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John Maurice Named Interim President

April 25, 2017

Gregory D. Hand, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mid-Atlantic Christian University, announces that John W. Maurice, Jr. has been appointed Interim President. He follows the university's third president, Dr. D. Clay Perkins, whose duties will end June 30. Maurice, who has been Vice President for Institutional Advancement at MACU since January 2014, will begin serving July 1.   Maurice, a retired Navy commander and chaplain, is from Roanoke Rapids, NC. After graduating from MACU in 1978, he preached for congregations in North Carolina, Indiana, and New York. He earned a Master of Divinity from Cincinnati Christian University in 1986 and joined the USN Chaplain Corps in 1989.   During his 24-year career in the U.S. Navy, he served afloat as Command Chaplain onboard the USS Savannah, USS Saipan, and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.  His shore tours included Marine Corps Base Quantico, CREDO Director Okinawa, and Naval Station Norfolk, the largest Navy base in the world. He has also served on the staff of the Chief of Chaplains as an action officer and as Deputy Director for Pastoral Care in the Navy's second largest major medical facility in Portsmouth, Virginia. He retired from active duty...

President Perkins Steps Down

April 24, 2017

Board of Trustees Mid-Atlantic Christian University Elizabeth City, North Carolina April 18, 2017 Dear alumni and friends, Dr. Clay Perkins, third President of Mid-Atlantic Christian University, has resigned. June 30, 2017, will tentatively be his last day as President. The Trustees are thankful for Dr. Perkins' exemplary, spiritual leadership since March 2006. His time with MACU is marked by many accomplishments.   While we are sad to see Dr. Perkins leave, we have anticipated this transition for some time. Since the average presidential tenure is 8.5 years, we are thankful that this transition is occurring during Perkins' twelfth year. Remarkably, Mid-Atlantic has had only three presidents in her 69-year history. There has always been a very positive relationship with President Perkins, and that positive relationship remains. We anticipate, as Dr. Perkins states, he will not be a stranger and he will be a raving fan of MACU. He will likely serve as an adjunct professor and in other roles for years to come.   Dr. Perkins will begin working with Financial Planning Ministry (FPM). In that role he will continue as a chief fund raiser...

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.