President’s Honors Raises Record for Scholarships

Apr. 14, 2014 - by Carol Best

More than $550K Raised at President's Honors 2014

By Carol Best
April 14, 2014
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MNU's premier annual fundraising event to benefit student scholarships, held April 11, 2014, raised more than $550,000, surpassing this year's goal by more than $50,000. Since the university began holding the gala three years ago more than $1,350,000 has been raised for scholarships. Cook Center was transformed into an elegant venue for the silent and live auctions, entertainment and awards.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback participated in the event by video and congratulated Coach Rocky Lamar on his induction into the NAIA Hall of Fame and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer was in attendance.  

A special portion of the evening was the presentation of the MNU Lifetime Achievement Award to Frank H. Devocelle, president and CEO of Olathe Health System, for his contributions to the Olathe community and long-time support of MNU and its nursing and health science programs. 

"The Olathe Medical Center and MNU share a common legacy and both have contributed to a strong growing community," said MNU President David Spittal. "The University was honored to recognize Mr. Devocelle for his outstanding leadership and his ongoing support of the university and its mission."

A gallery of photos from the evening is posted on Flickr.

 

 

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