The Perfect Shot – EC Alumni Spotlight on Emerson McClung

In basketball, athletes picture themselves making the perfect shot. In their mind, they hear the swish of the net, and the crowd going wild. For EC alumnus, Emerson McClung ’20, the perfect shot has a different meaning.  While at Emmanuel, Emerson was known as a member of the basketball team. However, those who knew him well knew he never…

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No Limits – EC Alumni Spotlight on Kora Burton

“What are you going to do with an English degree?”  This is a question EC alumna Kora Burton heard frequently when telling others about her college plans. However, the 2018 graduate quickly found that with an English degree, the world was her oyster.  “It may not sound like it when you first graduate,” she said. “You may have to…

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His Best Shot – EC Alumni Spotlight on Michael Stapp

In the late 1960s, Emmanuel Head Basketball Coach, Lloyd Turlington sought to bring change to the program through offering athletic scholarships. One athlete he recruited along with the help of Stan Oliver, was Michael Stapp out of Memphis, Tennessee who signed with the Lions in 1970. He later became the first athlete to sign a full athletic scholarship to…

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EC Graduate Receives Prestigious Recognition!

EC alumna, Mary James Capers ’20 wanted the big college experience.  However, when tragedy hit her family, her college plans changed. “I realized I didn’t want to leave home like I thought I did,” she remembered. “I started attending Athens Tech which was great for me. Having been home-schooled for several years, it eased me back into the classroom.”…

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What’s Next? – EC Student Spotlight on Juan Burgos-Torres

What’s next? This was the question Juan Burgos-Torres asked himself after graduating from high school. Having played tennis in several national and international tournaments on the Junior Tour, he knew that he had a few options. “I could either shoot to go pro right away or look at other options,” he said. “I decided to come to the United…

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Making A Difference – EC Staff Spotlight on Elaine Saxon

When Elaine Saxon began her career at Emmanuel as a Financial Aid Counselor in 2015, she didn’t know much about the college. Quickly she realized that instead of just taking on a new role, she was becoming a part of something special…a community. “It was just different,” Elaine said. “I felt like a part of the family right away….

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