Earlier this week, Christian Universities Online published their annual list of Top 25 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the South, with Emmanuel College coming in at #10.
Earlier this month, Emmanuel College President Dr. Ron White spoke with Kaleigh Bishop from the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) on the difference between secular universities and Christ-Centered Colleges and what makes Emmanuel College both unique and attractive to incoming students.
When asked what the main obstacle college students face in today’s world, President White answered that he is concerned about what young people are learning, believing, and taking with them as they move to adulthood.
Why a Degree in Diversified Agriculture?
Emmanuel's Diversified Agriculture Department offers students the opportunity to explore, gain hands on experiences, and develop into agriculture leaders and contributors to the number one industry in the state of Georgia-Agriculture. Agribusiness has an economic impact of over $70 billion dollars in Georgia and even more in surrounding states. Sixteen percent of Georgia’s employment base is in Agriculture. Our degree program in the field of Agriculture helps students form partnerships with Agriculture professionals, develop networking opportunities with agricultural policy makers, and secure potential employment opportunities through internships. There are over 235 different jobs in the agriculture industry and our Diversified degree will enable students to be eligible for over 150 them.
Emmanuel College is one of the few colleges in the United States to offer this unique degree. The 45-acre Diversified Agriculture Teaching and Learning Center on campus houses numerous opportunities for our students to gain experience in:
- Greenhouse Operation
- Aquaculture and Aquaponics
- Livestock and Poultry Management
- Crop Production
Each of our graduates are required to complete an agriculture internship, research project, and agriculture service activity. Our goal is that students will have the hands on knowledge of agriculture production to supplement an outstanding academic program and become industry leaders.
Diversvied Agriculture Degree and Concentrations
When earning a BS in Diversified Agriculture at Emmanuel, you choose one of the following concentrations:
The Agriculture Department is thrilled that you are considering Emmanuel College for your post-secondary education. This is an exciting time for Emmanuel College as we begin a new program for those interested in Agriculture. The Diversified Agriculture Degree will offer students the opportunity to explore, gain hands on experiences and develop into agriculture leaders and contributors to the number one industry in the Georgia- Agriculture. With over 60,000 jobs available to college graduates each year in the Agriculture industry, this is a great time to begin a career in Agriculture. Students can choose from one of three concentration areas; Agricultural Business, Agricultural Science and Agricultural Missions. Each concentration will provide graduates with the skill set to enter the job market with confidence. Those in the business concentration can become active employees in agriculture banking, insurance, sales or marketing. If you are interested in working in the livestock or plant industry at any level the agricultural science concentration will provide you with the foundation. Agricultural missions prepare students with the technical and hands on experience it takes to travel around the world training and supporting people while sharing their faith. Emmanuel College is one of the few colleges in the United States to offer this unique degree. Our Teaching and Learning Center on campus has numerous opportunities for students to gain experience in greenhouse operation, aquaculture and aquaponics, livestock and poultry management and crop production. Every graduate will complete an agriculture internship, research project and agriculture service. Our goal is that our students will have the hands on knowledge of agriculture production to supplement an outstanding academic program.
Students will also have the opportunity to continue participating and supporting FFA through the Collegiate FFA organization. The group provides professional development opportunities helping students get an edge in today’s job market.
Please take time to review our information on the website. We are always available to answer your questions. If you are interested in an on-site visit or need more information, please contact me at (706)-245-7226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owen Thomason, Department Chair, Associate Professor, Agriculture
Dr. Ron White, President of Emmanuel College, along with the Board of Trustees and Senior Administrative Staff is proud to announce the approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to begin a Diversified Agriculture Bachelor’s Degree program effective Fall 2016.
Earlier this year, Emmanuel College introduced its plan to offer a Diversified Agriculture program during the next academic year, recently approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With the buzz surrounding the new program, Carry On Trailer Corporation in Lavonia, Ga. saw an opportunity to help the program get off to a strong start.
This week’s faculty/staff spotlight is on Dr. Tracy Reynolds. Serving as the Dean of the School of Christian Ministries and Interim VP of Student Development, his love for Emmanuel can be seen evidently through the role he plays in the lives of students and the development of the college.
Based at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro is Tanzania, Africa, the destination for our team of faculty, staff, and students from Emmanuel College with an opportunity to bless the children and people there from June 4-19, 2016.
Team Leader Alice Black (staff) will be making her fifth trip to Africa, making this the forty-ninth country she has traveled to with a mission team.