President Spittal Brings Encouragement as Classes Resume
We hope you enjoy this issue of Accent featuring women in leadership. From alumni to students to administration, MNU and the new We Lead initiative seek to empower our graduates.
Contributing to her success, MNU was the perfect place for Joslene to learn. She found smaller groups, which were well organized, making it easier to manage her studies and connect with other students who were just as dedicated. Her passion for wonder was encouraged. Asking questions and sharing vulnerably about her challenges was welcomed and rewarded. In this environment, Joslene says she felt she was heard.
With a whole community effort, MNU’s new freshman class, numbering 223, is the largest since 2010 (229). This represents a 26.7 % increase over 2016 and is the second largest class since 2006. Transfer students are also up with 90 new students calling MNU home. The total incoming class is 313 this year compared to 260 in 2016. Read how the entire Pioneer family helped make it happen.
By Chad Jenkins, MNU sports information director Each year at Homecoming, MNU recognizes some of the greatest achievements of our institution’s sports history. Those recognized are shining examples of hard work, character and spiritual formation since their time at MNU. Megan Hayes (’13) Volleyball, History & Government Education more>
YOUNG ALUM OF THE YEAR: HEATHER (ENGLE ’16) SMITH Heather Smith is passionate about anything involving design. A major in graphic design made sense for this creative soul. Heather’s first internship was in the MNU marketing office, where she learned about layout and organizing documents in visually pleasing, professional ways. This led to becoming a graphic design intern at Burns & McDonnell Engineering in Overland Park, Kansas. more>
Jobs and Accomplishments Sandra (Alumbaugh ‘73) Johnson retired as an executive administrative assistant with CSG International in Englewood, Colorado. Her husband, Jerry D. Johnson (‘76), retired in 2018 from Carollo Engineering. Rev. Mark McCuistion (‘76) is senior pastor at Odessa, Texas, First Church of the Nazarene. He was previously an executive coach and trainer with the Kansas City-based John Maxwell leadership group. He and his wife, Patricia, have four children and two grandchildren. more>