How Forgiveness Changes Lives
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.
Learn how a calling to support young people benefits many lives. Catch up on alumni news, campus updates and athletics. Enjoy Homecoming through our photo gallery.
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.
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, 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 (‘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, '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>
MNU Alumnae Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, pilot for SWA 1380, is being credited as a hero. Tammie Jo, a 1983 graduate, safely landed the passenger plane after engine failure. Prior to joining Southwest, Tammie Jo was one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy. For more information read the KC Star article at: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article209178274.html. . more>
Joshua Brisco (’17), ESPN Kansas City talk show host, didn’t always have an audience. Based on his college career though, it would not have been hard to predict that this young alum would end up informing and entertaining others through a career in media. more>
Molly (Brewster ’13, MSM ‘16) Karagyaurov says she can’t take the credit for where she is today; a pro volleyball player living in Offenburg, Germany. While she didn’t initially plan to live and work abroad, Molly sees the hand of God in experiences and education that prepared her for her life today. more>
MNU Alum Larry Campbell ('96 MBA) has been appointed the budget director for the state of Kansas by new Governor Jeff Colyer. Campbell is a veteran state legislator serving 13 years in the House. He is vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and is chairman of a special House committee on education funding. Campbell previously served on MNU's Foundation and has been an adjunct professor. He is also a member of the Olathe City Council and a former Olathe mayor. more>
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