Back On Campus: 2019-2020 Students Arrive
It’s the time of year when we celebrate our graduating seniors’ success. Enjoy these stories about diverse paths and passions as students and alumni achieve their dreams.
Contributing to her success, MNU was the perfect place for Joslene to learn. She found smaller groups, which were well organized, making it easier to manage her studies and connect with other students who were just as dedicated. Her passion for wonder was encouraged. Asking questions and sharing vulnerably about her challenges was welcomed and rewarded. In this environment, Joslene says she felt she was heard.
With a whole community effort, MNU’s new freshman class, numbering 223, is the largest since 2010 (229). This represents a 26.7 % increase over 2016 and is the second largest class since 2006. Transfer students are also up with 90 new students calling MNU home. The total incoming class is 313 this year compared to 260 in 2016. Read how the entire Pioneer family helped make it happen.
May 5, 2018, was MNU's 47th annual Commencement, held in two ceremonies. Traditional undergraduates were honored in the morning and professional and graduate students in the afternoon. Dayton Moore, general manager of the Kansas City Royals was the speaker for the traditional undergraduate ceremony. Moore's daughter Ashley graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. The university honored Mr. Moore with the Doctor of Humane Letters. more>
Alums Brent (FS ’85) and Lynette (Hight, FS ’84) Barkman of Barkman Honey established the university’s first endowed professorship with a gift to support scientific scholarly activity. The Barkman family announced the endowment at President’s Honors April 13, 2018. more>
The Olathe School District honored several MNU alumni at its March 1, board meeting. College Church of the Nazarene and MNU also were honored for participating in the Adopt-a-School program at Central and Havencroft elementary schools. Among the honorees were former MNU Vice President Dr. Bob Drummond (second from left) and MNU alums Dr. David Sharpes (’84) College Church lead pastor, Troy Snyder (’03) College Church of the Nazarene administrative pastor, Jan (Clem ’79) Wessels, Jenny (Wagner ’83) Downs and Dr. Jo Lamar (MED ’91). more>