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Elkins Encourages Others to Take Advantage of MCC

June Elkins says her experience, as well as her family’s experiences as students at Mayland Community College, is why she would encourage anyone to put MCC high on their educational option list. Elkins attended MCC after her high school graduation and pursued a degree in Administrative Office Technologies. The skills taught in this degree were emphasized from those she had come to (more)

Therapeutic Massage Graduation

Mayland Community College’s third Therapeutic Massage Program certification class held a graduation ceremony on August 2 at the Yancey County Library. Many graduates will take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam before the end of the month in order to receive their licenses to practice in the future. (more)


How You Can Help Prevent Bullying Sept 3rd (details)

MCC S.O.A.R. Program Receives Grant

S.O.A.R. (Support Options for Achievement and Retention), a Student Support Services TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, has received a grant award of $1,474,965, continuing the program that has been in operation at Mayland Community College since 1988. (more)

Mitchell Students Attend Camp Challenge

Fourteen Mitchell County students from Harris and Bowman Middle Schools attended Camp Challenge at Y Camp Weaver in Greensboro this year thanks to a partnership between Rural Education Partners of Mitchell County and The North Carolina Bankers Association.  The week-(more)

Yancey Schools Issue Retiree Badge of Honor

In recognition of a lifetime of educating the children of Yancey County, retirees of Yancey County Schools can now stop by the YCS Central Office at 100 School Circle on Tuesdays and Thursdays, have their picture made, and receive a Retiree Badge of Honor. This ID badge is a YCS Events Pass giving retirees free admittance to any Yancey County School-sponsored event.  (Because of NCHSAA (more)

Annual Back-to-School Bash at Liberty Hill a Huge Success

Liberty Hill Baptist Church, located in the Estatoe community of Mitchell County, held its Fourth Annual Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, July 25.   Three hundred students from Mitchell, Yancey, Avery, and McDowell Counties received backpacks, a variety of school supplies, New (more)

Yancey County School Lunch Prices Remain Among the Lowest in WNC

Since the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) was signed into law in 2010, school systems all across the United States have been required to comply with the Equity in School Lunch Meals Pricing Provision.  The intent of the provision is to ensure that sufficient funds are provided to the nonprofit school nutrition program for lunches served to students not eligible for free or reduced price (more)

Rowe Completes Adult High School Program

Through determination and consistent effort, Devin Rowe completed his goal of acquiring his NC High School Diploma through Mayland Community College’s Adult High School (AHS) program. This program allows adult students to earn the credits they missed in high school in order to complete the twenty-two credits needed to obtain a NC diploma. The self-paced, individualized course of study (more)

MCC Alumnus to Enter PhD Program

Mayland Community College alumnus Andrew Zeidell believes that pursuing a higher education was one of his greatest accomplishments, as well as his greatest challenge. After graduating from MCC, Zeidell worked for a few years in the electronics field before enrolling at Appalachian State University in the department of Physics and Astronomy. This past spring Zeidell was accepted into the Physics (more)

Returning to College a Positive Experience

Laura Wilson, after moving to the High County, decided to return to school in search of new career opportunities. On a recommendation, she visited Mayland Community College. Wilson was interested in the health care field, but was unsure about entering into the medical assisting field. She found a good fit in a Health Care Information Technology program offered at another community college, (more)

Bee Aware Team Exhibits at White House

A group of High Country students was among just 36 teams from across the nation to exhibit their enterprising honeybee project at the White House Science Fair. The Bee Aware NC team, composed of home-schooled students from the High Country, rubbed elbows with dignitaries and posed for a photo with President Barack Obama as they showed off their project designed to raise awareness of (more)

Adult Education Graduates Recognized

Jessica Erin Swaney studied in the Adult Education Department at MCC's Mitchell Campus, as well as at MCC's Yancey Learning Center to earn her High School Equivalency Diploma.  Swaney celebrated this educational achievement with family, friends, other graduates, and faculty at the Adult Education Graduate Reception held on June 18. Swaney resides with her family in the Mars Hill (more)

McNeely Receives Michael Emory Award

While most college students are enjoying time off from classes during the summer months, Mars Hill University student Meagan McNeely is spending the summer between her junior and senior years helping to care for abandoned infants at the Door of Hope ministry in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The choice of how to spend her summer says something about the kind of young woman she is, and why she (more)

Yancey School Board Recognition

At its regular meeting on Monday, June 5th, the Yancey County Board of Education recognized several people for their contributions to the school system this past year, including Yancey County Schools 2015 Teacher of the Year, Jeremy Dotts.  The East Yancey Middle (more)