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Mars Hill University Bands Get New Leader

When the Mountain Lion Marching Band takes the field September 2 at Mars Hill University’s first home football game of the season, it will be under new leadership. Hunter Kopczynski is the university’s new director of bands, a role which includes co-direction of the marching band with director of percussion studies, Brian Tinkel. An assistant... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill Senior Volleyball Player Named SAC International Woman of the Year

Ully Martins, a senior on the Mars Hill University volleyball team, has been named the 2021 South Atlantic Conference International Woman of the Year. She now is in the running for the NCAA Woman of the Year honor. Martins, a recent graduate and defensive specialist, has been a member of the women’s volleyball program for... [READ MORE]

Natalie Boone receives statewide teaching award

Dr. Natalie Boone, assistant professor of health, human performance, and recreation at Mars Hill University, has been named as the 2021 University Teacher of the Year by the Physical Education Association of NCSHAPE. According to information from NC SHAPE, a professional organization representing North Carolina’s 4,000+ health & physical education teachers at the kindergarten through... [READ MORE]

Students and Faculty Work on Prairie Project

A prairie is growing on the Mars Hill University campus. On a hillside on the north side of campus, student Shaelyn Roberts and biology professor Nicole Soper Gorden, Ph.D., are bringing in native grasses and flowers to retake the land from the invasive and other non-native species which now cover it. The project began in... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Students Earn Dean’s List Honors

Mars Hill University recognizes 380 students named on the Honor Roll of the Academic Dean at the end of the spring 2021 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 on a minimum of 12 semester hours, and carry no grade below a C. Chandler Monet Adams –... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Announces Inaugural Blackwell Scholars

Mars Hill University announces nine students who will make up the inaugural class of Blackwell Scholars. The Blackwell Scholarship is an academic and merit based award which recognizes students who are involved in leadership and citizenship activities in their high schools, and want to continue in those types of roles at Mars Hill University. Along... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Holds Spring Commencement

Mars Hill University held its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2021, in a socially-distanced format. Graduates processed across the Lunsford Commons quadrangle area of the upper campus, accompanied by their chosen guests. Graduates were grouped by their academic majors, with groupings staggered throughout the afternoon. The class of 2021 included 196 graduates. Of... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University To Hold Commencement on Saturday

Graduating seniors at Mars Hill University will walk the stage for their commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 15, but with some modifications for social distancing and safety related to the coronavirus. In addition to approximately 201 students who completed their degree requirements in the spring semester, the spring commencement also will include Mars Hill’s December... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Nursing Graduates Receive Their Pins

MHU’s Judge-McRae School of Nursing marked National Nurses Week (May 6-12) in an appropriate fashion on Friday — by holding the pinning ceremony for this year’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) graduates in Moore Auditorium. The spring 2021 graduates of MHU’s pre-licensure B.S.N. program are: Hope Cody of Mars Hill, North Carolina Rebecca Dallman... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Adds New Majors and Minors

Mars Hill University students will have some new academic options for the fall 2021 semester. The new major in interdisciplinary studies will offer a custom solution for students who find it difficult to narrow their focus to just one major, who are excited by several academic disciplines or topics, or who would like to customize... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Students Selected for Prestigious Nursing Program

Two nursing students in Mars Hill University’s Judge-McRae School of Nursing will spend the summer learning from and working with nurses at Veterans Administration facilities in the area. Michaela Baker of Arden, North Carolina, and William Brawley of Morganton, North Carolina, were selected for the VALOR Program at the Western North Carolina VA Health Care... [READ MORE]

Mountain Mover – Stanley Wheless

Written by Shannon McBride Take a walk down the halls of A.C. Reynolds Middle School and you will surely find Principal Stanley Wheless, Mars Hill class of 1996, interacting with the students and staff, and making sure the day gets off to a great start. He’s been the principal of Reynolds Middle since 2017, and... [READ MORE]

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