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March 27th, 2014

The Letter Box: Peggy

We love hearing from members of our Montreat family! Each one of our students, faculty and alumni have such wonderful stories and memories to share. This week, we received a letter from Peggy, a graduate of the class of 1946. She remembers her time here, and tells us a little bit about her own experience […]

September 24th, 2013

Have You Heard About CharlotteONE?

David Hickman ’02 entered Montreat College with one thing, and one thing only on his mind: baseball. His academic career came second in his estimation, and when his advisors counseled him to choose a major his sophomore year, he surprised himself by choosing something out of his comfort zone. The Bible and Religion major, some […]

September 3rd, 2013

A Dream Rooted in the Almighty God

On Wednesday, the 28th of August, students, faculty, and members of the Asheville community gathered at the steps of UNCA’s Ramsey Library to hear a recitation of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legendary “I Have A Dream” address. Delivering equality’s famed anthem was Jazz Cathcart. Executive director of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Asheville […]

June 5th, 2013

Meet Preston Cumming

Preston Cumming, graduated from Montreat in 2000 with a Double Major in Outdoor Education and Environmental Science. He now lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Helen and son Ronin. The Cumming family is waiting expectantly for a new addition to their family.  After developing an interest in geography in high school, Preston furthered his […]

June 4th, 2013

Meet Ritta Mason Poole

My story isn’t about individual achievements. I feel my story is about life-time achievements. My name is Ritta Mason Poole and I am 65 years old this year. I was raised in Gastonia, NC by an older generation father and mother. I was their 9th and last child. We were a poor family but always […]