Great Giving Incentive Now through December 31

December 08, 2013

Elizabeth City, NC - December 5, 2013 Important giving update for those over 70½!  "... see that you also excel in the grace of giving." 2 Corinthians 8:7b  Great news for givers like you ... the Federal Government IRA Charitable Rollover tax incentive is still in place as a part of the overall tax relief benefits. At this time the Federal government has announced that this will not be renewed in 2014. However, that incentive is still in effect through December 31, 2013.  Please consult your tax advisor before making any decisions since individual situations vary and tax laws are in constant flux.  Individuals aged 70½ and older are allowed to donate up to $100,000 from their Individual Retirement Accounts (Traditional or Roth IRAs) to Mid-Atlantic Christian University or Mid-Atlantic Foundation without having to count the distributions as taxable income. This giving incentive is particularly beneficial to those individuals who do not itemize their tax deductions and would not otherwise have received any tax benefit for their charitable contributions.  Charitable contributions from an IRA must go directly to Mid-Atlantic. In other words, the donation must be submitted from the IRA trustee or broker made payable to Mid-Atlantic.  Each...

MACU Christmas Concert

November 07, 2013

Elizabeth City, NC- November 5, 2013.  The MACU Choir of Mid-Atlantic Christian University will present a Christmas musical on Wednesday night, December 4, at 7:30 p.m. on campus in the Davenport Chapel of the Al Blanton Campus Life Center. “Merry Christmas” by Don Wrytzen, Phil and Lynne Brower, is a musical highlighting Christmas.  “No story on earth has a deeper and stronger meaning than Christmas. Our ears shall always hear the angels sing; our eyes will forever see the brilliance of the single star. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” The concert is free and open to the public.  Donations will be received for the choir program. The choir is directed by Sandra Perkins and Lisa Williams. Mrs. Williams will lead the vocals and Mrs. Perkins will accompany the choir on the piano.  Students in the choir are both freshmen and upper classmen, and come from various states. Many have experience performing in choirs. They are  Ariana Avila, Elizabeth Bartlett, Brooke Buzza, Kelsea Fallon, Taylor Holloman, Tiffany Kriss, Sarah Lunceford, Katie Sizemore, Catrina Webster, and Becka Woodard. The host narrator for...

Mid-Atlantic Foundation Banquet

October 10, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Foundation Banquet October 17, 2013, the Mid-Atlantic Foundation will hold its annual banquet on campus.  The event brings donors to campus who have designated scholarship funds inside the Mid-Atlantic Foundation.  Donors will be able to meet Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) students who received scholarship awards this academic year.  This is a wonderful event that allows the students to meet and thank the donors in person in a casual atmosphere.  Donors enjoy meeting these students and learning about what they are planning to do with the education they receive at MACU.  Many of the Foundation donors are alumni of MACU and enjoy telling the current students about what MACU was like "back in the day."     Sandra Perkins, Director of the Foundation, selected the first floor Harold C. Turner lobby for the venue this year.  The riverfront lobby offers beautiful views and a cozy atmosphere. Thompson Hospitality will sponsor the dinner meal. There will be a brief program which will include presentations from students and donors.  Joanne Norris and Emmett Murphy will speak on behalf of Foundation donors. Participants will also hear from current MACU students, Amy Isler and Aaron Stokes.     Mrs. Joanne Norris and her husband, Jerry,...

Mid-Atlantic Christian University jumps in Washington Monthly top college rankings

September 17, 2013

  Mid-Atlantic Christian University jumps in Washington Monthly top college rankings  Elizabeth City, NC – September 13, 2013.  Mid-Atlantic Christian University has been ranked 40th in the Washington Monthly’s list of college rankings, up from last year’s ranking of 52nd. The Washington Monthly rankings are based on three factors. The first is social mobility, which gives colleges credit for enrolling many low-income students and helping them earn degrees. The second recognizes research production, particularly at schools whose undergraduates go on to earn PhDs. The third values a college’s commitment to service. The more expensive college becomes, the more students are encouraged to see higher education as a mere return on investment. The students in the “best colleges,” according to this ranking, are taught by example and design to look beyond themselves and give back. Mid-Atlantic is pleased to provide a high-quality Christian-based education at an affordable price. The college has made a strong effort to make classes available to all through scholarships and grants to ease the financial burden on students. According to Dr. Clay Perkins, “The school has always been a place for first generation and low-income college students to achieve their dream of a...

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...