Stories of everyday students, faculty, and alumni doing extraordinary things.
Find out how Mars Hill University equips students to move mountains and achieve dreams.
Our latest Mountain Mover is a familiar face on the Mars Hill University campus and in the community. We talked to Zach Benton on the day after World Down Syndrome Day about his experiences working at the university.
Mars Hill University junior Maria Castro is moving mountains in North Carolina’s capital city. Maria is spending this semester as a legislative intern in the N.C. General Assembly. It’s a perfect fit for her, allowing her to pursue her lifelong love of politics which has led her to be president of the university’s College Democrats and an officer in the Latinx Student Association.
Guy Sayles, Assistant Professor of Religion and director of the Honors Program at Mars Hill, tells what makes this university special to him. Dr. Sayles is a teacher, writer, and consultant. His areas of research are the intersections—confluences and conflicts–between religion(s) and culture(s) and the role of language—its possibilities and limits—in communication. This fall he will undertake the role of advisor to the Honors Program, as well as continuing his work with ethics across the curriculum.
Nancy Stump will be one of the first students to graduate from Mars Hill’s bachelor of science in nursing program. Life got in the way of her being able to go straight from high school to college. But she never lost sight of her dream of being a nurse, and MHU’s Judge-McRae School of Nursing is helping her fulfill that dream.
Hailey Davis is a social work graduate of the class of 2017, currently pursuing her master’s degree at Columbia University in New York City. Her Mars Hill experience, an internship in Washington, DC, and her time in the Big Apple are preparing her for a life’s work of helping children and families who often struggle for basic needs and services.