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The Eye of the Storm

By Emily Wells It has been two weeks since Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas. Here in Montreat, life continued on as normal, except for two days of rain and a short power outage. The eastern part of our state, though, was not as fortunate. Florence dropped a...

Preparing for Life After College

By Emily Wells Many Montreat College students use their summer break from school to prepare for life after college, participating in internships and learning new skills in their field. Two Montreat students, Abigail Kernahan and Madeline Sides, secured high-level...

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

By Anastasia Howland “Won’t you be my neighbor?” These words, from the beloved children’s TV show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood—and recent documentary of the same name, served as the theme of this fall semester’s Residence Life training and preparation for new student...

Bouncing Back: Developing Resilience

By Paul Gratton, Director of Montreat College Adult and Graduate Business Programs If you look at the biographies of the most notable people throughout history, rarely will you find a person who did not overcome great adversity. Beyond intellect, skill, or pedigree,...

Three Pieces of Wisdom from Graduating Seniors

By Anastasia Howland At the end of each semester, Montreat holds a “Senior Chapel.” It is a time to pray for and honor the graduating seniors before they are sent out into the world, but also a time to hear some of their testimonies and words of wisdom. In this past...

Food, Family, and Abounding Joy: An Interview with Akila Parks

By Anastasia Howland If you’ve been in Montreat College’s Howerton Dining Hall even just once or twice this year, you’ll know who Mr. Akila Parks is. Many a day of mine has been brightened by his big smile, hearty laugh, and his joy in both speech and song as he...