What can I do with a degree from the Department of Natural Sciences?
Every year, graduates from Emmannuel's Department of Natural Sciences go on to do amazing things. Our alumni get into many of the top graduate schools in the nation. Here are some that recent graduates entered:
- Georgia Regents University School of Medicine
- Georgia Regents University School of Dentistry
- University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Optometry
- Mercer University School of Medicine
- Virginia Tech School of Osteopathic Medicine
- University of Georgia School of Environmental Science
- University of Missouri School of Environmental Science
- Samford University School of Pharmacy
- University of Georgia School of Pharmacy
- South University School of Pharmacy
Here is some information about just a few graduates of the Department of Natural Sciences:
Amber Bennet Dixon ('10) - After majoring in Biology at Emmanuel, Amber went onto attend and graduate with honors from the Medical College of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a major in Radiation Therapy. "We would like to give a special thanks to all the wonderful instructors and staff that impacted Amber’s life in such a positive way during her time here at Emmanuel College." - Mischelle Brown, mother of Amber
Ashley Tucker (‘10) – Tucker is currently enrolled in a Clinical Laboratory Science program at the Medical College of Georgia. After graduation, she aspires to work in a hospital lab in the local community.
John Barrett Workman (’09) – Workman is enrolled in the Crop and Soil Science M.S. Program at the University of Georgia. He has completed his course work and is now focused on research. His research involves a holistic approach to controlling dollar spot and decreasing the over-wintering inocula of Sclerotina homoecarpa. This June, some of his research will be published in Turfgrass Trends Magazine. Workman plans on pursing a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology.
Joshua Jones (’09) – Jones is currently enrolled in the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Health Science University. After school, he will work as an officer in the Dental Corps in the Army. After serving his active duty obligation, Jones aspires to be a faith-centered dentist in an underrepresented area.
Haley Boyce (’09) – Boyce is currently a student enrolled in the South University Physician Assistant Program. She was the 2010 Georgia Association PA Student of the Year. Boyce has already accepted a Cardiothoracic Surgery position at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.
Melanie King (’07) – King is a 4th year Neuroscience Ph.D. student at Georgia Health Sciences University studying hemorrhagic stroke in the lab of Dr. Krishnan Dhandapani. After graduation, King will be working as a post-doc an estimated two to three years and then pursuing a career in academia.
Davies Agyekum (‘07) – Agyekum is a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Health Sciences University. He received a $15,000 scholarship from the Southern Regional Education Board for his sickle cell disease research.
Dr. Stephanie Asbury Phillips (‘06) - Phillips graduated with a Leadership Award from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. While there, she served as President of the Christian Medical and Dental Association. Phillips has participated and led mission trips to Peru, El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti. Currently, she is working on her 1st year of residency training in Family Medicine with a Global Health Track at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC. Phillips says her passion is the underserved populations in the world, and her focus is public health, infectious disease, primary care, and prevention.
Dr. Alex Ward (‘05) - In 2009, Ward graduated from the University of Georgia with a Doctorate in Pharmacy. He completed his PGY1 residency at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System in Tucson, AZ. Today, he is completing a PGY2 residency in critical care at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, AL. Ward has already accepted a position as the Surgical/Medical ICU Pharmacist at the New Mexico VA Healthcare System in Albuquerque, NM (starting August 2011).
Dr. Woodwin Weeks (‘05) - Weeks graduated from medical school and completed a one-year fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Today, he is completing his residency in Family Medicine at the East Orlando Florida Hospital. After residency, Weeks will return to his hometown of Moultrie, GA to set up a practice in Family Medicine.