Sarah Petrovic earned her Ph.D. in English (2012) and M.A. (2005) in Literature and Film from Northern Illinois University and her B.A. in English Education (2003) from Taylor University. She has taught courses in film, contemporary literature, British literature, world literature, YA literature, composition, grammar, media criticism, and science fiction, and has taken a class to the U.K. to study culture and literature.
Late last week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Membership Committee announced the approval of Emmanuel College to enter its third and final year of the Division II membership process.
During the third provisional year, the NCAA will send representatives to Emmanuel’s campus to complete what they refer to as the Compliance Blueprint. During this two-day visit they will meet with various departments to review policy and procedures and will meet with students, staff, and administrators.
Paul Petrovic completed his BA and MA at Kent State University and his PhD at Northern Illinois University. His academic interests focus on American modernism, Asian American literature, post-9/11 literature, graphic novels, film, and the intersection between social activism and literature.
Dr. Chris Hair attended and has taught at both Christian and secular universities, but decided early on in his career that finding a place where one can profess their faith in freedom was most important to him. He began teaching at Emmanuel College ten years ago and continues to share his faith in his classroom, making him this week’s Faculty & Staff Spotlight.
Wendy Vinson came to Emmanuel College as a student in 1979 with a goal of becoming a school teacher. A quiet girl from a small town, who had been told her dream would never become a reality, found her voice during her time at Emmanuel. She went on to Coker College to complete her education degree and become a public school teacher in South Carolina.
After 25 years in professional sales and marketing, a project connected with LifeSprings near Emmanuel reacquainted Ms. Vinson with her alma mater.
Dr. Jonathan Howell completed a BS in Zoology at UGA in 1995. Following his undergraduate program, he worked as a certified pharmacy technician for one year before beginning graduate work at McNeese State University in Louisiana. Here he studied environmental mercury in the soil, completed a MS in Environmental Science, and (most importantly) met his wife. Immediately upon graduation from MSU, Dr. Howell began working on his Ph.D in Ecology at Old Dominion University in Virginia, which he completed in 2009 after an extended study of fungus-growing ants.
Coming out of high school, Emmanuel College senior Timia Reynolds out of Rome, Ga. was recruited to play basketball at several colleges, even considering attending the University of Georgia without playing basketball, but none of these options seemed right…until she found Emmanuel.
Diversified Agriculture students at Emmanuel College got a firsthand look at one of the most important segments of the poultry industry this week when they toured the new Columbia Farms Feed Mill in Comer, Georgia. Students were given the opportunity to explore career options within the operation and the poultry industry. The tour was led by Plant Manager Patrick Allard and facilitated by Scott Cochran, Live Production Manager.
Ashley Sorrow has been selected as the first recipient of the Thomason Family Scholarship for Diversified Agriculture. The four-year $4000 scholarship is for a student majoring in Diversified Agriculture at Emmanuel College and honors academic excellence, community service and participation in secondary Agricultural Education activities. Ashley is a graduate of Franklin County High School and the daughter of Andy and Freida Sorrow of Lavonia.
Dr. Oscar earned his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology at the University of Florida. He has a M.Sc. in Zoology at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru), a Master in Tropical Biodiversity Management at the Universidad San Pablo CEU (Spain), and a B.Sc. in Biology at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (Peru).