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
Presidents Honors 2014 Icon

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.

 

 

MNU News

Tuesday, January 17
Recent News
List
Grid
Archives
Open House Pic
Accelerated and Graduate Programs Host Open House

Accelerated and Graduate Programs Host Open House

The School of Professional and Graduate Studies is hosting open houses at its Liberty and Olathe locations. WEDNESDAY, February 22    …

Read More
Gragg Fred Kris
Grads Find Good Fit In Marketing

Grads Find Good Fit In Marketing

College prepares you for life and when life happens, it’s good to know that you have choices. The job market was less than desirable when Kris Ratzlaff  (‘06, MBA ’10) graduated with his…

Read More
MNUArchLogo-Newsroom
Transitions in MNU Athletic Leadership

Transitions in MNU Athletic Leadership

MNU president David Spittal has announced the resignation of Director of Athletics Kevin Steele effective January 2, 2017. Steele, who has held his current position since 2008, resigned to accept a…

Read More
IMG 8744 edited
Auctioneers Give Back

Auctioneers Give Back

Dave Webb and Kevin Borger have a lot in common. They are both auctioneers, they both attended MNU and together they recently gave the university a significant gift that will support student…

Read More
2017MLK-newsimage
Join MNU for Jan. 17 MLK Celebration

Join MNU for Jan. 17 MLK Celebration

The 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at MidAmerica Nazarene University will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., at College Church of the Nazarene at 2020 E. Sheridan…

Read More
Straley-5
Alum Mixes Faith and Forensic Science

Alum Mixes Faith and Forensic Science

When forensic science comes to mind, scenes from CSI and NCIS may flash before your eyes. What you might not think about is one’s faith. But 2015 alum Hannah Straley has figured out how to balance…

Read More
GivingTuesday IG-firstphoto
Today is MNU Giving Tuesday

Today is MNU Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving fueled by social media and the collective support of millions. MNU’s goal is to reach 500 donations today and here’s how you can participate. All…

Read More
Spittal Official Headshot 2012 small edited
Spittal Elected to Second Five-Year Term at MNU

Spittal Elected to Second Five-Year Term at MNU

MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Board of Trustees unanimously passed a renewal vote for a five-year term of its fifth president, Dr. David J.…

Read More
Cunninghams 2014 Cathedral Builders Award
Student Center To Be Named After Cunninghams

Student Center To Be Named After Cunninghams

When MNU’s Bright Futures: the campaign for MNU was announced last month, many were delighted to hear that the new Student Center would be named…

Read More
Sports
Pioneers Win 4th Straight

Pioneers Win 4th Straight

Justin Randall continued his hot shooting and Payne Andrus just missed a triple double in MNU's 82-72 victory over Evangel on Thursday...(click title for more)

 
Pioneer Struggles Continue in Home Loss

Pioneer Struggles Continue in Home Loss

The Pioneers fell behind early and never led in a 61-53 loss to Evangel on Thursday...(click title for more)

 
Nelson's Buzzer Beater Beats Baker

Nelson's Buzzer Beater Beats Baker

In the third final-possession victory in a row, David Nelson's fadeaway triple gave MNU their only lead of the game in a 74-73 victory at Baker on Monday...(click title for more)

 
Latest Photos
Men's Basketball
Basketball
Dorm Christmas Party
Dorm Christmas Party
Dorm Christmas Party
Olathe Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting