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Magazine for alumni and friends of Mars Hill College.

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  • Mars Hill, The Magazine - Spring 2013 1

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    Amazing Alumna Mary Margaret Fulk Serves Children and Families

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    MAGAZINE STAFF: Editor: Teresa Buckner, Media Relations CoordinatorAssociate Editor: Mike Thornhill 88, Director of Communications Contributors:

    Beth Hardin 08, Director of Alumni Relations

    Rick Baker, Sports Information DirectorMatt Vader, Assistant Sports

    Information DirectorCarol Boggess, Professor of EnglishRebeccah Ne, sister of Noel KinnamonCindy Whitt 06, Admin. Asst. to the

    Dean of Student LifeCurtis Hunter 62

    MARS HILL COLLEGE ADMINISTRATIONPresident: Dr. Dan G. Lunsford 69Executive Vice President: Dr. John WellsVP of Institutional Advancement: Bud ChristmanVP of Finance: Neil TilleyExecutive Director of Planning & Auxiliary Services: Dr. Grainger CaudleSpecial Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives: Dr. Joy Kish 82Director of Human Resources Deana Holland

    Mars Hill [mahrz hil] noun 1. A site in Athens, also known as the Areopagus, where Paul

    used persuasive reason and logic to preach Christ to the intellectuals of rst-century Greece, as detailed in Acts 17:21 of the Bible.

    2. A town in the mountains of North Carolina known for the beauty of its surroundings and its welcoming, small-town atmosphere.

    3. A college in the town of Mars Hill which strives to provide the best in liberal arts education for its 1300-some students.

    4. A concept (esp. for faculty, students, sta, and alumni of Mars Hill College) signifying that place where faith meets reason, to lay a foundation for a life of character and compassion.

    Mars Hill, The Magazine of Mars Hill College is published regularly by the Oce of Communications. It is distributed, without charge, to alumni, donors, and friends of the college.Notices of changes of address and class notes should be addressed to the Alumni Oce, Mars Hill College, P.O. Box 6792, Mars Hill, NC 28754. Phone 828/689-1102. Fax 828/689-1292. E-mail alumni@mhc.edu.Letters to the editor and all other correspondence regarding the magazine should be addressed to the Oce of Communications, Mars Hill College, P.O. Box 6765, Mars Hill, NC 28754. Phone 828/689-1304. Fax 828/689-1105. E-mail tbuckner@mhc.edu.Postmaster: Send address changes to the Alumni Oce, Mars Hill College, P.O. Box 6792, Mars Hill, NC 28754.Copyright 2013. All rights reserved.

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    In This Issue:Letter from the President ............................................4

    Mars Hill College Celebrates Grand Opening of South Asheville Site ...............................................5

    A Birds Eye View...Professor and Students Study Birds in WNC ................. 6

    Gladly Would He Learn and Gladly TeachRemembering Noel Kinnamon ...................................8

    Amazing Alumnus Curtis Hunter 62 .......................11

    Amazing Alumna Mary Margaret Fulk 06 ..............14 MHC Named to Presidents Community Service Honor Roll (for the fth time) .................17

    Lion Athletics: 2012 Fall Sports Recap .....................18Lion Player Overcomes Setbacks to Play Lacrosse ................................................20 Young Alumni Weekend/Fiddlin 5K ........................21 Homecoming 2012 ......................................................22 Alumni of the Year & Scenes from Homecoming 2012 Faculty/Sta ...............................................................24 Scholarly Achievements & NewsClass Notes ..................................................................27

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    When last I spoke through the presidential letter for Mars Hill, the Magazine of Mars Hill College, I made reference to the upcoming opening of Mars Hills second location, on Airport Road in south Asheville. Im now pleased to announce that the new site opened on January 7 and classes began on the same evening. Classes in eight degree programs, including a masters in education, are now available through Mars Hills Adult and

    Graduate Studies program in south Asheville. The new, beautifully-renovated facility has spurred excitement in Mars Hills adult programs throughout the region, and AGS reports an increase in applications from people who are specically interested in taking classes at the site. In addition, AGS is set to begin its third cohort of masters students at the end of May.On the main campus, enthusiasm continues to build in two arenas: new residential facilities and new degree programs. Steady progress on our two new residential facilities is clearly evident on and around Mens Hill. Laurel and Dogwood residence halls, due to be complete by the fall semester, will house over 100 students in beautiful brand-new housing. Also this fall, Mars Hill will begin classes in its newest major: criminal justice. Dr. Barbara Sims, a professor with extensive experience in criminal justice education, was hired in the summer of 2012 to develop a program which will meet the professional needs of students, while being true to the Mars Hills liberal arts mission. The resulting program, recently approved by the faculty, already has students lining up to begin. The next curricular challenge for Mars Hill is to continue to evaluate the prospects for a new nursing program. By the time you receive this magazine, the board of trustees will have met to formally consider the potential of adding nursing to our growing list of professional majors.Such future plans are the foundation of Mars Hills new strategic plan for 2012-17, which was recently approved by the board of trustees. The plan, carefully constructed by faculty, sta, administrators and board members, aggressively tackles the future of the institution, to expand and provide services in a variety of ways that will appeal to potential students and donors.From this strength, we aim to transition into university status while remaining true to the historic legacy of Mars Hill College. Our goal, as always, is to move forward with an even stronger vision for the institution as the premier private university in the region.

    Dr. Dan Lunsford 69President

  • Mars Hill, The Magazine - Spring 2013 5

    Approximately 200 people attended the grand opening of the new south Asheville site for Mars Hill College on Airport Road on January 7. Two ribbon cutting ceremonies involving college ocials as well as the Asheville and Henderson County chambers of commerce were part of the festivities. Dr. Dan Lunsford, president of Mars Hill College, expressed appreciation to all who had a part in making the new location a reality, including the MHC trustees, members of the administration, and college faculty and sta. AB Tech Community College will also lease space for classes at the site. Dr. Hank Dunn, president of AB Tech, said he was proud to be part of a cooperative eort with Mars Hill College to provide greater educational opportunities in the region.Programming at the new location will be administered through the MHC Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) program. According to Marie Nicholson, Dean of the program, Mars Hills AGS classes are designed to fulll the needs of working adults who would like to further their education.

    The opening of a location in south Asheville expands opportunities for people throughout the region to take

    advantage of the degree programs oered through Mars Hill College, Nicholson said. The new Airport Road location makes Mars Hill classes more accessible for adult students in the Asheville and Hendersonville areas, who may not have time to drive to Mars Hill after work for class.Educational programs to be oered at the site will include general education and major classes toward bachelors degrees in education (elementary, middle grades, special education, integrated education and teacher licensure), business management, criminal justice and social work. Classes toward a masters degree in elementary education also will be held at this site. Additional major programs may be added later. All classes are evening classes that will meet one night per wee