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Mid-Atlantic Christian University Begins Search for Fourth President

May 03, 2017

Elizabeth City, NC – May 3, 2017. Gregory D. Hand, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) announced that the board will appoint the Presidential Search Task Force at their meeting later this month. Constituents are invited to assist in the search. A person may submit his or her own name for consideration or the name of someone else deemed to be a suitable candidate. Names should be sent to Greg Hand, Chairman of the Board, Mid-Atlantic Christian University, 715 N. Poindexter Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or presidentialsearch@macuniversity.edu. People whose names have been submitted by others will receive a letter inviting them to apply for the position, if they so desire. All recommendations will be handled with confidentiality and prayerful consideration. Hand added, “We remain confident that the future of Mid-Atlantic is bright. Yes, these are very challenging times for small, faith-based institutions of higher education, but this endeavor has been challenging for decades. Nevertheless, our role to educate those who will serve in the church and in the marketplace from a Christian worldview has never been more important. We need your support. And right now we need for you to send...

MACU Shining A Light in the Local Schools!

May 01, 2017

Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools held their annual Community Recognition Reception and Awards Event last night at Pasquotank Elementary School.  Mid-Atlantic Christian University was humbled to be honored as the 2016-17 School Level Business Partner of the Year for our adopted school, Sheep Harney Elementary. Athletic Director Neal Alligood and Dr. Cheryl Luton, Director of Teacher Education, were on hand to receive the award on behalf of the University.  Many of MACU's wonderful students, through the department of athletics and the Elementary Education program serve each week - shining their light - in the hallways and classrooms of Sheep Harney. A "Volunteer of the Year" and a "Business Partner of the Year" are selected for each of the ECPPS schools.  Then one individual volunteer and one business parter are selected as the "District Level" recipient for going above and beyond in their labor of love.  The University was selected as the "School Level" Business Partner and was excited to celebrate those who went on to win the District Level awards! The MACU Mustangs and many from the rest of the student body have been faithfully serving over the last 5 years at Sheep Harney Elementary.  During the 2016-17 school year...

Central India Christian Mission Founder to speak on Christian Extremism at MACU

April 28, 2017

Elizabeth City, NC – April 27, 2017.  Mid-Atlantic Christian University will host Dr. Ajai Lall on Monday, May 1, 2017. Dr. Lall, a native of India, is a 1983 graduate of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.  After graduation, he and his wife, Indu, returned to India where they began Central India Christian Mission (CICM).  He subsequently earned a M.A. in Humanities and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Sagar. CICM responds to the needs of people in India and surrounding countries through outreach initiatives including providing medical care, disaster relief, shelter, food, education, training, and more.  The mission established a college, Central India Bible Academy (CIBA) which is a sister school to MACU.  The Lalls established a hospital and branch clinics which in 2016 served more than 70,000 patients.  Since CICM was founded, seven orphanages have been started which care for 1,200 children, including 135 children with special needs.  Since 1983 CICM has baptized more than 400,000 people and established nearly 1,400 churches. India is one of the most populous nations in the world. Nearly 1.2 billion people are crammed into a space one-third the size of the U.S. Within this population 2,533 separate people groups are...

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Hires New Athletic Director

April 25, 2017

  Elizabeth City, NC – April 25, 2017- Donald McKinney, Acting Vice President for Student Services announces that Andrew Meneely has been hired as the new Athletic Director to replace Neal Alligood.  Mr. Meneely will begin his tenure as AD on May 1, 2017. Meneely currently resides in Indianapolis.  He holds a BA in Mass Communications from Taylor University and a MS in Kinesiology from the University of Texas.  Mr. Meneely has served as Assistant Coach for men’s and women’s basketball.  He has coaching experience at Taylor University, Pensacola State College, College of Wooster and Lincoln Christian College.  He has additional experience as a Sports Information Director at Indiana University Southeast. Mid-Atlantic Christian University has expanded their athletic programs under the leadership of Alligood. The university fields teams in men’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and men’s golf.  As Athletic Director, Meneely will be responsible for recruiting players and coaches, scouting, strategy-planning and player development.  While coaching at Taylor University his women’s basketball team enjoyed their first 20 win season in four years and they won the NAIA Champions of Character award. AD Alligood expresses his excitement by stating, “I am thrilled to work alongside of...

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...