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Hannah Hager takes a break outside during spring semester at MNU Student & Alumni Stories

Legacy Student Finds New Perspective at Her Parent’s Alma Mater

Hannah Hager lived an exciting childhood, singing with her father at rodeos, fairs, banquets and church events. During that time, she learned to play piano, write her own songs and became accomplished at yodeling. She attended a local community college near Valley City, North Dakota, but when a group of MNU students visited her church, Hannah was intrigued. She decided to step out of her comfort zone.  more>

Hannah Delp poses for camera between classes at MNU. Student & Alumni Stories

The Atmosphere is Different Here

Criminal justice and psychology major Hannah Delp (‘22), finds that MidAmerica is more than just a place to get her education; it’s a place to make meaningful connections with like-minded people and prepare herself to give back in a big way. It wasn’t her first choice. Hannah visited MNU in the Spring of 2017, per her mother’s request. more>

Rebha Chalise Student & Alumni Stories

Student Overcomes Tremendous Obstacles To Return To College After Serious Illness

A small indentation in the hollow of Rebha Chalise’s neck is the only visible reminder that not long ago she was on a ventilator, fighting for her life. But the junior psychology major deals daily with the unseen effects of the rare form of brain inflammation that left her in a coma for six months and in rehab nearly eight more. more>

Rachel Morrow Student & Alumni Stories

16-Year-Old Freshman On Course To Graduate Early—Again

To say that Rachel Morrow is motivated is an understatement.  The biology major, who entered MNU last year at 16, is on track to finish her degree in three years, which would put her in the graduation line at the age most people are just finishing their first year. “When I have a goal, I don’t want to give it up at all,” Rachel says. “I think it’s a way to glorify God when you excel in what you do. God gives you those gifts, so you might as well use them for Him.” more>

Rings from Zach Kroenke's MLB days. Student & Alumni Stories

Career Change Leads Former MLB Pro to MNU

The path of one’s life has a way of twisting and turning. For Zach Kroenke it has done just that. Zach, a 2017 graduate in nursing, hung up his baseball cleats in 2015 to pursue something different. He chose nursing as the career to follow up his stint in Major League Baseball. That’s right; this former pitcher who played for the Yankees, Diamondbacks, Brewers, Marlins, and Nationals left the mound for a new calling. For Zach, it was all about family. more>

Katie Rucker 2014 MNU Grad at Olathe Medical Center Student & Alumni Stories

Nurse Shares Successes to Help Others

Katie Rucker, BSN, RN, (’14) spends her workday studying infections. As part of Olathe Medical Center’s risk management department, she focuses on sepsis—and she loves it.  Katie is the quality and outcomes coordinator for Olathe Medical Center. In this position, she gets to help the entire hospital population by studying demographics and processes to continually improve the hospital’s quality of service and patient outcomes.  more>

Andrea Mendez in Mabee Learning Commons Student & Alumni Stories

Transfer Student-Athlete Finds a Home at MNU

Andrea Mendez (‘18), a senior from Anaheim, California, has made the most of her education at MNU. It’s strange to think that she may not have ended up here if it weren’t for her three older sisters. “I’m the youngest of my three sisters,” Andrea says. “I watched all of them run track growing up, so I wanted to do the same. I got into it really young, and competed through high school.”  After high school, Andrea enrolled at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California. Andrea thought her competitive track running career had come to an end. more>

Tammie Jo Shults Student & Alumni Stories

Alum's Faith and Persistence Critical to Success

Tammie Jo Shults, 'hero pilot' for Southwest Airlines exemplifies all that it means to be an MNU alum.  MNU Director of Alumni Kevin Garber said Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, a 1983 alumnus, gave a speech on campus last spring. Garber recalls that Shults advocated for diversity in the workforce and encouraged women to break through barriers in male-dominated fields.  more>

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Recognition: Amazing accomplishments, noteworthy events. This is Accent Summer 2018.

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