Mid-Atlantic Christian University 66th Annual Commencement

May 29, 2015

Mid-Atlantic Christian University held its 66th annual commencement in the Chesson Gymnasium on Saturday, May 9.  The university conferred three Associate of Arts degrees, ten Bachelor of Science degrees, and five Bachelor of Arts degrees.  Four other members of the class of 2015 had degrees conferred in August and December bringing the total degrees awarded to twenty-two. President D. Clay Perkins stated that “the 2015 graduating class of Mid-Atlantic Christian University will make a tremendous impact in the world as they move from the halls of academia to join the ranks of alumni who serve in 48 states, 1 territory, the District of Columbia and 25 nations.  These graduates have dedicated themselves to excellence and will make a mark for good wherever they serve.” Among those graduating with honors are Salutatorian Ronald E. Lawrence from Virginia Beach, Virginia and Valedictorian Tiffany Kriss from Ridgely, Maryland.  Both addressed the Class of 2015.  The commencement speaker, Steve Hill, is a native of Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  Hill is a 1977 graduate of Mid-Atlantic Christian University and serves as the Senior Minister of First Church of Christ in Washington, NC.  He is married to the former Sherry Styons, also of Elizabeth City. Dr. Perkins...

MACU Hires New Men’s Head Basketball Coach

May 13, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – May 11, 2015. Mid-Atlantic Christian University welcomes Mr. Allan Harris as Head Coach of the MACU Mustangs!  Harris, of Elizabeth City, was named Interim Head Coach a couple weeks ago when Coach Neal Alligood transitioned into the role of Athletic Director and lead athletic recruiter. Coach Harris is no stranger to the University or the basketball program since he spent the last two years serving as an assistant with Coach Alligood.  Coach Harris brings a wealth of basketball experience and knowledge from his playing days at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan all the way through stints as an assistant at both the high school and collegiate level.  Coach Harris also served on the staff of Elizabeth City State University Women’s team as an assistant coach from 2007-2009.  As a local minister in the Hertford, NC and Gates County areas, Coach Harris well understands the culture of MACU’s desire to transform ordinary people into extraordinary Christian leaders.   Coach Harris has been instrumental in continuing to promote the recruiting efforts focused on student athletes who desire to grow spiritually, academically and athletically.  Dr. D. Clay Perkins, MACU President, states, "Coach Harris is the right man at...

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Inducts Members into Honor Society

April 29, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – April 29, 2015   Alpha Mu Alpha, the local chapter at Mid-Atlantic Christian University of the national honor society Theta Alpha Kappa, inducted 14 new members on April 29, 2015. Theta Alpha Kappa is the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing academic excellence in baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students and in scholars in the fields of Religious Studies and Theology. Induction requires nomination by a local chapter. To be eligible students must have completed at least 12 hours in Religious Studies and/or Theology with a minimum 3.5 GPA and a 3.0 GPA overall and be in the top 35% of their class ranking. The inductees were:   Sarah Ann Bowles, North Chesterfield, VA Caitlin Dawn Goss, Roper, NC Harley Nicole Grice, Spencer, VA Amy Lynn Isler, Warren, NJ Tiffany Jeannette Kriss, Ridgely, MD Ronald Eugene Lawrence, Chesapeake, VA Sarah Morgan Lunceford, Richlands, NC Rita Agnes Maclin, South Mills, NC Michael Scott Moulden, Clear Brook, VA Victoria Petri, Granite Falls, NC Samantha Paige Roberson, Plymouth, NC Wendy Jo Ward, Poplar Branch, NC Lauren E. Witherspoon, Chesapeake, VA Rebecka Kaitlyn Woodard, Baltimore, MD   Bible and Theology Faculty members, Dr. Lee Fields, Dr. Kevin Larsen, Dr....

2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

April 08, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – April 09, 2015. Each spring, the faculty of Mid-Atlantic Christian University selects an individual from the teaching faculty as “Teacher of the Year.”  The individual selected must demonstrate excellence in being able to lead and motivate students; to understand, relate, listen, and interact with students; support the total mission of the university; demonstrate innovation in teaching; be an outstanding instructor; and demonstrate service beyond the classroom through participation in professional organizations and community activities. This year’s distinctive selectee is Dr. Cheryl Luton, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education.   Dr. Luton received her B.S. in Elementary Education at Towson University, her M.Ed. in Elementary Education at Elizabeth City State University, and her Ph.D. in Education at Capella University.  Dr. Luton has been a professional educator since 1991.  Dr. Luton taught in the public school system for 15 years and brings a wealth of personal experience to the classroom.  She has also taught and mentored students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Dr. Luton served as an Assistant Professor at Elizabeth City State University and coordinated the Masters in Elementary Education program. Dr. Luton began teaching at Mid-Atlantic in 2013.  In addition to preparing students to pursue excellence in education, she loves the opportunity to be able...

MACU Ranked 4th Among Best Small Colleges in the Nation for Counseling Degree

April 06, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – April 02, 2015. Mid-Atlantic Christian University has been ranked 4th among the top 25 colleges and universities for students to study Psychology or Counseling in an article released March 3, 2015 (The Top 25 Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree, by Kirsten Hughes).  Colleges and universities with less than 3,000 students were evaluated from the Institute of Education Sciences’ College Navigator on the basis of regional accreditation, graduation rates, retention rates, and net price. Dr. D. Clay Perkins, President of MACU noted that “MACU’s counseling program is one of the finest in the nation.  I am extremely glad to see that in the last two months independent evaluating organizations have recognized the high quality of our counseling and psychology program." Mid-Atlantic Christian University integrates a Christian worldview into the total fabric of the academic disciplines.  The counseling program at MACU prepares students to serve as pastoral counselors, human and social services positions, and marriage and family ministry.  Students pursuing a degree in counseling are provided an exceptional foundation preparing them for graduate studies in psychology and counseling. One benefit of studying in a small school is that students develop a deeper connection and interaction with their peers and faculty. This one-on-one connection with a faculty member allows...