Emmanuel College is one of only 14 colleges in Georgia named to the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2013.
This is the third consecutive year for Emmanuel to earn this highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.
“With 28,130 volunteer hours in 2012, Emmanuel students play a huge role in challenging and supporting the community’s children and youth to succeed,” says Margaret Grady Turner, Associate Pastor for Service Learning.
Emmanuel students serve near and far. Some travel to other states and countries but much of their efforts focus on people who live in this area.
“Many of our students mentor children at local elementary schools, and more than a dozen of our students volunteer every week with a local housing authority. They are loving, mentoring, tutoring and holding health and sports clinics for children who live there. I’m so proud of our students who give time every week to projects such as these.”
They are not sporadic in their service, Turner says. “They are 100 percent devoted to pursuing God’s will here on earth just as it is in heaven. That’s one of the reasons Emmanuel College receives this prestigious recognition and honor.”