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Report: Helping after Hurricane Irene

September 06, 2011

Family and Friends, While the wind and rain from Hurricane Irene have faded, many will deal with the effects for many days to come. We wish to thank all those who have responded to serve those in need. Mid-Atlantic will continue to post updates connecting those in the best position to help those in need with individuals like you that desire to help. We encourage you to read all the press releases since many items will not be repeated. You are encouraged to monitor our website, which will be the primary means of posting the press releases. www.macuniversity.edu Mid-Atlantic did organize one of the first groups of volunteers, Sept 2, 3, and 4, 2011. Many students, along with friends from First Christian Church Ministries (Kernersville and High Point, NC), Towne South Church of Christ (Elizabeth City, NC), and Hanover Church of Christ (Mechanicville, VA), were able to assist with clean up in about fourteen homes. They also did most of the clean up at the Lowland Church of Christ building....

Helping those affected by Hurricane Irene

August 30, 2011

Family & Friends, Mid-Atlantic Christian University is open. We suffered little damage from Hurricane Irene. We appreciate your prayers and concern. However, many in eastern North Carolina are in need of your help at this time. While Mid-Atlantic’s primary role is biblical higher education, the university would like to serve as a link during this time to connect those who wish to help with those who are in the best positions to serve. Share with God’s people who are in need. Romans 12:13 We encourage you to monitor our website for updates, www.macuniversity.edu. Pamlico Beach, Lowland, and surrounding areas have been hit very hard by Hurricane Irene, as has Hatteras Island. As we become aware of other nearby areas in need of help, we will post them.   We know of the following agencies that are serving these areas: DART – a ministry of IDES    Kent Gurganus, minister, phone 252-953-1606, coordinator of a local DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team), has crews working each day. IDES (International Disaster Emergency Services)    PO Box 60, Kempton, IN 46049-0060, phone 765- 947-5100, ides@ides.org , www.ides.org ...

Mid-Atlantic Christian University will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011.

August 28, 2011

Mid-Atlantic Christian University will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011.    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ---- Mid-Atlantic Christian University will reopen Tuesday morning, Aug. 30. All classes and all services will resume, starting with breakfast. All employees are to return to work on Monday, Aug. 29. Employees should use their own discretion as to safety. Pressley Hall will reopen at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug 29, 2011, to returning students. The first cafeteria meal will be served Monday night, Aug 29, 2011, at 5 p.m. Students in areas affected by Hurricane Irene that have no power and/or water are welcome to return to Pressley Hall early, but they must notify Chris Stanley, Campus Minister, prior to their return. You can reach Mr. Stanley at Read More

University Officials Monitor Hurricane Irene

August 24, 2011

Mid-Atlantic Christian University officials are monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Irene in the Atlantic Ocean and making preliminary storm preparations on campus.As of 8 a.m. Thursday, August 25, Hurricane Irene is expected to pass over North Carolina's Outer Banks, with the storm center remaining just offshore as it passes Elizabeth City during the overnight hours of Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28. Potential impacts on northeast North Carolina, including Elizabeth City, are unclear, but models indicate that the Elizabeth City area could experience tropical storm or Hurricane category I force winds. The area is under a hurricane watch. At this time, the university has made no changes to its operating schedule. Students living in Mid-Atlantic housing have been receiving instructions on hurricane preparedness, and the University is maintaining close communication with regional emergency management sources. Grounds and facilities personnel are making preliminary preparations in the event that hurricane category 1 force winds and heavy rain impact Elizabeth City. Updates for Mid-Atlantic students and employees will be posted to the Mid-Atlantic website as needed....

New Athletic Coaches

July 18, 2011

MACU is looking forward to a great year in Athletics. Earlier, we announced the addition of Darrell Hairston as the Athletic Director. We also welcome back two former coaches:Paul Pipkin, assisted by Lisa Pipkin has been named coach for the Lady Mustangs Volleyball team. The team under his leadership captured three straight conference championships. We are excited to have him return to guide our team again.Neal Alligood ‘98 will also return as basketball coach. He served as Athletic Director and Head Men's and Women's Basketball coach from 1998 to 2001. Neal’s love for the University has been seen through numerous ways over the years. MACU looks forward to his guidance on the court once again.