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Mars Hill University Announces Second Class of Blackwell Scholars

Eight students will make up the second class of Blackwell Scholars at Mars Hill University. 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. In addition... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Welcomes Inaugural Laurel Scholars

Mars Hill University announces the inaugural class of scholars to receive the university’s most prestigious academic award, the Laurel Scholarship. The Laurel Scholarship, established in 2021 and awarded for the first time to members of the 2022–23 incoming class, covers the full cost of tuition. The Laurel Scholarship is available to Incoming freshmen and early... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Students Earn Dean’s List Honors for Spring Semester

Mars Hill University recognizes 338 students named on the Honor Roll of the Academic Dean at the end of the spring 2022 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 Graduates 168 and Awards Honorary Doctorate to Oralene Simmons

Mars Hill University conferred 168 degrees during its spring commencement ceremony on May 21, 2022. In addition to the bachelor’s and master’s degrees awarded, the university also presented an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Oralene Anderson Graves Simmons, who broke the color barrier at Mars Hill in the early 1960s. Student speakers were... [READ MORE]

Theatre Arts Presents Golden Lion Awards

The Mars Hill University theatre arts department held its annual Golden Lion Awards on Sunday, May 15, 2022. This year’s ceremony included a special awards presentation for the entire department, the 2021 College/University Award from the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Two board members from the NCTC presented the trophy and individual awards to the students,... [READ MORE]

Graduating Nurses Recognized During Pinning Ceremony at Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University honored the 2022 graduates of the Judge-McRae School of Nursing during a pinning ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2022. The ceremony for this year’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) graduates was held in Moore Auditorium. The spring 2022 graduates of MHU’s pre-licensure B.S.N. program are: Lauren Allen of Barnardsville, North Carolina... [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 & Recognitions celebration on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Ethan Woods, a senior social work major from Lawndale, North Carolina, received the Michael Emory Award. The award is... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University To Honor Graduates and Oralene Simmons at Spring Commencement

Mars Hill University’s spring commencement ceremony will honor not only nearly 175 bachelor’s and master’s level graduates, but also the university’s first African American student. Oralene Simmons, who broke the color barrier in the early 1960s, will be presented an honorary doctorate. The commencement speaker will be Preston Blakely, mayor of Fletcher, North Carolina, and... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Receives NEH Grant to Plan New Active Learning Center

Mars Hill University will use a nearly-$35,000 federal grant to begin planning for an expansion of the current Rural Heritage Museum into an active learning center to better connect students to the Southern Appalachian region in which the university is located. The new Appalachian HEART Hub will be located in the historic Montague Hall, which... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Announces $20 Million Campaign for New Campus Center

Mars Hill University will build a new campus center which will bring together many student-focused amenities and departments under one roof. University leaders announced a $20 million capital fundraising campaign for the project during a kickoff event on Friday, April 22, 2022. As is common with many large fundraising efforts, campaign leaders have been securing... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Celebrates Achievements of Faculty

MHU celebrated ten professors who’ve published articles, stories, or books in the past year. This is the 12th year the library committee has held the Celebrating Scholarly and Creative Achievements event. It’s a chance to recognizes faculty and staff who not only love to teach and guide students, but also are involved in research and... [READ MORE]

Larry Davis announced as new head men’s basketball coach

Mars Hill Athletics has announced Larry Davis as the new head men’s basketball coach. “I’m grateful to President Floyd, Rick Baker, and the rest of the selection committee for entrusting me to lead this program,” Davis stated.  “I am proud and honored to be the new head coach at Mars Hill University.” Davis has spent... [READ MORE]