Presidents Honors Gala at MidAmerica Nazarene University
 

President's Honors 

2016 Recap

At the 2016 President's Honors, which took place on April 8, donors gave generously and established a new record of $685,000 raised at the event. President Dr. David Spittal addresses the 2016 crowd.












Launched in 2012, President’s Honors has quickly become MNU’s premier event of the year and a vital source of support for the university. President’s Honors is first and foremost a celebration — of God’s faithfulness, of donor generosity, and of all that makes MidAmerica Nazarene University’s mission worthy of unwavering, sacrificial support. 

At the 2016 President's Honors, which took place on April 8, donors gave generously and established a new record of over $650,000 raised at the event. In the event’s first five years, donors have contributed more than $2.5 million for student scholarships through President’s Honors sponsorships, auction purchases and ticket sales. 

Highlights of this special evening included an elegant dinner, thrilling live and silent auctions, unique entertainment, and celebrations of generosity. 

Led by the Dr. Larry and Donna McIntire Family (our 2016 Honorary Co-Chairs), we honored W. Edgar ('72) and Maron Moore posthumously with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mark your calendar for the 2017 President's Honors, which will take place on Friday, April 7. 

In the meantime, join us in thanking to the following event sponsors, who supported for student scholarships at the 2016 President's Honors:

Barkman Honey, 2016 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.Olathe Medical Center, 2016 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.
Fry Orthodontics, 2016 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.Pioneer College Caterers, 2016 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.
Pelxpod, 2016 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.Ruckus, 2016 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.
City of Olathe, 2016 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.College Church of the Nazaren, 2016 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.
 
State Farm, 2016 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala. QTS, 2016 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala. Warren Hannon Jeweler, 2016 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.




LEGACY SPONSORS

The Otto and Beulah Theel Family

PRESENTING SPONSORS
Tim and Gail Buchanan
The McIntire Family

PLATINUM SPONSORS
Barkman Honey
D. Ray and Elaine Cook Family Foundation
Olathe Medical Center

GOLD SPONSORS
Fry Orthodontics
Dr. Chris and Janet Halvorson
Dr. Gary and Vickie Morsch
Pioneer College Caterers
Plexpod (Gerald and Dianna Smith)
Ruckus Group (Matt Johnson and Ryan Chamberlin)

SILVER SPONSORS
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Bohi
City of Olathe
College Church of the Nazarene
Fayra Eckley
Harlan C. Parker and Jason S. Parker State Farm Insurance Agency
QTS
Bob and Mira Sisson
Warren Hannon Jeweler (Richard and Sherry Hannon)

BRONZE SPONSORS
All Seasons Event Rentals
Ash Grove Cement Company
Allen and Saralyn Brown
Edward Jones Investments
FCI Advisors/Midwest Trust Company
Hartsook Companies
Hephner TV and Electronics
Lawing Financial Group
Olathe Chamber of Commerce
Precision Printing
Restoration Emporium (The Huff Family)
Dr. David and Donna Spittal
Stewart Title Company

TABLE SPONSORS
Dyce and Wanda Bonham
Jerry and Grace Burns
Gene and Merry Clegg
Randy and Loretta Cloud
College Church of the Nazarene
Keith and Julie Cox
Bob and Sharon Crew
DEW Ad Specialties
Larry and Joan Doskocil
Enterprise Bank & Trust
Esther Eppler
Hotel Management and Consulting
Tim and Kristi Keeton
MNU School of Education
Dr. Ed and Judy Nash
Jon and Faith North
Northwest Comprehensive Insurance
Cliff and Jacqueline Pemble
Janis Relf and Family
Dr. Dan and JoAnne Rexroth
Dr. Barth and Kathy Smith
Strickland Construction
Tigris Specialty Construction

HALF-TABLE SPONSORS
Dr. Merrill and Kandra Conant
Iowa District Church of the Nazarene
Eldon and LaDonna Meyers 

Scenes from 2016

The 2016 President's Honors was chaired by the Dr. and Mrs. Larry McIntire family. Dr. McIntire serves MNU as chair of the Board of Trustees, is a practicing physician in the Joplin, MO area, and has been instrumental in bringing a new medical school to Joplin.The 2016 President's Honors was chaired by the Dr. and Mrs. Larry McIntire family. Dr. McIntire serves MNU as chair of the Board of Trustees, is a practicing physician in the Joplin, MO area, and has been instrumental in bringing a new medical school to Joplin.

Dr. and Mrs. Spittal at the 2016 President's Honors.Dr. and Mrs. Spittal at the 2016 President's Honors.

The 2016 NAIA National Championship women's basketball is auctioned off.The 2016 NAIA National Championship women's basketball is auctioned off.

One of the highlights during the live auction was a premium Royals ticket package, along with a personal video message from Royals General Manager, Dayton Moore.One of the highlights during the live auction was a premium Royals ticket package, along with a personal video message from Royals General Manager, Dayton Moore.

Photos by Dan Videtich.