Next Steps for 2021 Seniors: Rebecca White
With gratitude we present this issue featuring God’s blessings in allowing MNU students, faculty, staff and administration to be on campus and in classes during the pandemic. Many institutions were not that fortunate. Read all about it and enjoy surprising news about increases in enrollment and other progress happening during this unprecedented time.
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.
MNU announced its Fall 2020 Census Day numbers today. The total number of students enrolled for fall 2020 semester is 2,239, an increase of 17% from fall 2019. Freshmen are part of the equation, up 10%, the class is the largest since 2017. Continuing education student enrollment is also up significantly.
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>