As an independent university, Mars Hill depends heavily upon the support of alumni and friends in order to upgrade facilities, enhance educational programs, maintain a faculty of the highest caliber, and still educate students at costs they can afford.
Kellye Smith Ratcliff of Greenville, South Carolina, is Mars Hill University’s 2022 Alumna of the Year. The university honored her during homecoming festivities with a dinner in her honor and a presentation at halftime of the homecoming football game.
Ratcliff is a graduate of the class of 1986 and is a member and former president of the Mars Hill University Alumni Board. She also served on the Presidential Search Committee and currently is serving on the steering committee for the Together We Rise capital campaign for a new campus center.
Ratcliff earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management and went on to earn an M.B.A. from Western Carolina University. She and her husband, Michael, own and operate a commercial cleaning and floor service company in Greenville and in the Williamsburg/Hampton/Newport News area of Virginia. The couple have three children and seven grandchildren.
We look forward to introducing you to the 2023 Alumni of the Year at Homecoming in October.
Have news you want to share with fellow Mars Hill alumni? Name change? Email change? Fill out the form below and keep us updated!
We send a monthly e-newsletter, and can update you when alumni events are happening in your area. Sign up below to stay connected!
Mars Hill: The Magazine of Mars Hill University is the latest iteration of MHU’s publication for alumni and friends of the institution. It builds on the legacy set forth by the Mars Hill Quarterly, Emphasis, and From These Stones, with a focus on informing those with direct connections to Mars Hill, as well as the general public, about the exciting things happening on campus and with our alumni around the world.
Now you can look back through past editions of the Laurel, Mars Hill University’s yearbook, online. Thanks to the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, the 1917 Laurel and all editions from 1927 to 2016 are available to browse online.
Digital copies of the Hilltop also are available through the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.