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MACU Hires New Faculty for Biology Program

April 12, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is pleased to announce that Gerald Woodworth will be joining the faculty at Mid-Atlantic Christian University at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Woodworth will serve full-time as Assistant Professor of Biology. A native of Tennessee, Mr. Woodworth is in his final steps of completing a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. In his doctoral program, he has been researching the effects of deer upon invasive plants in forests. Prior to his studies at UVA he completed a master's degree in Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Bryan College in Dayton, TN. In addition to his academic preparation, Mr. Woodworth will bring to the classroom prior experience teaching undergraduates, both as an adjunct faculty member at Shenandoah University and mentoring students in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Blandy Experimental Farm, Boyce, VA. Mr. Woodworth is a member of the Ecological Society of America and the Society for Ecological Restoration (National and Mid-Atlantic Chapter). He is also an active member of a local church in the Charlottesville, VA area. The hiring of Mr. Woodworth enables Mid-Atlantic to initiate...

MACU and COA Partner on Transfer Agreement

March 30, 2017

Leaders at Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) and College of The Albemarle (COA) recently signed a transfer agreement enabling students who earn an Associate of Science degree at COA to transition seamlessly into the Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biblical Studies degree or the Bachelor of Science in Science Education degree at MACU. Commenting on the new agreement, Dr. Kevin Larsen, Vice President of Academic Affairs at MACU said, “We are excited to partner with College of The Albemarle by providing a venue for COA graduates, who value a distinctive education from a Christian worldview, to continue their education in the subjects of biology or science education.” Echoing Larsen’s excitement, Kennon Briggs, Interim President at COA, described the relationship between the two institutions. “The March 17, 2017 renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between these important partners reaffirms the importance that each institution plays for the Albemarle region and beyond.” Briggs further remarked that students would be able to complete these programs of study without leaving the region and that this is a “big advantage for working adults or families with dependents.” College of The Albemarle has long been known for preparing students for college and university...

MACU Names 2017 Teacher of the Year

March 22, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is pleased to announce that Ms. Abigail Mirau, Assistant Professor of English Composition, has been chosen by her peers to be MACU's 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Mirau was particularly praised for (a) her engagement in student life, (b) her willingness to try new teaching strategies, (c) her efforts/commitment to working with students outside of the designated class time; and, (d) her genuine care about individuals, as reasons for the honor. We are grateful that Ms. Mirau is part of the MACU family.  Ms. Mirau will be acknowledged with this award on Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:00 p.m. here on the MACU campus when the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce honors teacher of the year designees from across the area. The public is welcome to attend this recognition service in the Albert Blanton III Campus Life Center here at MACU.  

MACU Announces Fall 2016 Dean's List

December 23, 2016

The Dean’s List is comprised of full-time students (12 or more credit hours) whose semester GPA is 3.500 or above.  Students achieving a 4.000 are indicated with an asterisk (*).   Allain, Fiona Stammers Anders, Kelly Ann Anderson, Alyssa Shay Bird, Tara Dawn Brothers, Cheyenne Bryan, Amy L. Bueno, Sarah Lunceford Byrd, Katherine K. Carter, Sandra Horne Carter, Taylor Kristyn Cooper, Jackson Laine Cooper, Matthew Todd* Corbett, Joy* Davis, Whitley Rosa-Leigh Ellis, James Lawrence* Greene, Emily Caroline* Hilts, Jacqueline Alexis Howlett, Gabrielle Kelley, Ryan Kilian III, Thomas Leazer, Courtney A. Litowski, Sarah Grace* Lowery, Jameson Grey Maclin, Leah Nicole Maclin, Rita Agnes Martin, Kendall Brooke McGraw, LeeAnn Claire Minter, Grace Gibson* Morgret, Abigail C. Mundinger, Jessica Lynne Neal, Ashlyn Raye O'Connor, Caitlin Elizabeth O'Connor, Emily Nicole Oliver, Natalie I. Phillips, Joshua Paul Putze, James R. Reynolds, Olivia Caroline Maxey Rimarski, Jordan Cannon Stanley, Alexander L. Teetor, Breanna Lacy White, Brealle Kay-Ann Wiley, Pamela L. Wilgus, Olivia Catherine   5 additional students achieved Dean’s List but requested non-disclosure.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Approved to Offer Masters Degrees

December 07, 2016

Elizabeth City, NC – December 5, 2016.  The Board of Trustees of The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has approved MACU to offer master’s degrees.  On August 23 the Board of Trustees at Mid-Atlantic Christian University voted unanimously to establish and offer a Graduate Certificate in Church Planting.  Following this meeting, Dr. Kevin Larsen, Vice President for Academic Affairs, prepared documentation for SACSCOC requesting a change from being a baccalaureate degree granting institution to being able to offer master’s degrees.  This change in level of instruction and the offering of the graduate certificate program was approved at the SACSCOC Annual Meeting held this week in Atlanta, GA. Mid-Atlantic Christian University was established in 1948 as Roanoke Bible College.  The founding president, George W. BonDurant, arrived in Elizabeth City as an evangelist for the Roanoke District of the Churches of Christ.  At that time there was a severe shortage of ministers to serve congregations.  Most churches did not have full-time vocational ministers. The shortage of educated and ordained ministers meant that many churches had preaching only once or twice a month.  President BonDurant was instrumental in helping overcome this severe shortage of preachers when...