Alumni Relations at Mars Hill University

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Mission Statement

The Mars Hill Alumni Association, a vital member of the university community, is dedicated to advancing Mars Hill's pursuit of its highest potential. The alumni association provides a forum for meaningful involvement and interaction among alumni, students, and university leaders.

Phone: (828) 689-1102
Email: Alumni Office
Address: Alumni Office, Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, NC 28754

Welcome Mars Hill University Alumni! You are an important member of nearly 25,000 Alumni of Mars Hill University living all over the world. Regardless of where you live, we hope that all of our graduates remain active members of the Mars Hill community. Our goal is to help you reconnect with the University and spark some fond memories of your time as a student here. We’d especially like to officially welcome the Class of 2015 to the community of Mars Hill Alumni!

For additional information and to find out more about event happenings in your area, please visit our events page or contact Amy Garrison at

Garrison AmyAmy Garrison

Director of Alumni Relations
Phone: (828)689-1295
Office: Blackwell Hall

Amy Garrison '07 was appointed as Mars Hill's Director of Alumni Relations in February 2017. She had previously served as Director of Advancement Services and Director of Advancement Programs and Stewardship. As a music major, some of Amy's fondest student memories revolve around singing in the university choir. In addition to her Mars Hill degree, she holds a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Theological Seminary. A native of western North Carolina, she currently resides in Weaverville.


Ophelia H. DeGroot

Alumni Relations Resource ConsultantFifi
Phone: (828) 689-1438
Office: Blackwell Hall
Education: A.A., MHC (1958), B.S., English Education, Appalachian State in (1960), M.Ed, English Education, UNC-G in (1968).

I came to Mars Hill University in 2001 after serving in enrollment at UNC-Greensboro and Florida State University. My family has had a long relationship with the university: I'm a 1958 alum; my late husband, Jack, was on the board of advisors; and my daughter Gretchen graduated from Mars Hill in 1996.

I live in Mars Hill and am a member, deacon, and substitute Sunday school teacher at Mars Hill Baptist Church. I'm also a member of the Rotary Club and serve on Rotary Executive Board, am an executive board member of SART Guild, and a member of Mars Hill Woman's Club.

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