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MVNU and Knox Labs, Inc. announce ribbon cutting, open house for new engineering facility

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Knox Labs, Inc. will hold a joint ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, Oct. 12, at 1:30 p.m., for the Stephen W. Nease Center.

Speakers for the event include Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis; Dr. Henry Spaulding, MVNU President; Rev. James Smith, MVNU’s Vice President for University Relations; Dr. Linda Nease Scott, daughter of Dr. Stephen W. Nease; Mauricio Odio, President of Knox Labs, Inc.; and Jeff Harris, Vice President of Knox Labs, Inc.

Located at 104 S. Main St. in downtown Mount Vernon, the Stephen W. Nease Center will house MVNU’s Department of Engineering and the community makerspace, Knox Labs, Inc., in the newly renovated 10,824-square-foot facility. The building and its renovation was made possible by a generous grant from The Ariel Foundation.

All are invited to attend this event. An open house and building tours will follow the ribbon cutting. The building will remain open until 7:00 p.m. that evening for public tours.

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 32 states and 19 countries/U.S. territories.