Employees recognized for years of service at MVNU
August 26, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio --Faculty and staff members were honored for their years of service at Mount Vernon Nazarene University's annual University Dinner on Monday, Aug. 22. Faculty and staff members at the banquet were treated as MVNU administrators served the meal, and Chaplain Scott Peterson provided an update about MVNU's partnership with Columbia Elementary School. In addition, many University retirees were also in attendance.
Dr. Daniel Martin, MVNU President, delivered a special message for the evening, reviewing the institution's journey over the past five years. Recounting several of MVNU's goals and objectives since he took office, he reminded attendees that the University had already made significant progress. Specifically, Martin highlighted MVNU's new online learning initiatives, the development of a Common Core and the revision of the school's General Education curriculum, the continued development of facilities such as the Hunter Hall School of Nursing and Health Sciences building in downtown Mount Vernon, and near record enrollment in several categories.
Martin also presented two additional awards. Dr. Barney Cochran and Dr. Lincoln Stevens (pictured above, with Dr. Martin) were honored as Co-Faculty Members of the Year for their work on the major revision of the General Education core. Cochran is the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities; Stevens is the Chair of the Philosophy program. Joe Noonen, Assistant to the Chaplain for Mission and Ministry Opportunities, was named Staff Member of the Year.
Other faculty and staff members receiving milestone service recognitions are pictured below. MVNU is proud to continue carrying out its mission and vision with the help of enthusiastic faculty and staff members committed to creating a life-changing educational experience for traditional age students, adult learners and graduate students. For more information about MVNU, please contact (740) 397-9000, ext. 4341.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. U.S. News & World Report ranks MVNU in the top 50 Best in the Midwest (Baccalaureate) institutions for the eighth year in a row. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several additional Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,600 students from 26 states and seven countries/U.S. territories.
5 Years: L-R: Michael VanZant, Melanie Timmerman, Jill Risner, David Leedy, Damon Osborne, Travis Keller, Rochel Furniss, Brian Humphrey, LeeAnn Miner, Stephen Metcalfe. Not pictured: Walter Baughman, Linda Balogh, Mark Crist, Jessica Grubaugh, Amy House, Trudy Singletary, Mary Lou Sinzinger, Sara Smith, Linda Tarrh.
10 Years: L-R: Rick Williamson, Elizabeth White, Trinia Huddleston, Paul Nixon, Eric Browning, Connie Flowers.
15 Years: L-R: David Wilkes, Philip Rickard, Marcia Varughese, Pamela Owen, Kendra Lambert, Marcy Rinehart, Carla Parsons, Debra Limings, Geoffrey Fuller, Tressa Daley.
Not pictured: Pamela Maynard, Michael Roberts, James Schlairet, Mark Shoaf, John Yarman.
20 Years: L-R: Bevin Shiverdecker, David Duncan, Karen Doenges, Twyla Campbell, John Walchle.
25 Years: L-R: Judy DeVolld, Daniel Behr Not pictured: Chris Ingersol, Rick Johnson.
30 Years: L-R: Robert Tocheff and Rebecca Rockwell.
35 Years: Daryl Gruver.