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2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

April 08, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – April 09, 2015. Each spring, the faculty of Mid-Atlantic Christian University selects an individual from the teaching faculty as “Teacher of the Year.”  The individual selected must demonstrate excellence in being able to lead and motivate students; to understand, relate, listen, and interact with students; support the total mission of the university; demonstrate innovation in teaching; be an outstanding instructor; and demonstrate service beyond the classroom through participation in professional organizations and community activities. This year’s distinctive selectee is Dr. Cheryl Luton, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education.   Dr. Luton received her B.S. in Elementary Education at Towson University, her M.Ed. in Elementary Education at Elizabeth City State University, and her Ph.D. in Education at Capella University.  Dr. Luton has been a professional educator since 1991.  Dr. Luton taught in the public school system for 15 years and brings a wealth of personal experience to the classroom.  She has also taught and mentored students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Dr. Luton served as an Assistant Professor at Elizabeth City State University and coordinated the Masters in Elementary Education program. Dr. Luton began teaching at Mid-Atlantic in 2013.  In addition to preparing students to pursue excellence in education, she loves the opportunity to be able...

MACU Ranked 4th Among Best Small Colleges in the Nation for Counseling Degree

April 06, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – April 02, 2015. Mid-Atlantic Christian University has been ranked 4th among the top 25 colleges and universities for students to study Psychology or Counseling in an article released March 3, 2015 (The Top 25 Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree, by Kirsten Hughes).  Colleges and universities with less than 3,000 students were evaluated from the Institute of Education Sciences’ College Navigator on the basis of regional accreditation, graduation rates, retention rates, and net price. Dr. D. Clay Perkins, President of MACU noted that “MACU’s counseling program is one of the finest in the nation.  I am extremely glad to see that in the last two months independent evaluating organizations have recognized the high quality of our counseling and psychology program." Mid-Atlantic Christian University integrates a Christian worldview into the total fabric of the academic disciplines.  The counseling program at MACU prepares students to serve as pastoral counselors, human and social services positions, and marriage and family ministry.  Students pursuing a degree in counseling are provided an exceptional foundation preparing them for graduate studies in psychology and counseling. One benefit of studying in a small school is that students develop a deeper connection and interaction with their peers and faculty. This one-on-one connection with a faculty member allows...

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Announces 2016 Rally Speaker

March 26, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – March 17, 2015.   Mid-Atlantic Christian University will hold its annual rally at the Elizabeth City campus March 18, 2016.  The mission of MACU is to impact the world by transforming ordinary people into extraordinary Christian leaders.  Tim Liston and his wife, Jane, started New Hope Church in 1989 with no core group. The church ran 75 people in attendance for the first 6 years. By year 10 the church had grown to 1,000. The church now has over 7,000 people in attendance each weekend on multiple campuses. New Hope has been recognized several times by Outreach Magazine as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Churches in the United States, and one of the Top 100 Largest churches of any denomination. Tim graduated from Ozark Bible College in 1985. He and his wife Jane have three adult children and one grandson.  The alumni speaker is David Willis, minister at Olivet Christian Church in Newport News, Virginia.  David graduated from Mid-Atlantic Christian University as well as Christopher Newport University. He became a part of the staff at Olivet in October 2004. His prior ministry was with a new church work, Christ's Church of...

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Ranked 18th Among Best Small Colleges in the Nation for a Psychology or Counseling Degree

March 26, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – March 17, 2015. Mid-Atlantic Christian University has been ranked 18th among the top 30 colleges and universities for students to study Psychology or Counseling.  This ranking by Best Psychology Degrees was determined by studying selective small colleges and universities with an undergraduate population of 3,000 students or less that offer a bachelor’s degree in counseling or a specialized counseling area. Only schools with a current accreditation were reviewed. The institutions selected were required to offer a bachelor’s degree in counseling or a specialized counseling area, have less than 3,000 students, and be a public or private non-profit 4 year college. The 30 most selective schools were based on the percentage of students admitted and the number of degrees conferred in the area of counseling.  MACU is a private Christian University offering both psychology and counseling courses. Mid-Atlantic prepares students to either continue their education in grad school or use their education to obtain employment through their local church, religious service organizations and human service entities. The Counseling and Psychology program is a part of the Department of Marketplace Ministry which allows students to pursue their educational goals with the intention of delivering their services...

University Response to Clery Act Findings

March 26, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – March 12, 2015 A single tragic event on the campus of Mid-Atlantic Christian University in 2010 precipitated a routine investigation by the Department of Education’s (DOE) Clery Act Compliance Team.  The investigation focused upon Mid-Atlantic’s response to that incident, campus safety issues, as well as policies, procedures, and documents from 2009 and 2010.  This comprehensive evaluation determined that Mid-Atlantic’s response to that incident, including our communication with students, staff and others was in full compliance with Clery Act requirements.  While there were no findings of any campus safety issues, the DOE determined that there were 6 minor administrative and policy deficiencies of a technical nature that did not fully comply with DOE’s interpretation of certain Clery Act reporting and recordkeeping requirements.  On January 30, 2014 the DOE released its Final Program Review Determination (FPRD) indicating that the university had satisfactorily addressed the issues identified  by DOE.  As is often the case following tragedies of this nature, reviewers carefully scrutinized “the University’s adherence to its ‘Timely Warning’ policy in response to the shooting incident.” The review determined “that the University acted in a compliant manner in this instance.”  It should be noted that none of...