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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)

Mountain Heritage Open House

MHHS will have an Open House for each grade level before the first day of school, which is Monday August 17.  During Open House, parents/guardians and students can make schedule adjustments, pick up school-issued Chromebook, and purchase student parking passes and athletic season passes.  Open House is from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM on the following days (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)

MHU Professor Honored

Dr. Kathy Meacham, professor of philosophy at Mars Hill University, has been inducted into the Academy of Educators at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where she serves as an adjunct professor of ethics. On May 27, 2015 the UNC SOM Academy of Educators inducted new faculty members and residents during an Evening of Educational Scholarship at the George Watts Hill Alumni (more)

Monarch Rescue Garden

Harris 8th grade students worked with Nina Veteto from  Monarch Rescue and Anita from the US Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to start a monarch habitat in front of Harris Middle School. Students learned about the plight of the monarch and the difficulties the species faces (more)

Working in the Community While Attending MCC

Ken Anderson, the Pastor of the Toe Valley Charge, was recently named as the Interim Conference Disaster Response Coordinator for the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. In addition to his role as Pastor, Anderson will oversee 285,000 United Methodist members in disaster readiness, response, and recovery efforts, supervising eight districts, working with other (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)

2015 Mayland Early College Graduation

The 2015 Mayland Early College Graduation was held Friday, May 22nd at the Sam Center Auditorium on the campus of Mayland Community College. The Class of 2015 are as follows: Colton Edward Burse, Jedidiah Matthew Burt, Bethany Savandra Clawson, James Ethan (more)

MHU Receives $500,000 in Golden Leaf Funds for School of Nursing

Mars Hill University has received $500,000 in grant funding from Golden LEAF Foundation to support patient simulation equipment and other costs for the university's new Judge-McRae School of Nursing.The university was one of nine organizations across the state to receive (more)

Yancey and Mitchell County Head Start is Accepting Applications

Yancey and Mitchell County Head Start is now accepting applications for children who are or will be 3 before September 1st up to Kindergarten.  For Mitchell please call Courtney at 828-688-2199 ext. 17 and for Yancey call Casie, Holly or Sally at 828-682-6668 to set up an appointment or come by Head Start on Indian Trail.