A Word from the President
Welcome to the Centennial Year of the founding of Emmanuel University. For 100 years, the University has been transforming lives and making a difference in this world through education. Now more than ever, Emmanuel is positioned to accelerate its influence and enhance its mission.
For the past three years, our motto has been Pray First, Pray Through. Prayer brought us through one of the most difficult periods in the history of Emmanuel University, and last year, we witnessed a remarkable turnaround for the University as God showed himself strong by helping us break the stranglehold of debt and navigate to a position of financial stability. Not only that, prayer will sustain us in the present and launch us into an exciting and boundless future.
In the Centennial Year, I ask three things of you:
- Pray for us now more than ever. Pray for specific initiatives as they are unveiled. Join my daily prayer blog at www.PrayForEmmanuel.blogspot.com. Ask others to pray and join as well.
- Recruit students for us now more than ever. Talk to potential students. Encourage them to consider Emmanuel. Direct them to our website: www.ec.edu.
- Support us now more than ever. Give as often and as much as God directs. Ask others to consider donating. Encourage your church to give. Establish a scholarship. Create an estate plan that includes the University.
May the next 100 years truly be transformative. It’s time to think differently, not for difference sake, but to do better, to be better. The problem for different-thinking people is the pushback from same-thinking people. Most of the world seems comfortable doing the same things in the same ways and getting the same results even when the outcomes are not nearly good enough. Not us. At Emmanuel University, we are attempting to do something greater, something better.
Join with us during 2019 as we celebrate our Centennial throughout the year. But as we celebrate the past, our vision is focused on the future. Emmanuel University. Now more than ever!
Ron White, EdD, President
A Message to Alumni and Friends of the University
Alumni and Friends,
It’s here! Emmanuel University is celebrating its 100th year! What a wonderful milestone to experience, thinking about all God has done over the last century from this little town of Franklin Springs, Georgia.
When I stop to reflect, it is truly amazing the far reach and impact on eternity that has come from this quiet little campus. Effective alumni planted in cities and countries all over the world. Africa, Europe, Mexico, Canada, The Americas, Korea, New Zealand, China, The Middle East, India… and the list goes on and on.
In my mind’s eye, it’s hard for me to believe that in 1919 when G.F. Taylor sat in this quiet community teaching, writing, publishing and advancing the cause of this great institution that he would have ever realized his efforts would reach across the world 100 years later. WOW! What a thought. What a legacy. What hope for us all to consider as we labor for Christ each day.
As I sit and craft this letter, I think about you, the alumni and friends of Emmanuel. I hope your life shows evidence of the blessings of God’s hand. And, I hope you will join us in the Springs this year as we celebrate all God has done over these short 100 years. While we will be hosting events throughout the year, our main celebration will be held at Homecoming, October 18-20, 2019 on campus. We have already begun to plan this event. It will be an exciting time to reconnect with friends, classmates, faculty, and staff. I trust you will make plans to join us! More information will be posted on the website in the weeks and months to come. For more information, please don’t hesitate to call our office.
See you in the Springs,
Brian James, VP – Advancement
Click here for a historical timeline of our century of service.