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...

MACU Hires New Full-time Faculty

March 18, 2015

Mid-Atlantic Christian University has hired two new full-time faculty members, who will begin teaching in the Fall 2015 semester.Ascencion Gomez, Associate Professor of Management, is coming to the university after spending the last sixteen years working with “at risk” students in the Chesapeake, VA public school system.  Dr. Gomez is also retired from the United States Marine Corp where he earned the rank of gunnery sergeant and served as a Marine Drill Instructor and a Squadron Gunnery Sergeant.  Dr. Gomez earned the Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree from Regent University and a Master of Arts degree in Management and a Master of Arts degree in Health Service Management from Webster University. Dr. Gomez will teach in the university’s Business Administration degree program (which is pending final accreditation approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges).Abigail Mirau, Assistant Professor of English Composition, is coming to the university from Rochester, Minnesota.  Ms. Mirau earned a Master of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing with an emphasis in fiction from Southern New Hampshire University. Her most recent experience is working in the banking industry but she has also served as an editor for an...

2016 MACU Alumni & Friends Cruise

March 18, 2015

June 2016 MACU Alumni & Friends Cruise   Reserve your room today! $250 per person (pricing subject to change) Contact Robert Kennedy at NCL   Phone: 877-416-9722 extension 4189 Email: Reservations available only through Robert Kennedy. Balance Due by April 5, 2016, Deposits refundable before April 5, 2016 Get ready to explore the white sand beaches and deep-blue waters of the tropics on the MACU Alumni and Friends 2016 Cruise on the Norwegian Getaway.  NCL's newest ship, Norwegian Getaway, combines the most magnificent amenities Norwegian has to offer with The Waterfront, an innovative, industry-first open-air promenade designed to connect guests with the ocean like no other cruise line. Indulge in 28 dining options, experience the thrill of five water slides, and three levels of action-packed activities in the sports complex. The excitement and entertainment continues with Illusionarium, a surreal magical experience and seven-time Tony Award-nominated musical Legally Blonde. Find out more about the ship amenities by visiting Pricing is subject to change - RESERVE YOUR ROOM TODAY: only $250...

MACU Shows Support for Local Law Enforcement Officials

January 06, 2015

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Shows Support for Local Law Enforcement Officials   Elizabeth City, NC – January 6, 2015.  Mid-Atlantic Christian University supports the men and women of law enforcement who are sworn to serve and protect.  Police officers put their lives on the line each day to enforce the law and keep our citizens safe. On Tuesday, January 6th, President D. Clay Perkins and Vice President of Institutional Advancement John Maurice met with Chief Eddie Buffaloe to express their support for the work of the Elizabeth City Police Department in serving the community. Dr. Perkins presented Chief Buffaloe with a letter that reads, in part:  “Mid-Atlantic Christian University thanks you and the men and women of the Elizabeth City Police Department for the superb work you do to protect and serve the citizens of our community.  Law-enforcement is a noble profession and those who do this work keep our communities and families safe. The Apostle Paul stated that ‘authorities are God’s servants’ and he exhorts Christians to respect and honor those who fulfill their duties well (Romans 13:6-8).  Please convey our thanks and appreciation to those in your department who serve willingly, sacrificially, and with honor.” As a...