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MVNU Receives $30,000 Grant for Engineering Program

LeadercastFebruary 14, 2014

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The board of directors of The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County awarded Mount Vernon Nazarene University a $30,000 grant for the new Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program on February 14, 2014.

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The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County concluded its considerations of 27 grant applications for Feb. 2014 and has selected MVNU to receive a $30,000 grant for Phase 1 of MVNU's brand-new Engineering Program. This additional funding is a great opportunity for MVNU and will be instrumental in the success of the new B.S.E. degree.

Dr. Richard Sutherland, Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, commented, "MVNU is very pleased to be awarded this generous grant from the board of directors of The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County. It will cover a substantial amount of our estimated first year expenses for equipment and infrastructure development supporting our new engineering program."

MVNU Engineering students will study in a cutting-edge learning environment that will prepare them for a graduate school and/or a long and rewarding career. Students with this major will participate in a variety of science, mathematics, and engineering courses and receive hands-on training in the latest trends and technological advances. The B.S.E. degree will have two concentrations, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

For more information about the new B.S.E. degree program, visit

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-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 2,200 students from 29 states and 12 countries/U.S. territories.

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