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The MNU class of 2015 graduated May 2, 2015 with 696 participants in the graduating class. Held in two ceremonies, one for traditional undergrad and one for professional and graduate students, the 44th annual event was attended by nearly 6,000 people at College Church of the Nazarene, adjacent to the MNU campus.
Larry Fine, PhD, MNU professor emeritus of practical theology, was the speaker for traditional Undergraduate Commencement and David Spittal, PhD, president, was the speaker for Professional and Graduate Commencement. The Harvest Prayer Ceremony was held immediately following traditional undergraduate commencement on the Campus Mall in Legacy Circle.
Honorary doctorates were bestowed upon Dr. Larry D. Fine, Doctor of Divinity and Dr. Stephen L. Cole, Doctor of Science. The status of professor emeritus of practical theology was awarded to Dr. Fine who is retiring from full-time teaching after 45 years at MNU. Joanne McDermott, PhD, assistant professor of nursing, 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 Kathleen Flack, nursing major and Jorge San Jose, ministry major.
View the Commencement 2015 photo gallery here.