EC Alumnus, Kayla Buckner will tell you that she has lived 10 lives.
A 2010 Communication Studies graduate of Emmanuel College, Kayla had it all. She had a good job, an awesome car, and a great place to live right outside of Nashville. In an instant, it was gone and all she had left were a few bags of clothes and enough money to get her through two months of staying with friends and family. What happened? God asked for her yes, and she didn’t hesitate to give it.
We are excited to have Rev. Max Barroso, Director of IPHC’s The Awakening join us this week for SEND Conference 2017! While on campus, Rev. Barroso will speak at Chapel at 11a.m. on Tuesday in Swails and again on Wednesday at 3p.m. in Taylor Chapel for a CAP event titled “Immigration: Perspectives from an Immigrant”.
When preparing for college, the minds of high school seniors and their parents are often full of questions. “How can we afford college?” “What scholarships are available to my students?” That’s where the Financial Aid office comes in.
The Emmanuel College Financial Aid team is made up of four ladies that work tirelessly to make sure that each new student has been packaged each semester.
Gloria Hambrick has been with the Financial Aid office the longest, beginning her time at Emmanuel in 2000.
A Resident Assistant is defined as a trained peer leader who supervises those living in a residence hall or group housing facility on a college campus, but to Rachal Lawrence, being an RA means so much more.
A first semester RA at Jackson Hall, Rachal takes it upon herself to encourage, lift up, and listen to the girls living on her hall as she calls her hall-mates not only her friends, but her family.
Attending Emmanuel College for Debra Grizzle was what she was supposed to do. After graduating from Franklin County High School in 1976, a large group of her friends went on to EC and Debra followed suit. Growing up in the IPHC, attending Emmanuel College was just what she was expected to do. Little did she know, 40 years later the college that was at first just a part of her routine would become a part of her story.
When God puts something on your heart, you are asked to follow him, whether it’s down the path that you had planned for yourself or not. In Jesse Kemmerer’s situation, what God called him to do was not what he had planned for himself, but he is grateful to have answered the call.
A native of Traveler’s Rest, S.C. Jesse started began college at Erskine College, but transferred to Emmanuel College after two years to be a part of the Cross Country/ Track & Field program. Jesse ran for three years at Emmanuel, graduating in May 2015 with a degree in Health and Physical Education.
I Corinthians 13 is the book of love. For anyone searching for a definition of what real love looks like, I Corinthians 13 tells one just that. But for freshmen Sheree Allen, that chapter of Corinthians has become her life.
A resident of Decatur, Georgia, Sheree isn’t far from home at all. But one college fair at her high school began a journey with God she never saw coming: a journey of understanding His unconditional love.
Baseball has always been a part of Jeff Kilgore’s life. A 2004 graduate of Emmanuel College, Kilgore came to Emmanuel to play baseball and after coaching stints with the Athens Pirates in the Great South League, West Hall High School, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, he found his way back to Emmanuel where he has served as the Head Coach of the Lions for the past three years
“I’ve always wanted to be at Emmanuel,” Coach Kilgore said. “I’ve always felt drawn to Emmanuel and my experience as a student helped to build that.”
The Emmanuel College community extends our deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Culbreth Melton, who passed away on December 28th, 2016. Dr. Melton served as the sixth president of Emmanuel College from 1970-1983 and continued to teach at Emmanuel until 2000.
In her role as this year’s Miss Emmanuel, EC Senior and Business Administration major Carolyne Smith is frequently asked, “Why Emmanuel? Why is this college so dear to you?”
Her answer is always the same, Emmanuel College is a family.
Originally from Orlando, Fla. Carolyne admits that Emmanuel College was not in her plan coming out of high school.
“My mom went to Emmanuel and my dad is from here,” Carolyne said. “I applied to schools in New York and Tallahassee, I wanted to go somewhere big but God had other plans for me.”