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,...

Dr. Fields participates in Greek workshop at Fresno Pacific University

October 26, 2011

For the first time in North America, spoken Greek was heard as it was in biblical times. Brian Schultz, assistant professor of biblical and religious studies at Fresno Pacific University, and Randall Buth, director of the Biblical Language Center, led 24 participants from 10 states and two African countries in a New Testament Greek workshop August 3-11. These scholars did more than translate texts and discuss grammar in sessions at California State University, Fresno. They brought New Testament Greek to life by speaking it. “One learns a language best when one can hear it spoken and then tries to speak it oneself,” Schultz said. “However, since New Testament Greek is a dead language, it is no longer spoken, even by professors.  This is what these scholars would like to change: they wish to learn to speak it fluently in order to teach New Testament Greek in an immersion environment just like modern languages are taught.” Participants ranged from clergy and university faculty to middle-school teachers. Institutions represented included Denver Seminary, Colorado; Urshan Graduate School of Theology, Florissant, MO; Houghton (NY) College; Denton (TX) Bible Church; and St. Thomas Episcopal School, Houston, TX. “I had no clear idea of what to...

MACU Alumni & Friends Cruise To Alaska

September 28, 2011

MACU Alumni & Friends 2012 Cruise to Alaska June 15-22, 2012 from Seattle, WA We invite you to experience Alaska with your friends and alumni from MACU. For more information and to register, please visit

YOU'RE INVITED: Gen. Roger A. Brady to Speak at MACU

September 27, 2011

Elizabeth City, NC – Ret. 4 Star General Roger A. Brady will speak for a chapel service at Mid-Atlantic Christian University on Wednesday, September 28, at 9:30 a.m. The service will be held in the Davenport Chapel in the Blanton Campus Life Center. Below is a biography from the US Air Force website: GENERAL ROGER A. BRADY     Retired Feb. 1, 2011.   Gen. Roger A. Brady is Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, Air Component Command, Ramstein; and Director, Joint Air Power Competency Center, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He provides command and control for air, space and missile defense for activities in an area of operations covering almost one-fifth of the globe. This area includes 51 countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and the Arctic and Atlantic oceans with a total population reaching nearly one billion people speaking more than 80 languages. He also has administrative control of 17th Air Force, providing support, logistics and resources to U.S. Africa...