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.
As a high school senior, Megan Norris wasn’t sure what she wanted to pursue in college so decided to stay close to her home of Dunn, N.C. and attend East Carolina University.
ECU is considered one of the best Art Schools in the state of North Carolina, however for Megan it took a suggestion from her mother to get her to consider majoring in the Arts.
There’s an old saying that says, “if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” For EC Athletic Director, Nate Moorman, having God interrupt his plans was exactly what he needed.
Moving from place to place during his childhood, Nate lived in quite few states before settling down in Tennessee. Residing there, he attended Carson-Newman College where he majored in History & Secondary Education.
Besides getting an education, Nate was also at Carson-Newman to wrestle. Nate was ranked nationally and had a job offer lined up once he graduated.
With the holiday season upon us, Americans are preparing to brave the blustery winter weather and holiday traffic to begin their Christmas shopping. Throughout the past decade, Christmas shopping online has become a popular alternative, with Amazon.com viewed as the most widely used website with 51% of Americans claiming to use its services during the holiday season.
In May, Daniel Carter walked across the stage at the John W. Swails Center earning his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Unlike many of the other graduates in the class of 2016, Daniel had already found success in his dream job as the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Columbia College.