Washington, North Carolina
Criminal Justice Major
Meet two-term SGA President, Emanuel Williams! Emanuel has big plans for NCWC and we are so excited to see what all he will accomplish! Check him out!
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”
Favorite Spot on Campus: My favorite spot on campus is the water fountain at the front of the school. The fountain brings beauty to our wonderful campus.
Favorite Thing to do in Rocky Mount: My favorite thing to do in Rocky Mount is taking a stroll through Brattleboro park.
Fun Fact: One fun fact about me that a lot of people don’t know is the pleasure I find being a volunteer firefighter. It’s fun riding the fire truck to an emergency call or training with people who will have your back through any situation.
You’ve already completed one term as SGA President as a sophomore. What drove you to run for SGA President as an underclassman?
I saw some things I didn’t like. You shouldn’t sit back and do the things you don’t like every day. I give all my respect to Isiah Morrow (former SGA President) for what he has done. I felt like I could make a change on this campus. I am that one to speak for other people. I love to be that leader.
What are some of your goals for Fall 2016 as SGA President?
- I want to promote Jesus Christ upon this campus. I believe that God is doing His work on this campus. I just want to let everyone know that if you put Jesus Christ first you can succeed.
- I want to continue to do what I did last year, but do it better. I want to increase student involvement on this campus. That is important.
- I would love to reconnect with the faculty and the staff. I believe that if SGA has a better relationship with them we can prosper.
Besides being SGA President, you are involved by being a Resident Assistant in Collins. What do you think about dorm life?
Like I tell everybody on my hall, this is a community. You are going to get to know each other. It is like a brotherhood. You get to have a personal relationship with your RA. We are like counselors and activity promotors. We let them know what is happening on campus. That is the best life you could ever have living on campus.
How would you advise other NCWC students to get involved on campus?
If you don’t know what you want to do, come by the SGA office. We sit there to show you the clubs and organizations. Let us be your cheerleader. Let us help you balance your schedule.
I always try to see what’s going on around campus. I look at flyers and I just show up. Sometimes being involved doesn’t mean you have to do something, but just show up and show support. If you don’t want to go by yourself and you don’t know who to go with, come by the SGA office and we will go with you.
You were most recently visiting campus at the Youth Theology Institute. How was your experience as a counselor?
It was amazing. My experience was a challenge in a good way. It challenged me to better my walk with Christ. I commend my guys. Even though I was their counselor and their leader, they were my leaders. They kept me on my feet. They really pushed me to get closer with God.
You have really made the most of your time thus far at Wesleyan. What was your first impression of NCWC that influenced you to attend school here?
I really liked the atmosphere and the love people showed as I toured the campus. Of course it is small and I love the personal relationships. Here I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit on this campus. I felt like I could grow.