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.
On May 12, 176 students were listed to receive degrees. Along with the master of management and bachelor of science in nursing, Mars Hill students received bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of music, bachelor of science, and bachelor of social work degrees.
Outgoing Mars Hill University President Dan Lunsford gave his farewell address to the campus on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Lunsford is retiring at the end of the academic year, following 16 years as president. Lunsford became president on an interim basis in January 2002, following the resignation of the late Max Lennon. The board of trustees of what was then Mars Hill College made the position permanent in May 2003.
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 2011 (except 1966) are available to browse online.