September 27, 2012
Mid-Atlantic Christian University will hold its annual banquet for its Foundation on October 18 at 5 p.m. on campus in the Chesson Gymnasium. The annual banquet provides an opportunity for Foundation donors to meet current students who receive scholarships awarded from the Foundation. The banquet program includes dinner and brief presentations by students and donors.
Foundation Director Sandra Perkins notes that this event is a rewarding time for both the donors and students. It celebrates the act of giving and helping others while showing respect and thankfulness for gifts received. Some of the students will be able to meet the individuals who have donated funds for the scholarship award they received at the beginning of the semester.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University finds that many students need financial help paying for their college education. According to Perkins, “It is important to have the scholarship funds provided by the Foundation to help attract prospective students.” Students do not have to repay these scholarship awards, which helps lower the amount of loan money students need to borrow.
President Clay Perkins said, “This banquet is a highlight each year. It is a special time for donors and students to meet each other in person. Without such donors providing scholarship dollars, we cannot survive. The vast majority – 93 percent – of our students need financial assistance. Our students love to meet and personally thank these generous people. This is a special event each year.”
The banquet is open to the public by required reservation. Reservations are available by contacting the office of the Mid-Atlantic Foundation at 252-334-2003.
Thompson Hospitality has held the contract for food services at the university for several years and is providing the meal free of charge as a donation to support the university’s Foundation.
The Mid-Atlantic Christian University Foundation was created in 1985. The purpose of the 501(c)(3) organization is to receive endowment funds, hold them to create earnings, and award annual scholarships to students and to the University. The awards are made according to the donor’s request. Since 1985, over 130 scholarships have been created, most of which are for student awards. For more information about the Mid-Atlantic Foundation, contact the director, Sandra Perkins, at email@example.com, or by phone at 252-334-2003.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (COC-SACS) to award certificates, associate, and baccalaureate degrees.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University, a private, faith based, four year college is committed to equality of educational opportunity and will not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines (Sections 702-703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act) clearly recognize the right of church related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution. Being a student or employee at Mid-Atlantic Christian University requires a commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution's mission and values.