MNU Choral Director and Alums Accompany Randle and Tait in 98th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
This issue features alumni who’ve committed themselves to serving others through healthcare. They comment on work during a pandemic as well as their motivation to serve. We hope you’ll be inspired by these few who represent many.
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.
Since the first warnings of the coronavirus, the word pandemic, has become an active part of our vocabulary more>
THE GRADUATES OF 2020 ARE AMONG MILLIONS who have had traditional milestones of life cancelled or postponed due to unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Completing their senior year on campus and enjoying the celebrations surrounding Commencement are just two of these important markers in adult life. To honor the Class of 2020 and the unexpected change in their final semester in college, six of our newest graduates share their thoughts about their MNU experience and their future plans. more>
MLK Community Celebration 2020 MNU’s Community Chapel service was a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan. 21, 2020. The 14th annual celebration included community members, civic and business leaders who joined students in the event. more>
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education says alumni engagement is “Any event and activity that is valued by alumni, builds enduring and mutually beneficial relationships, inspires loyalty and financial support, strengthens the institution’s reputation, and involves alumni in meaningful ways to advance the institution’s mission.” more>
Reunions. The classes of 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020 can connect via Zoom Saturday, Oct. 17, with structured activities and opportunities to remember, relive and reconnect. Varsity sports alumni can connect with current coaches via Zoom Friday and Saturday. more>
Women’s and men’s basketball earned spots at their national tournaments, which were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MNU women’s basketball qualified for the national tournament for the ninth straight season along with five other league teams in a loaded Heart of America Conference. Whitney Clampitt (1st team) and Mackenzie Loe (2nd team) earned All-Conference honors. Clampitt was named Honorable Mention All-America after averaging 15.6 points per game. more>
$20 Million Student Center Goal Met! Thank You, MNU Supporters! more>
A year ago, when this issue was planned, the world had not heard the term COVID-19. The idea was to introduce readers to some of the many healthcare professionals who completed their pre-professional education at MNU and went on to serve the world in a variety of settings. Some of the first graduates became medical doctors, dentists and missionary doctors. more>
Are you a parent or student wondering how best to navigate the college financial aid process? Join our admissions staff on December 5th (10AM until 11AM) for our Virtual Saturday Seminar: Understanding Financial Aid at MNU.