President’s Honors Gala April 11, 2014

Mar. 13, 2014 - by Carol Best

Gala Benefits Student Scholarships, Honors Olathe’s Devocelle

By Carol Best
March 13, 2014
PH PR Story

The President's Honors Gala, MNU's premier annual fundraising event to benefit student scholarships, is set for April 11, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in Cook Center on MNU’s Olathe Campus. In its first two years, generous donors contributed more than $750,000 through sponsorships, auction purchases and attendance. This year’s event is projected to raise an additional $500,000 for scholarship purposes.

The event features an elegant dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment and celebrations of generosity that directly impact students’ education. This year’s honorees include Olathe icon Frank H. Devocelle, president and CEO of Olathe Health System, Inc., who will receive MNU’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

During his more than 40 years of service at Olathe Health System, Devocelle has led the growth of the small community hospital to become a comprehensive regional health system serving five counties with two medical centers, 35 clinics, 325 physicians and more than 2,500 employees.

As Olathe Health System CEO, Devocelle has demonstrated strong support to the university throughout the years. More than $1 million has been given to MNU by Olathe Health System to support student scholarships, enhance the university’s nursing program and assist in the development and continual improvement of nursing labs.

OlatheMedicalPavilion FHDsmwebFrank H. Devocelle

Through generous sponsorships this year’s President’s Honors has already raised more than $350,000. Presenting Sponsors include Tim and Gail Buchanan, Dr. Larry and Donna McIntire and Wesleyan Investment Foundation. Platinum Sponsors include Robert and Mable Austin, Allen and Saralyn Brown, who are the honorary co-chairs, and Olathe Medical Center.

New to the 2014 President’s Honors is the addition of a pre-event online auction March 18 – April 8. Items up for bid will include everything from collectible coins to gift certificates and unique experiences. Patrons may access the auction at: http://mnu.hibid.com/auctions/current.

Tickets for the Gala start at $100 and are still available for groups and individuals. Sponsorships at varying levels are available as well. Visit www.mnu.edu/giving/events/presidents-honors for ticket and sponsor information.

 

MNU News

Tuesday, July 26
Recent News
List
Grid
Archives
IMG 8874
Nurtured Roots Grow Strong

Nurtured Roots Grow Strong

Pioneering freshmen come to MNU to pursue an education, anxious, brave and hopeful. Four particular students, never dreaming their paths would cross, came from near and far. Some paths seemed clear…

Read More
Kyle Ford
Pursuing God’s Call: Diving into Dentistry

Pursuing God’s Call: Diving into Dentistry

Would you ever think that a radio advertisement could lead someone to discovering their calling? That is exactly what led alum Kyle Ford (’13) to…

Read More
81427390F111
Second Career Choice Was Easy

Second Career Choice Was Easy

As a university, MNU is finally old enough to have alumni who are considering or have entered a second career. When Joe Ledbetter (’81) decided it was time recently to retire from a 25-year career…

Read More
Grittman Davis VBall
Coach Puts Communication Degree to Work

Coach Puts Communication Degree to Work

Though she played college volleyball, coaching a team wasn’t at the top of her list when Britney (Grittman ’14) Davis was deciding on a post-college career. However, after being admitted to the…

Read More
CY 3
Hard Work, Discipline and Confidence Pay Off

Hard Work, Discipline and Confidence Pay Off

“It’s funny how the game of football can make a difference in someone’s life,” says Corey Young ('14), an MNU sports management…

Read More
Mabee
Unique Partnership to Provide College Experience to Developmentally Disabled

Unique Partnership to Provide College Experience to Developmentally Disabled

Lakemary Center and MidAmerica Nazarene University are partnering to meet the needs of students diagnosed with certain developmental disabilities…

Read More
Brady Braatz
Braatz Named Chaplain

Braatz Named Chaplain

MNU President David Spittal announced the appointment today of Rev. Brady Braatz as MNU University Chaplain.  Braatz is a 2001 graduate of MNU with a bachelor’s degree in business…

Read More
300 Leaders Expected for PALCON

300 Leaders Expected for PALCON

MNU is one of three locations for the Church of the Nazarene’s Pastor and Leaders Conference (PALCON) this summer. The gathering for clergy “on the front lines of ministry” is an opportunity…

Read More
Relentless2016big
Summer SERVEteams

Summer SERVEteams

MNU SERVEteams are hitting the road this summer, traveling the MNU region to serve in churches, camps, District Assemblies and more. Together the groups will serve at 38 different events.The 19…

Read More
Sports
Jordan Eckley & Jason Jones Earn National Honors

Jordan Eckley & Jason Jones Earn National Honors

Two Pioneers were listed among the 2016 NAIA Baseball All-America selections, announced by the national office...(click title for more)

 
Lee Dobbins Named Head Softball Coach

Lee Dobbins Named Head Softball Coach

Director of Athletics Kevin Steele has announced Lee Dobbins as the next head softball coach at MNU...(click title for more)

 
Track & Field Speed & Power Camps

Track & Field Speed & Power Camps

The purpose of these camps is to give athletes from ALL SPORT BACKGOUNDS instruction on movements to develop speed and power within a track and field setting...(click title for more)

 
Latest Photos
MNU Commencement 2016 MidAmerica Nazarene University Undergraduate and School of Professional & Graduate Studies commencement ceremony 2016. Photos by Dan Videtich
MNU Commencement 2016 MidAmerica Nazarene University Undergraduate and School of Professional & Graduate Studies commencement ceremony 2016. Photos by Dan Videtich
MNU Commencement 2016 MidAmerica Nazarene University Undergraduate and School of Professional & Graduate Studies commencement ceremony 2016. Photos by Dan Videtich
MNU Commencement 2016 MidAmerica Nazarene University Undergraduate and School of Professional & Graduate Studies commencement ceremony 2016. Photos by Dan Videtich
MNU Commencement 2016 MidAmerica Nazarene University Undergraduate and School of Professional & Graduate Studies commencement ceremony 2016. Photos by Dan Videtich
MNU Commencement 2016 MidAmerica Nazarene University Undergraduate and School of Professional & Graduate Studies commencement ceremony 2016. Photos by Dan Videtich