Emmanuel College first opened on January 1, 1919, under the name of Franklin Springs Institute. The founder of the school was the Reverend George Floyd Taylor, a North Carolinian who had long desired to begin such an institution. For over a century the campus had been used as a health resort centered around several mineral springs. G. F. Taylor was president from 1919-1926 and again from 1929-1931. During 1926-1929, two men served briefly as president, first, Reverend A. M. Taylor and then Reverend B. A. Jones. Because of the Great Depression, the school closed temporarily in 1931.
In 1933 the school was reopened as a high school and junior college, with the Reverend Thomas Lee Aaron as president. Under President Aaron’s leadership, the school gradually progressed from a small community school to a modern, influential junior college. In 1939, the name of the institution was changed to Emmanuel, meaning “God with us.” Upon Reverend Aaron’s death in January 1951, Mr. Woodard Glenn Drum, former dean of the college, became president.
The administration of President Drum saw the completion of the present campus quadrangle, the recruitment of an excellent faculty, and the achievement of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in 1967. The high school department, which had earlier been accredited by the Southern Association, was discontinued in 1963. With the retirement of President Drum in January 1970, Dr. Culbreth Young Melton became the sixth president of the institution.
Under Dr. Melton’s administration a four-year School of Christian Ministries was established and accredited by the American Association of Bible Colleges. A new Learning Resources Center was constructed, and the overall quality of the institution was improved. Upon Dr. Melton’s retirement, Dr. David Roger Hopkins became the seventh president in June 1983.
Many campus improvements are credited to Dr. Hopkins’ leadership, including construction of two new residence halls and the Wellons Science Resources Center, as well as the acquisition and renovation of John W. Swails Convocation Center. Major changes in curricular offerings also accompanied accreditation as a four-year institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Upon Dr. Hopkins’ retirement in 2005, the Rev. Michael S. Stewart was inaugurated as the eighth president of Emmanuel College. During his administration, significant efforts were made to enhance the campus by expanding academic and athletic programs and by improving the quality of campus life through new residence halls and athletic facilities.
In October 2014, Dr. Ronald G. White became the ninth president of Emmanuel College after being named interim president only a month before. A 1969 graduate of Emmanuel, President White previously worked at the college in several roles from 1980 to 2002 including Director of Financial Aid, Dean of Students and Dean of Enrollment Management.
At the foundation of the many changes and progress over the years remains the paramount emphasis on Christ-centered values. The lives of EC alumni speak of the quality of the academic opportunities they have received. Through its program of Christian higher education, Emmanuel College has provided students with academic and spiritual values that will enrich their lives and lead them to enrich the lives of others.
This year's Education Course Offerings are now available in the 2015-16 Course Catalog. CLICK HERE, click on the 2015-16 Course Catalog, and advance to page 164 for to view them with full descriptions. There you can also find out which semesters they are offered and how many credit hours they are worth.
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Required Forms for Admission and Registration
Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement - All students are required by Georgia law to read and sign the form. However, the vaccine itself is not required.
Transfer Eligibility Form (TEF) - Required of all students transferring from another institution.
Disclosure of Institutional (General Student Body) Graduation/Completion and Transfer-out Rates:
Emmanuel College is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution's graduation/completion rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled during the indicated school year and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed. During the fall semester of 2008, 126 first-time, full-time, certificate or degree-seeking Undergraduate students entered Emmanuel College. After 6 years (as of August 1, 2014), 42.1% of these students had graduated from our institution or completed their programs. Questions related to this report should be directed to Debra Grizzle.
Benefits Through the Veterans Administration
Emmanuel College is approved for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under the various educational benefits programs offered by the Veterans Administration. Students having questions concerning their eligibility for these programs may contact the Registrar’s Office at Emmanuel College or the Regional Office of the Veterans Administration in Atlanta, Georgia.
Yellow-Ribbon Program for Post-911 GI Bill Veterans
Emmanuel College does not participate in the Yellow-Ribbon Program for Post-911 GI Bill Veterans and dependents. There is a tuition and fee cap of $20,235.02 for the academic year 2014-15 for private schools. The tuition cost for the College in 2015-16 is below this amount set by the Veterans Administration for the Post-911 GI Bill program. (See Student Cost.)
Every student who enrolls at Emmanuel College must be enrolled in and working to meet the graduation requirements in a curriculum leading toward either an associate or a baccalaureate degree. For a complete program outline and list of all requirements, click on one of the links below to download the catalog for the year you started at Emmanuel. Prior year catalogs are available for those who may have a question regarding the programs of Emmanuel in previous years.
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Emmanuel College Honors Program
Engaging minds, spirits, and relationships
In the Emmanuel College Honors Program, a Christ-centered scholarly community, students and faculty collaborate in intellectual inquiry, engage with diverse academic disciplines as responsible writers and researchers, serve and learn for the sake of others, and grow together spiritually.
- Offers an enhanced set of core classes that provide greater academic opportunities
- Enhances post-graduate acceptance and vocational position
- Engages a close knit group of classmates for four years in Honors sections of 17-22 hours of core classes that are enriching and intellectually stimulating
- Develops close relationships with other students and faculty who enjoy intellectual challenges
Honors Degree Benefits
- Interactive student-centered classes that inspire creativity
- Mentoring and personal attention from the honors faculty
- Priority class registration
- Graduation ceremony honors
- Annotated diploma
Admissions to Program
The Emmanuel College Honors Program will select 24 students each year who demonstrate a strong academic record, motivation to excel, creativity and leadership. Incoming freshmen who meet two of the following criteria are encouraged to apply for admittance to the Honors Program:
- A minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined Reading and Math) or ACT equivalent
- A minimum SAT Writing score of 500 or ACT equivalent
- A minimum hich school GPA of 3.25 or top 10% of graduating class
- Evidence of a commitment to excel in an academically stimulating environment
Students who meet two of the requirements above will be invited to apply, but any first-year student motivated to participate in the Honors Program is welcome to submit an application. Applications (including an essay) submitted by June 1 will be reviewed by the Honors Committee. Up to twenty-four will receive a letter of invitation. Incomplete or late applications may not be considered.
To apply to the Honor's Program, fill out the application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Emmanuel College - Dr. Chris Hair PO Box 129, Franklin Springs, GA 30639. The application can be found HERE . Make sure you right click and choose "save link as." Then open the application from wherever you saved it, fill it out, and send it in. If you just left click the link it will take you to a web version that cannot be filled out electronically.
- After the Honors Committee has examined the application materials and determined each student’s eligibility, it will choose the top 24 applicants
- The selected applicants will receive an invitation from the Honors Committee
Honors Program Contacts
Dr. Chris Hair
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The Department of Business Administration is thrilled that you are considering Emmanuel College as your next step in education. We are even more excited for the possibility of your studies in the business administration area of Management or Computer Information Systems.
Please review this information on our website. We look forward to speaking with you and answering your questions about the Business Administration degree program. If you would like more information about our business department programs, please contact me at (706)-245-7226 x 2630 or email email@example.com.
And, may God bless you and your scholarly endeavors.
David Jordan, Department Chair, Associate Professor, Business and Computer Information Systems