Mars Hill Announces USDA Funding for New Building Projects
Mars Hill University has to announced United States Department of Agriculture funding for two new building projects on the campus: Day Hall, a building planned to house Mars Hill’s business department as well as its university bookstore; and a yet-to-be-named nursing and health sciences facility.
Day Hall is the planned future home of Mars Hill’s undergraduate business program, as well as its planned graduate program in public administration. In addition to classrooms and laboratories, Day Hall will have space devoted to retail enterprises including the University Bookstore and a coffee shop. Day Hall also will allow for enhanced accessibility to Owen Theatre and will feature a “black box” theatre. The proposed building is named for major donors Troy Day, class of '48 and his wife Pauline.
Mars Hill University’s planned bachelor’s of nursing program is set to begin in the fall of 2015, thanks in large part to a transformational gift from alumni Norman and Linda Judge McRae (class of ’84 and ’86, respectively). A new facility to house the nursing and health sciences program is planned on the site of the former Harris Media Center, facing Cascade St. in Mars Hill.