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.
Hosea 4:6a (KJV) says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” While many people believe this verse only relates to scripture, it transcends so much more than sole knowledge of the Bible. Because Ryan Woodzell understood that this verse applies to more than just knowledge of the Bible but to all areas of life, Ryan sought knowledge that would prepare him for life in the form of a Psychology degree.
Matthew 4:19 says “Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men (NKJV).”
But how can you follow someone when you have no idea where you’re going?
For Jon Campbell, Wellons Hall Residence Director, the story of the prodigal son was his life. But that story ended once Jon allowed himself to become a part of God’s story instead.
Growing up in Athens, Ga., Jon attended North Oconee High School. A year later, he transferred to Athens Christian where he graduated in 2008.
Many students dream of packing up their bags and moving to Los Angeles or New York City after graduation to work in the entertainment industry. For Sara Ray, this is her reality as she currently serves as the assistant to the Showrunner of the CBS hit show, “Madam Secretary”.
Growing up in Royston, it was a given when the time came for Sara to choose a college that she would attend Emmanuel.
Majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in English, Sara had an instant interest in journalism.
A native of New Zealand, Rachel Burge knew nothing about Emmanuel College when she began getting recruited by Coach Rodney Estrada to join the Archery team just a month and a half before the school year began. However, she had a good feeling about it, knowing God was calling her to be here.