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RN Program Rated # 1 in NC

February 21, 2018

The national nursing resource, Registered Nursing, released its ranking of the very best nursing programs in North Carolina. Our partner school, The College of the Albemarle, was rated #1 in the state of North Carolina! We are very proud of COA for this accomplishment as they were up against some very large Universities and strong Community Colleges for this ranking. MACU is very proud of our students who are part of this program and whose academic efforts, discipline and passion for nursing will continue to bring success to this vibrant and successful degree program. 

John Maurice Named Fourth President

February 01, 2018

John Maurice Named Fourth President   Elizabeth City, NC – February 1, 2018.  Gregory D. Hand, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mid-Atlantic Christian University, announces that John W. Maurice, Jr. has been appointed as the fourth President of MACU. Maurice was appointed Interim President effective July 1, 2017. Since then, he has also continued serving as Vice President for Institutional Advancement, a position he has held since January 2014. Maurice follows the University's third president, Dr. D. Clay Perkins, whose duties ended June 30. Prior presidents have been George W. BonDurant, who founded the school as Roanoke Bible College, and William A. Griffin, the second president. Maurice is a retired Navy commander and chaplain with 24 years of service, afloat as Command Chaplain onboard the USS Savannah, USS Saipan, and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, plus multiple shore tours. He is from Roanoke Rapids, NC and graduated from MACU in 1978, later earning a Master of Divinity from Cincinnati Christian University in 1986 and completing course work for a Doctor of Ministry degree at Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, MO in 1995.  He has preached for congregations in North Carolina, Indiana, and New York before joining the...

MACU Hires New Chemistry and Physics Professor

January 17, 2018

Bobby Adams to join the faculty at Mid-Atlantic Christian University     Mid-Atlantic Christian University is pleased to announce that Bobby Adams will be joining the faculty at Mid-Atlantic Christian University at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Mr. Adams will serve full-time as associate professor of chemistry and physics.  A longtime resident of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Mr. Adams will join MACU after retiring from teaching at College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City since 1982. At COA, Mr. Adams has served as the department chair of the natural sciences department and held a faculty position as associate professor of chemistry and physics. He completed a master's degree in chemistry with a concentration in physical organic chemistry at West Virginia University. He holds a B.S. in chemistry from Longwood College (University) in Farmville, VA. He has completed additional graduate hours in physics from Montana State University. The hiring of Mr. Adams enhances our faculty committed to the university’s new biology major and science education major. Mr. Adams and his wife are members and active in the TowneSouth Church of Christ in Elizabeth City. Serving in the...

MACU Ranked # 36 in NC for Low Student Debt

November 07, 2017

In a new study released by The Student Loan Report, Mid-Atlantic Christian University was highlighted for leaving its graduates with low levels of student loan debt. The report dubbed Student Loan Debt Per Graduate by School by State, ranked MACU as #36 in the state of North Carolina. "This recognition demonstrates the ongoing commitment of Mid-Atlantic Christian University to graduate the next generation of leaders without burying them in student debt," commented Interim President John Maurice. The report draws from Peterson's Financial Aid dataset, covering the most recent student debt data from the class of 2016.

Mrs. Smith Completes Certification

October 31, 2017

Katherine R. Smith Completes Certification as a Developmental Education Specialist Mrs. Kathy Smith, Director of Learning Enhancement Services at MACU, has successfully completed all requirements leading to certification as a Developmental Education Specialist.  This certification is provided through the Kellogg Institute for the Training and Certification of Developmental Educators, Appalachian State University in NC.  In order to be granted such certification Mrs. Smith completed a two-week training program on the campus of Appalachian State University in the summer of 2016 and implemented a project on the campus of MACU during the 2016-2017 school year.  Mrs. Smith worked with Assistant Professor of English Composition Abigail Mirau in redesigning the university’s developmental English course so that students who were underprepared for college level English Composition were able to take remedial work simultaneously with the first semester of composition.  National data shows that students who have to take remedial course work prior to taking college level credit courses have a higher rate of non-completion of higher education goals.  By combining remedial course work with college level credit courses students maintain motivation because tangible progress is being made toward educational goals. MACU is proud of Mrs. Smith for her accomplishment and her passion to...