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Mid-Atlantic Christian University Starts a New School Year

August 20, 2013

Elizabeth City, NC – August 19, 2013.  Over the weekend the Mid-Atlantic Christian University campus was abuzz with activities. Over sixty new students moved belongings into the dorm, met with advisors, learned the ropes of the school, and worshipped together.

Freshman Sarah Bowles, studying Youth and Family Ministry, said that she has always wanted to attend Mid-Atlantic because of the “family” atmosphere and was impressed when the Student Services Administrator handed her a packet of information without even having to ask for her name. Freshman Ashley Brown, who will be studying Elementary Education, was happy to have lunch with her program advisor on Sunday. Both ladies are excited about the opportunity to play volleyball in the school’s growing athletic program.

Registration continues today for returning students, and classes begin Monday evening. This fall over 170 students (representing a 5% increase in FTE) will be enrolled in such studies as General Ministry, Leadership, Elementary Education, Family Ministry and Aviation, either in the classroom or online.

The public is invited to attend the Convocation Service, which marks the beginning of the academic year, Tuesday morning at 9:30. Congregational singing will be led by student Brandon Davis. Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Kevin Larsen will present diplomas to two Bachelor of Science graduates. The Convocation message will be delivered by John W. Maurice, Jr., Commander US Navy, and Director of CREDO Mid-Atlantic Region.  Commander Maurice is a MACU graduate and serves on the Board of Trustees.

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MACU will also celebrate the dedication of the Hilda Watson Memorial.  The gift was given by Roy Watson in memory of his wife, Hilda Sadler Watson.  There will be a reception in the gymnasium following the service for the Watson family and friends.

The next day, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m., is the President’s Chapel. President Perkins will be welcoming students to the new academic year as well as challenging them with a message from the Book of Ephesians.

Questions or comments may be directed to the Office of the President.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.

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.