Alumni Spotlight
Emma (Palmer) McVey ('07) Boosting Atlanta's Economy and the Arts
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 12/12/2017

Emma (Palmer) McVey (‘07) was voted Most Likely to Star in a Broadway Musical her senior year at Whitefield. She is well on her way when she is not at her “real” job.

Emma works on the Economic Development team at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, assisting the chief economic development officer. The Metro Atlanta Chamber serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta's quality of place, the Chamber is focused on starting, growing, and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro-Atlanta region.

Emma uses her theatrical talents after hours and works as a freelance stage manager in the greater Atlanta area at Synchronicity Theatre. Recent credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd, Bad Jews, Serial Black Face, Appropriate (Actor's Express), Strait of Gibraltar (Synchronicity Theatre), Once Upon A Mattress, The Jungle Book (CCYP), and Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest (Theater Emory).

Emma graduated from Birmingham-Southern College. She lives on the West Side with her husband, D. Connor McVey, and their two cats, Sampson and Ann Perkins.

Hannah Rae Faulk ('12) Glorifies God Through Acting
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 11/2/2017

Hannah Rae Faulk (‘12) currently lives in Chelsea, Manhattan, while she pursues a career as an actress. Through studying with CAP21 last fall, she was able to study with New York casting directors and broadway performers. During that time, she completed a showcase and signed with Avalon Artists Group talent agency.

Hannah Rae booked her first gig at an equity house this past summer with the Arrow Rock Lyceum. She performed in two of her dream shows, "Beauty and the Beast" and "Oklahoma!" After that, she received her Equity Membership Candidate card from that contract.

This fall finds her back in the city, auditioning, working as a nanny, and volunteering on the worship team and kids team at her church, C3 Brooklyn.

“I’m loving the friends that I have met in the city, and especially the ministry and platform that God gives me through this career!” said Hannah Rae.

Emily DeMoss ('12) Pursues Passion for Students with Special Needs
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 10/3/2017

Emily DeMoss ('12) graduated from the University of Georgia during the summer of 2017 with a degree in human development. While at UGA, Emily was involved in Extra Special People, a nonprofit organization with a passion for enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

“My little buddy shaped my heart and life for the better!” she said.

She is thrilled that UGA is starting a new program called Destination Dawgs, which will give students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience college on their level of comprehension and ability.

“Athens is a very cool special needs community,” Emily said.

Emily is now enrolled in a master’s program at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She plans to continue her work in human development, focusing her master’s work on a degree in student life and would love to one day work on a college campus, helping students to maneuver the college experience.

Emily remembers her time at Whitefield fondly and says she loved the Christian education she received. She participated in cheerleading, the arts, peer leadership, and tutoring and was also regarded as a gifted writer by her English teachers. She is looking forward to returning to work at a school with a Christian emphasis.