A native of the metropolitan New Orleans area, Casey came to Royston along with his family to seek refuge from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He lived at the home of his grandparents, Bill and Carole Stewart and soon began attending Emmanuel. After much prayer, his family made the decision to stay permantently in Royston in 2007 and Casey has called the area home since. He graduated Emmanuel in 2010 with a BA in Church Music and went on to earn a MM in Music Literature from the University of Georgia in 2012. Now, Casey has returned to Emmanuel to teach courses in music history.
Dr. Sue Weaver is originally from southern California but has also lived all across the country. She has an A.A. degree in early childhood education, a B.S. degree in psychology, a M.A. degree in dynamics of criminality, and a Ph.D. in criminal justice. Sue's career as a police officer included K-9, SWAT, fraud investigation, and time as a senior training officer. She taught at the police academy in North Carolina for five years and continued to provide training to police officers and departments nationwide. Sue has been teaching criminal justice at the college level since 2004.
Coach Molly McCarty, a life-long resident of Athens, GA, joined the EC Lions coaching staff as the assistant women’s soccer coach under the direction of head coach Forrest Wimberly in 2014. She completed her undergraduate and graduate work in education from the University of Georgia and her educational specialist from Piedmont College.
Kayla Grudda, a newlywed as of July 26, 2014 graduated from Emmanuel with a BS in Christian Ministries in 2014. While a student, she was a member of our women's basketball team. Kayla is now a member of Emmanuel’s coaching staff, helping to coach the same team she played for. Kayla and her new husband, Austin, live in Lavonia. " I’m very excited to share Christ through the sport of basketball.
Braden is the school counselor at Lavonia Elementary. After receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology she attended Liberty University to earn a Masters of School Counseling. Braden has been around gymnastics and cheerleading her entire life.
Ashley Exendine earned her B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology with an emphasis in conservation education at Missouri State University. Her graduate work involved the critiquing and testing of a rangeland curriculum in elementary schools throughout the South Texas area. Her graduate work was supported by a fellowship through The Rob & Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation located in Sinton, Texas. Prior to joining Emmanuel College in 2013, she worked with the Welder Wildlife Foundation as a Conservation Educator for all age groups.
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Qualifications for admission to the Criminal Justice Minor:
1. Grade point average of at least 2.00;
2. Maintain an average of 2.5 in Criminal Justice courses.