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Email to December 2020 Graduates Regarding Graduation

The following message was recently sent out to our December 2020 Graduates regarding commencement updates: December 2020 Graduates, You have encountered historic challenges this past year, from a complete campus shutdown, the abrupt disruption of athletic seasons, masks, social distancing, the delay of returning to this place we all love, a new academic schedule, and... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Holds Commencement Ceremony for Spring and Summer Graduates

Mars Hill University’s spring graduates finally got the chance to walk across the graduation stage as the university held a socially-distanced in-person commencement on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Graduates and their families processed along the university quadrangle, known as Lunsford Commons, to a stage set up in front of the Founders Memorial fountain. While the... [READ MORE]

MHU Student Named 2020-21 recipient of the Arthur Everett Wood Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Rebecca Dallman of Franklin, Tennessee, is the 2020-21 recipient of the Arthur Everett Wood Endowed Nursing Scholarship at Mars Hill University. Dallman is a senior in the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the university’s Judge-McRae School of Nursing. The scholarship is awarded to a student with demonstrated need who maintains high grades... [READ MORE]

9/16 Campus Update from Dr. Parkinson and Dr. Rozeboom

Good afternoon, We want to update you on our COVID-19 response.  We learned this morning that we now have two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in our campus community. Both individuals are in isolation, and we will continue to follow the protocol that has been established by the university’s response team regarding contact tracing and... [READ MORE]

President Floyd’s Update to Parents Sept. 15

Dear Parents, Your students have been attending class, in-person, for exactly one week now. I want to let you know how things are going as we have reached the midterm point of classes. I am impressed with the work and effort students have put forth in making the transition between remote learning to in-person, socially-distanced... [READ MORE]

MHU Adopts Academic Commitments to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This was originally published in the Fall 2020 edition of the Mars Hill University Magazine. When the history of 2020 is written, it will be seen, not just as a time of pandemic, but also as a time when an explosion of rage and protest nationwide forced the country to confront a series of uncomfortable... [READ MORE]

Mountain Mover – Lauryn Higgins

MHU alumna lands dream job amid pandemic by Shannon McBride Ever since Lauryn Higgins was five years old, she dreamed of being a news reporter. Intrigued by Nancy Drew novels and inspired by stories she heard on National Public Radio while riding in the car with her father, Lauryn always knew what she wanted to... [READ MORE]

Two MHU Professors and One Staff Member Awarded For Work With Students

Lucia Carter, professor of history, and Jimmy Knight, director of the Cothran Center for Career Readiness, received the 2020 Snow Caring Awards from Mars Hill University. Marty Gilbert, associate professor of computer science, received the 2020 Gibbs Outstanding Teacher Award. The awards were presented Tuesday, August 11, 2020. The Snow Caring Award was established in... [READ MORE]

Mountain Movers – Cassidy Allen

To say that we are living in unprecedented times is an understatement. As of August 2020 the CDC and WHO reports say that there have been over 18 million confirmed cases and over 600,000 deaths due to COVID-19 across the globe. Before COVID the most recent pandemic of this proportion was the 1918 flu pandemic... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Postpones Fall Sports Seasons

Mars Hill University announced today that all fall sports are postponed, with plans to compete during the spring semester. The decision comes following a meeting and vote this morning of the South Atlantic Conference (SAC), in response to numerous mandates passed down from the NCAA on Wednesday. For Mars Hill, this announcement affects men’s and... [READ MORE]

Alex Griggs named head cross country coach

Alex Griggs was named as the head men’s and women’s cross country coach in the summer of 2020.  Griggs served as assistant coach during the 2019 season. Griggs, a native of Taylorsville, North Carolina, attended Mars Hill where he majored in Physical Education. Griggs ran cross country, indoor and outdoor track. During cross country, he was... [READ MORE]

August 5 Update to Fall Semester

Advising Reminder The Advising/Registration Adjustment period is now underway as of August 3rd for seniors, August 4th for juniors, and August 5th for sophomores. Incoming first-year students will have advisors assigned and your advisor will reach out to you on August 10th or shortly after. There will be an additional day for schedule adjustments on... [READ MORE]