Wendy Vinson came to Emmanuel College as a student in 1979 with a goal of becoming a school teacher. A quiet girl from a small town, who had been told her dream would never become a reality, found her voice during her time at Emmanuel. She went on to Coker College to complete her education degree and become a public school teacher in South Carolina.
After 25 years in professional sales and marketing, a project connected with LifeSprings near Emmanuel reacquainted Ms. Vinson with her alma mater.
Dr. Jonathan Howell completed a BS in Zoology at UGA in 1995. Following his undergraduate program, he worked as a certified pharmacy technician for one year before beginning graduate work at McNeese State University in Louisiana. Here he studied environmental mercury in the soil, completed a MS in Environmental Science, and (most importantly) met his wife. Immediately upon graduation from MSU, Dr. Howell began working on his Ph.D in Ecology at Old Dominion University in Virginia, which he completed in 2009 after an extended study of fungus-growing ants.
Coming out of high school, Emmanuel College senior Timia Reynolds out of Rome, Ga. was recruited to play basketball at several colleges, even considering attending the University of Georgia without playing basketball, but none of these options seemed right…until she found Emmanuel.
Diversified Agriculture students at Emmanuel College got a firsthand look at one of the most important segments of the poultry industry this week when they toured the new Columbia Farms Feed Mill in Comer, Georgia. Students were given the opportunity to explore career options within the operation and the poultry industry. The tour was led by Plant Manager Patrick Allard and facilitated by Scott Cochran, Live Production Manager.
Ashley Sorrow has been selected as the first recipient of the Thomason Family Scholarship for Diversified Agriculture. The four-year $4000 scholarship is for a student majoring in Diversified Agriculture at Emmanuel College and honors academic excellence, community service and participation in secondary Agricultural Education activities. Ashley is a graduate of Franklin County High School and the daughter of Andy and Freida Sorrow of Lavonia.
Dr. Oscar earned his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology at the University of Florida. He has a M.Sc. in Zoology at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru), a Master in Tropical Biodiversity Management at the Universidad San Pablo CEU (Spain), and a B.Sc. in Biology at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (Peru).
Heather Lloyd is an adjunct professor for Emmanuel College and a secondary math teacher for Hart County High School. She has been teaching 16 years. She has taught all grade levels from 6th grade to college level. She holds a Bachelor's degree from North Georgia University and both Master's and Specialist degrees in Teacher Leadership from Piedmont College. She presents each year at the annual GCTM conference. She is also currently head of the department at Hart County High. She has two sons, ages 8 and 12.
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Mrs. Baty graduated from the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Georgia with a B.S. and Master's degree in Secondary Math Education. She taught math 3 years at Centennial High School in Fulton County before she and her husband moved to Franklin County in 2000. She is in her 17th year of teaching math at Franklin County High School. She lives in Carnesville with her husband and 2 children.
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In her 12 years at Emmanuel College, Dr. Sherry Story and her story have impacted the lives of many Emmanuel students and staff members. The passion that she has for teaching and sharing God’s word with students makes her this week’s Faculty Staff Spotlight.
Please join us this Thursday, September 1st at 7:30p.m. at Taylor Chapel, as Daniel Maltz, a former piano student of Carol White, wife of Emmanuel College President, Dr. Ron White, will give a free piano recital.
A concert pianist based in Vienna, Austria, Mr. Maltz was born in Lexington, South Carolina, and is a citizen of both Israel and the United States.