Mourning the Loss of Student Quincy Foster

Jan. 2, 2015
Quincy Foster

The MidAmerica Nazarene University community is deeply saddened by the loss of Quincy Foster, junior nursing major, who passed away on January 1, 2015. Quincy was the victim of a traffic accident in icy conditions near Wichita, Kan.

A vibrant member of the Pioneer community, Quincy was formerly on the women's soccer team, a resident assistant in Spindle residence hall, a student worker in the Registrar's office and a recent member of a summer student SERVEteam.

Vitally involved in MNU's Passion to Serve project in Haiti, Quincy's career goals included weaving her passion for missions into her nursing career by being a nurse, a missionary or both. Family members say she loved mission trips because she loved people and she loved God. Haiti held a special place in her heart and she was looking forward to the School of Nursing mission trip to Guatemala with immense anticipation.

Dr. David Spittal, MNU President expressed condolences to the family and all of Quincy’s friends.

“Our hearts are broken,” Spittal said. “We seek the healing presence of the Christ Quincy loved and served with passion.”

University Chaplain Dr. Randy Beckum said a campus-wide memorial for Quincy will be held Tues., Jan. 13 during the university's first Chapel service of the new semester. 

Quincy is the daughter of Jonathan and Johnna Foster, pastors of the Mission Church of the Nazarene in Overland Park and alumni of MNU. She is the niece of MNU employees, Jon North and Cindy Foster, and the cousin of several MNU students.  

Campus counselors are available to assist students in this time of grief. The following link connects students with the grief counseling team.

A visitation will be held Mon., Jan. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., and the funeral will take place Tues., Jan. 6 at 10:30 a.m.; both at College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe. 

The Quincy Foster Memorial Fund at MNU has been established to help fund the efforts of future nurses and students to take mission trips. This fund will help accomplish Quincy's life-long goal of serving. The giving site is (Select the "other" giving designation and write in Quincy Foster).