MVNU Gathers Friends and Leaders at Franklin Park Conservatory
May 29, 2013
MOUNT VERNON, OH - Mount Vernon Nazarene University administrators, faculty, staff and students gathered with alumni, friends, and donors at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Saturday, May 18, 2013.
MVNU President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II and several other senior leadership team members were on hand to greet guests, provide updates on MVNU, and enjoy the gardens. Catie Hayes, a recent MVNU graduate and the recipient of MVNU's "Service Above Self Award," spoke of her experience as a student and the impact MVNU had on her life. The event focused on the many ways in which MVNU's mission and vision directly impact students, both during their time on campus and following graduation.
The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are located just two miles east of downtown Columbus. The attraction features exceptional plant collections and gardens and a variety of artwork including a collection of beautiful glasswork by artist Dale Chihuly.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient 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 2,500 students from 32 states and six countries/U.S. territories.