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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)

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)

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)

Movie at McDowell Tech

McDowell Tech will be hosting a movie this weekend in the auditorium of the Cedar Building (Building 11). Showing this weekend will be Maleficent (PG) starring Angelina Jolie. Showtimes are Saturday and Sunday 4:30 and 7:00 pm.  Cost is $3 for adult; $1 for 6-12; Free for 5 and Under, Concessions Available at Reasonable Prices. Open to the Public. 

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 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)

Yancey County School Meals for 2014-15

With the promise of fall in the air Yancey County students prepare to return to class for the 2014-15 school year.  The new year will bring about further changes to school foods as the next phase of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) is implemented.  In an effort to address concerns regarding child health and nutrition, HHFKA was signed into law in 2010 and the Federal guidelines (more)

Upcoming Events at Mars Hill College

Liberty Hill Back to School Bash Big Success

Liberty Hill Baptist Church, located in the Estatoe community of Mitchell County, held its third annual Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, July 26, and approximately 1,500 people attended. Over 400 students from Mitchell, Yancey, Avery, McDowell, and surrounding counties received (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)

Boone Serves as Instructor in MCC Fire Schools

Bradley Boone followed in his family footsteps by serving his community for the last 20 years. He is employed by the Yancey County Sheriff’s Department and is Assistant Chief at the Pensacola Fire Department. Boone has also been a part-time fire instructor for Mayland Community College for over five years and has participated in some capacity as a student or instructor at four Rookie (more)

Anspach Conference Room Named for Bill and Sharla Baker

On Saturday, July 28, the Mayland Community College Foundation hosted its annual Red, White, and Brass celebration at the Burnsville Town Center. Over 125 guests attended as Charlotte party band Coming Up Brass led the evening of music and dancing. (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. 

Ingram Chosen for Disney College Program

Mayland Community College student Lauren Ingram will be spending time where dreams are made into reality this summer and fall. Ingram, a Mayland Associate in Arts transfer student, was accepted into the Fall Advantage Disney College Program. Ingram will be spending several weeks living in a dorm like setting while working for Disney in Orlando.(more)

Pinning Ceremony for Medical Assistants

Mayland Community College Medical Assisting students recently held their pinning ceremony.
Mayland’s Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals who are qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. (more)

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)

Vogler, Dalamangus Receive G. MacLeod Bryan Awards

Christina Dalamangas, a senior biology major from Belmont, NC, and Dr. Beth Vogler, professor of social work, have received the G. McLeod Bryan Caring Awards from Mars Hill University. The Bryan Awards are given annually at Mars Hill University in honor of the late Dr. G. McLeod (“Mac”) Bryan, a member of the MHU class of ’39, and a professor at Wake Forest (more)

Mu Kappa Lambda Inducts New Members

Mu Kappa Lambda Inductees:  (left-to-right): Caption: Dr. Susan Stigall (Honorary Inductee), Stephanie Dawn McCullough, Pennie Evans Ewart, Jenee’ G.Davis, Amber N. Cheyney, Deanna Fox Buchanan, Angela B. Brock, Emily Suzanne Allen, Ashley Delores Garner, Raymond (more)

Amanda Biddix Receives Congressional Invitation

A student from Harris Middle School has received an exclusive invitation to attend the “Breakfast on the Hill”, a Congressional Breakfast ceremony in Washington, DC sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in representing their state’s history.  Amanda Biddix, an 8th grade student at HMS, recently (more)

Cook Chosen in National Reading Sweepstakes

Abby Cook, a fourth grader at Deyton Elementary School, has been selected from more than 14,000 entries as aScholastic Reading Club Star Reader. Abby will appear in the national Second Grader May flyer, along with a review of The Dirt Diary, by Anna Staniszewski, and will also receive a 10-book library. Abby is a Star Reader because of her nomination from her teacher that said (more)

YCS Confirmed Flu Cases Prompt Preventative Measures

Several confirmed cases of the flu at Bee Log Elementary have prompted Yancey County Schools administrative staff to begin preventative measures.  With county-wide testing beginning June 2nd, it is imperative that school staff, parents and students take extra precautions to avoid further spread of the flu. (more)