MNU news

Students of MNU: What Makes a Pioneer?

Student & Alumni Stories
Katrina Aliano, Makenna Berger and Camil Koreichi.

MidAmerica Nazarene University prides itself on being a diverse and welcoming community where lifelong connections are made. Enjoy hearing from three students as they share their unique experiences as Pioneers. Special thanks to the student journalists of Neer News, MNU's student Instagram news channel, for gathering and reporting this information. 

Katrina Aliano, Athletic Training
Volleyball; St. Louis, Missouri
When Katrina Aliano first came to MNU to watch a volleyball game, she didn’t realize that one day she’d call the campus home. “The thing that makes MNU home for me is all the people that I’ve met here and the community vibes that I feel on campus,” she says.
Katrina hopes to use her education to help others in need. “In the future, I would like to be able to help people and take care of them through athletic training and rehabilitation,” she says.
Makenna Berger, Psychology
Fort Scott, Kansas 
Makenna Berger first heard about MNU from her church family. Once she arrived on campus, she immediately felt at peace. “The faith aspect makes MNU home,” she says. “There is something special about worshipping God on a university campus.
Looking ahead, Makenna hopes to act as the hands and feet of God. “I don’t know what I want to do, just that I want to help people,” says Makenna.

Camil Koreichi, Business Administration
Soccer; Paris, France
Camil Koreichi says that MNU stood out to him in his college search. “I was recruited by a soccer agency from France,” he says. “I was given options of what school I would like to go to and MNU looked the most interesting to me.”
Camil believes that he is learning invaluable work and life lessons from the professors at MNU. “My favorite class is Business Communications,” Camil says. “I believe that everything that I’m learning in that class will be very useful for me on my journey to work for a non-profit.”

Do you or someone you know want to know more about learning at MNU? Visit


Summer 2019 Accent Cover image
This Issue

Summer 2019

It’s the time of year when we celebrate our graduating seniors’ success. Enjoy the Summer 2019 issue of Accent.

need help?
Office of News & Public Relations
Carol Best, Public Relations Manager
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899