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The MNU class of 2016 graduated May 6, 2016 with 607 in the graduating class. Held in two ceremonies, one for traditional undergrad and one for professional and graduate students, the 45th annual event was attended by nearly 6,000 people at College Church of the Nazarene, adjacent to the MNU campus.
Rev. Wintley Phipps, founder of the U.S. Dream Academy, a vocal artist and Grammy Award nominee, was the commencement speaker. The Harvest Prayer Ceremony was held immediately following traditional undergraduate commencement on the Campus Mall in Legacy Circle.
An honorary doctorate was bestowed upon Phipps. The status of professor emeritus of music was awarded to Dr. Terry Baldridge who is retiring after 34 years of teaching. Dr. Don Dunn received the Robert I. Brower Award for excellence in teaching Professional and Graduate Studies. The American Heritage Award, the highest award for one undergraduate male and female, was awarded to Caleb Asbill and Kristi Rose Jackson.
View the Commencement 2016 photo gallery here.