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.”
Genesis 2:18a says, “The Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone;” For Campus Pastor Chris Maxwell, this verse has never been more true. Standing as a living testimony to God’s love and his promise, aside from being a well-known author and epilepsy advocate, is what makes Pastor Chris our Faculty & Staff Spotlight this week.
Living in Elberton until he was 12, his family moved to the Franklin Springs/Royston area where he attended Franklin County High School. After graduating, he went on to attend Emmanuel.
Unlike most students, Callie Sorrow, a May 2016 School of Christian Ministries graduate of EC, grew up on Emmanuel’s campus. Her grandfather, Earl Beatty served as the Vice President of Emmanuel College and her mother is an alumnus as well. When it came time to apply for college, although Callie wanted to stay close to her immediate family in San Antonio, Texas, she felt pulled to return to Emmanuel.
Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach Ben Hall grew up in Columbus, North Carolina. Both of his parents and his sister went to Mars Hill for college, however after visiting, Ben realized quickly that it wasn’t the place for him.
Knowing that Mars Hill did not suit him, he turned to the Lord in prayer and for whatever reason, pamphlets he received from Montreat College came to mind and he was called to choose Montreat.