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Mt. Calvary University Remains on the Move

Since opening its dedicated Pender site in Burgaw, NC only four months ago, Mt. Calvary University has steadily increased its enrollment in their degree programs. Students can earn religious-centered degrees at the University on the Associates, Bachelors, Masters and even Doctorate in Ministry levels. University officials are delighted to share that they have students enrolled in all four programs and are attracting students throughout Pender County primarily, but students are also traveling as far as Onslow and Duplin Counties to attend classes. According to University President, Dr. Jimmy T. Tate, “I am excited about the overwhelming community support and students who have shown an interest in Mt. Calvary on the degree and non-degree programs—the University is working diligently to introduce new programs to launch at our Pender site and we are continually developing specialized leadership and training programs.”

The Leadership Programs at Mt. Calvary University are also very popular and are gaining attention among those interested in advancing their leadership skills. What makes Mt. Calvary University Leadership Development Programs unique is in addition to six weeks of intensive instructors taught by highly qualified instructors throughout North Carolina is that students have to also commit to completing a service-learning project that is going to improve the betterment of themselves, community, their job place, or work site. Currently, law enforcement officers, EMS leaders, key county leaders, and civic, religious and nonprofit leaders are studying leadership skills at Mt. Calvary University. According to Vice President Robert Turner, “Our doors at Mt. Calvary University Leadership Programs are open to everyone. The University has even started offering a number of special seminars to serve the community including grant writing and classes are even available for those who do not speak English as their native language. If you have a desire to learn, Mt. Calvary has a desire to teach you.”

We are very happy about our Monthly Partners Dinner Conversations with Calvary Leaders. This is a series that occurs on a monthly basis where highly qualified leaders gather to learn about Mt. Calvary and hear ways Mt. Calvary can serve their needs. Last month, invited attendees including the Honorable Mayor Pete Cowan who presented the University with a Resolution of Recognition from the Town of Burgaw. Other guests included Reverend Angela Bannerman of Guiding Light Ministries, Reverend Geraldine Deref of Macedonia A.M.E. Church, Reverend Dante Murphy of Manhow Missionary Baptist Church of Hampstead, NC, Dr. Arthur Kornegay of Pike Creek Baptist Church, Bishop McLeod and others. During this event we heard and gained a new level of support and are thankful to those who share their resources to help Mt. Calvary continue moving forward.

Mt. Calvary University has also had several new Advisory Board members join us including former NC Representative Carolyn Justice, Hampstead, NC, Frankie Roberts, Wilmington, NC, Reverend John McIntyre of Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church, Frank Perez, Hampstead, NC, and Diane Brown of the Greenevers community.

The University is overwhelmingly grateful for the businesses and community members who have recently sponsored scholarships to keep our tuition affordable for students including Mojo Music Factory, owned by MCU Board Member Michael McWhorter.

The University has also received their largest gift to help support the University’s commitment to quality Christian education from the Kenan Family of Chapel Hill, NC.

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