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Virginia Hart, Iconic Mars Hill Educator Passes Away at 101 years old

Virginia Hart, the longtime coach and professor who founded the Mars Hill University women’s varsity athletics program, passed away on June 1, 2024. Hart graduated in 1943 from Mars Hill... [READ MORE]


Mars Hill University Confers Degrees on 195 Spring Graduates

“The beautiful and hardest thing about our time here is that it inevitably ends,” said Mars Hill University graduate Lauren Sermersheim, delivering a student address to her fellow graduates. “In... [READ MORE]


Mars Hill University Recognizes Students and Employees for Service to the Community

Mars Hill University presented awards to several students and employees for their service to the university and to others. The awards were given during the annual University Awards and Recognitions... [READ MORE]


Political Science Alumni Stories – Cameron Worley

Growing up in Western North Carolina as a first-generation college student, I sought a college experience that would not only provide a comprehensive education but also a meaningful experience. I... [READ MORE]


Political Science Alumni Stories – Sydney Britt

I graduated from Mars Hill in May of 2020, with a major in International Studies and a Minor in Spanish. Ultimately, what led me to MHU was athletics, and in... [READ MORE]


Political Science Alumni Stories – Jerry Clark

My mother attended Mars Hill until 1983 and remains in contact with many of her fellow Lions, which encouraged me to learn more about this beautiful college town in western... [READ MORE]


Political Science Alumni Stories – Denise Thrift

Denise Thrift is a graduate of Mars Hill University in Asheville, NC, where she obtained degrees in political science and international studies. Those endeavors have led her to studying peace... [READ MORE]


Political Science Alumni Stories – Ashley Davis

I came into Mars Hill University as a first generation student with no real direction or guidance in what I was doing. Within my first week I met Dr. Heather... [READ MORE]


Political Science Alumni Stories – Brendon Cyprianos

What brought me to Mars Hill was athletics and I originally came in with a single minded approach of studying business. I was a part of the Mars Hill University... [READ MORE]


Commencement Set for December 15

Mars Hill University will recognize about 63 summer and fall graduates during its commencement ceremony on Friday, December 15, 2023. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Moore Auditorium... [READ MORE]


Pulitzer Winner Named Mars Hill University Alumna of the Year

Lauryn Higgins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, has been named Mars Hill University’s 2023 Alumna of the Year. She graduated from Mars Hill with a degree in business administration in... [READ MORE]


Greta Byrd Named Vice President for Advancement

Mars Hill University named Greta Byrd as its new vice president for advancement. Byrd joined the university in January as a major gifts officer and has served as interim vice... [READ MORE]