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^ARS hill - Dr. Fred B. Bentley, president of Mars Hill College, has been
^elected as one of the “100 most effective college presidents in the U.S.,” in a na-
f'onwide study funded by the Exxon Educational Foundation.
The two-year project examined the personal characteristics, professional
°®ckground, and attitudinal differences which personify the nation’s most effective
^ollege presidents and university chancellors. The study is being conducted by Dr.
antes L. Fisher, former president of the Council for Advancement and Support of
Education (CASE), and Dr. Martha Tack, professor of educational administration
at Bowling Green State University.
The two developed presidential profiles through personal interviews and by ad-
JJl'nistering a leadership inventory to recommended college administrators. The fin-
"tg proved statistically significant in differentiating between average college
P''ssidents and effective ones. Preliminary results indicate that the effective college
^•■esident relies more on respect than popularity as a leadership principle and
®heves in close collegial relationships.
The study demostrates that effective presidents are strong, risk-taking leaders
"'hh a dream,’’ says Dr. Fisher.
The project also indicates that the effective president works longer hours but
°es not believe in organizational structure as much as his average colleague. Effec-
presidents are about the welfare of the individual and encourage people to
'nk creatively; but they also make decisions more easily and do not believe in the
'nstitution at all costs” attitude as strongly as their average counterparts.
Other North Carolinians named in the project include Dr. Bruce Whitaker, long-
'nie president of Chowan (Baptist) Junior College in Murfreesboro; Dr. William
^'day, chancellor emeritus of the UNC system; Dr. E. K. Fretwell of UNC-
^flotte; and Richard Hagemeyer, president of Central Piedmont Community
°*l^ge in Charlotte.
“entley is currently observing the 20th anniversary of his inauguration as presi-
^nt of Mars Hill. He is a native of Roanoke, VA, and attended Baylor University
a track and field scholarship, earning a bachelor’s degree in music theory and
aducting. He later earned Master of Religious Education and Doctor of Educa-
degrees at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Indiana University. He
^ as a 30-year old assistant dean in the college of arts and sciences at the University
Louisville when Mars Hill’s trustees chose him to succeed Dr. Hoyt Blackwell
“ become only the third president Mars Hill has had in this century.
Mhc to sponsor
Hill - “Ministry to the Aging: Meeting Needs and Promoting In-
Sofp ,'^^'^ce,” is the title of an interdenominational conference on aging spon-
at ’’y Mars
Hill College. The conference, which will be held November 20-21
^ Grove Park Inn in Asheville, is geared specifically toward clergy and
also involved in ministering to the needs of the elderly. The conference is
> to those who work in secular institutions with the elderly.
P’cs covered will include “Development of Adult Day Care
Issues in the Care of the Aged,”
Development of Adult Day Care Services,”
Starting a Senior Adult Program in
Pastoral Care in the Nursing Home Setting,” and
^he f Suicide Among the Elderly” among others.
'or Of 'be conference will include Juliana Cooper-Goldenberg, Direc-
^Ociji „ ® Gerontology Program at Mars Hill; Catherine Cosgrove, Director of
'k ^tvices. Mountain Area Hospice; Rev. John Hewett, pastor of First Bap-
in Asheville; Dr. Albert Meiburg, professor of pastoral theology at
]'N ‘ll!H ^''y Of Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest; Dr. O. H. Oliveira of the Univer-
IN Ijiujad ^'inessee faculty; Dr. P. Richard Olson, Director of the Family Practice
''y Program of the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville;
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TRIP TO GERMANY
MARS HILL - Mars Hill College will sponsor a German culture and language
tour to Marburg, West Germany June 1-26, 1987. The tour will be conducted in
cooperation with Lessing Kolleg for language and Culture in Marburg. "
The classes are characterized by an intensive teaching method which incorpo
rates an extensive use of audio-visual tools. Marburg Kolleg is noted as the oldest
Protestant university in the world and is located in the heart of the Federal
Republic of Germany.
Classes will be taught in Elementary I and II and Intermediate I and II. En
trance tests will be given for students with a previous knowledge of German and
the class size ranges around 12 to 15 students.
Accommodations will be with families in the Marburg area, or for a slightly
higher fee, in student rooms in dormitories, including single rooms. Meals will be
taken in the student restaurant at reduced rates. There will be ample time for
special excursions, and the fee of $1,850 includes air fare both ways, all class
costs including books, accommodations with a German family, including the
breakfast meal, and admission to museums as well as several excursions.
The tour will be accompanied by Robert Kramer of Mars Hill’s Modern
Foreign Languages faculty. Kramer will be in residence at Lessing Kolleg and will
teach the culture course. He has travelled extensively in Germany, most recently
in the summer of 1985 as a Fulbright Scholar, and again in 1986 while doing in
A first payment is due December 1, with the balance to be paid by February.
Three semester hours of credit in German Language and three semester hours
credit in German Culture will be earned during the trip.
For additional information and registration forms, contact Raymond C. Rapp,
Director, The Center for Continuing Education, Mars Hill College, Mars Hill,
NC 28754, telephone 689-1166.
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