Pressing On

July 18, 2011

The university continues to mourn the events of Oct. 3 and to encourage everyone to pray, especially for the families involved. A broad range of counseling and pastoral services have been available to students, staff, and faculty. They have included but have not been limited to pet therapy, general counseling, professional counseling, and pastoral counseling. The university expresses deep appreciation to her graduates and alumni for their love and care. Many are trained in ministry and counseling, and they have been of great service to their alma mater throughout this ordeal. The university also emphasizes her gratitude for the many community ministers and counselors who have volunteered their services and support. She is also grateful for the outpouring of love from the Elizabeth City community and her officials. Thank you for traveling this road with us. We invite you to read or listen to: The Jonathan Schipper Scholarship October 4, 2010 Press Release October 5, 2010 Press Release October 6, 2010 Press Release October 7, 2010 Press Release October 8, 2010 Press Release A Call to Prayer, October 8 Memorial Service Program A Call to Prayer, October 8 Memorial Service Podcast

Listening For God's Call: Amanda Steiner

July 18, 2011

I was not raised in church. In fact, I did not accept Jesus into my heart until I was almost thirteen. I have always been what most would call different. I have never been the type of person who followed the crowd just to fit in. Even before I knew Christ, if something was wrong in my heart I wanted absolutely nothing to do with it. God has blessed me with many talents and passions. I enjoy drawing, singing, writing poetry, and children. I remember my junior year of high school pondering what I wanted to do with my life. I knew that in whatever I did, I wanted to serve God and bring glory and honor to His kingdom. I finally narrowed down my choices to two careers: an art teacher and a youth minister. I decided to try out both of these fields and see which I felt God was leading me into. Art Teacher? Youth Minister? I signed up for teacher cadet at my high school. Teacher cadet is a program in which...

Meet Nicole Camden

July 18, 2011

As a high school senior, I never dreamed that I would leave Indiana to attend college in North Carolina.  Being over 850 miles from home wasn’t even a matter of consideration. There were numerous Christian colleges between the Hoosier state and the Tar Heel state, so MACU wasn’t even on the radar screen. By March, I had narrowed my choices down to a couple of colleges, but neither one seemed to be the “right fit.”  A close family friend who was aware of my struggle jokingly mentioned MACU. He thought I would never really consider a college so far from home, but he didn’t realize, nor did I, the plans God had in store for me. In April, my mom, my grandma, and I flew to North Carolina to look over MACU. Within minutes of meeting some faculty and students, I knew this was the place.  The caring, personable atmosphere was so inviting. My mom and grandma were a little reluctant because they didn’t want me to be so far away, but by the time our visit was over, they both gave me the “thumbs up” that MACU was the right choice....

Military Friendly School

July 18, 2011

According to Rich McCormack, Publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, this honor ranks Mid-Atlantic Christian University in the top 15% of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. At MACU we are proud to provide educational opportunities for military men and women. We humbly thank them for fighting for our freedoms. The Military Friendly Schools list is determined through exhaustive research by the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools® team. This research includes government agencies and private entities which administer education benefits and a comprehensive survey administered by G.I. Jobs. Criteria for the award include certifications, programs and policies, VA approval to accept the GI Bill, academic accreditations, ROTC programs, academic credit for CLEP and ACE, flexible learning programs and much more.

Jonathan Schipper Scholarship

July 18, 2011

The University continues to mourn the death of student Jonathan Schipper.  October 3, 2010 a terrible tragedy happened on campus that took the life of Jonathan. The University family has received many calls and letters of love and support.  From this outpouring of concern funds have been received to create a good thing out of a bad thing: a new scholarship will begin in memory of Jonathan. Gifts may be given in memory of Jonathan Schipper to fund a new scholarship in the Mid-Atlantic Foundation. The new scholarship will be titled "The Jonathan Schipper Scholarship." Checks may be written to the Mid-Atlantic Foundation with notation "Schipper Fund" and mailed to: Mid-Atlantic Foundation 715 N. Poindexter St. Elizabeth City, NC  27909  For more information please contact the Mid-Atlantic Foundation Administrative Director, Sandra Perkins, at 252-334-2003 or by email at  The Mid-Atlantic Foundation receives gifts that are held in perpetuity.  Investment earnings are used to fund scholarships to students at Mid-Atlantic Christian University. The Mid-Atlantic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Gifts may be tax deductible.