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Heartland Christian College Updates

Heartland Christian College Updates


AccreditationHeartland Christian College of Newark, Missouri, is pleased to announce that they were granted accreditation this month. Heartland Christian College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate level. Receiving accreditation will help the College continue to receive international students as well as help alumni, current and future students with credit transfers to other colleges and universities. The College currently has transfer agreements with three colleges and universities, and with accreditation status, this will likely grow.

HCC is a two-year college offering an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies to graduating students, with areas of concentration in Worship Arts, Education, Missions, or Interdisciplinary Studies. The College also offers a Certificate in Biblical Studies.

The College administration and students would like to thank the community for their ongoing support. Pictured are Dean of Administration/Dean of Students David Barton, Registrar Judi Barton, Dean of Academics Martha Palmer, and HCC President Kris R. Palmer receiving the Certificate of Accreditation at the ABHE 2016 annual meeting in Pensacola, Florida.


LibraryGrandOpeningRenovations continue at Heartland Christian College’s Legacy Building. Just completed is the move of the Library to its new space on the ground level, with over 2100 square feet. In addition to being available for student use, the Library is also open to local patrons Monday thru Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6-9:00pm, and Saturday 1-5:00pm. Services include computer access, scholarly journals, contemporary magazines, online class test proctoring, and of course great books and videos.

A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, February 20th, to announce its grand opening. HCC President Kris Palmer (pictured) was on hand to cut the ribbon, along with Librarian Molly Nickerson and other part-time library staff. Local author Kathy Nickerson was on hand to do selected readings from her recent and upcoming novels. The event also included a bookmark coloring contest for kids, and a Kindle Fire giveway. Pictured are coloring contest winners Tia Barton and Asa Williams, and Kindle Fire winner Caleb Barton.

Heartland Christian College is located in the Heartland Community between Newark and Bethel, Missouri. More information can be found at their website,