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Montreat College science professors Jim Shores and Brian Joyce are once again preparing for the American Ecosystems trip. From May 13-30, students will travel across the country studying the natural wonders of the American West. Stops on the trip include the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone. New additions to the trip include the Mississippi, Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Cave. Read More


Montreat College sophomore Alyssa Klaus received a 2012 Appalachian College Association (ACA) Colonel Lee B. Ledford award for student research. Alyssa, a creative writing major, is thankful for this scholarship. “Receiving the Ledford Award is not only a huge blessing financially, but it also gives me the chance to further share my research with other scholars,” she says. Read More


The Montreat College men’s golf team made history on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Glen Cannon Country Club in Brevard, NC. Finishing second, the Cavs won the first-ever trophy for the men's golf program. In the first round of the Montreat College Spring Invitational, the Cavaliers were first on the leader-board by 11 shots. This is the first time that the men's golf program has held the lead going into the final round of a tournament. Read More


Dr. Don King and colleague Dr. Hal Poe will host the annual Inklings Fellowship Weekend on March 30 through April 1 on the Montreat College campus, a retreat that encourages Christ followers who are called to the Academy. Read More


On Saturday, March 10, two Montreat College distance runners, Lindsay Mizok and Jared Nielsen, competed in the Corporate Cup Half Marathon in Charlotte, NC. Nearly 900 runners participated in the half marathon event which has been held annually for 33 years. Mizok, a senior from Montreat, ran an incredible race, finishing first overall for the women. Crossing the finish line in 1:30:36, Mizok earned a personal best while qualifying for the marathon event at the NAIA National Championships for outdoor track and field. Read More


Montreat College will host guest speaker Dr. Marnie Crumpler, executive pastor at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, for the weekly chapel service on Thursday, April 19. Read More


On March 29, Montreat College will host guest speaker Stephanie Summers, CEO of the Center for Public Justice, an independent, non-partisan civic education and public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Summers will speak in Chapel at 11 a.m. on the topic of politics and civil discourse. Read More


On Friday, March 2, Dr. Don King was the keynote speaker for the fourteenth Christianity in the Academy Conference. The conference was held at the Stephen Olford Center at Union University in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King gave his keynote address titled “God’s Pulley,” presented as a reflection on the way God uses affliction in our lives to "pull" us to him. Read More


On Tuesday, March 6, Montreat College students Jessica Boyd, Audrey Coffman, Lauren Edwards, Marta Hennigan, Lacy Hudson, Meredith Kalisch, Caroline Mellard, Annie Poetker, Avery Reinink, Alicia Wallace, and Michael Weller were inducted into the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society under the North Carolina Tau Chapter. Read More


Montreat resident Dr. Charles Larry Wilson received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Montreat College on Saturday, December 17, 2011 during the Commencement Ceremony. Dr. Wilson served at Montreat College in many capacities over the years, including the role of Director of Athletics, Director of Financial Aid, Dean of Students, and Vice President/Dean of the College. Read More


Prospective students and families are invited to our annual Open House on March 23 and 24. Open House gives an insider’s look into the life of a Montreat student. Read More


On March 12, Montreat College will host a workshop put on by world-renowned author, speaker, and professor Dr. Mike Gass from University of New Hampshire and licensed mental health counselor and marriage family therapist Maurie Lung. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Black Mountain Campus Manor House. The purpose of the workshop is to offer innovative methods of enriching the therapeutic process through the use of experiential and active treatment techniques. Read More


Montreat College’s Outdoor Education Department to host “101 Experiential Techniques for Counselors and Therapists” facilitated by Mike Gass and Maurie Lung on March 12, 2012 from 9 am – 4:30 pm Target audiences: (1) Counselors/Therapists/Direct care staff operating in traditional settings (2) Therapists and field staff working in non-traditional settings (3) Teachers/instructors/supervisors of therapists in training (4) Educators interested in using experiences to enrich learning Good therapists are always looking for additional therapeutic techniques to improve their treatment effectiveness and create positive client change. The purpose of this workshop is to offer innovative methods of enriching the therapeutic process through the use of experiential and active treatment techniques. Rather than just focusing on the “talking the talk” part of therapy, this workshop will also provide applied methods of “walking the talk” to use in both individual and group therapy sessions to enrich more traditional approaches and assist clients in being more effective in reaching their therapeutic goals. Workshop participants will actively learn and practice these techniques throughout the day. In addition, theoretical background, rationale, models, case studies, and contraindications for such techniques will be offered in order to improve the participant’s ability to apply them effectively (see kinestheticmetaphors.com for a sampling!). Most importantly, participants will leave the workshop with effective techniques they can use in their next client session. Presenters: Michael A. Gass (Ph.D., LMFT) is a Professor and Coordinator of the world renowned Outdoor Education Program in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire. Maurie Lung (LMHC, LMFT) is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and Marriage Family Therapist with over fifteen years of experience with adventure-based and experiential programming, training, and consultatio


Open House 2012 gives prospective students and families an insider’s look into the life of a Montreat student. This year's Open House is scheduled for March 23 and 24. Mix, mingle, and engage with faculty, staff, and students. Read More


Dr. Jeff Teo, CIS professor, won a National Science Foundation grant to attend the Information Assurance conference in Chattanooga, TN, that will be held this summer. The conference will address issues related to security management, cryptography, network security, web security, and access control. Dr. Teo is the lead professor in Montreat College’s new Information Security concentration.


Montreat College will host guest speaker Dr. John Grant during Chapel on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Dr. Grant serves as Senior Pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Asheville. In addition to his pastoral duties, Dr. Grant has also been a frontrunner in capital campaigns and the founding of several local community-based non-profits, resulting in millions of dollars for church and community development projects. Read More


Jason Green, minister of Slaughterhouse Ministries, will present in convocation on Tuesday, February 14 at 11 a.m. and in chapel on Thursday, February 16 at 11 a.m. in Gaither Chapel. Both events are free and open to the public.


The Montreat College Music Department will host their annual Faculty Showcase Recital on February 28 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal. The event is free and open to the public. Students will receive convo credit for attending.


Dr. William Forstchen, Montreat College history professor, will host a book signing for his best-selling novel One Second After at the Naples Barnes & Noble (5377 Tamiami Trail) on Saturday, February 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. One Second After deals with an unexpected electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States as it affects the people living in and around the town of Black Mountain, North Carolina. Read More


On February 8 North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) recognized business professor Dr. Hub Powell for his service as Montreat College’s chapter advisor Dr. Powell has acted as Montreat’s PBL advisor for 12 years. PBL, a national organization for college students in business programs, selected February 8 as “Advisor Appreciation Day.” Chapter advisors across the country were presented with certificates acknowledging their dedication. Read More


North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) will host its inaugural Ethics Bowl competition with a focus on “Ethics in the Workplace” this weekend, February 10-11, 2012. A team from Montreat College will compete. The competition will be held at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC and will feature students from 14 independent colleges and universities in North Carolina. The final round of debate and trophy presentation will be held Saturday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Jones Chapel at Meredith College. Read More


Each year the Service Learning Team hosts Call to Action Week, an awareness week dedicated to a social justice issue. In order to apply what is learned throughout Call to Action Week, students engage in a service project that relates to the topic at the close of the week. This year the College will focus on issues relating to poverty and hunger. These issues will be explored at greater depth on Tuesday, February 7 during convocation and on Thursday, February 9 in chapel. All are welcome to join these gatherings.


Each year the Service Learning Team hosts Call to Action Week, an awareness week dedicated to a social justice issue. In order to apply what is learned during the week, Call to Action Week closes with a day of service. This year the College will focus on issues relating to poverty and hunger. These issues will be explored at greater depth on Tuesday, February 7 during convocation and on Thursday, February 9 in chapel. All are welcome to join these gatherings.


Arden Presbyterian Church has invited Dr. Don King, English professor, to teach a five-week series called “The Imagination and Apologetics of C.S. Lewis” on Wednesday evenings in February. This five-week series will focus upon how C. S. Lewis's imagination helped to shape his apologetics, especially as illustrated in his Chronicles of Narnia. Read More


The Outdoor Education Department at Montreat College received reaccreditation through the Wilderness Education Association (WEA) Accreditation Council on January 15, 2012. Montreat College is one of the first organizations to achieve this status through the new WEA Self-Study process. Read More


Montreat College invites the local community to two events featuring Dr. Frank Turek, dynamic author and speaker. Dr. Turek will present evidence for Christianity, cross-examine arguments against it, and answer questions from the audience. Dr. Turek will present on February 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on February 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the college’s weekly chapel service. Both presentations will be held in Gaither Chapel and are free and open to the public. Read More


English professor Dr. Don King is the recent recipient of a $6,000 grant from the Appalachian College Association (ACA) for his continuing research concerning British author C.S. Lewis. Dr. King’s research will focus on all of Lewis’ published poetry, along with a modest collection of remaining unpublished poems. The ACA grant will allow Dr. King to commence working on his sixth and final book in the sequential study of C.S. Lewis’ life, The Poetry of C. S. Lewis: A Critical Edition. Read More


Montreat College is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees. Read More


During this year’s May Term, Dr. Don Shepson and Chaplain Steve Woodworth will travel with twelve students to Israel as part of BB351: Biblical Studies Abroad. The course offers students a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to see biblical geography, culture, and traditional sites firsthand. Following in the steps of the biblical prophets, kings, apostles, and Jesus, the Montreat students will explore various historical and biblical archeology and architecture as well as the cultural and political challenges that have faced the nation of Israel. Read More


The President's Report for fiscal year 2011 is now available electronically. Take a look at Montreat College’s fast facts, academic highlights, giving data, and donor list in this comprehensive report. Read More


The President's Report for fiscal year 2011 is now available electronically. Read More


Outdoor Education professors Andrew Bobilya, Ken Kalisch and Brad Daniel have collaborated with former Southern Illinois University graduate student Evan Coulson to complete a study of the intended transfer of learning among North Carolina Outward Bound participants. Their study contacted a sample of the participants two years after their wilderness experience to understand what lessons they transferred home and whether those lessons where the same or different than what they hoped to take home. The research team presents their paper at the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors 11th Biennial Research Symposium at Indiana University's Bradford Woods on January 14, 2012. The title of their presentation is "Intended Transfer of Learning: An Investigation of the Outward Bound Wilderness Experience. This study is a part of an ongoing research partnership between the Montreat College Outdoor Education Department and the North Carolina Outward Bound School.


On a beautiful December afternoon on December 2, six members of Montreat College’s Service and Leadership Team and Outdoor Education department spent their time volunteering at the college’s Team and Leadership Center (TLC) by participating in various team building initiatives with a handful of local veterans. The activities were facilitated by John Rogers, the director of the TLC. When asked to speak on his favorite part about this event, Rogers said, “What sticks out most is what they (the veterans) get out of the day. Knowing had they not done this, they may not have seen or interacted with anybody today.” He continued, “Building relationships with them and watching them build relationships with those that they come with--being able to plug-in to a community--is what sticks out most to me.” Montreat student Grant Geurink added, “I love being able to work with the people, and having the chance to climb at the same time.” Two veterans were able to enjoy the challenges of the TLC: the climbing wall, the “Pamper Pull,” and “Dangling Duo.” These challenges are part of an adventure-based model designed for enjoyment as well as group and individual development. John Green, a U.S. Army veteran, served from 1975-1977. Green spent his time serving as a combat engineer, building bridges in Germany. The other veteran, Jacob Hicks, served in the Navy as part of the Naval Construction Force known as the Seabees. Hicks entered the Navy in 2006; he found this to be his best option amidst the struggling economy. He spoke highly and graciously of his time in service. These men are both members of a program known as “HUD-VASH.” The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, through a cooperative partnership, provides long-term case management, supportive services, and permanent housing support. Eligible homeless veterans receive VA-provided case management and services that support stability a


Click here for video and photography information from Commencement. Read More


Montreat College will conduct its Fall Commencement at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 17 in Anderson Auditorium and will recognize graduates of both its School of Arts and Sciences and its School of Professional and Adult Studies. The ceremony will feature a keynote address delivered by Dr. Bob Lupton, founder of Focused Community Strategies Urban Ministries. Read More


On a beautiful December afternoon on December 2, six members of Montreat College’s Service and Leadership Team and Outdoor Education department spent their time volunteering at the college’s Team and Leadership Center (TLC) by participating in various team building initiatives with a handful of local veterans. The activities were facilitated by John Rogers, the director of the TLC. Read More


Environmental Studies students from an ornithology class (ES 480) traveled to the coast of North Carolina from November 18 through 20 to see how many species of birds they could locate and identify. Bird species were identified along the drive to and from the coast, in coastal marshes, maritime forests, sand dunes, and along the shoreline. Read More


At its annual meeting, the executive board of the North Carolina Adult Education Association elected Jonathan Shores, Montreat College Vice President for Professional and Adult Studies, as president. Shores served the NCAEA as the Vice President in 2011 and as a board member for the 2009 and 2010 terms. Read More


The Montreat Music Department will host the annual Christmas Concert on Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal on Montreat’s main campus. All are welcome to enjoy listening to the talented vocalists and musicians of Montreat College’s music program. As with all musical performances at the college, the concert is free and open to the public.


Music Business Professor Kevin Auman wanted his students to go beyond tests and papers in his class: he challenged them to produce a music album that they could bring to the market, an album that would be both meaningful and profitable. Through the diligent work of Montreat seniors Kelly Jo Santos, Krystalynne Schultz, Dyllan Hensley, Chris Henson, and Mykia Russell, “In the Land of the Sky” was created, the first album in history to capture the voices and songs of music native to the Swannanoa Valley, the Blue Ridge Mountain valley where Montreat College resides. Read More


The Montreat College Cavaliers punched their ticket to the 2011 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship Opening Round on Saturday night as they advanced 4-2 on penalty kicks against Bryan College at Milligan's Anglin Field. Read More


On Friday, November 11, the Montreat Volleyball team defeated Union College 3-1, advancing the Cavaliers to the NAIA National Tournament. This is the first time in school history that Montreat will play in the national tournament. Selected to the AAC All-Tournament Team were Sydney Koon, Hannah Scholz, and Natalie Nieman, who was also selected as the Tournament MVP. Read More


Montreat College is proud to announce its first mobile app: Montreat College Mobile. Working in a partnership with Top Floor Studios, an Asheville-based tech company, the college has developed a mobile app that offers a new way to explore Montreat College’s campuses. The app gives the user a glimpse into campus life through providing a profile for each Montreat College facility. Each location has a photo gallery as well, illustrating the architecture and activity of every spot on campus. Read More


The Montreat College English Department has received a $10,000 grant award from the Appalachian College Association to conduct an upper-level undergraduate research initiative entitled “Humanity, Nature and Transcendence in Select British and American Writers.” English faculty members Don King, Rich Gray, Cindy Howell and Cathy Adams are heading up this project, which includes an examination of British writers C.S. Lewis and George Herbert, and American writers Emily Dickinson and Henry David Thoreau. Read More


Ashlea Arizaga, a sophomore Communications major at Montreat College, was crowned Miss Asheville on Saturday, November 5. This enables Ashlea to compete in the Miss North Carolina 2012 pageant next June. Read More


Montreat College grieves the loss of Dr. Timothy Howell, beloved Bible and Religion professor in the School of Professional and Adult Studies. Dr. Timothy Howell had been a part of the Montreat College faculty since 1997. The college community offers its condolences to his family, fellow faculty members, staff, students, and alumni whose lives he touched. Read More


The Montreat College community pauses in silence to pray for environmental studies professor Brian Joyce and his family. Dr. Joyce lost his fifteen-year-old son, Zion Joyce, in a car accident on Monday morning. Throughout the day and the following weeks, please join the community in praying for Dr. Joyce and his family. There will be a memorial service for Zion Joyce on Saturday, November 12 at 3 p.m. at Gateway Church, which is located on 20 Integrity Drive in Asheville, NC. Read More


The latest issue of Reflection Magazine is now available to view online. Click "Read More" for the digital copy. The fall issue explores the ways Montreat College integrates faith and environmental studies, how professors, students, and alumni glorify God through stewarding his Creation. Read More


Dr. Don King will be traveling to England to present to the Oxford University C.S. Lewis Society the week of November 15. The title of his lecture is “A Naked Tree: The Love Sonnets of Joy Davidman to C.S. Lewis.” The Oxford University C.S. Lewis Society promotes knowledge of the works of Lewis, exploring his theology, fiction, literary criticism, philosophy, and poetry. Past speakers have included Lewis' chaplain, Bishop Simon Barrington-Ward, Lewis' stepson, Douglas Gresham, and the editor of Lewis' post-humous oeuvre, Walter Hooper, among many others. Read More


The Montreat College Outdoor Education Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Ben Fortson as the Director of Backcountry Programs. Fortson has a long history with the outdoor programs at Montreat College and a proven track record. He was one of the four founders of Backcountry along with Brad Daniel, Jay Guffey, and Jeff Knight. As such, he is well acquainted with the clientele, the natural area, and the purpose of these outdoor programs. Fortson also taught Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Education courses at the college from 1984-1996. In addition to this, Fortson directed the Discovery Wilderness program and the Durham Academy trips from 1985-1996. Fortson has a great deal of camp and conference experience. He has worked at two of the larger Christian camps/conference centers in the nation: Forest Home and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship’s residential camp on Catalina Island. Fortson has a heart for ministry and for mentoring students. He and his wife Nancy have been involved with ministry to college students for over 25 years. They have three children.


The Montreat College Outdoor Education Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Ben Fortson as Interim Director of Backcountry Programs. Fortson has a long history with the outdoor programs at Montreat College and a proven track record. He was one of the four founders of Backcountry along with Brad Daniel, Jay Guffey, and Jeff Knight. As such, he is well acquainted with the clientele, the natural area, and the purpose of these outdoor programs. Read More


The Montreat College Hamilton Gallery will feature digital artist and Montreat alum Clay Martin from November 1 to December 16, 2011. The exhibit is titled "iPad Abstracts." Martin has a love for digital art that he says came “out of necessity as much as interest.” With the pressures of family and work, Martin found it difficult to continue his love for acrylic painting, his specialty in his fine arts degree, due to its time-consuming nature, cost, and need for space. It was through creating art on his Palm PDA over lunch breaks that he began to explore the possibilities of digital art. Read More


Montreat College presents Dr. Wilfred McClay, a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Professor and History Scholar, for this year’s Calvin Thielman Lecture Series speaker. On Tuesday, November 8 at 11 a.m. in Gaither Chapel, Dr. McClay will present “The Burden of the Humanities,” a lecture about the purpose of the liberal arts in a society driven by technical job skills. On Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal, Dr. McClay will speak on “Faith in the Public Square,” a timely topic in our country's politically-charged environment. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Read More


I am delighted to serve you as the Director of Alumni Relations! Before coming to Montreat College in 2008, I served as a youth pastor outside Buffalo, NY for seven years. I arrived at Montreat in the fall of 2008, when I began working as the Alumni Coordinator. I have spent the last 3 years working in various capacities, and as of September 1, I excitedly took on the responsibility of working directly with alumni. I thoroughly enjoy speaking with alumni who call in and it is a joy to get to know you. Whether you were here when Montreat was a 2-year or 4-year college, all-girls' school or co-ed, traditional student or adult studies, athlete or non-athlete-we are thrilled that you chose Montreat College and spent time with us. You are now part of the family that stretches back to its beginnings in 1916, almost a century of lives filled with stories and memories, some of them lighthearted, and others transformational. Read More


On Saturday, October 8, Montreat College held a dedication of the Howard Fisher Memorial Field on the college’s Black Mountain campus. Over 100 friends, fellow athletes, Montreat College staff and faculty, and community members turned out to honor Howard. Even Howard’s family was present, flying in from Jamaica to attend the special event. Read More


The Athletic Department, in coordination with the Alumni Office, is inaugurating the Block M Society for student-athlete alumni. The Block M Society is designed to recognize and honor former student-athletes for their dedication, excellence, and contributions made to the success of Montreat College Athletics. The Block M Society also helps members to share and relive experiences, network, participate in social activities, and promote the Montreat tradition of both athletic and academic excellence. Read More


On Tuesday, October 25 at 3 p.m. in Bell Library, author Wayne Caldwell will lead a discussion of his book Cataloochee for the Montreat Community Book Club. This story of three generations of Appalachian families has been given great reviews by readers; it has also been featured in The Oprah Magazine as well as many other local and national publications. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.


For the second year in a row, Montreat College has earned the honor of being a “Military Friendly School” by the Military Advanced Education magazine, a respected publication with a distinct focus on higher education opportunities for military personnel. This honor follows an exhaustive application process and thorough examination of educational services, particularly Montreat College’s School of Professional and Adult Studies programs. Read More


On September 7, Montreat College President Dr. Dan Struble, Montreat College Provost Dr. Marshall Flowers, and VP for Professional and Adult Studies Jonathan Shores signed an articulation agreement with Western Piedmont Community College at their location in Morganton. This is the sixth articulation agreement signed with community colleges in the last six months; all are part of the Montreat College Partnership for Advanced Learning (MCPAL) initiative. These agreements allow students to transfer to Montreat College easily, enabling them to complete their degree at Montreat College without losing credits in the transfer process. Read More


On September 16 and 17, a group of Montreat College students and student leaders chose to spend the weekend putting their faith into practice. They did so under the guidance of Lyndsey Wall, Montreat College’s Director of Service. Students served through various local non-profits, including Manna Food Bank, Sole Hope, a 4-H camp, and Creatures Cafe. Read More


On Saturday, October 8, Montreat College will hold a dedication of the Howard Fisher Memorial Field from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the college’s Black Mountain campus. The entire community is invited to attend. Read More


The Montreat College Athletics Program will launch its new Cavalier brand over Homecoming Weekend, September 30 to October 1. The brand provides the program a new Cavalier logo, a standardized Montreat “M”, as well as a new look for the name “Montreat Cavaliers.” The new athletic graphics will begin emerging throughout the campus, from wall decals to athletic uniforms to banners. Check out the Montreat College Bookstore to purchase the latest apparel displaying the new look of the Cavaliers.


Montreat College and the Montreat Conference Center invite the community to the Grand Re-Opening of the Huckleberry Cafe on Friday, September 30 in the Moore Center. Aramark, the college's food service, will provide a free tasting from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. Please join the celebration of a new college cafe that will be a community meeting place for all in the cove of Montreat.


On Tuesday, September 20, Montreat College students visited South Mountains State Park as part of the annual Community Day. Led by Dr. Jim Shores, fifteen students from the environmental studies, outdoor education, and biology majors removed a non-native invasive plant species, VA-70 shrub lespedeza, from the South Mountains Equestrian Center. Read More


On March 22, 2012, a group of Montreat College alumni, their family members, and their friends will take off on a ten-day trip of a lifetime – Italy! The new Alumni Travel Program is designed to provide alumni, family, and friends of Montreat College educational opportunities and cultural experiences around the world with friendly and informal groups that have a common bond of Montreat College. Read More


Homecoming is almost here! On September 30 and October 1, Montreat College welcomes alumni, families, friends and students to the Montreat and Black Mountain campuses for a time to reconnect with old friends and celebrate together as a community. Read More


Montreat College invites students, faculty, neighbors, and friends to serve the local community through the annual Community Day on Tuesday, September 20 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A free lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. on the Gaither Commons. Work groups will be formed at 12:30 p.m. and the teams will complete projects from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To top off the afternoon, the college’s Student Activities is hosting a Contra Dance in the Barn at 3:30 p.m. All are invited to join any or all of the Community Day activities. Please contact Annie Carlson at acarlson@montreat.edu with questions.


Asher Collie, the founder of Sole Hope, will present in the weekly chapel service on September 22 at 11 a.m. in Gaither Chapel. Sole Hope, a non-profit organization, was created as a result of Collie’s broken heart and deep desire to provide closed-toed shoes for African children. Once inspired with this vision, Collie realized that she could help the widows in the community as well by teaching them the trade of shoemaking, a trade that provides a living wage. Read More


In a joint venture between Montreat Conference Center and Montreat College, a popular summer season café, “The Huckleberry,” located in the Moore Center overlooking Lake Susan, will now be open for business year-round. The college, which is closing its own “Cavalier Grill,” will lease the Huckleberry space from the conference center and will contract with Aramark to manage the operation. Read More


On August 18, representatives from Montreat Presbyterian Church, EPC and Montreat College joined together for the dedication of renovated Gaither Hall Classroom 27, a classroom used by both the college and the church. Over fifty people gathered, asking God to use the classroom for His glory and thanking Him for His provision. Read More


Ita Fischer will address the importance of vocation and calling through her life story in convocation on November 15 at 11 a.m. in Gaither Chapel. As Director of Career Services at Wheaton College, Fischer is a strong believer in the value of a liberal arts education and is committed to helping Christians discern their God-given call. Read More


Professor Charlie Starr will be the keynote speaker during Crossroads: Faith and Culture Project happening October 24 through 28. Crossroads is designed to recognize the powerful medium of the popular arts and to discern the positive and negative messages woven within culture as they relate either directly or indirectly to the Christian faith. Read More


Recently a group of twelve students accompanied Dr. Brad Daniel on a journey to learn more about cultural history, land use ethics, and environmental perspectives of the eastern band of the Cherokee nation through a field studies course offered in the environmental studies program. Read More


Dr. Brad Daniel recently published an article titled, "Nighttime Adventures: Exploring and appreciating the mysteries of the night by leading walks after dark" in Green Teacher Issue 93 (Summer, 2011) and Professors Kalisch, Bobilya and Daniel recently published a paper titled "The Outward Bound solo: A study of participants’ perceptions" in the Journal of Experiential Education. 34 (1), 1-18.


Join us Saturday, October 1, 2011 for a reunion of all alumni of the former Outdoor Recreation major, current Outdoor Education and Outdoor Ministry majors, Discovery and Backcountry staff. We look forward to a wonderful day together making new memories, sharing old stories and reconnecting! The reunion will be hosted at the Team and Leadership Center on the Black Mountain Campus of Montreat College. Click on the link for the invitation under "highlights" on the right side of the homepage or for more information, go to: www.montreat.edu/homecoming. RSVP to Dr. Andrew Bobilya at: abobilya@montreat.edu or 828-669-8012 ext. 3412 by September 9. Families welcome!


Montreat College and North Carolina Wesleyan College are pleased to announce a partnership that will add two graduate programs designed specifically to meet the needs of working adults who want to pursue advanced degrees in the area of business or elementary education. The alliance was formed though the Partnership for Advanced Learning to allow the colleges to collaborate and begin offering master’s level classes on the Wesleyan campuses in the Triangle and Rocky Mount. Read More


The Hamilton Gallery of the L. Nelson Bell Library will exhibit the work of Jon Houglum, a fine oil painter from Franklin, NC. The exhibit will run from September 4 through October 28. Mr. Houglum seeks to glorify God in his artwork, as articulated in his artist statement: “My goal in painting is to communicate the beauty of God’s creation through the elements and principles of a fine oil painting.” Read More


Montreat College welcomes all new and returning students to campus for the fall semester of 2011. Many activities have filled the schedules of new students for Welcome Week, and classes kick off on August 23. We are glad you are here! Read More


The Montreat College Business Partners Golf Tournament held on Tuesday, June 20 at the Cliffs at Walnut Cove was a huge success. Rain or shine, the seventy-six golfers took advantage of the opportunity to play on the world-class course. Thanks to the many donations by participants and sponsors, the golf tournament provided over $46,000 for the Keystone Scholarship Fund. Read More


August 1 marked the final day of a summer long prayer effort led by Chaplain Steve Woodworth to bring revival to the Montreat College campus. As the summer opened, Chaplain Steve asked sixty people to pray a simple prayer for one minute every day for sixty days: “Lord, bring revival to Montreat College.” Over ninety people committed to this prayer effort. Read More


On August 23, 2011 at 11 a.m. in Anderson Auditorium, Dr. Dan Struble will give the college’s Opening Convocation address entitled “Harry Potter: Good or Evil.” President Struble will examine the story line of the wildly popular Harry Potter series, exploring the role of good and evil in these imagination-filled stories. The college invites community members to join this celebratory event that opens the academic year.


ARAMARK, a leader in professional services that provides award-winning food services and facilities management, has recently donated $100,000 to Montreat College for capital improvements. This donation has provided the funding for numerous campus grounds improvements, including the installation of landscaped flower beds, replaced decking on Gaither Commons, and a new pathway to Bell Library. Many more facilities projects are underway because of this generous donation. Read More


The Montreat College School of Professional and Adult Studies will host a campus-wide Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Montreat College’s Charlotte campus located at 5200 77 Center Drive, Suite 100. This free, fun-filled event is open to staff, faculty, students, and the general public. Activities include games, mini massages, campus tours, arts and crafts for kids (including face painting and coloring), a scavenger hunt, and free blood pressure checks. The day will also include information about going back to school, insurance, financial planning, banking, and credit counseling. Read More


The 2010-11 Montreat College Women's Basketball team has been recognized for its outstanding performance in the classroom. The Women's Basketball Coaches Association has published its annual Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll and the Cavaliers came in at #25. A cumulative G.P.A. of 3.312 for the year put them at this position. Montreat is appearing in the poll for the first time in school history, and is the lone representative from the Appalachian Athletic Conference. Click “Read More” for the full Honor Roll list. Read More


On Tuesday, November 15, the Montreat College Friends of Music will present a concert by the Arundo Donax Reed Quintet. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal on Montreat’s main campus, and as with all Friends of Music concerts, the event is free and open to the public. Read More


The Friends of Music of Montreat College welcomes soprano Amanda Horton to campus for a recital in the Chapel of the Prodigal on Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m. As with all Friends of Music concerts, the performance is free and open to the public. Read More


Montreat Volleyball Coach Christy Mooberry and new Assistant Coach Mattera announce two summer camp opportunities available over the last two of weeks in July. Each coach has experience at the high school, club, and college level. Read More


The Montreat College Friends of Music presents the Blue Ridge Harp Ensemble directed by Lelia Lattimore on Tuesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal on Montreat College’s main campus. As with all Friends of Music concerts, the performance is free and open to the public. Read More


Montreat College is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees. Mr. George Logan serves as Pastor of New Day Christian Church in Morganton, North Carolina. He also served on the board of the Strategic Alliance for Burke Youth. Logan earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed training at the Crenshaw Christian Center Ministry Training Institute. He and his wife Kim have four children. Read More


During the week of July 18 through 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Fine Arts Professor Jim Southerland, M.F.A., and his colleague Paul Harcharik, M.F.A., will be drawing a series of gray scale images of the Montreat College campus and community. This will begin a fine collection of pen or pencil renderings of the campus that will be available in cards and posters. Those walking through campus may spot Professor Southerland drawing the surroundings; all are welcome to observe and ask questions about his work.


Ten graduate students and two faculty in the new Master of Science in Environmental Education (MSEE) degree program departed on June 25 for the Hawaiian islands to study this unique ecosystem. The students chose the location of their "summer intensive" course focused on American Ecosystems. Read More


Professor Dave Sperry was one of a few faculty members selected to received the Appalachian College Association 2011 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Mini-Grant of $ 5,000. The intent of the grant is to encourage faculty to develop programs in international settings and move their institutions towards increased globalization. Professor Sperry will use the money to fund scouting trips and equipment to offer programs for Montreat College students to go to Bolivia. Sperry plans to spend two weeks scouting areas for programming in Bolivia this summer and return in Summer 2012 with Montreat students on a trip combining local service and mountaineering training. Montreat College has had a long-standing relationship with the Bolivian community because of the work of former faculty member and department founder Jake Wetzel who began a camp ministry in Bolivia and served at the camp for over 18 years. For more information, contact Dave Sperry at dsperry@montreat.edu


Ten graduate students and two faculty in the new Master of Science in Environmental Education (MSEE) degree program departed June 25th for the Hawaiian islands to study this unique ecosystem. The students chose the location of their "summer intensive" course focused on American Ecosystems. The students were paired together and assigned an island to plan all of the logistics for the visit including lodging, meals, educational tours, meetings, recreational activities, etc. Upon completion of this course, the first cohort will lack only their thesis or final project to complete their M.S. degree. The course is being facilitated by Professors Brad Daniel and Dottie Shuman. For more information on the MSEE degree program, contact Dr. Dottie Shuman at dshuman@montreat.edu.


The Montreat Adult Summer Club will host “Windows on the Women,” a musical program that celebrates the women in Montreat’s past. All are invited to this free special event held in Anderson Auditorium on July 9 at 7 p.m. The Adult Summer Club has a number of other events this summer for local residents to enjoy. Read More


On Saturday, June 18, Sharyn McCrumb, award-winning Appalachian writer and author of the riveting The Devil Amongst the Lawyers, discussed her upcoming novel at the annual Montreat College Friends of the Library Luncheon. McCrumb’s novel is based on the true story behind the most famous mountain ballad of all: the legend of Tom Dooley. The New York Times Bestselling Author has published more than two dozen novels of critical acclaim. Read More


Mr. Bernard “Barney” H. Wright Jr. will be named Chairman of the Board of Trustees beginning July 1, 2011. An Ohio native, Wright has served on the Montreat College board since 2002. Mr. William Stanley “Skip” Orser will close five years of service as Chairman of the Board, but will continue serving as a trustee and will remain as a Foundation Director. Read More


Craig Jackson, Montreat College Co-Head Women’s Basketball Coach, will serve as the athletic director effective July 1, 2011. Amanda Hollifield, the current athletic director, will resume her previous role of Associate Athletic Director. Jackson will continue coaching women’s basketball in addition to directing the athletic department. Read More


On June 7, 2011, the Montreat College School of Professional and Adult Studies held the first class of its new RN to BSN nursing program, bringing together students from across the Asheville area. Because the program is designed for working professionals, the classes meet once a week at the college’s Asheville campus. Students in the program are currently working in nursing professions throughout western North Carolina, including Hope Women’s Cancer Center, MAHEC, BAYADA Nurses, and the Haywood County School system. Read More


On June 7th, Dr. Andrew Bobilya and Dr. Brad Daniel presented a summary of research findings at the all staff training for the North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). The presentation was titled "Lessons from the Field: What are NCOBS Students Saying?" Approximately 80 NCOBS field instructors and administrators were present. This was done as part of an ongoing research partnership between NCOBS and Dr. Bobilya, Dr. Daniel, and Professor Ken Kalisch.


Callan White-Hinman, Montreat College theatre professor and NC Stage actress, will play Amanda Wingfield in the NC Stage production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams from June 1 through 19. NC Stage is Asheville’s professional theatre located in downtown Asheville. Professor White-Hinman began teaching at Montreat in the fall of 2007 after acting in television, film, and stage for over twenty years. She recently performed a lead role in Naomi Wallace’s OBIE winning play One Flea Spare at NC Stage. Discounts to The Glass Menagerie are available for Montreat students. Read More


The Charlotte campus of Montreat College’s School of Professional and Adult Studies will host an open house on Tuesday, June 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The open house provides an opportunity to explore program options, tour the campus, and learn more about course delivery methods designed for working professionals. Read More


Montreat College Trustee Emeritus Bob Watt passed away on June 2, 2011 at age 89. Mr. Watt served on the Montreat College Board of Trustees for 22 years and was recently honored as Trustee Emeritus. His Celebration Service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Atlanta on Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. Read More


The Montreat College Athletic Program has offered a spot on its baseball team to Marti Sementelli, a female baseball pitcher from California, and she officially signed with the college on Thursday, June 2. Sementelli is one of five new recruits who have committed to the Montreat College baseball team. Sementelli, a 5-foot-2 ½ senior right-hander, demonstrates noteworthy pitching ability. This spring on the Birmingham High School boys’ baseball team in California, Sementelli held a 2-1 pitching record in 22 innings as the relief pitcher. She allowed nine earned runs, struck out 14, and walked six. Read More


Joe Kirkland, Vice President for Advancement, accepted a gift of $3,500 from Wes Wright and Tina Lance of SunTrust Bank in support of student scholarships at Montreat College. This year’s gift to the Keystone Scholarship continues a historical partnership that provides critical support to students seeking a Christ-centered education. SunTrust’s past generosity has provided assistance with capital projects and student scholarship support at Montreat College.


Earlier this spring, nine Montreat students, two professors, and Dr. and Mrs. Flowers traveled to picturesque Charleston, SC, as the climax of a semester-long class taught on the city. The trip was led by Dr. Mark McCarthy and Dr. Patrick Connelly, history professors who designed the trip as a supplement to a semester on the historical significance of Charleston. Read More


Outdoor Orientation for is for incoming first-year and transfer students. It is an extended wilderness experience that utilizes the wilderness for a personal growth, experience focused on your relationship with God, others, yourself, and your natural surrounding. It is a unique opportunity to begin your preparation for college as you reflect on your life, the lessons you have been learning, and the relationships you have developed. The demands of the wilderness will push you outside of your comfort zone and stretch you to the limit. In the end, you will gain increased honesty with yourself and others, faith in God, discipline, and depth of character. For more information on Outdoor Orientation, click the link below: Outdoor Orientation July 26-August 1 or August 13-19, 2001


On May 11, 2011, the Montreat College School of Professional and Adult Studies and the Carolinas College of Health Sciences (CCHS) signed a historical agreement to provide advanced educational opportunities for students through a seamless transfer of credit. Students earning an associate’s degree in Applied Science in Nursing at CCHS can now easily transfer to Montreat College to earn a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Read More


The Western North Carolina Plein Air Painters will have work on display at the Hamilton Gallery in the L. Nelson Bell Library from June 1 to July 31, 2011. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunrise and sunset, cloudy days, and mountain scenes will all be depicted by these local plein air painters, artists known for their love of painting the outdoors on location. Read More


Montreat College has May Commencement DVD, CD, and photographs available for purchase. Click "Read More" for further information. Read More


The commencement ceremony will be broadcast live beginning at 2:00 p.m. at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/montreat-college.


Montreat College senior Ben Hall won the 2011 Champions of Character Award from the Appalachian Athletic Conference this May. The AAC chooses one male and one female individual for this award. Ben clearly demonstrated the true spirit of competition by living out the Champion of Character core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship on and off campus. He is recognized for his outstanding involvement in the community and his leadership on the cross country team. Read More


On Friday, May 6, Montreat College awarded over $12,000 in scholarships to twelve local high school students as part of the Creative Writing Contest during the annual Creative Writing Festival at the college. The Creative Writing Festival provides workshops in screen writing, song lyric writing, non-fiction, and poetry for local students. The festival also offers personal editing sessions for interested students. This year over 170 students attended the festival, including students from North Buncombe High School, McDowell High School, North Asheville Christian School, Veritas Christian Academy, Reynolds High School, and Asheville High, as well as an Upward Bound group and some homeschoolers. Read More


The latest issue of Reflection, a magazine for alumni and friends of Montreat College, illustrates the many ways Montreat College teaches students how to integrate faith into all of life, whether in the classroom, on the playing field, or through a future career. The issue also includes a couple new features, such as Assigned Reading, a selection of books from Montreat College courses and Faculty Bookshelf, a list of the faculty’s latest publications including a book review by our library archivist. Read More


Christianity Today’s Books & Culture magazine editors John Wilson and Stan Guthrie recently recorded a podcast paying tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Christian Scholar’s Review, a journal edited by Dr. Don King, English professor. The podcast highlights Taking Every Thought Captive: Forty Years of the Christian Scholar’s Review, a book also edited by Dr. King. Click “Read More” to listen to the podcast. Read More


Montreat College’s School of Professional and Adult Studies students, faculty, and staff from the Asheville campus recently completed a service project collecting and delivering a vanload of household items for Homeward Bound, an organization in Asheville that seeks to provide permanent housing for transient residents. Read More


Montreat College honored law and the legal profession in a series of events on Thursday, April 28, 2011 on three of its campuses. The day began with three community attorneys, Ms. Susan Evans, Esq., Mr. Larry Hartley, Esq., and Mr. Victor Garlock, Esq., in a panel presentation to Montreat College main campus students on the topic "Legal Issues that Affect Us As We Age." Ms. Evans discussed age discrimination in the workplace and legal protections that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) provides; Mr. Hartley discussed wills and what a "living will" is; and Mr. Garlock discussed general and limited power of attorneys. Read More


Professors Bobilya, Kalisch and Daniel - all who teach in the Outdoor Education Department at Montreat College recently authored various publications appearing in the latest issue of the Journal of Experiential Education. The references are provided below and copies of the papers can be accessed via the journal or by contacting the Association for Experiential Education (www.aee.org) Bobilya, A. J. , Akey, L. & Mitchell, D. (2011). Outcomes of a spiritually focused wilderness orientation program. Journal of Experiential Education. 33 (4), 301-322. Bobilya, A. J., Kalisch, K., & Daniel, B. (2011). An investigation of the Outward Bound final expedition. [Abstract]. Journal of Experiential Education, 33 (4), 356-359.


Montreat College signed an articulation agreement with Blue Ridge Community College on Wednesday, April 13 at Montreat’s Black Mountain campus. Dr. Alan Stephenson, VP of Blue Ridge Community College, joined President Dan Struble, Provost Marshall Flowers, and VP for Adult Studies Jonathan Shores to officially sign the agreement. This partnership greatly supports students at both colleges, making the transition from Blue Ridge Community College to an advanced degree at Montreat College more convenient and affordable. Read More


The faculty of Montreat College awards Outdoor Education professor Dr. Dottie Shuman as the David L. Parks Distinguished Professor of 2011. Each year the faculty recognizes a professor who demonstrates creative and effective teaching, scholarship, personal and professional integrity, and commitment to the stated purpose of the College. Read More


On April 26, President Dan Struble accepted the 2011 Charlotte Business Leader of the Year for Higher Education award from Business Leader, a magazine that provides local market intelligence to CEOs and other business leaders in parts of North Carolina and Florida. Winners were announced at a ceremony in Charlotte and will be featured in the May 2011 Charlotte edition issue of Business Leader magazine. Read More


The Montreat College Choir will perform their annual Spring Concert of Music on Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in Gaither Chapel on the Montreat College main campus. The event is free and open to the public. Montreat College invites the community to come and enjoy this exceptional performance by the college’s top vocalists.


In honor of the 2011 graduation, Montreat College will host three events celebrating the senior class accomplishments: Senior Brunch, the Baccalaureate Service, and Commencement. Click "Read More" for dates, directions, speakers, local accommodation discounts, and commencement photography and video information. Read More


The faculty of Montreat College annually recognizes one of its members through the David L. Parks Distinguished Professor Award. The recipient demonstrates creative and effective teaching, scholarship, personal and professional integrity, and commitment to the stated purpose of the College. This year’s recipient is Dr. Dottie Shuman. Dr. Shuman joined the Outdoor Education faculty in 1996 and has served as the department chairperson as well as the current director of the new Master of Science program in Environmental Education in addition to numerous other contributing roles on campus, the local community and in her discipline.


Montreat College welcomes Men’s Soccer Head Coach Shane Dasher. Coach Dasher comes to Montreat from Covenant College in Chattanooga, TN, where he assisted the Scots in a 14-8-1 season and a fourth place finish at the NCCAA National Championships. Dasher played collegiate soccer at Cleveland State University (NCAA D1) and Northwest Christian University (NAIA) where he earned a degree in Sports Ministry. He furthered his career playing in the Professional Development League with the Cascade Surge and the Cleveland Force Reserves. Read More


Montreat College has been honored as a winner of the National Wildlife Federation’s annual competition Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus thanks to the hard work of student-led environmental group Seeds. This award program recognizes U.S. schools that are designing and implementing creative approaches to advance sustainability on campuses. Click "Read More" to view a video Seeds produced about environmental efforts at Montreat College and to learn more about the award. Read More


Environmental studies professor Dr. Jim Shores led fourteen students on the Coastal Ecosystems trip to Charleston earlier this month. The trip, part of the environmental studies major requirements, focused on the ecosystem of the South Carolina coast. Camping on the Buck Hall recreation area in the Francis Marion National Forest, the class frequently found themselves cooking in the outdoors, sitting around a campfire, exploring the area, and discovering the diverse ecosystem around them. Students were given the task to teach on several topics related to the history, ecosystem, and major flora and fauna of the Charleston area. Read More


Q is a bi-annual literary arts journal produced by the students and staff at Montreat College. The journal is filled with new work produced by Montreat's poets, story writers, essayists, and visual artists. Click "Read More" to view the winter issue. Read More


Applications are currently being accepted for the Wilderness Leadership Certificate Program: Immersion Semester to be held Spring Semester 2012 (January - May). For more information check out the Immersion Semester section of the OE website (click on "wilderness expeditions") and contact Program Director, Dr. Andrew Bobilya at: abobilya@montreat.edu or call 828-669-8012 ext. 3412 to request application materials. The semester program is open to current Montreat College students (any major) and non-Montreat students or anyone interested in developing as a leader using the wilderness as a classroom. We look forward to hearing from you!


Dr. Andrew Bobilya, outdoor education professor and department co-chair, will receive the Rebecca L. Carver ABC Award at the Association for Experiential Education annual conference in Chattanooga, TN April 8, 2011. Dr. Bobilya is recognized as an individual who actively promotes Agency, Belonging, and Competence in his work at Montreat College, critical dimensions identified in Carver’s work on experiential education. From the Association for Experiential Education: “Rebecca Carver was a dedicated and passionate experiential educator. She lost her life to cancer at a very young age but her passion for experiential learning lives on in the students she inspired during her life. Rebecca's work introduced the concept of the ABC's of Experiential Education. In her words, agency represents the developing of students' personal agency - allowing individuals to become more powerful change agents in their lives and communities. Belonging refers to developing and maintaining a community in which individuals share a sense of belonging [and] see themselves as members with rights and responsibilities, power and vulnerability. Competence refers to the development of individual competence in a wide variety of areas (cognitive, physical, musical, social, etc.). Developing competence means learning skills, acquiring knowledge and attaining the ability to apply what is learned.”


In an effort to provide advanced educational opportunities and a seamless transfer process to adult learners, Montreat College signed an articulation agreement with Haywood Community College on Tuesday, April 5 at Montreat’s Black Mountain campus. This partnership greatly supports students at both colleges, making the transition from Haywood Community College to an advanced degree at Montreat College more convenient and affordable. Read More


Dr. Andrew Bobilya, outdoor education professor and department co-chair, will receive the Rebecca L. Carver ABC Award at the Association for Experiential Education annual conference this weekend in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Bobilya is recognized as an individual who actively promotes Agency, Belonging, and Competence in his work at Montreat College, critical dimensions identified in Carver’s work on experiential education. Read More


The Montreat College volleyball team recently signed varsity player Kathryn Rogers and junior varsity player Samantha Covington. Rogers, a 5’10” outside, comes to Montreat from Rocky Bayou Christian School in Destin, Florida, and Covington, a 5’9” setter, travels from Vacaville, California to join the women’s team. Both players bring a number of previous awards to the Lady Cavaliers. Read More


Montreat College English majors Rikki Roccanti, Alyssa Klaus, and Kayla Newsom recently traveled to Hartsville, SC along with Dr. Don King to present papers accepted at the Third Annual Coker College Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference. For Rikki Roccanti and Kayla Newsom, this was their second trip to this conference in two years. Read More


The Montreat College School of Professional and Adult Studies will host its final lecture in the Spring Lecture Series on Monday, May 16 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Asheville campus. Jerry Green, Black Mountain Primary Principal, will speak on the topic "Understanding the NC Association of Educators & Buncombe County Association of Educators’ Role in the Education Community." The lecture is free and open to current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the public. Please email your RSVP to Julia Pacilli, Asheville Regional Director, at jpacilli@montreat.edu.


Vocalist Jennifer Smith performs at Montreat College on Tuesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal. Ms. Smith will be accompanied by pianist Daniel Weiser. Hosted by the Montreat College Friends of Music, the college encourages the community to enjoy this free event. Read More


Seeds, a student-lead environmental stewardship group, recently issued a challenge to each of the four residence halls on campus to save energy in the form of a competition. The goal was to promote energy saving techniques and a more eco-friendly lifestyle for students by not using as much electricity as one would normally use. Read More


The Montreat College women’s basketball team has had a lot to be proud of this past school year: the best record in a decade, a third place finish in the Appalachian Athletic Conference, and numerous top 25 rankings statistically. Now to add to the list of accomplishments two of the girls, Stephanie Morrison and Alicia Wallace, have recently been announced as NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Read More


Dr. Paul Owen, Biblical and Religious Studies professor, will discuss his latest book The Long Winter: One Man’s Journey Through the Darkness of Foster Care as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series presented by Middle Tennessee State University on Monday, April 4. The lecture is sponsored by MTSU’s Division of Student Affairs Distinguished Lecture Program, the Adams Chair of Excellence in Health Care Services, the Center for Health and Human Services, the MTSU Department of Social Work and the Tennessee Center for Child Welfare. Read More


Ten Montreat College students spent spring break studying tropical ecology on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The ten were taking an Environmental Studies field course called Tropical Ecosystems. The goal was to spend the week studying and experiencing the flora, fauna, ecology, geology, and conservation history of the Caribbean as exemplified by the island of St. John. The intensive course was from March 14 to 21, 2011. Dr. Jim Shores led the trip. Read More


Shaka Bangura, Montreat College alum and soccer standout, signed with the professional soccer team the Richmond Kickers earlier this month. Leigh Cowlishaw, Richmond Kickers Head Coach and Director of Soccer, was struck by both Bangura’s passion and skills: "We were impressed with Shaka's power, pace and ability to open up defenses. We were equally impressed with his enthusiasm and desire to play for the Kickers. We look forward to him joining the squad this week for preseason training.” Read More


Rob Bell's latest book Love Wins has created quite a theological controversy within the last week. Click "Read More" to check out Dr. Paul Owen's book review. Read More


See firsthand why so many Montreat students call this place home. Join us for our Spring Open House on April 15 and 16. Learn more about our academic programs, student life, and financial aid. Eat with current students in "the caf". Meet the professors and sit in on classes. Experience dorm-life for a night. Click "Read More" for details. Read More


David Johnson steps into the position of Backcountry Programs Coordinator. Dave comes to Montreat most recently from Durango, CO, where he served as a college minister. Before that, David worked at Iowa State University and was an assistant manager of the Outdoor Recreation Center and Programs as a graduate student. His heart for ministry combined with his passion for outdoor programming brings the strong skill set Backcountry needs to move toward becoming a premier provider of outdoor programs on the Montreat College campus. David will be busy continuing the CLIMBE summer program and increasing our other offerings. David will be working with Backcountry Director Dave Sperry as they cast vision for the future of this unique outreach program of the OE Department.


The Town of Montreat is hosting an Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, March 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Walkup Building in Montreat. Montreat College Professor Dr. Brian Joyce will give a presentation on tree identification, natural history, uses and resource management. The presentation will be followed by a tree identification walk along the Gate Trail and Flat Creek. For more information, contact Bob Tuttle at bobt@montreat.edu.


The Montreat College Friends of Music presents the Carolina Concert Choir directed by Bradford Gee on Sunday, March 27 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal on Montreat College's main campus. Read More


Dr. Don King, English professor and editor of the Christian Scholar’s Review, has completed editing Taking Every Thought Captive: Forty Years of the Christian Scholar’s Review, a collection of scholarly essays that celebrates CSR’s fortieth anniversary year. The book includes essays from many authors, including Carl F. H. Henry, Mark A. Noll, and Nicholas Wolterstorff. The book will be released in June. Read More


Attention high school teachers and students! Join us Friday, May 6 for the third annual Creative Writing Festival hosted by Montreat College's English and Languages department. To view this year's workshops and schedule, or to learn more about the Creative Writing Contest, click "Read More." Read More


Montreat College will celebrate law and the legal profession on Thursday, April 28 with a series of events at three of its campuses. Read More


On March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Montreat College will present “The Narnia Code” with Dr. Michael Ward, a leading expert on the works of C.S. Lewis. The lecture will be located in the Chapel of the Prodigal and is free and open to the public. Click "Read More" for a link to a video about "The Narnia Code." Read More


Dr. Brad Daniel, Co-Chair and Professor of Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies at Montreat College recently published an article titled "Learn from My Mistakes" in the winter issue of "Green Teacher". For more information, go to: http://www.greenteacher.com


Montreat College's Outdoor Education program recently was acknowledged as a top academic program by the World Ranking of Universities. Montreat was among four colleges and universities highlighted. For more information, click "Read More." Read More


Montreat College's Outdoor Education Department is hosting an exhibit booth at the Christian Camp and Conference Center Association (CCCA) Sectional Conference in Flat Rock, NC March 7-9, 2011 to promote their recently added B.S. in Outdoor Ministry and M.S. in Environmental Education. In addition, Professors Ken Kalisch and Dottie Shuman along with Graduate Assistant, Sharon Lane will present three workshops.


Montreat College's Outdoor Education program recently was acknowledged as a top academic program by the World Ranking of Universities. Montreat was among four colleges and universities highlighted. For more information, click "Read More." Read More


The Montreat Lady Cavaliers are coming off one of the greatest basketball seasons in the program’s history -- a season full of broken records and AAC awards. The Lady Cavs finished this season with an overall record of 25-5, the best record in school history. They also have a record of 10-4 in the conference, good enough for a third place finish. In addition to these accomplishments, the Lady Cavs earned votes for the National Top 25 polls for ten straight weeks, reaching as high as a 26th national ranking. This team also started the season 14-0, the best start and longest winning streak in school history. Read More


Montreat College School for Professional and Adult Studies Department of Nursing and the Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) will host a continuing education conference for nurses on April 30, 2011. The half-day conference titled "Caring Too Much With Too Little" will be held at the college's Charlotte campus. Read More


Jared Nielsen, Montreat College Business Marketing major and cross country runner, came in first place at the annual Black Mountain Marathon on Saturday, February 26 with a time of 3:16:06. Over 400 runners from across the country come to Black Mountain, NC, for the Black Mountain Marathon (26.2 miles) and Mt. Mitchell Challenge (40 miles). Both races are routed up the highest peak east of the Mississippi, Mt. Mitchell. Click "Read More" to view the Asheville Citizen-Times article about this grueling race. Read More


This spring Montreat College is offering a new learning opportunity: May Term 2011. May Term is a concentrated, three-week schedule taking one or two courses offered by Montreat College faculty. Whether you are a college student looking to accelerate your degree program or a community member seeking personal enrichment, May Term offers a number of courses to consider. Click “Read More” for a full listing of courses and registration information. Read More


Montreat College is proud to host its tenth annual Faculty Showcase Recital on Tuesday, March 1 at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal. A variety of genres and styles will be presented, featuring music from the mature Baroque era, French Impressionism, the British Victoria period, and the American opera and musical theatre. The recital is free and open to the public. Read More


Dr. Don King and colleagues Dr. Hal Poe and Nigel Goodwin invite the community to celebrate the birthday of C.S. Lewis by exploring the theme “Fools for Christ” through the annual Inklings Fellowship Weekend retreat on April 1 to 3 in the Chapel of the Prodigal. One hundred and thirteen years after his birth in 1898, the influence of Lewis is stronger than when he died in 1963. Read More


Montreat College is pleased to accept another grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation. The foundation has donated $112,000 to the college’s scholarship fund, which will be used for the 2011-2012 academic year. Read More


The Screwtape Letters, an acclaimed theatrical production based on the classic novel by C.S. Lewis, is coming to the Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts in Charlotte, 430 South Tryon Street, in a limited engagement on Saturday, March 26 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m. Read More


Dottie Shuman and Sharon Lane presented an interactive workshop at Camp Greenville’s PEAK (Preparing Educators for Adventures with Kids) conference, Feb 11, 2011. The title of the presentation was "Outward Bound in Formal Schools: Expeditionary Learning Principles."


Montreat College's Outdoor Education Department will have an exhibitor booth at the Wilderness Education Association's International Conference on Outdoor Leadership in Estes Park, CO February, 20-23, 2011. In addition, Professors Bobilya, Kalisch and Daniel will present a paper at the Outdoor Leadership Research Symposium and provide two additional workshops for attendees. Montreat College's OE Department is an accredited institution with the Wilderness Education Association.


Montreat College invites the community to the upcoming production of an abridged version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers on Saturday, February 26 at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 27 at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Temple auditorium in downtown Asheville. Montreat College students Lacy Hudson and Stephen Long are participating as apprentices in Opera Creations 2011 Mainstage Production. Read More


Montreat College’s Outdoor Education Department is pleased to announce the selling of its handmade Traveler Canoe. The $7,500 purchase price will go directly toward OE student scholarships, enabling students to attend wilderness expedition courses in the OE undergraduate program. Read More


Montreat College’s SEEDS, a student-led environmental stewardship club, is raising awareness this month on the environmental issue of mountain top removal and energy consumption. SEEDS is a student-led group at Montreat College that focuses on raising awareness of environmental issues and serving the community through environmental stewardship projects. Seeking to fulfill Montreat’s Christ-centered, student-focused, and service-driven mission, SEEDS provides professional development for students through experiential learning and leadership opportunities while educating about environmental stewardship. Read More


Take a look at Montreat College's last fiscal year through our annual report. This extended version highlights the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni in addition to our financial information. Click "Read More" to view the full report. Read More


Montreat College now offers a Cost and Aid Calculator for traditional prospective students interested in estimating their tuition and financial aid. Click "Read More" to link to this new tool. Read More


The Montreat College School for Professional and Adult Studies and the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations would like to cordially invite SPAS alumni from the Charlotte area to attend the first-ever Professional Development Learning Lecture Series. The first lecture in the series will feature Col. James Quincy Collins, Jr., former Vietnam POW who shared a cell with John McCain in Hanoi. This free, seated dinner and lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Museum of History (www.charlottemuseum.org) located at 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28215. Read More


Montreat College invites the community to a public dialogue entitled “A Conversation about C.S. Lewis with Dr. Jerry Root and Dr. Don King” on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal on the main campus of Montreat College. Dr. Root and Dr. King, both Lewis experts, will also hold a two-part series entitled “Evangelism, C.S. Lewis, and the Problem of Evil.” The first session will be held on Tuesday, February 22 at 11 a.m. for convocation, and the second session will be held on Thursday, February 24 at 11 a.m. for the chapel service. Both sessions will take place in Gaither Chapel on the main campus of Montreat College. All of the C.S. Lewis events are free and open to the public. Read More


The opening of a downtown Asheville nightclub may not make ordinary headlines for Montreat College, but because student Joe Dohmann and his wife Deb are the founders, it is exciting news to hear. The Creatures Café will open its doors to Asheville’s downtown community from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, February 4. A non-profit ministry, Creatures Café reaches out to the local population through entertainment and networking with local churches, volunteers, and other non-profit organizations committed to helping the local community. Read More


Montreat College’s Outdoor Education department is selling a new handmade traveler canoe. In 2009 OE students constructed the canoe under the direction of Black Mountain Canoe Works owner Mr. David Melvin. The canoe is priced at $7,500 or best offer. 100% of the proceeds support student scholarships to attend wilderness expedition courses in the Outdoor Education undergraduate degree program. For more information or to arrange to view the boat, contact OE department co-chair Dr. Andrew Bobilya via email at abobilya@montreat.edu or call 828-669-8012 ext. 3412. Read More


The 2011 Spring Break Missions team will host a benefit concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 11 in Gaither Chapel on the main campus of Montreat College. The concert will consist of nine acts including bands, dancing, and poetry, all of which are student performers. The suggested donation is $5.00. Tickets will be sold at the door. Read More


Dr. Andrew Bobilya will offer a presentation titled “Beyond the social situation, spiritual development and the use of reflective solitude in outdoor orientation programs” at the Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium held at the 30th Annual National Conference on the First-Year Experience, Saturday, February 5, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Bobilya’s presentation will be a part the morning’s sessions that include Dr. Brent Bell, leading scholar in research on Outdoor Orientation programs, and Dr. Patrick Terenzini, Professor of Education, Emeritus, Penn State University and co-author of the award winning 2005 text “How College Affects Students: A third decade of Research.”


As a campus that values environmental stewardship, Montreat College will participate in the International Day of Prayer for Creation on February 2, 2011. We encourage each student, faculty, staff, and community member to take the day to consider the harm done to God’s creation and pray for restoration. Read More


Montreat College business professor Dr. Gary Davis participated in a historic event on January 29: the Blind Driver Challenge hosted at the Daytona National Speedway. For the first time in history, a blind person drove a car independently using groundbreaking technology developed by an initiative of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). Why was Dr. Davis invited to this extraordinary event? Read More


The Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, and the Wilderness Education Association are pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew J. Bobilya of Montreat College will serve a one-year term as the new Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (JOREL). Dr. Bobilya is the second Editor-in-Chief for the journal; Dr. Aram Attarian of North Carolina State University who served from 2008-2010 preceded him.


Long known as "America's Beloved Gospel Singer", Montreat College friend and neighbor George Beverly Shea will add a second Grammy award to his long list of musical accomplishments. Mr. Shea will celebrate his 102nd birthday just days before he receives the Lifetime Achievement Award in Los Angeles this February, recognizing his contributions to gospel music. He won is first Grammy in 1965 for his album Southland Favorites. Mr. Shea is among the oldest living persons to be honored by The Recording Academy. Read More


The Lady Cavaliers' historic season is gaining attention in the local community. Click "Read More" to check out the article featured in the Black Mountain News. Read More


Outdoor Education professor Dr. Brad Daniel recently published an article entitled “Learn from My Mistakes: Using a Dialectical Approach for Training Outdoor Teachers” in the winter issue of Green Teacher journal. In the dialectical approach Dr. Daniel describes in his article, the trainer models a poorly taught lesson, works with the students to identify the mistakes made, and provides solutions for correcting those mistakes. The video skit below stages an outdoor education classroom “gone wrong”-- the starting point for training educators how to teach more effectively in outdoor settings.

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Professor of Greek and Biblical Studies Dr. Paul Owen has received national attention on yahoo.com and CBS.com for his book entitled The Long Winter: One Man’s Journey Through the Darkness of Foster Care. Read More


President Struble gave his Opening Convocation Address to the students and faculty of Montreat College on January 13. Click "Read More" to view a transcript of the address. Read More


The Montreat Women’s basketball team, led by Craig and Brooke Jackson, is off to a record-breaking start. The Cavaliers suffered their first loss this past Saturday after reeling 14 wins in a row. The 14-0 start is the best start in school history -- the longest winning streak in the history of Montreat College. During the streak, the Cavaliers outscored their opponents by an average of over 40 points per contest. Read More


Professor of Art and Chair of the Fine Arts Department Jim Southerland opened his painting exhibit entitled DECADE on January 12 in Montreat College’s Hamilton Gallery which is located on the second floor of the L. Nelson Bell Library. Professor Southerland will continue adding to the exhibit through the coming weeks and will present in the gallery in late April. The public is welcome to drop in any time from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to enjoy Southerland’s plein air paintings from now until April 30. Read More


The Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, and the Wilderness Education Association are pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew J. Bobilya of Montreat College will serve a one-year term as the new Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (JOREL). Dr. Bobilya is the second Editor-in-Chief for the journal; Dr. Aram Attarian of North Carolina State University who served from 2008-2010 preceded him. Read More


The School of Professional and Adult Studies students, staff, and faculty members gave over $4,000 worth of wrapped presents and gifts cards to military families who have lost loved ones in active service. Click "Read More" for the North Carolina National Guard article about this annual service project. Read More


Montreat College welcomes Justin Herbert to the athletic staff as Interim Assistant Cross Country and Distance Track Coach. Coach Herbert begins his first year at Montreat College after coaching last cross country season at Central Methodist University. Herbert, a 2008 graduate of Cedarville University, has a passion for working with Christ-focused athletes and hopes to bring his passion and commitment to the Cavalier program. Herbert is a USATF Level II certified coach in the distance events and will work with Montreat athletes competing in XC and track events ranging from the 800 meters to the marathon. Read More


The Montreat College Friends of Music presents Karen Entzi, violin, and Eunice Stackhouse, piano, on Tuesday, January 18 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal on Montreat's main campus. The concert is open to the public without charge. Friends of Music membership of $25 or more or a $5 per person donation is suggested but not required. For more information, please call the Montreat College Music Office at 828-669-8012 ext. 3771. Read More


Montreat College is now offering Reflection on-line. Click the Read More tab below to view the latest issue. The link is also available under the Alumni and Support Montreat tabs on the homepage. Reflection is our magazine for alumni and friends of the college, and offers prospective students and parents another perspective of Montreat College. It features stories of the Christ-centered work of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as updates on college, faculty, and alumni news. This issue also contains our annual report. Please contact the editor with story ideas or items of interest at 828-669-8012 ext. 3778 or email acarlson@montreat.edu. Read More


Montreat College's Outdoor Education Department is currently conducting a search for a full-time, 10-month, staff position as Backcountry Programs Coordinator. The Coordinator is responsible for the co-management and operations of a comprehensive outdoor education program that has the dual purpose of serving clients and providing an experienced-based laboratory for college students. Application materials are currently being accepted. For a complete job posting please contact Search Committee Chair, Dave Sperry at dsperry@montreat.edu, O.E. Department Co-Chair Andrew Bobilya at: abobilya@montreat.edu.


Montreat College School of Professional and Adult Studies is offering a series of career workshops free of charge to students, alumni, prospective students, military personnel and veterans. The series, conducted by Certified Career Development Facilitators and Montreat Faculty, will focus on interviewing, resumes, and identifying transferable skills. Interested individuals can take one or more of the workshops, which will take place on the beautiful Charlotte campus located within the Vanguard Centre office park. Workshops will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25; Wednesday, February 16; and Thursday, March 17. Read More


Montreat College has December Commencement DVD, CD, and photographs available for purchase. To order a DVD or CD from the college bookstore, click the "Read More" link below. Graduation photographs are available to purchase at http://perrintodd.eventstorefront.com. Enter event code MTG121810 to view the photos. Candid photos can be seen at www.perrintodd.com under the EVENTS tab. For assistance or special requests related to photography call Perrin Todd at 828-669-7963 or email perrintodd@perrintodd.com. Read More


Today's graduation ceremony will be broadcast beginning at 2:00 p.m. at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/montreat-college.


Earlier in the fall semester, Andrea Thompson, co-president of Seeds, worked with other environmentally-minded Montreat students to plan an educational trip to McDowell County, West Virginia, the 4th poorest county in the United States. The purpose of the trip was to educate Montreat students about the environmental and social issue of mountain top removal (MTR). Thompson commented that Montreat students “learned how MTR is a destructive coal mining process that not only affects God's creation, but God's people, too.” Read More


Montreat College proudly congratulates our December graduates! Join the Montreat community in celebrating our new graduates at Commencement on Saturday, December 18 at 2 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium in Montreat, NC. Contact Jessica Langston for more information at 828-669-8012 ext. 3734 or via e-mail at jbrown@montreat.edu.


Back for the holiday season at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts at 225 W. State Street is Acts of Renewal’s “Rediscovering Christmas” on Friday and Saturday, December 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. Jim Shores, Montreat Communications Professor, and his wife Carol Anderson, former Montreat professor, are featured in this humorous, thoughtful holiday production. All tickets are $15; early reservations are recommended for the 90-seat theater, as the performances generally sell out well before the opening show. Although the show is family-friendly, it is not geared toward children. For more information visit BlackMountainArts.org, or call 828-669-0930. Read More


Montreat College Head Volleyball Coach Christine Mooberry announced the signing of Sydney Koon, who will join the Cavalier program for the 2011 season. Sydney, a 5'10" middle is the daughter of Scott and Stacey Koon and is completing her senior year at Northview High School in Johns Creek, Georgia. Sydney has one sister, Makenzie. Read More


Montreat College Head Volleyball Coach Christine Mooberry has announced the signing of Lauren Owen, who will join the Cavalier program for the 2011 season. Lauren, a 6’ middle, is the daughter of Shannon and Kim Owen of Zirconia, North Carolina. Lauren also has one younger brother, Seth. Lauren is finishing her senior year at East Henderson High School in East Flat Rock, North Carolina. Read More


Montreat College is proud to announce Caleb Snyder as the new Interim Cross Country and Track and Field Coach. Moving from assistant coach to interim head coach, Snyder hopes to grow Montreat’s running programs, both Track and Field and Cross Country. He explains, “Currently Cross Country has the larger emphasis of the two, but I would like Track and Field to work its way up the ladder.” Snyder has big plans for the Cavaliers. Read More


On October 28, 2010, Dr. Hub Powell and students Kristine Valdez, Sara Lima, Jared Nielsen and Wilbourn Kosgei attended the Business Ethics Conference held in Hilton Head, North Carolina, an event sponsored by the Men of the Church (Presbyterian Church, U.S.A). They, along with students from 15 different colleges and universities including Eckerd, Flagler, and Catawba College, met to discuss ethical decision making and leadership approaches. Read More


The Music Program presents the Montreat Choir Christmas Concert on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal. The event is free and open to the public. Come and celebrate Christmas with us!


For their annual Christmas Mission Project, Montreat College’s SPAS (School of Professional and Adult Studies) staff, faculty, and students collected and wrapped gifts for over 25 local military families who have lost loved ones in service, demonstrating appreciation for all the men and women who have lost their lives while defending our nation. Read More


Christmas season has arrived at Montreat College’s Chapel of the Prodigal. Thanks to the volunteer help of community members and friends of the college, the Chapel of the Prodigal is ready for holiday visitors to enjoy its Christmas décor. Read More


Dr. Don King, Montreat College English professor, will serve on the advisory board for the Green Scholars Initiative, an international project involving dozens of institutions that provides undergraduate research opportunities through access to the rare Green Collection, one of the world's largest collections of ancient texts and items related to the Judeo-Christian story (www.greenscholarsinitiative.org). Read More


Montreat College English professor and internationally renowned C.S. Lewis expert Dr. Don King will be the guest speaker for a Black Mountain Center for the Arts Books and Brown Bag luncheon on Thursday, December 9 at noon. Black Mountain Books is sponsoring the event. King’s topic will be the newly released C.S. Lewis Bible, one of the most anticipated Bibles of contemporary times. Read More


Aramark, our Montreat College dining service, invites all staff, faculty, and off-campus students to a Thanksgiving lunch on Monday, November 22 at the special price of $2.50. The lunch will be served from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Howerton Dining Hall. Thank you, Aramark, for blessing our college this Thanksgiving!


Over the week of November 14 to 21, the Montreat College student body has organized a “24/7 Prayer Week.” The Chapel of the Prodigal has become the headquarters for this student-led movement. By 24/7, Montreat students mean business. On a hand-made poster in the Belk Center, there are time slots for every half-hour of the day. From sun-up until sun-up the next day for a week, students have been constantly praying in the Chapel. These sign-up sheets were almost completely filled after the announcement of the Prayer Week during Thursday morning Chapel. Stop by the Chapel of the Prodigal to take part in this prayer movement.


At the close of a successful season, Montreat College Volleyball received two honorable awards from the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC): Allison Baumgartner as Player of the Year and Coach Christy Mooberry as Coach of the Year. Athletic Director Amanda Hollifield reflects on the honor: "2010 has been a great season for Cavalier Volleyball. It is rewarding to see our head coach and lone senior being recognized by the conference for all their hard work and the team's accomplishments this year." Read More


At the end of October, Rev. Stephen Woodworth, chaplain of Montreat College, was invited to breakfast with Dr. John Parish, the Program Director at the Billy Graham Training Center known as The Cove. After a brief discussion, Dr. Parish offered Woodworth the honorable position of Pastor in Residence at The Cove. Woodworth gladly accepted, a position he will hold in addition to serving as Montreat College's chaplain. Read More


Do you want to complete your degree more quickly, saving money and time? Are there classes you want to take that you can’t fit into your spring semester schedule? If so, consider Montreat College’s May Term. Read More


Today is Veteran's Day, and Montreat College would like to honor all of our students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends of the college who have served in the armed forces. Thank you for your sacrificial service to preserve our country's freedoms.


Many agree that teacher quality is the most important factor in P–12 student achievement. But how do we know that our children’s teachers enter the classroom ready to help them learn? Professional accreditation is one way to ensure the public that schools of education are graduating well-qualified teachers ready for today’s classrooms. Montreat College’s Education Department has proven its commitment to producing quality teachers for our nation’s children by achieving accreditation this month under the performance-oriented standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education. Read More


Montreat College has earned the designation as a “Military Friendly School” by the Military Advanced Education magazine, a respected publication with a distinct focus on higher education opportunities for military personnel. This honor follows an exhaustive application process and thorough examination of educational services, particularly Montreat College’s School of Professional and Adult Studies programs. Read More


In an effort to provide advanced educational opportunities and a seamless transfer process to adult learners, specific Montreat College bachelor’s and master’s degree programs will soon be attainable at various local community colleges. According to Jonathan Shores, VP of Adult Studies, “We are reaching out to community colleges with the hope of taking particular courses in the S.P.A.S. degree programs so that they can be taught on the campuses of the various community colleges, making the transition to an advanced degree program more convenient and affordable.” Read More


Mr. William Mackenzie will speak in convocation on Tuesday, November 16 at 11 a.m. in Gaither Chapel. The title of his address will be "Life's Priorities" with Philippians 3:1-11 as the key text. Mr. Mackenzie, a Scotland native, began a Christian book publishing company called Christian Focus over thirty years ago. Read More


Last month UNC-TV featured Montreat College’s Chapel of the Prodigal on its “Our State” program. Click on "Read More" to view a clip from the show featuring an interview with Ms. Teresa Price, the college’s Director of Auxiliary Services and representative to the countless visitors to the Chapel. Read More


On November 16 at 8 p.m., Dr. Teresa Sumpter will perform a piano concert in the Chapel of the Prodigal. Contact Dr. Timothy Wilds for more information at twilds@montreat.edu. Read More


On Monday, November 22, 2010, at 3 p.m. in Gaither Chapel, Mr. George Beverly Shea will be the guest speaker for the Montreat College Friends of the Library Thanksgiving Program. He will discuss his book How Sweet the Sound: Amazing Stories and Grace-Filled Reflections on Beloved Hymns and Gospel Songs. The community is invited to hear this internationally renowned recording artist and vocalist for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. A reception in the Fellowship Hall will follow. Read More


This November Montreat College presents four performances of Ted Tally’s Terra Nova, a play directed by Montreat College theater professor and professional actress Ms. Callan White-Hinman. Set in the frigid Antarctic winter of 1911-12, Terra Nova is the story of five Englishmen and five Norwegians who raced each other to the bottom of the earth. Only the five Norwegians returned. Terra Nova tells the account of the Englishmen. Read More


On December 3, 2010, Dr. Jim Cain will share his favorite, newest, and best team and community building activities from around the world during a one-day workshop at the Montreat College Black Mountain Campus. Montreat College’s Team and Leadership Center invites the community to register for this special event. Read More


The Outdoor Education Department will have a booth in the exhibit hall at the Annual International Conference of the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) in Las Vegas, NV November 4 - 7, 2010. In addition, Professors Bobilya, Daniel and Kalisch will be presenting a paper at the Symposium on Experiential Education Research on the Outward Bound Final Expedition. Dr. Bobilya will also be moderating a panel discussion on Trends and Issues in Outdoor Education and Professor Kalisch will serve as a panelist. For more information on AEE go to www.aee.org.


Nearly seven hundred high school athletes from across North Carolina will descend upon Montreat College’s Black Mountain campus this Friday, October 29, for one of the largest cross country competitions in the state. The North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association event will bring fifty-five schools from Wilmington to Asheville, each represented by their boys and girls cross country teams. Read More


Montreat College announces its RN to BSN program, providing nurses in Charlotte and Asheville an opportunity to further their careers while living out their calling to Christ through nursing. Read More


Montreat College proudly presents Acts of Renewal this Saturday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Gaither Chapel. Tickets are $5 at the door for the general public and free for Montreat College students, faculty, and staff. Invite your friends! Bring a date! This is a special opportunity that you don’t want to miss. Read More


Update: The GlobaLink event has been postponed to Oct 25th.

Montreat College will have a unique opportunity to participate in the 2010 Lausanne World Congress on Evangelism by serving as a GlobaLink site which will connect us to the conversations happening in Cape Town, South Africa on October 25 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the library archives room. The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Lausanne III) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, October 16 - 25, 2010.
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You are cordially invited to attend the Book Signing and Reception for Paul Owen, professor of Greek and biblical literature in the Bible and Religion Department of Montreat College, on Tuesday, October 19 from 4 - 5 p.m. at Montreat Books and Gifts by Lake Susan. Read More


Montreat College humbly presents Major General Mastin Robeson USMC (Ret.) for two lectures on November 2 in Gaither Chapel. His 11 a.m. lecture is entitled "Faith in the Military". At 7 p.m. Major General Robeson will speak on the topic "Inside the War on Terrorism". Read More


Charles McKnight, recorder, Blake Hobby, harpsichord, and Gail Schroeder, viola da gamba, will perform in the Chapel of the Prodigal on Tuesday, October 12 at 8 p.m. Read More


Montreat College middle blocker Allison Baumgartner was named NAIA National Volleyball Player of the Week, the NAIA national office in Kansas City, MO announced on Tuesday, October 5. Baumgartner was selected based on her performances from Sept. 27-Oct. 3 and was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections among 26 conference, independent and unaffiliated groupings. Read More


“Christians should pursue any chance to get Scripture in front of people and get them reading it,” says Dr. Don King, a long-time professor at Montreat College and one of the leading C. S. Lewis scholars in the United States. So saying, King accepted a call from HarperCollins when that publishing house sought experts on Lewis’ work as they created the soon-to-be published C. S. Lewis Bible, a New Revised Standard Version that will be released on November 2, 2010. Read More


Please join us for an evening with Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Gaither Chapel. Check out www.derekwebb.com/home to learn more about the Swim in the Sea Tour. Read More


The Chapel of the Prodigal will be featured in a television series called “The Benjamin Long Fresco Trail” which is running on UNC-TV’s program “Our State.” The first episode aired at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, September 30, and will be repeated on Friday, October 1 at 8:30 p.m. The second episode will air on Thursday, October 7 and will be repeated soon after as UNC-TV decides on an air time. The series discusses the fifteen frescoes created by world-renowned artist Benjamin Long in Montreat and in other western North Carolina locations. Read More


On Tuesday, September 28, the Montreat College Communication Major screened the student-directed documentary, The Road West. Funded by a Ledford Grant through the Appalachian College Association, the 57-minute film chronicled the adventures of 24 Montreat students on a journey to 20 national parks. The documentary was filmed by Montreat students Todd Yancey, a 2010 graduate in Outdoor Education, and Carla Porterfield, an Environmental Studies major. The project was overseen and produced by Dr. Jim Shores, a professor in both the Environmental Studies and Communication majors. Read More


Adventures came fast and thick for Cathy Adams this summer during her three-week journey to Korea as part of the Korean Summer Studies Program offered by Han Nam University in Daejeon, South Korea, a school with which Montreat has developed a close allegiance. In fact, there was really only one experience that Adams, a professor in the English department and the Coordinator of the Writing Center, refused to do. Read More


Montreat College is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Duncan Hollifield to the position of Director of Athletics in a decision that college officials called a “clear choice.” Speaking of her August 2010 promotion from Associate Athletic Director to her new post, Hollifield declared that she was “very blessed to be given the opportunity to serve Montreat College as the Director of Athletics.” Read More


Montreat College rightly prides itself on having a very close-knot community every day of the year. So when the college declares an official “Community Day,” it’s not surprising that hundreds of students, faculty, and staff gather together to work hard, eat heartily, and fellowship together. Read More


Montreat College's Outdoor Education Department is a sponsor of the American Camp Association Southeastern Regional Conference to be held October 4-6, 2010 at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. Professors Ken Kalisch and Andrew Bobilya will accompany eighteen students to the conference in addition to hosting a booth in the exhibit hall to spread the word about Montreat's academic programs for those interested in full-time camp and conference center careers. Stop by and say hello at the ACA Conference!


From now on, maybe evenings when the Friends of Music stages performances by Timothy Wilds in the Chapel of the Prodigal, that lovely venue could be called (with apologies to Maurice Sendak) “Where the Wilds Sings Arias.” Wilds’ performance on Sunday night, September 12, 2010, was highly anticipated - and even more highly praised by those in attendance. Read More


Everyone follows a different path in life to get where they are today, and Paul Owen’s journey certainly has not lacked for struggle and triumph. A product of many years in the foster care system, Owen has written a powerful memoir of that experience entitled The Long Winter: One Man’s Journey Through the Darkness of Foster Care (Author House, 2010). Read More


Matthew Robinson, a Montreat College senior graduating December 18, began a new opportunity on September 22 with the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC). A Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Best Semester Program, the LA Film Studies Program offers four classes including The Theology of Hollywood, a course that explores the connection between the eye, the hand, and the heart, and an internship. The LAFSC focuses on the integration of faith and learning as well as developing the necessary skills for analysis of the culture of Hollywood. Read More


We invite all of our Montreat neighbors to join with students and faculty for a day of service beautifying Montreat on Tuesday, September 21, from noon until 4:00. Read More


Brittany Miller spent much of her summer wedged into a tight, confined space, unable to move her legs, buffeted by cold and wind and seawater. And she couldn’t have been happier. Miller, an Outdoor Ministry major at Montreat College, spent a month living in and around a sea kayak and paddling across the Georgian Bay of Ontario, Canada as she participated in a summer course entitled Leadership and Discipleship in the Wilderness (LDW). The St. Cloud, Florida native was happy to earn the Discovery Wilderness requirement credit toward her degree, but that is the last thing she mentions when asked about the experiences she enjoyed from June 9-July 9 in the Great White North. Read More


Dr. Timothy Laniak, Th.D., delivered an insightful and witty address to the student body of Montreat College at the Opening Convocation to help the school celebrate the beginning of a new academic year, and that address is now available online. Read More


Bobby Mintz and the over 600 other runners who flew around the cross-country course on the Black Mountain campus of Montreat College were not in town very long. The more than 30 high school teams that ran in the Cavalier Kickoff Classic race at Montreat College on Thursday, September 2 came, they conquered, they left. Read More


The forecast for Thursday, September 2 is warm and sunny with maybe a cloud here and there, but in Black Mountain, there will be thunder in the late afternoon. That rumbling noise will be the sound of 1500 feet pounding across the cross-country course at Montreat College as 750 runners from nearly 40 high schools compete in the 3rd Annual Cavalier Kickoff Classic at Montreat’s Black Mountain campus. Local cross-country squads including those from Asheville High School, Asheville Christian Academy, Reynolds High School, Enka High School, and Madison High School will join other top teams from Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro and elsewhere for a boys’ race beginning at 4:45 and a girls’ race beginning at 5:30. Read More


The 2011 U.S. News and World Report rankings for the Best Colleges in the U.S. have been released, and Montreat College landed in the magazine’s list of the Best Southern Regional Colleges for this academic year. Montreat College joined High Point University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Mars Hill College and a handful of other schools on the Best Southern Regional Colleges list. Read More


Montreat College invites prospective students to tour their Asheville and Charlotte campuses and learn about the accelerated programs offered by the School for Professional and Adult Studies (SPAS). On both Saturday morning, August 28 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. and Tuesday evening, August 31 from 6:30-8:00 p.m., adults interested in advancing their careers by furthering their education can come to either campus and find out more about the wide variety of degrees they can earn at SPAS. Read More


As part of the Welcome Week festivities, the Student Life Fair will take place on Thursday evening from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in Montreat. Come learn about some of the many opportunities to get involved with campus and local area groups. Weather permitting, tables will be setup in the Howerton parking lot adjacent the Dining Hall. In the event of rainy weather, tables will be set up inside the Dining Hall. Read More


Thomas Cathey leads an ordinary life: a husband and father of three, Cathey works as a Senior Sales Representative for Vulcan Materials Company in Asheville and continues as a graduate student in Montreat College’s School of Professional and Adult Studies as he looks forward to earning a Master’s in Business Administration in July 2011. Earning his MBA through the Montreat SPAS program will fulfill a “personal goal” he set for himself in the 1980s. Cathey, indeed, leads a normal life. Except when he is leading soldiers. Thomas Cathey is a Colonel in the United States Army who received a Bronze Star with Valor for heroic efforts in Baghdad in a firefight that rescued ten Iraqi soldiers at the risk of his own life. Read More


Racheal Bryson spent the summer researching civilizations of the ancient past as she spent two months in Spain and Greece before returning to Montreat College for her senior year. Bryson arrived in Spain on June 1 to work at a series of archaeological sites in Menorca, Spain through a research program called Ecomuseo de Cavalleria. From June 3-22, Bryson was involved in a number of finds on site. “Digging in a necropolis, which is a Roman burial ground, I helped unearth at least two skeletal remains and located a Visigoth earring inside the grave. Working in the remains of a Roman city, I also found lead fish weights.” Read More


The Princeton Review has named Montreat College as one of its “Best in the Southeast” institutions of higher learning. The nationally-known education services company posted its “2011 Best Colleges” list on its PrincetonReview.com website on August 2, 2010 and included Montreat as one of 133 institutions selected from the Southeast region. Read More


Twenty-four students and three faculty members explored 20 national parks in the American West and Pacific Northwest this summer during the American Ecosystems expedition. American Ecosystems is a Montreat College biennial summer academic program, a 26-day whirlwind tour that ventures to national parks including the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, the Redwoods, Crater Lake, the San Juan Islands, Yellowstone, Devils Tower, and the Badlands. Read More


I attended from 1972-1974 and received my degree in 1976. I later attended Meredith College in Raleigh, NC and received a Bachelor of Science and then went on to East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and received a Masters in Education. I have one incredible kid, Laura Flynn Johnson, who is in high school. I have been an active Real Estate Broker since 1985 and have also taught high school in Wake County Public Schools.


Three students from Montreat College claimed a seventh-place finish in the 2010 National Leadership Conference while facing teams from large state universities in competition held July 9-12 in Nashville, Tennessee. Read More


Montreat College Outdoor Education alumni Andrew Bobilya ('96) and Shane Sullards ('99) were part of two separate climbing parties that were able to summit Mount Rainier in Washington during July 2010. Sullards' group ascended the Emmons Glacier on July 17 - the third trip to the mountain for Sullards. Bobilya and Montreat alumnus and former professor, Dr. Darwin Glassford, were part of a 7-man team to ascend one week later on July 24th via the Disappointment Cleaver route out of Camp Muir. Both groups commented on what a unique and challenging experience mountaineering is and how thankful they were for the safety during their time on the mountain.


Dr. Timothy Laniak, Th.D., will deliver the address at Montreat College’s Opening Convocation on August 24 entitled "Spiritual Shepherds: An Ancient Image For Future Leaders". The convocation to mark the beginning of the Fall 2010 semester will begin at 11:00 A.M. in Anderson Auditorium. Read More


In preparation for the December 10, 2010, release of the third Narnian film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (by Walden Media and 20th Century Fox), Dr. Don King, C.S. Lewis scholar and English professor of Montreat College, invites the campus and local community to register for a unique Montreat College course: Story Telling and Biblical Motifs in C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. Read More


The Cavalier Distance Running Camp was held at Montreat College from July 12-17th, the third year during which Montreat College Cross Country and Track head coach Jose Larios and others welcomed students to campus for an intensive course in running and training. Read More


It is a joy to announce that at 4:50 on Wednesday, June 30, ten minutes from the end of the final business day of the fiscal year just ended, Montreat College met its goal for the Keystone Scholarship for 2009-2010, raising a final total of $1,651,348, thus surpassing its targeted amount by just over a thousand dollars! Read More


It seems that we have lots of precious new arrivals in Montreat College alumni families! We hope to feature these babies in the next edition of Reflection magazine. Please send in your pictures through e-mail with some details (parents' names, birthday, siblings, etc.) and we will include them in the next issue. You can send all submissions to Read More


July 9, 2010. The Montreat College Business Partners Golf Tournament held on Tuesday, June 29 at the Cliffs at Walnut Cove was a huge success … though in a way that only golfers can appreciate. Rain, thunder and lightning delayed play for the twenty-three teams and eventually cut the tournament a few holes short of eighteen, but the event raised $47,250 for the Keystone Scholarship Fund for Montreat College students and provided plenty of good shots and great memories. Read More


July 15, 2010. Montreat College history professor William R. Forstchen will read from and sign copies of his latest novel from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 23, as the Black Mountain Center for the Arts hosts the fourth in its literary series known as Brown Bag and Books. Forstchen, a member of the Social Sciences department at Montreat College who has written twenty-eight novels and more than three dozen short stories in the areas of speculative fiction and science fiction, will present passages from One Second After, a novel which depicts the after effects of an Electro-Magnetic Pulse weapon being deployed over the United States. Read More


There is still plenty of time to apply for Fall admission to the four-year undergraduate program at Montreat College, and classes are always forming for our School of Professional and Adult Studies! Come tour one of our campuses and explore the opportunities God has created here for a distinctive Christian education. Click here to learn more:

Degree Programs at Montreat College. 


July 1, 2010. Dr. Jim Shores of Montreat College was awarded Best Original Screenplay at the Gideon Media Arts Conference this past weekend. His screenplay, Hunks, is a feature-length teen comedy. It’s about the two ugliest teenagers in the world who find a car that turns them into the two hottest guys in the world – but only while they’re in the car. Read More


Cameron will be married to KC Bosserman on October 2, 2010. Cameron completed an MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Florida where he also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. He also just celebrated ten years at his advertising/design firm, Creative Root. Cameron applies the lessons learned at Montreat, specifically Dr. Tisa Lewis, in his profesion daily. He says, "No matter the title of your major, a Montreat College education equips you for the real world."


June 15, 2010. Dr. Don King, a professor of English at Montreat College since 1974 and the editor of the Christian Scholar’s Review, will appear at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts at Noon on June 25 to read from his latest book, a scholarly study entitled Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman. In addition to being an acclaimed poet, Davidman was the wife of C. S. Lewis. Read More


Who was the crazy person who ever said, “A college would be a great place to work if there weren't any students”? It certainly wasn't me. When summer arrives and the students are gone, I drive to campus and it feels as if a bit of the life of this special place has “left the scene.” Read More


June 9, 2010. More than 170 students received diplomas at Montreat College’s Spring graduation this year. Most earned Bachelor degrees or Associate degrees through the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Professional and Adult Studies. Over 50 students were hooded and recognized for earning their Master’s degrees – including the first graduating cohort for the Master of Education at Montreat College. Amidst the celebration, one very special degree was awarded as well – a Doctor of Humane Letters was given to Mrs. Margaret Ferrell Finley of Chattanooga, TN. Mrs. Finley anticipates celebrating her 97th birthday next month, and the honorary degree was made in appreciation for generous support of Montreat College students. Read More


The premiere of the National Geographic Explorer episode entitled "Electronic Armageddon" is scheduled to air June 15 at 10:00 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel; this episode explores what could happen if a high altitude electromagnetic pulse destroys our electronic grid. In October 2009 Montreat College alumni, students, and employees were instrumental in assisting a National Geographic Explorer film crew capture actor portrayals of the potential aftermath of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) in preparation for this episode. Read More


June 10, 2010. Montreat College is presenting an exhibit of paintings by Virginia Pendergrass entitled “A Painter’s Scrapbook” which can be seen on campus in the Hamilton Gallery of Bell Library during June and July, 2010. Admission is free and all are invited to come see the landscape and still life works which the artist herself calls “contemporary impressionism.” Read More


June 1, 2010. The Friends of Music of Montreat College will welcome the United States Air Force Heritage Aire Celtic Ensemble to campus for a performance in the Chapel of the Prodigal on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. As with all Friends of Music concerts, the performance is free to the public. Read More


May 22, 2010. Last month Montreat College hosted students from Montreat College and several local high school students in the annual Friends of Music Scholarship Competition held in the Chapel of the Prodigal. Asheville natives and current Montreat College students Lacy Hudson and Evan Dykes claimed first and second place in the competition while junior Joshua Manuel placed third. Read More


Watch the Montreat College Graduation Ceremony Live beginning at 2:00 p.m. today.

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In a special convocation ceremony that celebrated accomplishments of both students and faculty alike, Dr. Rich Gray was awarded the David L. Parks Distinguished Professor Award. Previous recipients of the award are: Read More


May 18, 2010. On May 12, Montreat College sponsored a barbeque lunch to celebrate the end of the school year and recognize the accomplishments of the college’s two-year old campus-wide tobacco-free policy. The theme of the lunch was “Let us do the smokin’, not you,” and over 300 students, staff and faculty, as well as a few special guests, attended the event. Read More


May 17, 2010. Montreat College is pleased to welcome Mr. Jonathan Shores to campus as Vice President for Adult Studies. Shores will assume his responsibilities for the administration of the School of Professional and Adult Studies (SPAS) on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. While working closely with the Charlotte and Asheville campuses, Shores will be based at the Black Mountain campus. Read More


May 17, 2010. The Outdoor Education Department at Montreat College is one of our most popular with students -- and it is no secret why: top-notch faculty teaching in one of most beautiful coves in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The OE faculty publish and present research and workshops year-round. Click the link to read their latest:

 Wilderness Education Association article.


May 17, 2010. Two Montreat College seniors are going to travel 3000 miles so they can run 26.2 miles in the Rock-’n-Roll Marathon in Seattle, WA. Whitney Boone and Janel Cox are running with the goal of raising money for World Vision, a Christian international aid and humanitarian organization which seeks to address root causes of poverty and to relieve hunger and suffering in the United States and worldwide. Cox and Boone will join thousands of other runners at the starting line on June 26, 2010. Read More


Dr. Brad Daniel, beloved professor at Montreat College had his article "The Role of the Wilderness Setting" published in the latest edition of Read More


May 11, 2010. On Friday, May 7, 2010, Montreat College hosted its second annual Creative Writing Festival with workshops on Fiction Writing, Poetry, and Song Lyric Writing among other seminars. Over 100 local high school students from seven schools attended the events, including young writers from Owen High School, T.C. Roberson High School, Asheville Christian Academy, School of Inquiry and Life Sciences of Asheville High School, Haywood Christian Academy, Woodmont High School, and McDowell High School. Read More


May 10, 2010. Montreat College will conduct its spring Commencement at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 in Anderson Auditorium and will recognize graduates of both its School of Professional and Adult Studies and its School of Arts and Sciences. The ceremony will feature a keynote address delivered by Major General Mastin M. Robeson, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), whose speech is entitled “Priorities.” Read More


May 4, 2010. It’s not a metaphor to say that Montreat College is helping the young people at Eliada Home to climb higher in life. Last month, current Montreat students accompanied Annie Carlson, the Director of Service with the Thielman Center for Faith and Action at Montreat, to the Eliada campus and helped begin the construction of a new climbing wall on their 200-acre campus. Read More


Those who knew Elizabeth Wilson personally always speak of her as a portrait of what Montreat College has stood for over the years; providing a first-rate higher education while impacting hearts and character for the sake of Jesus Christ. Her impact carries on today through Read More


Montreat College has announced it will make available four $1,000 scholarships for new students entering as Outdoor Education and Outdoor Ministry majors. These scholarships are issued by the Outdoor Education Department, upon the recommendation of the OE faculty. If you have completed an application to attend Montreat College and major in OE or OM in August 2010, please consider applying for one of these scholarships. To apply: send a 1-2 page essay explaining why you are choosing to study Outdoor Education or Outdoor Ministry to Dr. Andrew Bobilya via email at: abobilya@montreat.edu or via US Mail at: PO Box 1267, Montreat, NC 28757. Deadline to apply is May 15, 2010.


April 29, 2010. As part of its celebration of the Legal Profession during “Law Day” on Monday, April 26, Montreat College has selected two winners for a Law Essay which challenged students to address the question “Why Study Law?” in a 500-word essay. Ms. Carol Naples was selected as the winner of the essay among entrants from the School of Professional and Adult Studies, while Ms. Audrey Coffman was the winner in the School of Arts and Sciences. Read More


Montreat College Outdoor Education professors publish article in recent edition of the Christian Camp and Conference Association's In Site magazine titled "A Good Kind of Alone: Increasing Ministry Effectiveness Through Solitary Reflection" To read the article click here: http://www.ccca.org/documents/insite/050610+kalisch.pdf Read More


April 26, 2010. The Montreat College Friends of Music, in coordination with the Fine Arts Department, are proud to present a concert this Thursday, April 29, at 7:00 P.M. featuring the Montreat College Ambassador Choir and Chamber Choir, in the stunning Chapel of the Prodigal. As with all Friends of Music concerts, this event is free and open to the public. Read More


April 22, 2010. On April 8-10, Montreat College and Liberty University hosted the 2010 Southeast “Conference on Christianity and Literature” at the Montreat campus. While the theme of the conference was “The Ethics of Literature,” the students and faculty who attended and spoke were stimulated to discuss that topic and many more. Read More


Montreat College proudly announces their newest Master's degree: the Master of Science in Environmental Education. Geared for professionals in the field, the first cohort is slated to begin classes in June, 2010. To visit Read More


April 20, 2010. On Friday, April 9, the Montreat College School of Professional and Adult Studies conducted a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony as the Nursing Program welcomed an inaugural class into its new RN to BSN Program. The ceremony was held at the Billy Graham Evangelical Association Center in Charlotte. Read More


Montreat College's CLIMBE program has been selected to receive a donation of 100 pairs of quality socks from Point6 and the Association for Experiential Education. AEE is confident the socks will be well-received and well worn by CLIMBE recipients. The benefits of AEE membership include access to information and professional contacts, networking and career resources, the scholarly journal, and the highest standards in risk management; and opportunities for professional growth and skill development, leadership and professional recognition, cost savings, and opportunities to shape the direction of the industry. Find out more about AEE at: www.aee.org


April 19, 2010. Montreat College’s student-led “Creation Care” group Seeds is hosting a celebration of Earth Day and is inviting all students, faculty, staff – and the public - to join them for a full day of events at the Black Mountain campus on Saturday, April 24, two days after Earth Day’s official date. Read More


Montreat College proudly announces their newest Master's degree: the Master of Science in Environmental Education. Geared for professionals in the field, the first cohort is slated to begin classes in June, 2010. Click here to learn more about this exciting new program: MSEE Degree.


Montreat College is pleased to announce our NEW Master of Science Degree in Environmental Education (MSEE). The first on-line class will begin June 1, 2010. If you are interested, apply today! There will be no GRE’s required for the first cohort. Click here to get started on the application: http://montreat.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=masters Please contact Dottie Shuman for more information: dshuman@montreat.edu or call 828-669-8012 ext. 3405. Our unique environmental graduate studies program allows you to: •Earn a graduate degree in environmental education without leaving your current job. •Expand your teaching expertise and ecological knowledge. •Explore your faith in relation to environmental stewardship from a Christian perspective. •Examine your relationship with the natural world. At Montreat College, students in our environmental education masters program deepen their understanding of environmental issues from a variety of perspectives while recognizing God’s sovereignty over the world he created. You will become a well-rounded researcher and educator, learning effective strategies for teaching environmental education about a myriad of issues vital to children and adults.


The Association for Experiential Education Southeast Regional Conference is coming to the Montreat Conference Center April 9-11, 2010. Montreat College's Outdoor Education Department has been involved on the conference committee and will be assisting in hosting the conference. Montreat O.E. faculty, Dr. Andrew Bobilya, Dr. Brad Daniel and Professor Ken Kalisch will be presenting a workshop at the conference. The event regularly draws educators from Florida to the Carolinas. To find our more about AEE or to register for the conference, go to: www.aee.org The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) is a nonprofit, professional membership association dedicated to experiential education and the students, educators and practitioners who utilize its philosophy. AEE strives to: * Connect educators in practical ways so that they have access to the growing body of knowledge that fuels their growth and development * Publish and provide access to relevant research, publications and resources * Raise the quality and performance of experiential programs through our accreditation program * Increase recognition of experiential education worldwide


My family returned to Seattle in 1973, and I graduated from the University of Washington in 1976. I've resided here for the last 37 years, married in 1986 and we have one son (13). I've enjoyed working as a financial advisor for 27 years. I'm an avid Husky fan, skier, private pilot, and guitar player. I've summitted both Mt. Rainier & Mt. Hood, been catapulted off the USS Kittyhawk, and played basketball with Michael Jordan. None of those compare to God's blessings of a great family and living in the Pacific Northwest. My memories of Montreat are more precious than ever.


You and your family are invited to our next Open House event, April 16-17! Spring in the cove is a gorgeous time to come explore our unforgettable campus home in the Western North Carolina mountains. Call 1-800-622-6968 or visit Online Registration to register today!


There is still plenty of time to register for our next Open House event, next Friday and Saturday (March 26-27) or our April Open House, (April 16-17). The weather is warming up, and it's a beautiful time to come explore our gorgeous campus in the Western North Carolina mountains. Call 1-800-622-6968 or visit Online Registration to register today!


March 19, 2010. There is still plenty of time to register for our next Open House event, next Friday and Saturday (March 26-27) or our April Open House, (April 16-17). The weather is warming up, and it's a beautiful time to come explore our gorgeous campus in the Western North Carolina mountains. Call 1-800-622-6968 or visit Online Registration to register today!


Dr. Mark Lassiter and four students traveled to Orlando, Florida from February 27 – March 4, 2010, but it wasn’t to attend Disney World. Rather, the group represented Montreat College at Pittcon, the premier scientific instrumentation and laboratory science conference in the world. Read More


Alan Davis stays plenty busy. Being consumed in the day-to-day operations of Blue Ridge Chair Works, which manufactures and ships outdoor chairs and tables, Davis thought he might benefit from some outside perspective as he sought to grow his company. Read More


April 1, 2010. Montreat College is hosting a celebration of the Legal Profession during the week of April 26th on all of its three main campuses. Read More


Montreat College is honored to accept a financial gift of $50,000 from BB&T. The funds were given in support of the capital project for Document Imaging Technology. Read More


Outdoor Education graduate Cyndy Fike is using her musical talents to serve autistic children in urban settings. She says, "I began working with an Autistic class at New Sullivan Elementary in January 2010. Only two of the students in the group are fully verbal and I have discovered that music is truly the universal language and a powerful tool for bringing special needs students together." Read More


Montreat College will be hosting high school students during two Open Houses this spring. All current students and professors can anticipate chances to greet guests as they explore campus and experience the activities, see the sights, and learn about the quality, Christ-centered education offered in our beautiful corner of the mountains. If you know any students who may wish to participate in an Open House, please invite them to either the March 26-27 or the April 16-17 session. Anyone may call Admissions at 1-800-622-6968 for details. Click here to learn more and register: Open House.


Montreat College announced on February 22 the names of the two recipients of the 2010 Colonel Lee B. Ledford Awards for Student Research, given annually by the Appalachian College Association. The winners, Carla Porterfield and Todd Yancey, will receive $3142 each. Read More


On Tuesday, March 23, the Montreat College Friends of Music will present a concert by the Mountains of Asheville Flute Ensemble. The concert will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal on the Montreat campus, and as with all Friends of Music concerts, the event is free to the public. Read More


Some of the finest musicians in Western North Carolina will perform at the Chapel of the Prodigal on Tuesday, March 9 when members of the Montreat College music faculty stage their annual Faculty Showcase Recital. A variety of genres and styles will be presented, including performances of sacred, jazz, classical, and Broadway pieces, as well as an original song written for piano and played by Kevin Auman. Read More


"Electric Armageddon," a forthcoming episode of National Geographic Television's Explorer series featuring Montreat, Black Mountain, Dr. Bill Forstchen and the grisly realities of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the United States will tentatively air on April 6th. Months ago, the film crew from Explorer came to town to shoot interviews and footage for a dramatization of what could happen in the aftermath of an EMP attack, and many members of the college community, town of Montreat and the Black Mountain community were involved in the project. Click here to look at local listings and lineups: National Geographic Explorer.


John DeWitt who serves as a volunteer at Montreat College and is involved in other community activities, such as the Welcome Table and a member of the Parks and Recreation Committee for the Town of Black Mountain has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the one of the nation's largest professional organization dealing with experiential education, The Association for Experiential Education. Read More


Dr. Kimberly Angle, Assistant Professor of English at Montreat College, has just recieved word that her novel Hummingbird (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2008) has just been selected as a finalist for the 2010 Children's Crown Award. Each year 20 titles are selected from hundreds of nominations for the award. This year's winner will be announced sometime in May. Read More


Mike recently updated his information on the Alumni website. He says: "I married Sharon Boyd in 1979, have 3 children, Elyse 24, Alyson 21, and Boyd 17. We served as United Methodist missionaries in Botswana and Zimbabwe for 13 years. Currently, we live in Wilmore, Kentucky and work for Kellog Boroun & Root in data services at AR Ramadi serving the 82nd Airborne in Iraq. When home I spend as much time riding my motorcycle as I can. I would love to hear from old friends and can be e-mailed at tommy.hayes@kbr.com or daddymike53@ymail.com"


Montreat College and Montreat Conference Center are pleased to welcome Ambassador Andrew J. Young to Anderson Auditorium on March 22 at 7 p.m. for a lecture: “Faith and Civil Rights.” The lecture is free and open to everyone. It is the latest in both the Calvin Thielman Lecture Series that has attracted speakers such as Os Guinness and William Paul Young in recent years, as well as The Faith Series, which has included lectures from Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on “Faith and the Founding of America,” and renowned scientist and Old Testament expert Gerald Shroeder on “Faith and Science.” For more information about the event, call 828.669.8012, ext. 3710. Read More


Three students traveled to Hartsville, SC last week with long-time English faculty member Dr. Don King to present papers accepted at the Coker College Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference. Read More


Do you know any high schoolers looking for a quality, Christ-centered college education? If so, invite them to our special Open Houses, March 26-27 or April 16-17. These are great opportunities to visit Montreat, meet some professors, and experience all we have to offer. Call Admissions at 1-800-622-6968 for details.


The college is pleased to extend a very special invitation to the community for a weekend event in Wilmington, NC with renowned author and Montreat College Professor Dr. William R. Forstchen, on March 5-6. The event is sponsored by Claud and Lori Efird, along with their daughters Claire and Katharine, as well as Dr. Dan Struble. Read More


Your life is interesting! Former classmates want to know what has been happening in your life. Please take a moment to give a brief update about life, work, kids, grandkids, weddings, ministries...you name it! Click on the 'Alumni Services' tab to the left, and then 'Tell Your Story.' It's easy--just fill out the page and click 'submit' and you're done!


Montreat College’s Hamilton Gallery welcomes a series of watercolors by Fredreen Bernatovicz beginning March 1, 2010. The exhibit will run through mid-April.

For over a decade, Bernatovicz has painted both the grand and intimate landscapes of Western North Carolina. Prolific and award-winning, Bernatovicz remains driven by a passion for the outdoors and a desire to bring that spirit into the lives of others by creating watercolors that tell Mother Nature¹s magnificent story.

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Thirty students in a marketing class at Montreat College in western North Carolina are very pleased to know that their efforts will help many families around the state and country. After a short-term business assignment led to over $1200 in profit, the class made a $500 contribution to the Ronald McDonald House currently under construction near the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. Read More


Montreat College is very pleased to accept a grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, which will contribute $106,000 to the college’s Scholarship fund and is to be used for the 2010-2011 academic year. Read More


Dr. Brad Daniel will present a paper titled, "The Role of the Setting in the Wilderness Experience" at the upcoming Outdoor Leadership Research Symposium to be held at the Wilderness Education Association (WEA) conference in Estes Park, CO February 19-22, 2010.


President Struble recently addressed the college community during the semester's Opening Convocation ceremony, delivering a speech entitled: "Education to What End?"

In it, he summarizes the trajectory of higher education over the centuries, contextualizes this generation's place in our history, and affirms Montreat's role in society today.

Click the link to read the full transcript of this speech: "Education to What End?"


President Struble recently addressed the college community during the semester's Opening Convocation ceremony, delivering a speech entitled: "Education to What End?"

In it, he summarizes the trajectory of higher education over the centuries, contextualizes this generation's place in our history, and affirms Montreat's role in society today.

Click the link to read the full transcript of this speech: "Education to What End?"


The college has barely had time to thaw out over the last two months before another heavy snowfall, ice storm and hard freeze hits. Maintenance crews, students, faculty and staff have all pitched in recently to shovel sidewalks, push cars stuck in the snow or to enjoy the beauty (and fun) of Montreat College covered in snow.


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The Montreat College community mourns the loss of Senior Howard Fisher today, who passed away just after 7:00 this morning at the University Hospital Of The West Indies in Jamaica. A star athlete for the men's soccer team, a diligent student and worker on campus, and a beloved friend to many at Montreat, Howard has touched many lives during his time at Montreat. His recent diagnosis with aplastic anemia and extended hospital stay in his home country of Jamaica have rallied many in the Montreat community to prayer and an extensive effort to bring him to the States for treatment. His condition worsened very quickly yesterday and after a night with his family by his bedside, Howard went home to be with the Lord.

There will be a memorial service for Howard tomorrow morning, on Thursday, February 4th at 11:00 A.M. in Anderson Auditorium in Montreat.


Dr. Bill Forstchen, long-time Professor of History and Best-Selling author, will give a lecture entitled "EMP, and the Potential for a Nationwide or Global 'Katrina,' of our Electronic Infrastructure" at NASA's Hampton, VA Langley Research Center next Tuesday, February 2nd.

Click HERE to learn more.


President Struble will deliver the Spring 2010 Opening Convocation address, entitled "Education to What End?" at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 21st, in Gaither Chapel on the Montreat campus. The public is invited to the ceremony, and a copy of the address will be posted on this website after the event.


The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) will host its annual Southeast Regional Conference at the Montreat Conference Center and Montreat College on April 9-11, 2010. For more information go to: www.aee.org


The Montreat College Outdoor Education Immersion Semester program departs January 20th for the backcountry of Montana. The program begins with a winter wilderness expedition where the students travel on telemark skis and sleep in snow shelters. This is followed by an eight-day Wilderness First Responder training. Montreat College partners with Camp Big Horn in Plains, MT for this phase of the semester. The program is open to students from other colleges and universities or those just interested in the Certificate in Wilderness Leadership provided for those who successfully complete the program. For more information on the program, go to www.montreat.edu/oe and click on "wilderness expeditions" or contact Dr. Andrew Bobilya at: abobilya@montreat.edu


Horrifying circumstances create a unique platform for Kathy Haley to fight domestic violence. This article from "The Ledger" recounts her story. Click here to read the article.


The latest version of Reflection magazine is now available for download. Read Jonathan Booth's amazing story of grace, an alumnus's work with troubled teens in South Carolina, and an MBA grad's work since graduation day. Read More


Montreat College is working to resolve MAEd student concerns. Read More


Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished faculty, family, friends, and especially fellow graduates, the day has finally arrived! What an honor it is to stand before you as the student speaker on this momentous occasion. As a professional drummer and pianist, I spend more time behind my instrument performing for the audience that I wish to move with an idea, an expression, or a thought through the music I play. I assure you, speaking before you all today is an entirely new experience for me and one in which I am not entirely comfortable. But, here I am, doing something I would not have ever conceived of doing, which has been part of my experience here at Montreat College. Read More


Words cannot describe how honored and humbled I am to stand before you today. As an adult studies’ student and a mother with grown children of my own, I want to take a moment and congratulate our traditional students who are graduating today. I am so proud of you. You are so blessed to have experienced your education on this campus. Every time I come for a visit, I can’t wait to pass through the arches to receive the peace that comes over you as you enter the campus. It is like an unforeseen force that grabs you and makes you realize that you are on Holy ground and surrounded by love. Read More


Brent Heykoop ('91) and his wife, Allison live in Tuscon where Brent is a Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force. Allison homeschools their nine children. Allison has a gift for humor and chronicles their experiences in her blog: http://oliveplants.wordpress.com Copy this address into your browser and get ready to laugh!


Montreat College is presenting an exhibit of paintings by Rikki Roccanti entitled “From Page to Canvas” which can be seen on campus in the Hamilton Gallery from December 1, 2009 until January 31, 2010. Admission is free and all are invited to come see the seven original works. Read More


Please pray for strong enrollment numbers for the Spring semester, both returning and new students.


When you talk to Montreat College Senior Lyndsey Wall about her experience at Montreat, she will tell you that there are two things that exemplify Montreat for her: people and relationships. And when you talk to people about Lyndsey, you'll find that there is one common theme that exemplifies Lyndsey; she is a servant leader with a big heart. Read More


Dr. Don King, acclaimed C.S. Lewis scholar and long-time Professor of English at Montreat College, will offer a repeat book signing for his recent work, Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman, during the town’s Holly Jolly celebration on Friday, December 4, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Black Mountain Books on Cherry Street in downtown Black Mountain. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Read More


The Montreat College Music Department’s Annual Christmas Concert will be held on Saturday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. in Gaither Chapel on the Montreat campus. The program will feature the Ambassadors Concert Choir and the Chamber Choir, directed by Mr. Timothy Wilds. The program will include fourteen choral selections as well as solos, duets and small ensemble pieces—all performed by Montreat College students. This concert is free and open to the public.


Friday, November 20, 2009 - 24 Montreat College Outdoor Education students and faculty attended the Regional Adventure Education Conference held at Brevard College. Professors Andrew Bobilya, Dottie Shuman and Dave Sperry all presented various workshops at the conference.


Montreat College’s fall commencement will be held in Anderson Auditorium on Saturday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. William (Will) Franklin Graham IV will give the keynote address. Read More


Led by Dr. John “Hub” Powell, seniors Kerby Barkdoll, Jonathan Madera, Kyle Prince, and Sophine Smith represented Montreat College at the 32nd Annual Ethics Symposium on Ethical Issues and Moral Decision-Making in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, November 5-7, 2009. The symposium, sponsored by the Men of First and Providence Presbyterian Churches, seeks to prepare future business leaders to address the ethical issues that may arise in the workplace. The students were presented with challenging case studies, which they discussed and debated with students from other colleges.


Led by Dr. John “Hub” Powell, seniors Kerby Barkdoll, Jonathan Madera, Kyle Prince, and Sophine Smith represented Montreat College at the 32nd Annual Ethics Symposium on Ethical Issues and Moral Decision-Making in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, November 5-7, 2009. The symposium, sponsored by the Men of First and Providence Presbyterian Churches, seeks to prepare future business leaders to address the ethical issues that may arise in the workplace. The students were presented with challenging case studies, which they discussed and debated with students from other colleges.


Montreat College announced its exploration of a possible move to NCAA Division III and a plan to phase out athletic scholarships in January of 2009. After reviewing the alternatives, the college has re-committed to the Appalachian Athletic Conference of the NAIA and will continue to offer current and future students athletic scholarships. Read More


Montreat College, in conjunction with promotional efforts spearheaded by the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), will waive the $30 application fee when students apply online between Monday, November 16 and Sunday, November 22. To take advantage of this opportunity and complete an online application, click here.


After defeating No. 1 seed Milligan College in the semi-final match yesterday 2-1, Montreat College men's soccer team will play for the AAC Tournament Championship today (Saturday) against No. 2 seeded Bryan (TN) College at 2 p.m. The game will be held at King College in Bristol, TN. Go Cavs!


Rev. Carolyn Poteet stays plenty busy. As the Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, N.C., she teaches classes to all ages, helps lead worship, preaches, counsels, and conducts visitations. Montreat College is pleased that Poteet will add another event to her agenda when she speaks on Thursday, November 19 at 11:00 A.M. in Gaither Chapel. The public is invited to join Montreat College students for this time of worship. Read More


Montreat College’s Fine Arts Department presents a student theatre production with professional guest artist Kelley Hinman, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, adapted by William Callahan, directed by Callan White-Hinman. Performances will be in Gaither Chapel at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13; 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20; and 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20. Tickets are $5 for children, $8 for adults, and free for Montreat students with student ID. For more information, call 828-669-8012, ext. 6106, or e-mail cwhite-hinman@montreat.edu.


This Wednesday, Seeds is honored to be hosting a convocation for Restoring Eden's "Ankle Deep in Reality" tour at 7:30 P.M. in Room 110 of the Morgan Science Building on the Montreat College campus. For this lecture and discussion, Rev. Lusama from the South Pacific island of Tuvalu will share a Christian perspective on the impacts of climate change upon the land, families, churches and the vulnerable communities of the South Pacific. Read More


This Wednesday, Seeds is honored to be hosting a convocation for Restoring Eden's "Ankle Deep in Reality" tour. The public is welcome to this lecture and discussion at 11 For this event, Rev. Lusama from the South Pacific island of Tuvalu will share a Christian perspective on the impacts of climate change upon the land, families, churches and the vulnerable communities of the South Pacific region. Read More


The Black Mountain campus of Montreat College will be a busy, fast-moving place on Saturday, November 7. Read More


The Montreat College Friends of Music presents Simone Vigilante, Soprano and Vance Reese, Piano on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal.


Dr. John Grant, Pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Asheville, NC, will speak at Montreat College on Thursday, November 5th for the weekly chapel service held in Gaither Chapel. The service takes place at 11:00 a.m., and the community is welcome to attend. Read More


Join us in prayer as we brainstorm as faculty, staff, and students about how we can improve our green efforts on campus. It is our desire to be good stewards of our God-given resources. Efforts are being made from reducing energy consumption to growing a sustainable garden.


Montreat College’s Hamilton Gallery presents an exhibition by Stephanie Routh entitled “A Child’s Heaven,” November 9-20. Come explore children’s perceptions of heaven through the visual arts. Routh, a senior studying Worship Arts/Visual Art, will present six oil paintings that visually interpret drawings of heaven done by children of various ages. Read More


SEEDS, the student-led creation-care club at Montreat College, will welcome Dr. Matthew and Mrs. Nancy Sleeth for a convocation lecture at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 27 in Gaither Chapel on the Montreat College campus. The public is welcome to attend this free event. Read More


Looking for the latest Montreat College gear? Now you can order merchandise online! Get alumni apparel, gifts and lots more from the college's bookstore: click here.


The Fall 2008 issue of Reflection featured stunning photographs and an article about the American Ecosystems trek across the country as they visited many national parks, a glimpse into the work of several alumi at a local chapter of the Salvation Army's Boys and Girls Club and a lifetime of music from Gertrude Lyons ('40).

Click here to download a .pdf version of the issue.


The 2009 Summer issue features the artwork of long-time Montreat College professor Jim Southerland, a story on the college's efforts to 'Go Green,' and the recent work of Katie Edwards ('06) at the NC Arboretum.

Click here to download a .pdf version of the issue.


The Red Cross will hold a blood drive for the college and community on the Montreat campus on Tuesday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Gaither Fellowship Hall. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Elyse Gildernew at gildernewee@montreat.edu. See www.redcrossblood.org for information about donations or eligibility.


A solo exhibit of select art-to-thee-too/Jim Southerland camera obscura art will be presented during the month of October in Hamilton Gallery on the campus of Montreat College. Jim Southerland has been teaching art at Montreat for more than 20 years, and he has been exploring printmaking with his own camera obscura since the early 1980s. The Hamilton Gallery is located on the mezzanine level of the L. Nelson Bell Library. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The public is cordially invited to a lecture by Dr. Gerald Schroeder on “Faith and Science” at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, in Gaither Chapel on the Montreat College campus. This lecture is free. Schroeder will also address the student body during Convocation that morning at 11:00 a.m. Read More


Crossroads 2009 is a continuation of the Faith and Culture Project at the college. This year's theme is Faith and Literature. A series of events, speakers and opportunities for students to explore the world of literature kicks off today with an opportunity to hear Donald Miller speak about his new book, "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years." Read More


Ninety-three years ago, on October 12, 1916, Montreat conducted its first class as Montreat Normal School, where young women were equipped to become teachers. In the following 93 years, Montreat progressed from an all-female high school with a two-year college program, to a four-year college (1945), to a coeducational junior college (1959) when the high school was also discontinued, and back to a four-year college (1986) now accredited to offer master's degrees (1997). Read More


This month Montreat College welcomes Dr. Marshall Flowers to campus as Senior Vice President and Provost. Read More


Please pray as Dr. Newt Gingrich comes this weekend. Our hope is that it would be an enriching time of discussion and dialogue within our community about worldview pertaining to "Faith and the Founding of America."


Outdoor Education faculty, Andrew Bobilya, Ken Kalisch and Dave Sperry will present a workshop titled "Where are the instructors? Benefits of unaccompanied wilderness program components" October 16, 2009 at the Wilderness Risk Managers Conference in Raleigh, NC, USA.


Thank you for your prayers! This was an outstanding homecoming celebration. We had a tremendous number of alumni and parents attend, people had a wonderful time, and the reunions and events were fantastic!


James Yon, a former Montreat College student, is currently serving with the United States Marines, and was recently injured in during combat in Afghanistan. Click here to read an article about Yon, and his family who is eagerly awaiting a visit from their son after his recovery.


Please pray for a rich time at Homecoming this weekend for alumni, students, and families. Our hope is that it fosters a rich time of community, fellowship, and friendship for all involved.


The Keystone Scholarship fundraising campaign is in full swing now. Please pray that God will bless our efforts to support Montreat's students.


Green is a popular color these days, and some exciting green changes are happening around Montreat College. The grounds and facilities of the college campus are almost 100 years old, but recently the faculty and student body have begun to make significant efforts to promote an eco-friendly, self-sustainable campus culture. Read More


Senior Direna Cousins spent the summer working at an internship at Linkup Media and Jamrock Magazine in New York City. Click the link to read about her experience as she jumped into the world of Communications media in the Big Apple: Read More


Homecoming is right around the corner! Come back to Montreat and reconnect with old friends and enjoy a weekend back in the valley on campus. Call 828.669.8012 ext. 3709 or email alumni@montreat.edu to register!

Click here for a schedule of events: 2009 Homecoming Schedule.


Dr. Newt Gingrich, historian and former Speaker of the House, will present a lecture at Montreat College entitled "Faith and the Founding of America" at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, in Anderson Auditorium. Click here to purchase tickets. Read More


Click the link to read an update on the H1N1 virus from President Struble. Read More


Artie Adkins, a junior at Montreat College, fulfilled her summer internship requirement this year at the local television station WLOS. Majoring in Communication with a minor in English, Artie was given the responsibility of being Assignment Desk Editor for the ABC News Channel 13. Read More


Montreat Outdoor Education faculty member, Dr. Andrew Bobilya and Human Services faculty member, Mrs. Lauren Rayment will present a workshop at the annual Break by the Lake Conference for Student Services Personnel Friday, September 11, 2009. This year’s conference is hosted at Lake Logan, NC. The workshop is titled, "Adventure-Based Counseling and Experiential Education: Benefits, Strategies and Resources."


Dr. Don King, acclaimed C.S. Lewis scholar and Professor of English at Montreat College, will hold two upcoming book signings for his newly-published work, “Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman.” Read More


This summer's issue features the artwork of long-time Montreat College professor Jim Southerland, a story on the college's efforts to 'go green,' and the recent work of Katie Edwards ('06) at the NC Arboretum.

Click here to download a .pdf version of the issue.


The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League will have a special members’ exhibit at the Hamilton Gallery in Montreat during the month of September. Read More


Jim Dykes will speak at Montreat College on Thursday, September 3, during the weekly chapel worship at 11:00 a.m. in Gaither Chapel on the Montreat campus. Read More


Kurt Grohman is a man of service. Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Kurt over the telephone. In speaking with him, I felt a sense of nostalgia. Despite his young age of 38, he exuded an unassuming air like that of a World War II veteran from the “greatest generation,” reminding me of my own grandfather who served in Guam during WWII. His conversational demeanor was gracious, soft-spoken, never focused on himself, and even in his dialogue with me, I sensed that his desire was to serve me well with his thoughtful answers. Read More


Freshmen beginning their college careers at Montreat College got a jumpstart on living out the third part of the college’s “Christ-centered, Student-focused, Service-driven” mission statement today, as they participated in service projects in Asheville, Black Mountain and Montreat. Read More


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Dr. Abiola Awosika Fapetu, Special Assistant to the President for Assessment and Strategic Planning at Montreat College, will deliver the keynote address at the college’s Fall Opening Convocation on August 18 at 11:00 a.m. in Anderson Auditorium. Read More


Montreat College Director of Student Health Services, Linda Thompson, RN, BSN, has monitored the H1N1 Virus since its emergence, especially in preparation for the Fall semester at the college. Read More


It is time to welcome the newest Montreat College students into our community. Click the "Read More" link to see a schedule of events for NSO 2009. Read More


Dr. Dan Struble, President of Montreat College, recently welcomed long-time Buncombe County Commissioner David Gantt to the college campus for a tour and a time to discuss how Montreat College and Buncombe County can better serve each other. Gantt has served as a Commissioner since 1996 and was elected Chairman of the Buncombe County Commission last November. Read More


The Robert C. and Sadie Gaither Anderson Foundation has again committed a gift to Montreat College this year, totaling $45,000. The donation marks a long history of partnership with the college that begins with Robert C. Anderson’s founding of the college in 1916. Since 1962, the Anderson Foundation has given over $2.65 million in gifts to Montreat College, enabling generations of students to afford an education at the college. Read More


Many Montreat College students were able to afford tuition this year thanks in part to a $100,000 donation from Montreat Presbyterian Church, EPC. The gift was one of many made by local donors and churches that supported the college’s annual Keystone Scholarship Fund. Read More


Dr. Bill Forstchen, Professor of History at Montreat College, was recently featured in a cover story in Asheville's Mountain Xpress. Read More


Dr. Bill Forstchen, Professor of History at Montreat College, was recently featured in a cover story article in Asheville's Mountain Xpress. Read More


Montreat College proudly announces that a new exhibit from Asheville artist Cathy Searle will be on display in the Hamilton Gallery beginning June 15th. The exhibit will be open through mid-August. Read More


Renovations to the L. Nelson Bell Library lawn continue this summer. The concrete benches and area known to many alumni as "The Pit" have been cleared away forever to make room for a stone walkway.


The deadline is approaching for new students and transfers beginning in August 2009 to register for the Wilderness Journey for First Year Students program. June 29, 2009 is the deadline for all paperwork to be submitted to Dr. Andrew Bobilya. Questions, please call 828-669-8012 ext. 3412 or email: abobilya@montreat.edu


Your off-season training this year could be the best thing that ever happened to your game--if you sign up for a Montreat College Athletic Camp this summer. Our coaches, assistants, and players will challenge you to take your skills to the next level in soccer, basketball, cross country, and volleyball. Click here to view the camps available: Summer Camps


Dr. Jeff Teo's chapter contribution on trusted computing will be published in this text Cyber Security and Global Information Assurance: Threat Analysis and Response Solutions. Read More


'Renewal: Students Caring for Creation,' a grassroots college-student led creation care network founded in 2008, joined the local Earth Day celebration on April 22nd. Read More


Holly Seddon's visual portrayal of six locations in Black Mountain reflects a multisensory snapshot of life captured in time. On display in the Hamilton Gallery, stop by and see this dramatic presentation inspired by study abroad in a small Italian town. Read More


Montreat College's Outdoor Education Department to launch a new major in Outdoor Ministry in Fall 2009. The degree will combine coursework in Outdoor Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Bible and Religion and Christian Education. Read More


Montreat, NC – Students at Montreat College will celebrate Earth Day by picking up litter along Flat Creek in Montreat and Black Mountain and educating the community on the environmental effects of tobacco trash. Read More


BB351 - Biblical Studies Abroad (Israel) is a Fall, 2009 Bible course that goes on a pilgrimage to Israel to see first hand the Biblical geography, culture and traditional sites. We will note and observe various historical and Biblical archeology and architecture, geographical and regional emphasis, and cultural and political challenges. The class participants will walk where the Biblical Israel, prophets, kings, apostles and Jesus walked! Registration Deadline: September 25th, 2009. Class 1: September 3, 2009, 7 PM Class 2: October 1, 2009, 7 PM Class 3: November 5, 2009, 7 PM Class 4: December 3, 2009, 7 PM Departure: January 6, 2010 at 10 AM Return: January 18, 2010 at 10 AM For more information visit the web site - we hope to see you in Israel! Read More


Interested in nature, science, and adventure? Rising 8th-12th grade students are encouraged to join CLIMBE (link) for multi-day, science-intensive, adventure trips this summer. Trips include a variety of adventures including backpacking, canoeing, caving, and rock climbing – each trip also introduces participants to ecosystem studies and environmental data collection. Applications are now being accepted, so SIGN UP TODAY! Visit our website for more information. Read More


Dr. Brad Daniel and Dr. Dottie Shuman conducted a weekend training session on methods for teaching environmental education. The training prepared educators to facilitate a new required module in the NC environmental education certification program. Read More


Prepare now! On May 8, the English and Languages department will host the 2009 Creative Writing Festival, featuring author Bill Forstchen as keynote speaker. Read More


Download the PDF of the Fall 2008 issue. Read More


Professors Ken Kalisch and Andrew Bobilya recently attended the National Conference on Outdoor Leadership hosted by the Wilderness Education Association at Indiana University. They presented a paper titled, "Lessons From the Outward Bound Solo: Intended Transfer of Learning" at the Outdoor Leadership Research Symposium along with a general workshop titled "Benefits and Strategies for Implementing Solitary Reflection on a WEA Course." Montreat College's Outdoor Education Department is an Affiliate Institution of the WEA and offer certification courses. For more information on the WEA go to: www.weainfo.org Read More


Interested in getting a jump start on your college experience? Join us for a 12-day backpacking/canoeing expedition with other new students! Registration is currently underway for the August 2009 Wilderness Journey for First Year Students course.   Read More


Get a jump start on College! Registration Now Open for Wilderness Journey for First Year Students (WJFYS) - August 2009. WJFYS is a 12-day wilderness expedition that utilizes a small group experience and extended time in the wilderness to develop community and better understand our relationship with God. Don't miss your chance. Sign up now!


Sunday, February 15th 4:00 pm


John Gibson, Adjunct Faculty with the Montreat College Elementary Education Department, was named North Carolina's Physical Education Teacher of the Year for 2008/2009. John teaches physical education at Black Mountain Primary School as well as the physical education course in the undergraduate program here at Montreat. John has taught for 21 years. Beyond the students who thoroughly enjoy P.E. with John, his colleagues see in him an enthusiastic, committed educator who devotes himself "as unto the Lord" each day. Congratulations, John.


President Struble's Open Letter on the College's Response to the Current Economic Situation Read More


Monday, January 19th, 2009; 7:30 pm


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Local small business owners Frank Trombetta and Barry Thorne are thriving in the current economy, thanks in large part to assistance from Montreat College MBA students. Read More


Seniors: It’s time get your résumé ready. The goal is to have it ready before Thanksgiving break so that you can network with potential employers during Christmas Break. Read More


“Get ’em Outside” is a five-minute video celebrating the value of environmental education and is popular on YouTube. The No Child Left Inside (NCLI) Coalition encourages you to embed the video on your organization’s website or provide a link to the video. Click here to view the video. To find out more information about No Child Left Inside visit www.cbf.org.


On November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal on the Montreat College campus, the Friends of Music will present the Heritage Aire Celtic Ensemble, one of nine ensemble groups that make up the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. Read More


Communication Major, Ashley Craig in DC, canvasing for candidates before the presidential elections Read More


“Candles in the Window,” written and performed by Kathleen Ann Thompson, will be presented in Gaither Chapel on Friday, November 7 at 8:00. This tenderly acted and moving play centers around two women who knew each other in Berlin before World War II and who meet again by chance in 1948. Read More


More than 100 students and faculty from local colleges and universities that offer Outdoor Programs, along with professionals from across the Outdoor Business spectrum gathered at Montreat College for the 16th Adventure Education Conference today. Whitney Montgomery, Executive Director of the North Carolina Outward Bound School, gave the conference’s keynote address in the historic Manor House on the Montreat College In the Oaks campus. Conference participants were able to attend a variety of workshops including “The Impact of Crowding on Outdoor Recreation” and “Voice of the Rivers: Savannah River Expedition” as well as browse the offerings of local exhibitors during the one-day event. Read More


More than 100 students and faculty from local colleges and universities that offer Outdoor Programs along with professionals from across the Outdoor Business spectrum gathered at Montreat College for the 16th Adventure Education Conference today. Whitney Montgomery, Executive Director of the North Carolina Outward Bound School, gave the conference’s keynote address in the historic Manor House on the Montreat College In the Oaks campus. Conference participants were able to attend a variety of workshops including “The Impact of Crowding on Outdoor Recreation” and “Voice of the Rivers: Savannah River Expedition” as well as browse the offerings of local exhibitors during the one-day event. Read More


Montreat Communication Major, Ashley Craig, gets security clearance and begins work for the Department of Homeland Security as part of the CCCU American Studies Program Read More


On October 19, the Opal String Quartet, an Asheville-based ensemble, will perform at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal. Read More


Paul Harcharik, who is teaching visual arts classes at Montreat this fall, will exhibit a collection of his work entitled “Observations” at the Hamilton Gallery during October and November. Read More


MONTREAT COLLEGE modifies Homecoming festivities… Several cancellations for Homecoming caused us to research the present gas crisis in light of the coming weekend. We have determined that to care for our alumni and friends of the college we will scale back our Homecoming activities to steward our resources. One article in the U.S.A.Today states, Read More


Comm Major, Ashley Craig, starts internship at Dept. of Homeland Security Read More


Ashley Craig at CCCU American Studies Program in DC - 3rd week Read More


Montreat College will be conducting a hands-on Environmental Education program for 4th graders from Black Mountain Elementary School on October 1st and 2nd and for Asheville Christian Academy students on October 3rd. Read More


The Montreat College Women's Volleyball team traveled to Florence, SC on Friday to participate in Francis Marion's Swamp Fox Invitation this weekend. The Lady Cavs faced host Francis Marion in their game opener this morning. Unfortunately, Montreat fell short, 25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 25-15. Sophomore Alle Baumgartner led Montreat with 21 kills, 10 digs, and five blocks. Freshman Brandy Deddo added 13 kills and 18 digs, while freshman setter Natalie Nieman compiled 37 assists. In their second match of the day, Montreat dropped one to NCAA Divistion II Carson Newman in three; 25-16, 25-21, 25-11. With the losses, Montreat drops to 6-11 overall. In day two of the Swamp Fox Invitational, Montreat will face Fayettville State at 11:00 am and Augusta State at 5:00 p.m. Read More


After winning a hard fought conference battle with Bluefield on Tuesday, expectations were high coming into the King match last night. Some misfortune and inconsistent play turned out to be the deciding factor in the Montreat loss: 25-13, 25-23, and 25-17. A slow start hampered the Lady Cavs in game one; play picked up in games two and three, but King was overpowering up front and played pretty consistent throughout the match. Coach Mooberry commented on the teams play, “We just didn't play well as a team tonight. It's disappointing because our team is really close and enjoys playing together, but that just didn't show tonight.” The Lady Cavs will be on the road this weekend, as they head to the coast, to compete in the Francis Marion Tournament. Their next home contest will be on September 26th against Tennessee Wesleyan in a 6:30pm start.


Coming off their big win over #1 ranked Lindsey Wilson, Montreat got off to an unanticipated start with Asbury College. The clear favorites to win the match, Montreat gave up an early goal just five minutes in; an uncharacteristic, mistimed jump by junior goalkeeper Howard Fisher (Kingston, Jamaica) on a long range shot gave Asbury a 1-0 lead. Montreat would soon take control of the ball; however, they only managed to net two goals in over 30 shot attempts. The best thing that can come from this is know that bad games are going to occur, but good teams find a way to win. Coach Benware gave his thoughts on the game, “Our guys have played some very good soccer lately. We’ve started to gel on the field and have gained some recent confidence with a win against Lindsey Wilson, a national ranking of #16, the national defensive player of the week and offensive/defensive conference players of the week. The guys have handled these successes with humility and are simply preparing for each competition one match at a time. I’m happy to be 5-1 on the season, especially since we’ve had only one home game up to this point. I’m most happy about the depth we have on our team. We have great talent deep into our bench, and there are great benefits from that.”


Ashley Craig visits iconic sites in DC and attends a McCain/Palin Rally. Read more! Read More


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If you were not in McAlister Gymnasium last night, you missed an electrified atmosphere for a home Lady Cavalier Volleyball match. Montreat’s Lady Cavaliers volleyball team won a hard fought battle last night against Bluefield at McAlister Gymnasium. The Lady Cavs split the first four games: winning the second and fourth, and losing the first and the third forcing a fifth and final game. In a game that is supposed to end at 15, win by two, Montreat and Bluefield took it to overtime, going past the 15 point limit. The two teams went back and forth, exchanging leads multiple times. Finally, Montreat put two successful volleys together and edged the conference foe, Bluefield, 22-20 in the fifth game. Read More


Kansas City, MO --- Five teams enter the Top 25 for the first time this season, including Montreat (NC). The Cavaliers come in at No. 16 after knocking off then-No.1 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 1-0 last week. The other newcomers to the poll are No. 22 Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.); No.23 Belhaven (Miss.); No. 24 Westmont (Calif.), and No. 25 Lindenwood (Mo.) Coach Benware also commented on being nationally ranked, "I am excited about being ranked 16th; but, we are only five games into the season and have a long way to go." The next regular season Top 25 poll will be announced on Sept. 23. Read More


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The NAIA Men's Soccer national weekly honors have been announced and Howard Fisher of Montreat (NC.) was announced as National Defensive Player of the Week while Robert Whitnell of Shorter (Ga.) was named National Offensive Player of the Week, for the week of Sept. 8-14. Fisher, a 6-6 junior goalkeeper from Kingston, Jamaica, came up huge last week as the Cavaliers upset the No. 1 team in the country. Fisher saved all six shots on goal as Montreat defeated Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 1-0. The shutout was Fisher’s 22nd of his career. With the win, Montreat improved to 4-1 on the year. On being selected, Fisher remarked, "First I want to thank God for blessing me with the talent to play soccer; also, with the health and strength to go forward. Without him, all of this would not be possible. It is a fabulous feeling. The hard work I have put in in the last 6 years is starting to pay dividends. However, I am still unsatisfied; I have more room to grow. I find it humbling and encouraging as well."


The Montreat Cavaliers volleyball team traveled this weekend for conference play, first at Covenant College on Friday and then at Bryan College on Saturday. Both matches ended after three games, as Montreat could not get the momentum swung in their direction. Coach Mooberry on the Covenant match, "We really struggled as a team passing tonight against Covenant, which made it hard to run an effective offense. Covenant has a good program, some strong hitters and quick defense. We needed to play well tonight to beat Covenant, but our intensity and communication was also not what it needed to be. My hope is that we will be able to step up our game when they come visit us at Montreat and play with the intensity, communication, and solid skills to beat them." Read More


Montreat women’s soccer team fell to Cumberland University last Saturday. Two early first half goals were the deciding factors in Cumberlands victory over Montreat. The Lady Cavaliers played hard but in the end did not have an answer for the Cumberland attack.Coach Maples commented on the game saying, “The same bug keeps biting us. We are giving up soft goals early in a game and never get a chance to get our flow before we are behind. For the first four minutes we had the ball in their half. They get a counter attack, we get back and the only time they get across the half line, they end up with a goal. It takes the wind out of us and we have to regroup. You can see it took the energy out of us because we didn’t start getting shots until later in the first half. We changed some personnel in important spots with 23 minutes left in the first half and our energy picked up. From there the game was ours. CU only got six shots the rest of the game and only one in the second half. Read More


Montreat swept the AAC Players of the Week in men's soccer this week. Junior Howard Fisher was selected as AAC Defensive Player of the Week and junior redshirt Shaka Bangura was selected as AAC Offensive Player of the Week for their performance in the men's upset of Lindsey Wilson last Saturday. Fisher attained his 22nd career shutout by saving all six shots on goal to allow for the Montreat victory. Bangura scored the game-winning golden goal against Lindsey Wilson. With 57.6 seconds remaining in the first overtime, Shaka scored from 20 yards out to take the Montreat Cavaliers to 4-1 on the season. The junior forward now has six goals and five assists on the season. Congratulations to Shaka and Howard on well-deserved recognition!


The Montreat College men’s soccer team traveled to Lindsey Wilson College last Saturday, September 13th to face the #1 ranked team in the nation. The Blue Raiders rose to first in the nation early in the week with their smothering defense and tenacious offense, knocking off opponents such as Park University and Lindenwood all with shutouts. Through four games, the Blue Raiders had only allowed 1 goal, and kept their opponents to a total of 11 shots on goal through four games. Montreat too had enjoyed some success going 3-1 through their first four games with two of their wins being shutouts. Though, none of their contests would compare to the 13 year old powerhouse that is Lindsey Wilson College, who has won seven National Championships during that span. Read More


The Montreat College Golf Program kicked off their 2008 fall season with their co-host tournament with Brevard on Sunday. The men's team had a rough start on Sunday shooting a team total of 320 for ninth place. Junior transfer Nathan Blankenship performed well sharing first place with a score of 71. After day one, the women's team claimed second place with a score of 403 behind Mars Hill (354). Junior Ashley Mitcham led the way for the Lady Cavs with a score of 98. Read More


If you missed him last month at the combined book signing, the Montreat College library will be hosting a book signing with Dr. Don King on Friday, October 3rd from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Hamilton Gallery. Read More


Ashley Craig began an internship in DC that includes working in the Dept. of Homeland Security. She is excited to be part of the CCCU's American Studies Program this fall. Read More


Coming off a big conference win over Milligan, the Lady Cavalier Volleyball team returned home last evening and defeated North Greenville in three straight: 25-19, 25-18, and 25-22. The Cavaliers received a big performances from Kim Staley (FR, Rutherfordton, NC) who had 10 kills and the highest kill efficiency, Natalie Nieman (FR, Charlotte, NC) who turned in three aces and 25 assists, and Allie Baumgartner (SO, Charlotte, NC) on the defensive side with 11 digs. Baumgartner, Staley, and Kayla Keys (FR, Weaverville, NC) also had one solo block apiece. Read More


Montreat women’s soccer team fell late in double overtime on Wednesday eveningto North Greenville College 2-1. The game started out slow for both teams. North Greenville got on the board first in the fifth minute and led 1-0 at halftime. At the 53:46 mark in the second half Montreat got on the board with a goal from Brittany Zachrich (FR, Hickory, NC), assist from Alex Mash (FR, Cooper City, FL). The rest of regulation was a defensive battle, ending in a 1-1 tie and forcing overtime. The first overtime picked up where the second half ended. Both teams battled ten extra minutes only to go into the second overtime tied 1-1. Unfortunately for Montreat, the North Greenville offense found a small gap in the defense and got the game winning goal with 3:28 to play in the second overtime. Read More


Last night the Montreat College Lady Cavaliers proved that though they are young, their drive and determination are something not to be ignored. After defeating highly touted UVA-Wise last week, the Lady Cavs traveled to Johnson City, TN last night to face AAC foe Milligan College. Read More


Montreat Lady Cavalier volleyball team swept their double-header last Saturday. In game one, the Lady Cavs took on Spelman College defeating them in three straight: 25-7, 25-17, and 25-13. Allie Baumgartner (SO, Charlotte, NC) led the way with 15 kills, six digs, and five aces. Brandy Deddo (FR, Almond, NC) chimed in with 10 kills, six digs, and six aces. Natalie Nieman (FR, Charlotte, NC) added 30 assists and Kayla Keys (FR, Weaverville, NC) had six digs. Read More


The Montreat College Friends of Music fall season will open on September 23 with an encore performance by the Lenoir Saxophone Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal on the Montreat College campus. Read More


The Montreat College Women's Softball team traveled to Boiling Springs, NC on Saturday to begin their fall season and split with Garner Webb and Young Harris. In the first game, Montreat defeated Gardner Webb 9-4 behind the pitching of junior Amanda Wolfe (Cherokee, NC). Wolfe went five innings with four strikeouts, five hits, and one earned run. Freshman Janna James earned the save in going two innings and giving up no runs, with one strikeout and one hit. Read More


With Hurricane Hannah lurching nearby off the coast, many high school runners were uncertain about their opportunity to race this Saturday morning. At Montreat's Black Mountain Campus this Saturday morning, the first annual Montreat XC Community 5K Kickoff was organized by the Montreat cross country team to gather the local running community to fellowship in God's amazing creation. "We had a beautiful morning with a few clouds in the sky," said second year head coach Jose Larios, "this race was a tremendous success. We had many high schools bring their teams, some from as far as Charlotte." Read More


Montreat women’s soccer team won big on Saturday defeating Atlanta Christian 9-0. The Lady Cavaliers took 28 shots and placed 20 of those on goal; and, added 11 assists to their nine goals. Heather Hable (SR, Stuart, VA) scored the first goal of the game off a Stephanie Liles (FR, Morganton, NC) assist. Then just one minute later, Liles added a goal of her own on an assist from Brittany Zachrich (FR, Hickory, NC) assist. The half ended at 2-0 but Montreat was just about to break loose. Three minutes into the second half Zachrich scored her first goal of the contest, unassisted. One minute later, Zachrich scored again on a Heather Hable assist making the score 4-0. Read More


Montreat College is partnering with Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte to present Youth Upward Mobility Conference on Saturday, September 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the college’s Charlotte campus. Read More


We are excited about our new web site going live in two weeks, but in the mean time we want to make sure you can contact our new coaches that are not on this site. So, if you are interested in volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, or softball please contact the following coaches. Read More


This summer Montreat Communication Major, Stephanie Routh, got to intern in video broadcasting at Westover, a megachurch in Greensboro. Read More


The Lady Cavaliers volleyball team earned their first win of the season last night against conference opponent, UVA-Wise. Wise was selected fourth in the preseason poll and coming off a berth to the NAIA Volleyball Tournament last season. A balanced attack up front and in the backcourt allowed Montreat to sweep in three with scores of 28-26, 25-15, 25-17. Allie Baumgartner (SO, Charlotte, NC) and Brandy Deddo (FR, Almond, NC) had 12 and 11 kills respectively. Natalie Nieman (FR, Charlotte, NC) and Lyndsey Wall (JR, Weddington, NC) had eight digs apiece. Nieman also added 29 assists and Baumgartner had seven aces. Read More


Montreat men’s soccer team rolls over North Greenville with a two-to-nothing victory. Shaka Bangura (JR, Freetown, Sierra Leone) did all the damage as he netted both goals for the Cavaliers. His first goal came in the first half off of a Sami Bin (FR, Porto Alegre, Brazil) assist. Then in the second half, Bangura places another shot (unassisted) past the North Greenville keeper to bring the score to 2-0. Read More


Montreat College’s volleyball team traveled to Mars Hill College on Tuesday evening for a non-conference match with the Division II program. Despite a valiant effort, the Lady Cavs fell short to the Lions in a five game battle. Each game was close with only one game outside of five points. Mars Hill just edged the Lady Cavaliers in the final game 15-11. The play of the Lady Cavs show they are starting to come together as a team. Read More


Montreat women’s soccer team took on NAIA-school Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC last night and fell 5-0. A disappointed Coach Maples responded by saying, “They deserved to win and we didn’t.” This is definitely a tough loss for the Lady Cavs as it is their first loss of the season. Montreat will be back in action at home on Saturday, September 6th in a 5:00 pm start against Atlanta Christian.


Please join us for our annual community day! Read More


On behalf of the Montreat College Cross Country team we invite you to the 1st Annual Montreat College Community 5K Kickoff Race this Saturday, September 6, 2008. Read More


Please make plans to join us on October 3-4 for Homecoming! Read More


Montreat College men’s soccer team picks up their second victory of the season on Saturday in the final game of their Florida trip; they knocked off Florida Southern 4-1 in a hostile environment. The weather coming in as a result of hurricane “Gustav” caused wet conditions for the match. Montreat got on top, one to nothing, on a Shaka Bangura (JR, Freetown, Sierra Leone) goal with an assist from Sami Bin (SO, Porto Alegre, Brazil) in the 33rd minute of play. In the second half, just ten minutes in, [Shaka] Bangura nets his second goal of the contest, off an assist from Nyron Edwards (JR, Kingston, Jamaica), to place Montreat up 2-0. In the 63rd minute, Adnan Bangura (SO, Freetown, Sierra Leone) gets one past the Florida Southern keeper with assists from Abdul Bangura (JR, Freetown, Sierra Leone) and Shaka Bangura. Read More


Montreat women’s soccer team had a good battle and test against Toccoa Falls College on Saturday afternoon. Toccoa falls jumped out to an early 1-0 lead and maintained that lead for the whole first period. Montreat started out a little timid; but, turned up the heat in the second half by tying the game on a Lucy White (JR, Northport, AL) goal off a Rebekah Worley (SO, Raleigh, NC) assist. Then with 15 minutes left to play in the match, Stephanie Liles (FR, Morganton, NC) nets her first goal of the season off a Brittany Zachrich (FR, Hickory, NC) assist to give Montreat the lead for good. Very good defensive play clinched the game for the Lady Cavs giving them a 2-1 victory in the contest. Read More


The Montreat Cavalier volleyball team took on Shawnee State University, Brevard College, and Reinhardt College this past Saturday in a quad match at McAlister Gymnasium. Although the day did not turn out the way the Lady Cavs would have liked it to, they showed great determination and never gave up no matter what the score or who their opponent was. All three games versus Shawnee State, the Lady Cavs put up a good battle; however, the experience of the Shawnee State Lady Bears was a little too much as they put the Lady Cavaliers away in three straight games: 25-18, 25-22, and 25-19. Shawnee State went on to sweep the tournament. Read More


Montreat Cavaliers men’s soccer team traveled to Florida on Thursday to take on St. Leo University and Florida Southern University. In last night's game versus St. Leo, Montreat fell behind early and the 2-0 deficit was just too much to overcome in the late game surge as they fell 3-2. Read More


The season opener for the Montreat College Lady Cavalier volleyball team did not go according to plan. Southern Wesleyan came in to McAlister Gymnasium Thursday night with experience and confidence, but the Lady Cavs did not go down without a fight. Young and inexperienced, the Lady Cavs kept fighting to make SWU work for every point they got. Sophomore Allie Baumgartner (Charlotte, NC)led the way for Montreat with 14 kills and 6 blocks, followed by freshman Natalie Nieman (Charlotte, NC)with 7 digs and 14 assists. Read More


Montreat Cavalier Volleyball came out strong this evening in their opening scrimmage against Catawba Valley Community College. It was definitely a great chance to play against another opponent and gain on-court experience before going into tomorrow’s season opener against NAIA foe Southern Wesleyan University. Montreat had very good play out of their newcomers tonight and will look to them to improve even more as the season goes on to continue their winning success. The Lady Cav’s dominated tonight winning all five games. Read More


Montreat College's Outdoor Education Immersion Semester Featured in Recent Article Read More


It did not take long for the Montreat Lady Cavaliers’ Soccer team to score their first goal of the season. Only two minutes passed before junior Lucy White (Northport, AL) netted her first goal of the season off a Heather Hable (SR, Stuart, VA) pass. Twenty minutes later, Emmanuel comes back to ruin the shutout with a, Lauren Moore, goal to tie the game at 1-1. The game would remain tied for the remainder of the first half. Most of the possession in the second half would be with the Lady Cavs and at the 31:38 mark, (Lucy) White would net her second goal of the game off an assist from freshman Brittany Zachrich (Hickory, NC). Charges by Emmanuel were shut down by some stellar Lady Cavs defense and a couple big saves by true freshman goalkeeper, Sarah McGuirt (Harmony, NC). Read More


The 2008 Montreat Cavaliers Men’s Soccer season opens up with a 3-0 shutout of Emmanuel College. The first official goal did not take long to find the back of the net. Just seven minutes into the match sophomore Adnan Bangura (Freetown, Sierra Leone)finds an open net with assists from Sami Bin (SO, Porto Alegre, Brazil) and Shaka Bangura (JR, Freetown, Sierra Leone). However, that was all of the scoring in the first half. Again, just 5 minutes into the second half sophomore Ebrima Jagne (King E)(Foday Kunda, Gambia) takes a pass from Shaka Bangura and explodes toward the goal placing a low and out of the Emmanuel goalkeeper’s reach, putting the Cavaliers in front 2-0. Then with just 11 minutes left in the match junior Stephen Jackson (Melbourne, FL) nets Montreat’s third goal with assists from Adnan Bangura and Shaka Bangura. The Cavaliers hold off a late Emmanuel surge to maintain the shutout. Read More


Richmond, VA artist Mark Sprinkle will have his art on display at the Hamilton Gallery throughout July and August. Read More


On August 12th, Dr. Terry Wilson conducted a training session for college professors and others who train both formal and nonformal educators in the environmental field. Read More


Montreat College officially became a Tobacco Free campus on August 1st. Read More


Montreat College Athletics is proud to announce the unveiling of our new Cavalier website www.montreatcavaliers.com. The site will go live next week, so please be patient as we work on the site to make it a success! You can go to our conference web site www.aacsports.com to see schedules and rosters for Montreat and conference opponents.


Don Maples of Knoxville, TN, has just taken over the head coaching position for the women's soccer squad at Montreat College. Maples has served as a professional staff coach with the Knoxville Football Club for the last five years and has over 27 years playing/coaching experience. He was the Director of the Goalkeeping Academy at KFC while also coaching primarily on the women’s side of the club. His teams have won three state championships, and have finished as a Region 3 Finalist and Semi-Finalist. He is a USSF “B” License Coach and holds the NSCAA National Goalkeeping License. Read More


Brenton Benware, former head men’s soccer coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, OK, has just taken over the head coaching position for the men’s soccer squad at Montreat College. Read More


Lauren Carson has recently joined the Advancement Department of Montreat College, serving as the new Director of Alumni Relations. Read More


Christine Mooberry will officially take over the head coaching position for the Montreat College Cavaliers volleyball squad on July 1st. She inherits a team that finished 6th in the Appalachian Athletic Conference last year with a 14-18 overall record and a 7-11 conference record. Mooberry is new to the Asheville area as she transitions from the Newfane, NY, area where she founded and directed the WNY Stars Volleyball club that has earned a 48-0 record over the last four years. She also served as the head varsity coach for Newfane High School for the last six years. She amassed a 92-12 record there in the last five years as well leading the team to four consecutive Niagara-Orleans League Championships from 2004-2007. Read More


The Montreat College softball program announces the signing of Janna James. James is a recent graduate of Raleigh Christian Academy where she excelled on the mound for the Eagles. She was selected in both her junior and senior years to the NCCSA 1st team All State team and also garnered Team MVP honors. Read More


The Montreat College softball program announces the signing of high school standout Casey Sheeler. Casey is a recent graduate of West Wilkes High School where she starred on the mound and at the plate. Read More


The Montreat College Outdoor Education Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Ken Kalisch as an Associate Professor. Read More


Dr. Brad Daniel and Dr. Dottie Shuman, professors in the Outdoor Education Department at Montreat College, recently developed a new workshop for inclusion in the state of North Carolina Environmental Education Certification program. Read More


Hellon Coffey Andrews, 85, of Montreat, NC, wife of E. Andy Andrews, died on June 4, 2008. Read More


The Montreat College Cavalier Softball team welcomes Samantha Haddock, a 2007 AC Reynolds High School graduate, to their ranks this afternoon. Haddock played around the infield and outfield for the Rockets, especially third base. She was named “Most Dedicated” one year and picked for the All-Conference team three out of four years in competition. She plans to study Accounting at Montreat. She is the daughter of Don and Darla Haddock of Fairview.


The Lady Cavalier soccer team will add Patten High School product Stephanie Liles to its 2008 roster. Coach Dan Woerner had this to say about Montreat's newest recruit, "Stephanie is a bright and friendly student athlete. On the field she brings a great deal of experience and should contribute immediately to a young Cavalier team. It is off the field that Stephanie brings leadership experience, a great student in the classroom, loves being part of a team, loves people, and a desire to enjoy the entire college experience." Stephanie is from nearby Morganton, NC.


Cross country and track & field runner Elyse Gildernew (Lookout Mt., GA) was recently selected by the American Red Cross, which recently partnered with the NAIA to develop a Youth Leadership Program; Gildernew, along with 11 other NAIA student-athletes from across the country, will attend a two week internship in Washington, DC this summer. Read More


In an effort to continue to compete at the highest AAC level, Coach Jose Larios has announced the addition of 11 new cross country and track & field athletes to his 2008 rosters. With the recruiting process still in full swing, Larios believes this batch of recruits will continue to build upon this year’s success. This past season, the Cavaliers made a solid impact in the conference by having three runners on the All-AAC Freshman Cross Country Team, while Talisa Bishop earned 1st Team All-AAC honors; Bishop also earned a trip to the NAIA National Cross Country Championships and earned her personal best cross country mark of 18:51. During the 2008 track campaign, Montreat was represented at the NAIA Track & Field Championships by four great athletes. “Overall, I believe our runners laid a tremendous foundation for the future of our program. Read More


Coach David Pennell has recently announced the addition of Bedford High School's golf star Savanna Biggs to his 2008 Lady Cavalier roster. Biggs comes to Montreat College as a highly decorated prep golfer from Lambertville, MI. In her senior year as a Bedford Mule, Biggs led her team to qualify for the state championship for the fourth time in a row, and win their first ever Regional Championship. She also led her team to a 9th place finish at the State Finals. For her great consistent play all year, Biggs was selected as 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-Conference, and her school's most outstanding athlete. Read More


Montreat was represented at the NAIA National Track & Field Championships for the first time this weekend on the campus of Southern Illinois- Edwardsville, just outside St. Louis, Missouri. The Cavaliers were represented by freshman Ben Hall, Wilbourn Kosgei (So.), Arilicia Adkins (So.), and Talisa Bishop (Jr.). Montreat was led by marathoners Ben Hall and Arilicia Adkins. Both runners completed the 26.2 mile hilly course under their respected goal time, both finishing in 19th place! Hall put together a great race plan and stuck to it as he hit the half-way mark in just over one hour and 20 minutes. He went on to run the second half of the race in a faster 1:18! His 2:38.53 was the fastest run by any freshman marathoner at this year's championship. Read More


The Montreat College Outdoor Education Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Ken Kalisch as an Associate Professor. Read More


Every other year, Montreat College’s Natural Science Department offers a summer class called American Ecosystems, where students travel on a sleeper bus to the western United States to study the various ecosystems in our country’s national park system. Read More


Every other year, Montreat College’s Natural Science Department offers a summer class called American Ecosystems, where students travel on a sleeper bus to the western United States to study the various ecosystems in our country’s national park system. Read More


Jill Breedin remembers. She remembers late nights finding her son not in his bed. She remembers seeing him run off after cleaning horse stalls. She remembers him coming home from games and disappearing around the house. Danial Breedin always ended up the same place - the basketball court. "He would shoot all the time," Jill said. "You would hear him out there shooting in the middle of the night, and he'd come home from games and go right outside to shoot." That practice served Danial well - during his career he earned offensive player of the year and all conference honors; was named to all-tournament teams in the Western Highland Conference, Colvard Oil Holiday Tournament, and Unimin Harvest Hoops Tournament; and he set the record for free-throw percentage at Mitchell High School in 2007 at 89 percent before breaking it in the 2007-08 season by shooting with 95 percent accuracy. His playing style caught the eye of Rob Brendle, assistant coach at Montreat College, who offered Danial a scholarship to play for the Cavaliers. Danial jumped at it. Read More


Rose Hill Plantation developers want Western North Carolina residents to know they are serious about their pledge to be a positive addition to the Leicester community and good stewards of the land. Read More


Coach Robinson has recently announced the addition of his newest recruit, University Christian’s Terrell Mosley. Mosley will officially become a Cavalier this fall after averaging 17 points, eight assists, and five rebounds per game while playing for University Christian High School. Mosley was also recognized for being a 1000+ point scorer for his high school career. He averaged 88% from the free throw line and 45% from behind the three point line. Read More


Montreat College Baseball announces the signing of local standout Lewis Fraser. Fraser is currently a senior at Owen High School where he plays for Head Coach Anthony Lee. In a stellar senior campaign, Fraser goes into the final regular season game with some outstanding statistical accomplishments. With a win-loss record of 5-2, he has struck out 73 batters in 45.1 Innings pitched while maintaining an earned run average of 0.93. Read More