MACU Announces USCAA Affiliation

December 06, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MACU Announces USCAA Affiliation Elizabeth City, NC, December 6, 2012 – The Athletic Department at Mid-Atlantic Christian University has been accepted into a national affiliation for athletic programs, the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, or USCAA. MACU applied this fall and received provisional status earlier this week. This USCAA membership broadens MACU’s athletic footprint from a regional affiliation to a national affiliation. As a USCAA provisional member, “MACU is immediately eligible for Player of the Week and National All-Academic honors with the USCAA, as well as statistical leaders as displayed on our website,” said the association.  According to President Clay Perkins, “Athletics are important at Mid-Atlantic. This next step is a game changer for Mid-Atlantic and the City of Hospitality. Now student athletes have another viable option for pursuing collegiate-level sports in our city while earning one of our 19 degrees. We are confident in Athletic Director Neal Alligood and the direction he is taking the program.” Other steps forward for MACU and her growing athletic program have been the addition of women’s basketball this year and men’s golf and women’s volleyball for the 2013 season. Membership gives the university a national association and branding...

ROTC Cadet Hedges Recognized

November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012 - On Tuesday, November 20, VP Academic Affairs Kevin Larsen and Associate Professor of Counseling Don McKinney participated at Elizabeth City State University in a special recognition ceremony that included MACU Army ROTC Cadet Jared Hedges (senior).  Cadet Hedges was part of an elite group of cadets that competed in “Ranger Challenge.” The “Ranger Challenge” competition is a demanding two day individual and team competition with other ROTC teams representing a total of 40 different universities and colleges in the 4th brigade. The goal is to challenge cadets in tough mental and physical situations and scenarios thereby enhancing leader development and building team cohesion. It is good healthy competition among the cadets at the collegiate level. Pictured: Associate Professor Don McKinney, Cadet Jared Hedges, and VP Academic Affairs Kevin Larsen Mid-Atlantic Christian University has cooperated with the Army ROTC Viking Battalion of Elizabeth City State University since 2009 to make ROTC an option for MACU students.  MACU is especially proud of Cadet Hedges for being chosen by his superiors to be a part of the team and represent his unit in the “Ranger Challenge.” According to MSG...

US Senator Richard Burr Speaks at MACU

October 24, 2012

US Senator Richard Burr, R-NC, was on the campus of Mid-Atlantic Christian University Wednesday, Oct. 17, for an Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored breakfast event that was open to the public. He spoke about current events and the financial situation of our country, allowing for a time of questions and answers from those present.   Pictured from Left to Right: President Clay Perkins, Chamber President Kelly Thorsby, Senator Richard Burr R-NC and Vice President for Development Keith Wood. 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. Media Contact W. Keith Wood, VP for Development252.202.9604

University Dedicates Prayer Area

September 27, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Plans to Dedicate Prayer Area Elizabeth City, NC – September 25, 2012 - On the second anniversary of the death of Jonathan Schipper on MACU’s campus, the Student Life Department will dedicate a special prayer area.   The dedication service will take place on October 3rd.  It will begin in the Davenport Chapel of the Blanton Campus Life Center at 9:30am, and a prayer walk will proceed to the Prayer Garden, located in the courtyard, west of Poindexter Street.  The public is invited to attend.   President Clay Perkins states, “Two years ago a tragedy happened in a good place. Now out of tragedy we have a special place on our campus dedicated to prayer. Jonathan Schipper was a young man of prayer. It is a tribute to Jonathan. May we pray for peace, not violence. May we continue to pray for healing for the Schipper family and all who were affected by this incident.”   As the university continues to heal from this incident, the community support that she has received remains a vital part of the healing.  Our hope is that...

MACU Named 'Military Friendly School'

September 27, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Named ‘Military Friendly School’   Elizabeth City, NC – Sept. 25, 2012 – Mid-Atlantic Christian University is honored to be recognized as a Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year. Ken Greene, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Services, stated, “Our goal is to serve our community and educate our students. We appreciate our military and the service that they provide to our community. MACU desires to give back to our servicemen, and we can do this, in part, by meeting their educational and spiritual needs.” President Clay Perkins added, “God bless those who serve in our military. Mid-Atlantic considers it an honor to be recognized for our support of our military as they pursue their college degrees.”   The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list was released recently by Victory Media and can be found at This year’s list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.   This...