Emmanuel College is one of only nine colleges in Georgia named to the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service 2012 Honor Roll.
Emmanuel students volunteered 61,162 hours during the 2011-12 academic year, and this is the second consecutive year Emmanuel receives this honor.
“Students take our beliefs at Emmanuel and display them by caring for others in practical ways, including mentoring programs, area service projects, community outreaches, mission trips, and many others,” says Campus Pastor Chris Maxwell, Director of Spiritual Life.
“I have seen our students in elementary schools listening to young students asking them questions. I have watched our students help families with special needs children in a local church project. I have seen them teach area children to play basketball, read and enjoy life in healthy ways,” Pastor Chris adds.
Leading the effort to coordinate these projects at Emmanuel is Margaret Turner, Associate Campus Pastor for Service Learning.
“I’m thrilled that once again Emmanuel receives this honorable recognition,” says Turner. “So many of our students are committed to positively impacting our community. It is a blessing to get to work with such caring and compassionate individuals.”
Launched in 2006, the annual President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.