Mid-Atlantic Christian University Awards Ceremony
Elizabeth City, NC – April 30, 2013. Mid-Atlantic Christian University held its annual awards ceremony Tuesday morning on campus in the Davenport Chapel. The four-year private Christian university honored students who achieved accomplishments in academics, athletics, and student life during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Vice President for Academics, Dr. Kevin W. Larsen, presented Graduation Honor Chords to seniors with high grade point averages. Ron Lawrence achieved honors for the Associate degree (cumulative GPA 3.5-4.0). Students receiving Baccalaureate degrees Cum Laude (cumulative GPA 3.5-3.69) are Olivia Grace Crehan, Jeffrey Landon Elliott, Amanda Thornton Kight, and Kyle David Layfield. Students receiving Baccalaureate degrees Magna Cum Laude (cumulative GPA 3.7-3.89) are Chasity Michelle White and Sarah J. White. Joshua Scott Bondy will receive a Baccalaureate degree Summa Cum Laude that has a cumulative GPA of 3.9-4.00. Class of 2013 Salutatorian is Sarah J. White, and Valedictorian is Joshua Scott Bondy.
The Mid-Atlantic Christian University Zondervan Biblical Languages Award is given to honor the student who completes two years of Greek or two years of Hebrew with the highest GPA over 4 semesters. The winner’s name is posted on the Zondervan website and receives a coupon for a free book from Zondervan. Dr. Lee Fields, head of the Biblical Studies Department, presented the Zondervan Hebrew Award to Joshua Scott Bondy
The MACU-Zondervan Theology Award is given to the student deemed by the faculty of the Department of Biblical Studies to have best demonstrated excellence in theological studies. Kyle David Layfield received the Theology Award.
The Stone-Campbell Journal Award is designed to encourage biblical scholarship by honoring a graduating senior deemed to be a promising young scholar. The winner receives an one-year’s subscription to the Stone-Campbell Journal. Dr. Bob Smith, Chairman of the Department of Arts and Sciences, presented the Stone-Campbell Journal Award to Joshua Scott Bondy.
Two students, Taylor Pierce and Brandon Davis, were awarded the Exemplifying Christian Leadership in the Dorm Award in recognition of their service to fellow dormitory residents.
The Youth and Family Ministry Award was given to Ethan G. Coltrain for demonstrating above average skills in ministering to youth.
The University received the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve. Mid-Atlantic Christian University has received this award from the Office of the President of the United States for several years.
Christian Service Awards for outstanding Christian Service in the community and serving others were given to Alex Mann, Crystal Lamb, and Brittany Harrison. These students volunteered in the community beyond the hours required.
Five students named to Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The Who’s Who organization award goes to students whose academic standing, participation in extracurricular activities, and community service are decidedly above average. The class of 2013 students receiving the award were Amanda Thornton Kight, Joshua Scott Bondy, Eric Landon Allen, Kevin Wade McNeil, and Attah Djogoessah Osebreh.
Dr. Kendall Greene, Vice President for Student Life, presented athletic team captain awards to Women’s basketball captains, LaCresha Young and Quan Boyd. Men’s team captains receiving awards were Wayne Lipford, Wayne Thurber, and Michael Anderson.
Dr. Kevin Larsen, Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented an award to the Teacher of the Year, Dr. Barbara Williams. Dr. Williams is Associate Professor of Elementary Education.
Questions or comments may be directed to the Office of the President.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, or at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University, a private, faith based, four year college is committed to equality of educational opportunity and will not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines (Sections 702-703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act) clearly recognize the right of church related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution. Being a student or employee at Mid-Atlantic Christian University requires a commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution’s mission and values.