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g ^ARs HILL- Mars Hill College has announced the nine appointees to its
of Trustee’s Class of 1990. The Board of Trustees is the official policy-
siting body of the college and divides its 36 members into four “classes” of nine
®nibers each. The trustees, who serve four year terms, have to be N.C. Baptists
Serving Mars Hill College
nfe chosen by the N.C. Baptist State Convention.
of the Class of 1990 are serving their first terms on the board. They in-
^tistus M. Ammons of Raleigh, Robert L. Merrill, Sr. of Brevard, and Lyn-
English of Spruce Pine.
Ammons is general contractor and land developer in Raleigh and a graduate of
Of n,’ University with a degree in agricultural engineering. He is a member
^ me Baptist church of Raleigh where he held several positions. He is also
^^tionai director and past president of the Home Builders Association and is ex-
secretary of the Mid-Dixie Federation of Beagle Clubs
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j^^®frill is an alumnus of Mars Hill and is a masonry contractor in Brevard. He
^ uis wife sponsor the W. Scott Merrill Scholarship in memory of their son who
5 m ^ ^•■eshman at Mars Hill when he was killed in an automobile accident. He is
of the First Baptist Church in Brevard where he is a deacon, Sunday
fj, teacher, and a member of several committees. He is also a member of the
Qj^^'^sylvania Shrine Club where he has served as president, the Masonic Order,
of Commerce, and a 10-year member of the Transylvania Board of
g'^^tion, where he has served as vice-chairman.
is also an alumnus of Mars Hill and is owner of Mountaineer Ford
in Spruce Pine as well as several other WNC Ford dealerships. He is an
"member of the Grassy Creek Baptist Church where he is a deacon and has
**^''olved in lay missions work including building mission churches in over-
Ammons, Merrill, and English have all served as members of the col-
Q^^oard of Advisors prior to being named trustees,
bf 'vho have served previous terms and were named to new terms include
Of o • Otis Duck, well known Madison County physician and former chairman
Stat Mrs. JoAnne Alexander, self employed business woman from
woman named chairman of the board; Rev. Ronald O.
Of B Pastor of the Cumberland Baptist Church in Asheville; George M. Trout
president of Trout and Riggs Construction Co.; Robert L. Rowe,
MARS HILL - Mars Hill College has
received $25,000 from the Cannon Foun
dation, Inc., to complete renovations and
improvements to two of the school’s
The Cannon Foundation was establish
ed by the late Charles A. Cannon, presi
dent of Cannon Mills for more than 50
years. His commitment to the people of
Cabarrus County and the State of N.C.
was demonstrated through his philan
thropy in health, education, and religion.
To ensure the continuation 'of this com
mitment, he established the foundation
which has offices in Concord.
The foundation funds projects in
higher education and health care primari
ly, as well as in other areas such as
religion, science, cultural and community
service. The grants are used for capital
improvements or special projects rather
than operational uses.
Mars Hill will utilize the grant to com
plete improvements and renovations to
Melrose and Brown Residence Halls.
Both are two-story brick structures, built
in the mid-1920s. Both were extensively
refurbished in the 1950s and are struc
turally sound. Improvements include new
plumbing, bath areas, and new metal
doors for all the rooms. Both are men’s
residence halls with Melrose housing 84
and Brown housing 82. The major por
tion of the labor will be provided by the
school’s physical plant employees.
Postmaster from Marion; and Baxter J. Kiger of Yadkinville, and ex-
® with Haynes Knitwear Corp.
the ^^®ard approves all major policy decisions, adopts the official budgets of
and rules on other matters of business. Authority for the day-to-day
of the college is delegated to the president. The full board meets in
scheduled business meetings in December and at commencement in
SITTON IN CONCERT
Michael Sitton, a member of MHC’s Class of 1980, will return to the campus for a
free concert Sunday afternoon, February 15, at 3 p.m. in Spainhour-. Sitton
graduated summa cum laude from Mars Hill, with a Bachelor of Music degree.
In the fall of 1980 he began graduate study at the University of Kentucky under the
guidence of pianist Nathaniel Patch. During his work there he won the 1981 Triennial
New York Debut Prize of the Leschetizky Association, and presented as a result a
Carnegie Recital Hall debut.
In 1982 Mr. Sitton was awarded a Harriet Hale Woolley Fellowship for study in
Paris, where he worked with pianist Gaby Casadesus. Under her direction he received
the Diplome de Concert at Paris Schola Cantorum in 1983.
Returning the U.S., Michael enrolled for doctoral study at the University of Il
linois, where he has studied with Prof. Kenneth Drake. Academic honors at the
University have included a University Fellowship awarded by the Graduate College
and election to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He performs frequently in Illinois
and elsewhere as a soloist, accompanist, and in chamber ensembles.
As he completes doctoral work. Michael is presently a member of the piano faculty
of the Conservatory of Central Illinois in Champaign.
Active also as a scholar, Mr. Sitton is the author of an article on Mozart’s original
candenzas to be published in a forth coming issue of The Piano Quarterly, and other
articles will appear in 1987 in Clavier and The American Music Teacher.
His concert Sunday will include selections from J. S. Bach, Frederic Chopin, Franz
Schubert, and Maurice Ravel. A reception will be held in Edna Moore Parlor follow
ing the recital.