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Prof. Joseph Rinehart

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School of Arts and HumanitiesAssistant Professor of Communication
740-397-9000 Ext. 3511Email Prof. Rinehart

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  • WNZR, Food For The Hungry recognized by the Salvation Army

    MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Nazarene University was lauded on May 17, as the Salvation Army commemorated its 130th anniversary in the city of Mount Vernon by recognizing volunteers and organizations that have contributed to the Army’s mission. Receiving awards were MVNU’s radio station WNZR and Food For The Hungry.

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Professional Experience
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2005 - present, Director of Broadcasting and Instructor of Communication; on-air personality for WNZR Radio
  • Clear Channel Radio (North Central Ohio), 2001-2005, General Manager for WMVO/WQIO/WWBK/WBZW and Program Director for WQIO-FM
  • WMVO/WQIO Radio (Mt. Vernon), 1991-2001, Sports Director and On-Air Personality
  • WSYX-TV (Columbus), 1991- Intern in Sports Department
  • WOCC-TV (Westerville) 1990- Summer Production Staff
  • WFOB Radio (Fostoria) 1989- Summer employee
Professional Organizations:
  • National Religious Broadcasters, Intercollegiate Committee, 2012-present
  • National Religious Broadcasters
  • Ohio Association of Broadcasters
Awards and Recognition:
  • Associated Press (Ohio) “Best Continuing Coverage” for Small Market Radio, 2002
  • Food for the Hungry Stephen Zelkowitz Memorial Award, 2003
  • American Red Cross Humanitarian Hero Award, 2010
  • MVNU Excellence in Advising and Retention Award, 2009-2010
  • Dan Emmett Community Service Leadership Award, 2011
Published Works & Presentations:
  • Supervising director/producer for live video streaming of MVNU athletics and campus chapel services, 2010-present;
  • Reader for MVNU Commencement, 2011-present
  • Writer/Editor of “In Memoriam” video for Knox County’s Food for the Hungry drive, 2009, 2011 and 2013

Community Involvement:

  • Knox County Food for the Hungry Partner Board, 1997-present
  • Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival Board, 2003-present
  • Co-Master of Ceremonies (with wife Marcy) for Knox County Junior Miss, 2003-present
  • Judge for Ohio Junior Miss at-large, 2005 and 2006
  • Honorary Chair for Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive
  • Past participant in CareNet Walk for Life, Knox County Walk for Diabetes, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl-a-thon, & Mount Vernon Middle School Career Day
Education
  • M.A. in Communication, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan (2008)
  • B.A. in Speech Communication/Broadcasting, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio (1991)