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...

MACU Foundation Banquet

September 27, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Christian University will hold its annual banquet for its Foundation on October 18 at 5 p.m. on campus in the Chesson Gymnasium.  The annual banquet provides an opportunity for Foundation donors to meet current students who receive scholarships awarded from the Foundation.  The banquet program includes dinner and brief presentations by students and donors.    Foundation Director Sandra Perkins notes that this event is a rewarding time for both the donors and students.  It celebrates the act of giving and helping others while showing respect and thankfulness for gifts received. Some of the students will be able to meet the individuals who have donated funds for the scholarship award they received at the beginning of the semester.   Mid-Atlantic Christian University finds that many students need financial help paying for their college education. According to Perkins, “It is important to have the scholarship funds provided by the Foundation to help attract prospective students.” Students do not have to repay these scholarship awards, which helps lower the amount of loan money students need to borrow.     President Clay Perkins said, “This banquet is...

Pipkin Returns to Coach Women’s Volleyball

September 21, 2012

Elizabeth City, NC – September 14, 2012 - Mid Atlantic Christian University announces the hiring of Paul Pipkin to coach women’s volleyball when the sport is reintroduced in the fall of 2013. Pipkin was the women’s volleyball coach when MACU accumulated five straight conference championships from 2004 to 2008. Dr. Ken Greene, Vice President for Student Services, said this announcement “demonstrates a renewed commitment to increase athletic opportunities for students desiring the opportunity to play while receiving a solid values-based education.”  Coach Pipkin is locally connected having graduated from Northeastern and having attended COA. He has worked in Elizabeth City and Camden most of his life. In addition to his knowledge of the game, Coach Pipkin has a deep love for women’s volleyball, and both of his daughters have played competitively for Camden High School.  President Clay Perkins said, “We welcome Coach Pipkin’s return. His leadership led our women to many victories before. We look forward to seeing them succeed again as we resume the volleyball program.”  MACU will be aggressively recruiting quality players who desire to be a vital part of a faith based university. Vice President Greene said, “We are seeking women excelling in volleyball, desiring...