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Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University recognizes 333 students named on the Honor Roll of the Academic Dean at the end of the spring 2019 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. Michelle Acosta – Godwin,... [READ MORE]

Briana Clark named Mars Hill women’s basketball head coach

Briana Clark has been named the new Mars Hill women’s basketball head coach, Director of Athletics, Rick Baker announced Thursday morning. Clark comes to Mars Hill after serving in the head coaching role at Spartanburg Methodist College for the past eight seasons.  During her tenure, Clark boasted a .628 winning percentage that included six regular... [READ MORE]

Summer Ceramics Workshop Series at Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University kicked off its inaugural Summer Ceramics Workshop Series this week at the Mars Hill Center for the Ceramic Arts. The center is offering a series of workshops in June, led by renowned potters and ceramicists from across the country. The first workshop, “Thrown and Altered,” featured potter Tara Wilson, of Montana City,... [READ MORE]

Mountain Heritage Students Awarded Scholarships to Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University presented scholarships to four graduating seniors at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville during the high school’s Evening of Excellence ceremony. Among the recipients is Alyssa Jamerson, who earned the Mars Hill University/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. Alyssa is a Madison County resident, but attends high school at Mountain Heritage. She... [READ MORE]

MHU Trustee Given Key To the City

The Town of Forest City, North Carolina, proclaimed Saturday, May 18, 2019 as Max E. Burgin Day. Burgin is a Mars Hill University trustee. In a ceremony at First Wesleyan Church , a city official gave him a key to the city. (First Wesleyan was his childhood church.) He also received North Carolina’s Order of... [READ MORE]

School of Nursing Presents Awards

The Judge-McRae School of Nursing hosted its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Friday, May 10, in Broyhill Chapel. At the ceremony, four graduates received awards of special note: Haley Sparrow received the Academic Excellence Award. This award is presented to the student graduating who has excelled academically as determined by his or... [READ MORE]

Class of 2019 Urged To Live, To Love, and To Be Loved

“I urge you to bet on love. Gamble on fullness of life, the reality of calling, and the adventure of purpose. Wager that it matters.” That charge to the Mars Hill University class of 2019 was given by keynote speaker Guy Sayles during the university’s spring commencement on May 11. Sayles, an assistant professor religion... [READ MORE]

Guy Sayles Commencement Address To Class of 2019

Mars Hill University Commencement Address, May 11, 2019 Guy Sayles President Floyd, University Trustees, alumni, colleagues and friends on the faculty and staff, families of our students, and soon-to-be 2019 graduates, I’m honored to speak to you today, and I’m privileged to have been a member of the faculty for these last four years. Some... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Names New Director of Athletics

Rick Baker, Mars Hill University’s longtime sports information director and assistant athletic director, has been named director of athletics. He has served as interim athletic director for several months and will assume the director’s duties on a permanent basis on June 1. “I want to thank President Tony Floyd for this great opportunity,” Baker said.... [READ MORE]

Malik Anderson Receives Student Teacher Award

MHU’s Teacher Education Program recognized its student teachers. Eighteen students received certificates for completion of their student teaching. Malik Anderson, a graduating senior from Dahlonega, Georgia, received the Outstanding Student Teac... [READ MORE]

Coral Foster Receives Alpha Chi Fellowship

A recent Mars Hill University graduate is one of ten college students to receive a prestigious award through Alpha Chi, the national college honor society. Coral Foster, who graduated in December, received the H. Y. Benedict Fellowship to pursue her graduate studies. The honor was announced at Alpha Chi’s national convention earlier this month. Alpha... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Graduation Set for May 11; Guy Sayles to Give Commencement Address

More than 170 students are expected to receive degrees during Mars Hill University’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Among them will be seven graduate students and the second cohort of nurses to earn the university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Commencement will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Moore Auditorium. The commencement address... [READ MORE]