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Mid-Atlantic Christian University Supports Marriage Protection Amendment

March 27, 2012

Elizabeth City, NC - March 23, 2012 - In advance of the upcoming vote on the Marriage Protection Amendment on May 8, 2012, Mid-Atlantic Christian University wishes to express its opinion that marriage is a special relationship between one man and one woman. The University encourages a vote FOR the Marriage Protection Amendment on May 8, 2012. This is an important time for people of faith and for churches to speak up and vote to affirm in the great State of North Carolina that marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman. We encourage ministers, believers, and churches to speak up and use their influence to uphold this definition that marriage is a special relationship between one man and one woman. Some will say that to take such a narrow stand on marriage is bigoted, homophobic, anti-capitalistic, archaic, etc. However, the institution of marriage between one man and one woman has helped to stabilize American society. When the family unit is destroyed or even unstable, suffering increases. Studies have pointed to the disintegration of the family as one of the underlying causes for personal and societal difficulties. While the school acknowledges that there are political...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Women's Basketball Coach

March 12, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Announces New Women’s Basketball Coach for 2012-2013 Season Elizabeth City, NC - March 12, 2012 - Mid- Atlantic Christian University announces the hiring of Women’s Basketball Coach, Michael Cisero, in anticipation of the university’s women’s basketball program for fall of 2012. MACU revitalized her sports program earlier this year by hiring her first full-time athletic director. MACU continues to offer athletes the opportunity to develop their skill in a Christian environment with the addition of a women’s basketball program.  Mid-Atlantic Christian University President Clay Perkins shared, “This is more good news! Now young women have another option to pursuing collegiate sports and a collegiate degree in one of our 20+ majors at Mid-Atlantic. We are glad to have Coach Cisero on our team.”  Neal Alligood, MACU’s Athletic Director states, “I am excited about the university's continued commitment to aggressively seek to grow this athletic program.  I believe that with the addition of Coach Cisero, we are on the right track, and I am eagerly looking forward to serving alongside him as we minister to and through the avenue of athletics." Michael Cisero, a decorated war veteran, played for MACU during the 2004 – 2005 season.  He went on to...

MACU Rally - Special Service Project!

March 09, 2012

We will be having a special service project during this year's MACU Rally.  We will be collecting items for the HER (Help and Emergency Response) Shelter serving the cities of Chesapeake and Portsmouth in Virginia.  Alumna Beth Cross is the executive director of the HER Shelter.  If you are coming to the Rally, we ask that you might bring a few items from the HER Shelter wish list, which can be found here.  Beth will have a booth here on Friday and you can drop off the items at the HER Shelter booth.  Thanks for helping!  If you live in the Hampton Roads area, please contact Beth to see how you and your church might be able to get involved with the shelter. Some of the events duiring this year's Rally will be outdoors (like some of the concerts and carnival games).  You might want to pack a lawn chair and/or blanket for outdoor seating.  There will be some limited seating available. See you next week! 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.   ...

Press Release - Mid-Atlantic Empowers Athletics’ Program

February 17, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Mid- Atlantic Christian University Empowers Athletics’ Program Elizabeth City, NC - February 13, 2012 - Mid-Atlantic Christian University has empowered her athletic program through new staffing and additional programs. Athletics has been a part of the institution’s 60 plus year history. MACU is proud to announce a renewed emphasis in athletics by hiring her first full-time Athletic Director, planning to expand athletic offerings, and has plans for facility renovations. Neal Alligood has been selected as the Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach. President Clay Perkins states, “This is wonderful news for all those students in high school that are looking for a place to compete in college athletics. We welcome students who seek a strong academic program in one of our 20+ majors, who also have a passion for sports, and a desire to be in a Christian environment.  Neal Alligood is the right man at the right time. He has the energy, passion, and Christian values that are needed to guide us a University to a full athletic program.” Alligood was born and raised in Elizabeth City, NC.  Neal attended Mid-Atlantic Christian University and graduated in 1998.  He served MACU as an Admissions...

Press Release - Elementary Education Teacher Licensure

February 07, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MACU’s Elementary Education Program Receives State Approval as a Teacher Licensure Program   Elizabeth City, NC - On Friday, February 03, 2012, Mid-Atlantic Christian University in Elizabeth City, NC received notification from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that its major in Elementary Education (K-6) has been approved as a teacher licensure program. “This is great news!” proclaims President Clay Perkins.  “Mid-Atlantic Christian University is honored to play a role in the education of teachers. Our graduates will be some of the best.  Dr. Barbara Williams is to be commended for guiding the University to teacher licensure. She has done this in less than two years. We are also thankful for those who laid the groundwork prior to her arrival. I have no doubt that Mid-Atlantic will be known as a leader in teacher education.” After two years of intense work, the University submitted the formal application for teacher licensure approval in April 2011. Dr. Barbara Williams, Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Teacher Education, states, “Receiving word that we now are able to have an elementary education licensure program is wonderful news.  Our program is unique in many ways,...