goodwin earned his B.S.Ed. and M.Ed. from the University of Missouri and Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction (music education) from the University of South Florida. Dr. Goodwin has taught at Evangel College and Central Missouri State University and was Music Department chair at Southeastern College. He came to EC in 1996 as chair of the Department of Fine Arts and serves as coordinator of music education and tennis coach, also teaching in the Emmanuel Arts Academy. He has performed on bassoon and oboe in faculty recitals at EC and is bassist for the Lamplight Trio, an EC faculty jazz ensemble. He has been a member of the Athens Master Chorale and is active in the Grace Episcopal Church choir. His wife, Barbara, chairs the English Department at EC. They have two adult sons, Scott and Tim.
Beth Chitwood is an instructor of music and accompanist in the music department. She teaches class piano for music majors and non-majors, and accompanies vocal and instrumental students. Beth received her M.M. in Piano Pedagogy in 2008 from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and B.A. in Music in 2006 from Emmanuel College. Beth has operated a private piano studio for the past 11 years in Hull, GA. From 2006-2008, Beth was a member of the piano faculty at the Community Music School at the University of Georgia, where she taught applied piano and group piano for beginning students. She is also a piano instructor with the Emmanuel Fine Arts Academy, a position she has held since 2007. Beth is currently the pianist at Joy Baptist Church in Hull, GA. Beth is an active member of three music teacher associations: the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA), and the Athens Music Teachers Association (AMTA). In 2008, Beth was chosen by the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty to receive the STAR award from MTNA and the Directors Award from the School of Music. Beth lives in Hull, GA with her family.
Mickey Rowell holds a B.A. from Lee College and M.M. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in church music and vocal performance. He has done additional studies at UTC and Florida State University. He joined the EC faculty in 2003. At Emmanuel he teaches music education and music ministry classes and gives private voice lessons. Mr. Rowell previously taught in both private and public schools in Tennessee and Florida, where his bands and choral groups consistently received superior ratings. He has also been active in church music ministry for over 20 years. He has won National Association of Teachers of Singing competitions and has been active in opera, oratorio and musical theater performance as well as an adjudicator and clinician.
Carly Hauntsman is a junior presently earning a BA in Music Education. She has been a pianist since she was eleven and a church pianist since she was thirteen years old. Carly has taught privately in the past and currently teaches the beginner to intermediate pianist through the Emmanuel College Fine Arts Academy.
Chloe Payne is a senior currently earning her BA in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance. She is an active member of the musical theatre community in Franklin County & surrounding counties, and has thoroughly enjoyed teaching private voice through the Arts Academy as well as teaching class voice for the summer Fine Arts Camp.
Daniel M. Kreft is a senior at Emmanuel College studying Church Music. He has been playing music for 20 years and has a great passion not only to play music, but to play it for God’s glory. Daniel is 29, married, and has two young daughters.
Courtney Banister is a senior at Emmanuel College currently seeking to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance. Before coming to Emmanuel, Courtney took private voice lessons for two years, private violin for six years, and private piano for eight years. Due to her love for music, she is a member of Emmanuel Chorale, the Instrumental Ensemble, and is the current president of EC ACTS (Actors for Christ in Theater and Singing), along with teaching privately for the past three years.
Benet Berryman is an elementary art teacher in Franklin County. She teaches K-5 art education at Royston Elementary and Central Franklin Elementary. She is the art instructor with the Emmanuel Fine Arts Academy; she has held this position since 2008. Benet is a graduate of Franklin County High School and received her BS in Art Education in 1982 from NGCSU. She began teaching in Franklin County in 1986. Benet has taught private art lessons from elementary age students to adult age. She also holds certification with a MED in Early Childhood from Piedmont College and an EDS in Leadership and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. She is a member of the National Arts Association and the Georgia Art Education Association. Mrs. Berryman and her husband Kane live in Canon, Georgia. They have a son, daughter and son-in-law. They attend Royston Baptist Church.
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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us HERE or by calling 1-800-860-8800.
For directions and a schedule for the Early Registration session you signed up for, revisit the Early Regristration page by clicking HERE.
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Did you know that everyone has an opportunity to shave 3% off of their total costs at EC? All you have to do is settle your account by the early payment discount deadline.
The Early Payment Discount Deadline has been extended to December 2nd. This is a one-time extension for Spring Semester 2012 only.
The published tuition, room and board costs for Emmanuel College are greatly reduced for many through grants, scholarships and low-interest loans. As a result, the cost of your education at Emmanuel College is usually far less than the published price. To obtain an estimated cost, click on the link below and complete our Net Price Calculator.
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Propel! is a leadership event hosted by the Emmanuel Leadership Initiative Student Advisory that will take place Saturday November 5, 2011 from 10:00AM-12:00PM in Taylor Auditorium here at Emmanuel College. Each semester the ELI Student Advisory Board host events to equip student leaders.