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A Lasting Impact – Spotlight on Dr. Cyndee Phillips

When Dr. Cyndee Phillips attended Emmanuel, the campus and the community left a lasting impact. Since then, she has found ways to give back to the institution through acts of service.  Dr. Phillips had a successful career as a public education teacher and administrator, but in 2009 felt led to serve her alma mater in the School of Education…

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My Emmanuel Moment – Demarco Hernandez

Demarco Hernandez joined the Cross-Country team in his junior year of high school to help a friend because his high school’s team didn’t have enough bodies on the roster. He fell in love with the sport and improved throughout his senior year, getting recruited to run for the Emmanuel Lions. Now a senior leader at Emmanuel, he is entering…

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KJ Jones named Regional Scholar Athlete of the Year

Today, the NCAA DII Conference Commissioners Association (D2 CAA) announced the 2022-23 regional winners for Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Emmanuel senior, KJ Jones of the Men’s Basketball team received the honor for the Southeast Region. Jones, a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-American, D2 CCA All-American and the Conference Carolinas Player of the Year and tournament MVP, led Emmanuel…

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Your Voice Matters – Alumni Spotlight on Shavoyae Brown

Shavoyae Brown came to Emmanuel on a basketball scholarship, but something else pushed him to further his education.  “I always knew I wanted to teach,” he said. “As a black man, I didn’t see any educators that looked like me throughout school, so that pushed me.”  He graduated from Emmanuel in 2008 with a degree in English and a…

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McConnell Named Associate VP for Campus Life!

A familiar face is making the move to the Department of Student Life! Former Associate Athletic Director for Student Success, Dr. Kirk McConnell, was recently named the Associate VP for Campus Life.  When the opportunity arose, McConnell knew the move made sense.   “For me, it’s about the opportunity to have a broader influence on students,” he said. “I’ve had such…

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Hearn Appointed 10th President of Emmanuel!

In a meeting on June 30, the Emmanuel University Board of Trustees named Rev. Gregory K. Hearn as the 10th president of Emmanuel University.  Earlier this year, President Ron White, Emmanuel’s ninth president, announced his retirement with the intention of remaining in office until a new president was selected through the presidential search process. However, on May 18 of…

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Entering a New Era – Emmanuel University

 We are thrilled to announce that effective July 10, 2023, Emmanuel College has officially changed its name to Emmanuel University!   “We are excited about the opportunities this name gives us to develop graduate programs and improve recruiting efforts,” said newly appointed president, Rev. Greg Hearn. “We believe this change communicates our commitment to academic expansion, improved student opportunities, and…

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An Open Door – Community Spotlight on The Rainbow Pantry

When the Rainbow Pantry food bank began in the 1970’s, it was run out of the closet of a woman in Sandy Cross, Ga. Jack Exum, a local pastor noticed the need and began to partner with private partners to build a property in Royston.  Although the program has grown throughout the years, the foundation behind it hasn’t changed. …

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Emmanuel Singers Serve in Guatemala!

During the week of May 16-23, the Emmanuel Singers led by Trés and Rachael Ward traveled to serve and minister to the people of Guatemala.  The group traveled to the province of Escuintla in the Pacific coastal region of Guatemala to visit schools, churches, and homes in La Prosperidad, Sipacate, La Gomera, Peña Flor, La Democracia, Colonial Maya, La Sultanita, and Siquinalá. …

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