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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.