144 students (132 baccalaureates, 12 associates) walked across the stage at the John W. Swails Center on Saturday to receive their diplomas from Emmanuel College.
Hailey Schweigardt of Hickory, NC (Allied Health) was named Valedictorian of the associate degree class. Mickaela Davis, of Gilbertsville, PA (Criminal Justice) Sierra Mann of Hamilton, AL (Elementary Education), and Caleb Mooring of Pikeville, NC (Music Education) shared the 2022 Valedictorian title for the bachelor’s degree.
This year’s Faculty Award Winners were Karis Smith and Caleb Mooring.
Each year, faculty and staff members are recognized for admirable performance in their duties and service to the college and campus community.
• The Lee H. and Lucille Firebaugh Memorial Award was presented to Mr. Owen Thomason.
• Ms. Debra Grizzle, Registrar was awarded the annual Vulcan Award.
• The Lorraine Wells Melton Support Staff Award was given to Elaine Saxon
• Dr. Richard “Bud” Reiselt was awarded the President Thomas L. Aaron Award and Honorarium.
Emmanuel alumna, Dr. Cheryl Bridges Johns served as the 2022 Commencement speaker. Dr. Bridges Johns currently serves as the Robert E. Fisher Chair of Spiritual Renewal at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary.
She shared with the graduates that they are called to make an impact.
“You don’t come to college to stay, you come to go!”
She encouraged the students to go into their next chapter of life with knowledge and love.
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!