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Middle East Expert to Speak at Mars Hill University


Mars Hill University will host a lecture by Middle East expert and former ambassador Edward W. Gnehm, Jr. on September 18 at 7 pm in Moore Auditorium.Gnehm's lecture, titled, "The Middle East Cauldron," will touch on the chaos and turmoil in the region and examine how civil war, sectarian brutality, and radical ideologies have undermined legitimate governments and crushed (more)

YCS Central Office Helps with Stuff That Bus


Some members of the Yancey County Schools Central Office Staff sort and pack school supplies from United Community Bank's Stuff the Bus 2014 School Supply Drive.  A special thank you to the staff at UCB for this annual event as well as other local businesses (more)
 

Debate on Second Amendment 9/23


In celebration of Constitution Day, Mars Hill University will host a debate of the Second Amendment and numerous issues which surround the amendment's interpretation. Teams of students will examine both the constitutional arguments in support and in contradiction of the Second Amendment, as well as the public policy debates that private firearm ownership engenders. (more)

New Members Join MCC Board


Mayland Community College’s Board of Trustees welcomed new members during the September board meeting. Bryan Peterson was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina for a four-year term. Peterson is the Human Resources Manager at Altec Industries in Burnsville. (more)

Free GED Practice Tests at MCC


For a limited time, Mayland Community College’s Adult Education Program will offer free GED® Practice tests to those who are interested in earning their GED®. From September 22-October 3, practice tests will be free for those who come to the College’s Mitchell Campus. (more)

Additional School Nurse Added


Each spring, members of the Yancey County Board of Education and administrative leaders of the Yancey County Schools Central Office travel to each school to meet with staff in Team Leadership Visits.   These meetings provide a direct, open line of communication for staff to voice concerns, offer possible solutions and share their opinions and points of view from the school and classroom (more)

Mars Hill University Ranked 19th in Nation


Mars Hill University has ranked 19th among the top 100 baccalaureate colleges in the nation on rankings released August 25 in Washington Monthly magazine. Washington Monthly originally published its rankings as an alternative to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report rankings, and says that its rankings are based on better measures of student success. (more)

Student Religious Rights in Public Schools (Listen)


Yancey Schools Awarded $1.3 Million for After School Programming


Yancey County Schools was recently notified that it had been awarded a four-year $1,360,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This funding will provide free afterschool programming at all eight district elementary and middle schools. The grant also (more)

Reminder on School Bus Safety (Details)


 

Parent Portal System for Yancey County Schools


This year Yancey County Schools, will be opening the NC HOME BASE/PowerSchool Parent Portal.  This state-wide student information system was first implemented in the 2013-14 school year for teachers and administrators.  The second phase of implementation now opens up both the parent and student portals for use this year.  Access to the Parent Portal will allow parents to gain (more)

State Employees Credit Union Continuing Ed Scholarship Program


The State Employees Credit Union Foundation in 2012 established a Continuing Education Scholarship Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job-related skills. This scholarship is available to assist students who enroll in certain Economic and Workforce Development Program classes at Mayland Community College. These programs (more)

Recognizing Scholarly and Creative Achievements


The following members of the Mars Hill University faculty were honored at a reception on February 20 celebrating scholarly and creative achievements during the past year.  This is the fourth such annual recognition, which is co-sponsored by Renfro Library and the Faculty Library Committee.(more)

MCC Welding Lab Honors Glenn and Carol Arthur


On Thursday, August 14, Mayland Community College administration, staff, and supporters gathered to cut the ribbon to name and open the Glenn and Carol Arthur Welding Lab at Mayland Community College’s Avery Learning Center. (more)

MCC Gateways Now Available


The third edition of Gateways, the creative arts journal of Mayland Community College that celebrates the creative work of our communities, is now available.  The College welcomed submissions from students, community members, and faculty and staff, with the theme of the third edition focusing on the untraveled road. Gateways features short stories, photography, and poetry. Contributors for (more)

Proposed Teacher Salary Schedule (Details)


Cranford Wins Poster Contest


Mayland Community College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Marketing Committee held a student poster contest in May to help Mayland kick off its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), “Preparing Students to Learn Online.” Mayland Computer Information Technology student Matthew Cranford was the contest winner and was awarded a $200 Visa gift card. Mayland’s QEP is (more)

SOAR Shapes a Student Leader at MCC


Moving from foster home to foster home, a ward of the state, Daryl Byrd did not envision himself as a future college student or a leader. By age 17 he had dropped out of high school and had three misdemeanors and a felony on his record. “I was really good at making bad decisions,” Byrd admits. Working as a landscaper instilled in him a strong work ethic and a desire to do something (more)

Elkins Graduate with Honors


Austin Elkins graduated with honors this May from Mayland Community College. Elkins received his Associate in Applied Science degree in Horticulture Technology. Elkins also previously earned a Certificate in Landscaping, a Certificate in Horticulture Technology, and a Certificate Horticulture Technology in Micropropogation. Honors is designated to students who hold a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher at the time of graduation. Elkins also served as Mayland’s Academic Excellence recipient for 2012. 

Yancey County Schools Meet the Challenges of Read to Achieve


The preliminary end of year assessment results for all grades K-12 are currently being analyzed at the local and state levels, and the early indications show gains being made across the board in the second year of the heightened standards of the NC Career and College Ready Standards initiative.  Of particular interest are the results for 3rd Grade Reading in light of the NC (more)