Emmanuel Arts Academy gears up for fall semester classes, which run September 9 – December 6 at Emmanuel College.
Students of all ages have the opportunity to learn through private or group instruction. Private lessons are available for all ages and levels of ability in piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin, brass and woodwinds, or music theory and composition. Group classes are in band, musical theatre/voice, and kids art exploration.
As fall semester begins at Emmanuel College, the campus gathers for a time of corporate worship services during the annual ALPHA Weekend August 22-25 in the Swails Center.
Elizabeth Faucett, instructor, earned her B.A. in English from Brenau University in 2010 and her M.A. in Literature from University College Dublin in 2012. She has taught English composition for Brenau University and Toccoa Falls College and has worked as a multimedia intern at Paste and as an administrative intern at Dublin's International Film Festival. Elizabeth also enjoys working with children and helping to foster their relationship with Christ through her work as the Children's Music Minister at Jones Chapel United Methodist.
Brandon McDaniel graduated from Emmanuel College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries. After Emmanuel, he went to Liberty University for a Masters Degree in Theological Studies. Brandon has worked in the Athens area for the past three years as the College Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church of God and is thoroughly excited about teaching at Emmanuel.
April James teaches Business Communication and Intro to Public Relations in the Business and Communication Departments. She brings 20 plus years of communication experience into the classroom. A native of Cleveland, Georgia, April moved to Franklin Springs in June 2012 and is the director of marketing and public relations for LifeSprings Church Resources and LifeSprings Media. Previously, she served as the vice president of business development for Habersham Medical Center in Demorest, Georgia.
Noah Alexander Hall is a recent graduate of Montreat College in North Carolina. There he majored in Bible and Religion with a concentration in Christian Education, was heavily involved with FCA worship leadership, ran track and cross-country, and enjoyed ultimate frisbee and long-boarding in the mountains. Noah is incredibly excited to be a part of the Emmanuel community and serve both the Lord and the students of this school.
Ningjun (Nina) Ye, assistant professor, received her BA in English Education from China, and MS in Mathematics and PhD in Math Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She taught in high school in China for over 10 years and has been teaching in colleges in the US for more than12 years.
Sharon Keller is a lifelong resident of Madison County. She received an AS in Biotechnology from Athens Technical College, a BS and PhD from the University of Georgia in Cellular Biology. Her graduate work involved studying the inositol phosphate/diacylglycerol signaling pathway in Trypanosoma brucei, the etiological agent of African sleeping sickness. Her graduate work was supported by two different NIH fellowships and an award from the Atlanta chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) foundation. She has 2 years of teaching experienc
Jeff Kilgore, a 2004 graduate of Emmanuel College, returns to Franklin Springs to lead the Lions Baseball Program. He enters his seventh year in the coaching ranks with stints at West Hall High School and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. When asked about being named Head Baseball Coach Kilgore said “I am excited about the opportunity to come back and lead the Lion baseball program. I embrace the challenge of guiding the baseball program and the chance to mentor these young men on and off the field”. Jeff and his wife Meredith (Milford, class of ’08) wil