Beauty From Ashes – EC Alumna Spotlight on Leslie McFarlin

Growing up, Emmanuel College was Leslie McFarlin’s playground. Living a stone’s throw away from campus, she and her siblings felt a part of the college community because they grew up walking the hills.  Following graduation from Franklin County HS, Leslie attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for a semester before transferring home to Emmanuel.  She didn’t realize how much of…

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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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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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Music & Ministry – EC Alumni Spotlight on Eric Foster-Whiddon

From the beginning of his college search, EC alumnus Eric Foster-Whiddon (’01) was looking for a place to “study God,” and he found that place at Emmanuel College.  “I liked the fact that it was small,” he said. “There was a sincere Christianity and love for the Lord at EC. I liked the regular chapel services and the environment.”…

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Making A Splash – EC Alumni Spotlight on Adrian Aleksandrowicz

The Lord works in mysterious ways. This is something Emmanuel College alumnus, Adrian Aleksandrowicz learned during his time at Emmanuel College. A native of Poland, Adrian started swimming at a young age and set a goal for himself to attend college in the United States where he could continue his swimming career. That goal became a reality when he…

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