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.
Thank you to everyone who came back to the Hill for reunions and Homecoming events! Below are links to Google photo albums.
The university also recognized Stuart Jolley of Mars Hill as Alumnus of the Year. Jolley is in his 40th year as the public address announcer for Mars Hill athletics. He began announcing women’s basketball and volleyball games in 1982 and added football and men’s basketball before he graduated. Jolley earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Mars Hill in 1986 and a master’s degree in education from Western Carolina University in 1988. He spent his working career as a teacher and administrator in Yancey County Schools, and twice was named Teacher of the Year for Mountain Heritage High School. He is an elected member of the Town of Mars Hill’s board of aldermen. Jolley is president of Mars Hill University’s Lions Athletic Club, which has raised more than a half-million dollars in its first two years. He was elected to the university’s athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.
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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.