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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Where He Leads Me – EC Student Spotlight on Aleiah Winchester

HOME. This was the word Aleiah Winchester heard while attending a church service in Hungary over the summer, where she served with a team from The Awakening. For many, this would have led to confusion, but Aleiah heard God’s voice clearly and felt immediate peace. From a young age, Aleiah felt a tug on her heart toward the mission…

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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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