2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees AnnouncedOctober 24, 2012
MARS HILL, N.C.—Mars Hill College will induct three new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame this Saturday. Stuart Jolley and Michelle Johnson Chandley will be enshrined at the annual Hall of Fame dinner in Pittman Dining Hall, Saturday, October 27, after the football game against Tusculum College.
Jolley has been a fixture of Mars Hill athletics for 30 years as a public address announcer. Jolley began announcing women’s volleyball and women’s basketball games for the Lions in 1982 and later began serving the same role with the football and men’s basketball programs in 1985. He continues to serve as Mars Hill’s public address announcer for home football games as well as both basketball programs. Jolley also served as the Women’s Sports Information Director and as the Assistant Sports Information Director in the late 1980’s. While attending Mars Hill, he served as College Marshall in 1984-85 and Chief College Marshall in 1985-86. Jolley earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Mars Hill College in 1986 and completed his Master of Arts in Education at Western Carolina in 1988. Jolley currently serves as a School Administrator for Yancey County Schools, where he has served in that capacity since 2001. Prior to taking that position, he taught social studies at Mountain Heritage High School for 13 years. He’s been named the Mountain Heritage High School Teacher of the Year twice and has served as the North Carolina Association of Educators Yancey County President. An active community member, Jolley is in his fourth term as a Mars Hill Town Alderman. A resident of Mars Hill, Jolley served MHC as president of the Alumni Association.
Johnson starred as a women’s basketball player at MHC from 1991-95. She was named the South Atlantic Conference President’s Scholar in 1993-94 and was a team captain for two seasons. Upon graduation she held every 3-point school record. Upon induction she is still the Mars Hill record holder for career 3-point field goals (162), career 3-pointers attempted (459) and career steals (245). Johnson is a member of the 1,000-point club and was a Grayson Scholar, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and made the Dean’s List every semester. Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mars Hill in 1995 and later earned a secondary teaching license from MHC in 1996. Johnson earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from East Tennessee State University in 2008. Upon graduating from Mars Hill, Johnson taught high school anatomy, biology and chemistry, as well as seventh grade math and science in the Madison County School District. She served on the Madison County Health Advisory Board for five years and also served six years on the Madison County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. She is currently a research associate in the Quillen College of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences at East Tennessee State University since 2008. She resides in Johnson City, Tenn. and is the mother of two children- Jeffrey (14), and Emma (5).
The induction banquet will be held on the Mars Hill campus in Pittman Dining Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27. The public is invited. For ticket information call 828-689-1215.