New Academic Year Begins with MVNU University Dinner
August 26, 2013
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. 26. Dr. Henry Spaulding II, MVNU President, encouraged those in attendance to take pride in the great accomplishments the University has made over the years.
Spaulding opened his address with a powerful video, which can be viewed here, illustrating the core values permeating the culture and convictions of MVNU since its inception. He then highlighted a number of examples of individuals and teams living out these values in the day to day work of the University.
Two additional awards were also presented. John Walchle (above, right), Associate Director of Enterprise Systems, was honored as Staff Member of the Year. Dr. Rick Williamson (above, left), Professor of Biblical Literature, was recognized as Faculty 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.
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.
5 Years: L-R: (Front) Scott Peterson; (Back) Brett Wiley, James Smith, Karla Adu, Lanette Sessink, Debra Garee, Ben Cook, Becky Hinch, Nancy Jo Todd.
Not pictured: Nate Davis.
10 Years: L-R: LaVern Secrest, Mike Traugh, Kathy Griffin, Scott Tarrh, Chris Church, Adam Diener, Kenna Williams. Not pictured: Melinda Amheiser, David Baker, Barb Oliver, Mike Williams.
15 Years: L-R: Tim Lahmon, Joyce Miller, Patrick Rhoton.
Not pictured: Denise Hess, Lori Schlingerman.
20 Years: Esther Carpenter. Not pictured: Stanley Park
25 Years: L-R: Mark Nielson, Denny Taylor, Kevin Hughes, Sandy Helman.
Not pictured: Judy Clevenger.
30 Years: L-R: Dennis Hoffman, Denise Parks, Ronald Bolender.
40 Years: Roberta Simmons.