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From the President

The Future Recently, as I waited for a flight, I was amazed to observe that many of my fellow travelers were deeply engaged with some sort of electronic device. Some were checking e-mail, and a number of personal conversations were shared with a very public audience. Instant access to information allows us to be connected to the world, the workplace, and the lives of our family and friends. Despite distance, time, or even language, technology has changed our world, and will continue to do so as we discover new ways to manage our lives and work. MNU seeks to provide students with a quality, Christ-centered education that is purpose-driven and relevant. We use technology to improve and expand creative approaches to teaching and learning. Online instruction permits students to enroll in a variety of courses, regardless of their distance from campus. State-of-the-art simulation laboratories allow our nursing and health science students to practice their skills utilizing the latest technology in lifelike settings. Classrooms are now equipped with technology combining audio, visual, and digital resources to enhance and improve learning. We are all living in the age of innovation, and it presents us with changes that are both challenging and energizing. During a recent visit with family, I noticed that my three-year-old granddaughter had slipped into a corner by herself and was totally unaware of the activity around her. She had captured her father’s iPad and, with her tiny finger, was effortlessly manipulating the applications in search of her favorite website. She did not seem to be aware of this amazing technology or the skill she demonstrated—she was engaged in the reality of her world. That moment provided me with a glimpse into her future that confirms MNU’s commitment to educate our students for a future that is beyond our imagination. As a university we seek to embrace technology, but we continue to hold tightly to our Christian mission, and to an unchanging God who gives us our eternal purpose. It is God alone who allows us to step into the future boldly, without fear, into a world where only He knows the way.

Dr. David J. Spittal

President

Volume 37, Number 1 Managing Editor

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Josh Klekamp ('09) Kelly Lawler ('11) April (Loomis '92) Hansen Jeremy Hoffpauir

Contributors April (Loomis '92) Hansen Kelsey Luffman ('13) Pete Brumbaugh (’90, MBA ’04) Chad Jenkins

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Photographers Josh Klekamp ('09) Caitlin Wienck (CS '14)

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Table of Contents

The MNU Experience

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Wired to Serve: How Technology Transforms Us

MNU Appoints Provost

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Dr. Mary Jones Returns to MNU

Why I Teach

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Athletic Trainer Dr. Kim Kato is Passionate About Health

Modern Day Pioneers

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Alumni show pioneering spirit in the workplace

MNU’s Official Mascot Revealed

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You loved the idea…now Pioneer Pete is a reality

Coffee and Relationships

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Relationship Building is Key to Business

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Couple’s Giving Benefits Many

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Meet Dr. Ron and Bonnie Albright

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Wired to Serve Why I Teach Modern Day Pioneers Pioneer Pete Coffee and Relationships Dr. Ron and Bonnie Albright

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echnology has transformed the world. MNU has started its own digital "makeover" to transform how we work and teach, and the investment is paying dividends.

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transforming the classroom “Technology is taking education outside the walls of the classroom,” says Steve Pillow, assistant professor of education technology. “It’s making the world a lot smaller and more accessible.” “I once brought in a principal from a local school to talk about interview techniques,” Pillow says. “He couldn’t leave his school building, so we connected via FaceTime—the principal on his iPhone and our class on an iPad. He could see us and we could see him. It was a really valuable experience that would not have been possible without the use of technology.” Dr. Nancy Damron (’95), chair of teacher education, says technology is also changing the way we teach. She points to a simulation program called 04 Accent Magazine / SPring 2013

TeachLive. Developed by researchers at the University of Florida, the program takes student teachers through a series of classroom-management challenges. The student stands in front of large computer monitor teaching a lesson to a class of “avatars” (simulated students). These avatars react in different ways that help student teachers to apply lessons on managing classroom behavior. “At one stage, an avatar hurls a chair across the room,” Dr. Damron says. “I’m always intrigued to see how our students respond to these challenges, because they may face such issues in the future. The technology is producing betterprepared students.” transforming the student and alumni experience The face of MNU’s student media is also making the jump across the digital divide. “theBox” website now bundles the campus newspaper, magazine, yearbook, TV station, and radio station in one neat package. Check it out at www.mnubox.com.

“We are trying to help students become trans-media storytellers,” says Heather Attig (’00), director of multimedia. “Students learn to develop content for different types of news consumers— whether it’s online news stories, photos, video or audio.” Attig manages “theBox,” but students develop all of the content and are responsible for publishing it. “We want students to take ownership of the entire creative process,” she says, “The face of media is changing rapidly and our students need to be ready for these changes when they graduate.” Even Accent is going digital. This winter MNU launched an online newsroom to feed stories to alumni and supporters on a regular basis. Access the online newsroom at: www.mnu.edu/newsroom. How alumni are transforming technology Many MNU alumni are not only digital consumers, but also technology


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Virtual Patient Center The digital revolution is also taking place in other parts of the university. For example, the archives at Mabee Library are now completely digitized so resources can be accessed online. The School of Nursing and Health Science uses patient simulators so students have a lifelike experience as they learn patient care and management.

innovators, including Cliff Pemble (’86), CEO of Garmin International, Dale Gray (’89), owner of The Purple Guys, and Bryan Porter (’96), president and founding partner of Arsalon Technologies. Porter’s Lenexa, Kan., company is a local leader in the data-center business with three locations in the Kansas City region. The company offers data storage, including co-location, managed services and cloud

a communications platform,” he says. “Cloud computing was in its very early stages of development. Servers were these big monstrous computers. Now, everything is stored on blades that run massive amounts of data through them.” Porter says he learned the fundamentals of how to run a company during his years at MNU. “Technology changes so fast,” he says, “but timeless things like

This winter MNU launched an online newsroom to feed stories to alumni and supporters on a regular basis. Access the online newsroom at: www.mnu.edu/newsroom.

Porter says Arsalon is trying to stay one step ahead of the advances in technology.

computing theory, physics, math and ethics in business relationships have never changed with me. If anything, they’ve been refined and reinforced over the years.”

“Twenty years ago, we didn’t have the Internet for commercial use or even as

He likens himself to an opportunist. “But being an opportunist has nothing to do

computing. Clients include AMC Theatres, H&R Block, Ferrelgas and many others.

Bryan Porter Alumni like Bryan Porter (’96) are leading the way with digital solutions for businesses and individuals. Porter’s Arsalon Technologies offers data storage, managed services and cloud computing for H&R Block and AMC Theatres.

with luck and everything to do with hard work and preparation,” he says. That Pioneer attitude is helping him drive the digital revolution at Arsalon.

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Campus News Bethany, Oklahoma, where she previously served as a member of the business faculty. Jones also served as deputy vicechancellor at Africa Nazarene University, in Nairobi, Kenya. The appointment marks a return to MNU where Jones served for several years as a member of the business faculty and director of Graduate Studies in Management. Prior to her career in higher education she was vice president and marketing director at First Federal Savings and Loan in Kansas City, Mo.

MNU Appoints New Provost Dr. Mary Jones has been appointed MNU provost and chief academic officer. Jones is currently provost and chief academic officer at Southern Nazarene University in

Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emporia State University, an MBA from Rockhurst University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is recognized as an innovative and highly capable leader in higher education. During her tenure at SNU she led the institution through the accreditation process and provided effective leadership of traditional and non-traditional marketing and enrollment processes.

Jones will provide leadership at MNU for the academic governance of the colleges and schools, university faculty and the administration and leadership of the traditional and non-traditional marketing, recruitment, admissions and student support systems. University President Dr. David Spittal stated, “I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Jones to our leadership team. She has a wealth of experience and is highly respected for her commitment to academic excellence and effective teaching and learning. She will be a great asset to MNU as we build an innovative strategy for the future.” Jones will be introduced to the university campus in March and will officially begin her duties July 1, 2013.

MNU Hosts Unique Training Session for Mental Health Professionals MidAmerica Nazarene University presented a workshop for 500 mental health clinicians Feb. 9, entitled, “Preparing for the DSM-5: What the Practicing Clinician Needs to Know.” MNU faculty members Dr. Todd Frye, Dr. Todd Bowman, Dr. Earl Bland, and 06 Accent Magazine / SPring 2013

Dr. Scott Koeneman presented changes in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the handbook used by mental health professionals to maintain standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders.

According to Frye, the manual includes new diagnoses and revised categories that impact the mental health professional’s daily work.


Campus News

Community leaders joined MNU in congratulating the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Award winner Rev. Alice Piggee-Wallack. Left to right: Jim Randall, Olathe Mayor Pro-tem; Rev. Charles Tillman, Black Ministries Director for Church of the Nazarene; Rev. Alice Piggee-Wallack; Dr. David Spittal, MNU President; Chris Powers, MNU Coordinator for Diversity and Cultural Competency.

Lessons from The Mountaintop: MNU Celebrates Legacy of King MNU welcomed the community of Olathe, its leaders, and other dignitaries for its 7th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Jan. 22. Rev. Charles Tillman, black ministries director for the Church of the Nazarene, brought greetings and inspiration as he reflected on changes in racial harmony during his lifetime. Commenting on the diversity represented by the MNU student body and Olathe community, Tillman said, “Our country has gone through a marvelous transformation.”

MNU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Leader Scholars were honored during the program. These students of diverse ethnicities received a Leader Scholars scholarship for academic excellence, community service, and campus leadership. MNU honored Reverend Alice PiggeeWallack, founder of True Light Ministries and Emancipation Station Day Center in Kansas City, Mo., with the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Award. Piggee-Wallack runs a shelter and a transitional home for women seeking

a better life for themselves and their children. In her 25 years of ministry, the social-worker-turned-ordained-minister has helped hundreds of homeless, mentally ill, and substance abuse survivors in Kansas City’s urban core. “I don’t do this for recognition,” PiggeeWallack said. “I do it because I’m called, because I’m passionate, because I love it.” Several organizations sponsored the event, including the Sprint Foundation, the City of Olathe, and Enterprise Bank & Trust.

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(Left to right): Alana Muller, president of Kauffman FastTrac®; Mike Asselta ('89), local entrepreneur; and Katie Weiford, owner of Kookiedoodle Crafts, served on the entrepreneurial panel for the February MNU Tuesdays luncheon titled, "Entrepreneurship: The Hope for a Recovering Economy."

Panel Focuses on Entrepreneurship Alana Muller, president of Kauffman FastTrac®, was one of a three-person panel presenting on entrepreneurship at a recent MNU Tuesdays event. Kauffman FastTrac®, an educational program created by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest foundation in the world devoted to entrepreneurship, is now offered at MNU.

Record-Breaking Snow In less than one week this February, two different storms dumped approximately 19.1 inches of snow on campus. For the first time in MNU history, classes and offices were closed for three days between both storms. The Facility Services team and ROTC volunteers logged more than 450 hours of snow removal time, with several employees spending the night at the office in order to stay ahead of the storm.

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Muller says entrepreneurs come from all walks of life and are vital to the economy. “Research consistently indicates that entrepreneurs and their startups are the primary drivers of economic growth and new jobs in today’s economy,” said Muller. As a Kauffman FastTrac® partner, MNU offers FastTrac® NewVenture™

for people starting new businesses, and FastTrac® GrowthVenture, for entrepreneurs in established businesses.

Find out more about MNU’s FastTrac® program at www.mnu.edu/fasttrac.


Campus News

Famed Conductor’s MNU Connection When MNU welcomed internationallyacclaimed conductor Eugene Migliaro Corporon as guest conductor of the MNU Band in November, students learned of his MNU connection. Assistant professor of music Dr. Maria Harman had Corporon as her ensemble instructor during her graduate work at the University of North Texas. Harman says Corporon’s visit to MNU gave students a unique opportunity. “Students were able to glean wisdom from one of America’s most respected conductors,” said Harman. “Among many things, they learned Corporon’s four fundamental precepts of playing: ‘You must be in tune, in tone, in time, and in touch.’”

Corporon conducted the MNU Band in selections by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Richards, and Gustav Holst at their concert on Nov. 10, 2012, in Bell Cultural Events Center. Corporon is famed for his work with wind ensembles, and serves as conductor of the Wind Symphony, Regents professor of music, and director of wind studies at the University of North Texas, College of Music. He has been a visiting conductor at the Julliard School, the Interlochen World Center for Arts Education, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.

MNU Senior Michael Fast on the sidelines of Super Bowl XLVII.

MNU Senior’s Dream Job at Super Bowl XLVII Michael Fast had the time of his life at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. The senior accounting major worked the event with his summer employer Radio Resource, a two-way radio provider based near Denver. In October, his boss called to ask if he would like to work with them the week before the Super Bowl and at the game. Fast said he was responsible for setting up radio equipment and making sure it was functional before the game. He also got to participate in Media Day the Tuesday before the Super Bowl. “During the game, I was on the field making sure all the radio equipment was working properly, and helping anyone having problems,” said Fast. After graduation Fast plans to become a certified public accountant and work for a public accounting firm. “Eventually I would like to go back and get my MBA,” said Fast. “I am open to where the Lord leads me and His plans for me.”

ABSN NCLEX Pass Rate The class of 2012 graduates of MNU’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) for the second year in a row. According to the National Council of State Boards of

Nursing (NCSBN), 91.66 percent of U.S. educated bachelor’s-prepared nursing graduates passed the test on their first attempt in 2012. MNU’s 2012 traditional BSN program graduates achieved a 93.55 percent first-time pass rate, also surpassing both state and national results.

Fast was excited and grateful for the opportunity to work at the Super Bowl. “Not very many people get to say they get to go to the Super Bowl, let alone be on the field during the game,” he said. “I thank God for this opportunity and pray my work will bring Him glory.” 09 Accent Magazine / Spring 2013


Faculty News

Why I teach

by Kelsey Luffman

As a licensed athletic trainer, Dr. Kim Kato worked in the fields of health science, kinesiology, physical education, and athletic training before coming to MNU as chair of the Department of Health and Exercise Science. Because her role at MNU integrates all those fields, Kato calls MNU “the perfect fit” for someone who’s passionate about health. But teaching at MNU is about much more than just academics. “One thing I’ve embraced is the attitude of our students,” said Kato. “We’ve got a really compassionate and ambitious attitude in our department.”

Kato teaches students majoring in athletic training, kinesiology, and physical education, as well as students who plan to continue on to physical therapy (PT) or occupational therapy (OT) graduate programs. “It’s okay to not know what you’re going to do,” said Kato, “but exposing yourself to as much as possible is really important. These students are willing to do that.” Many of MNU’s aspiring PT and OT students have been accepted into highly selective graduate schools like the University of Kansas and Northwestern University.

Meet Dr. Kato Department Chair of Health and Exercise Science First Year At MNU: 2011 Education: Doctor of Education University of Kansas Teaches: Sports and Exercise Nutrition, Core Concepts of Health, Principles of Health Promotions, Personal and Community Health, Senior Seminar (for career development), supervises student internships Accomplishments: University of Missouri Alumni Citation of Merit for Outstanding Achievement and Meritorious Service (2011); Texas Association for Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Teacher of the Year for Health (2010); Stephen F. Austin State Teaching Excellence Award for the College of Education and the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science (2009). 10 Accent Magazine / Spring 2013

“They’re getting accepted into the top schools in our area,” said Kato. “They’re an excellent reflection on not only our program, but also on our university.” Recent kinesiology graduate Benjamin McLane, who will soon begin physical therapy school at the University of Kansas Medical Center, said Kato had a profound impact on his success. “Dr. Kato is a professional’s professional,” said McLane. “She is tactfully straightforward, and she teaches the importance of excelling at projects rather than merely completing them.”

Q&A Q As a teacher, what makes you tick? A Whenever I hear someone get excited about health, exercise, wellness—that gets me excited. I believe in being a role model by being active and looking at ways to improve my health. Like anybody else, though, it’s not easy; there are challenges. I think it is very important to share with students that challenges will only make us stronger when it comes to our health. Q Besides teaching, what are your other roles at MNU? A One I hold near and dear to my heart is advising students. It’s an important time we get to spend with our students, understanding what career path they’re going toward, and advising them in a way that can get them there. Q How would you describe your fellow department faculty members? A They’re hands-on, and they always want what’s best for students, so it’s like we all have the same vision. That’s something that is not only comforting, but very motivating to me.


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Presented Linda Alexander (’84), PhD, professor of education, Whitney (Mathers MA ’06) Gray, manager of grants and special projects, and Jasmine Markanday, grants accountant, co-presented at the Grant Professionals Association's National Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 21. Their presentation, entitled “When Worlds Collide: A University Model of Collaboration,” utilized MNU’s PERK: Preparing Educators for Rural Kansas grant as a case study for developing model grantsmanship programs at private, liberal arts universities.

Dr. Dean Flemming (’75), professor of New Testament and missions, delivered the "Nielson Holiness Lectures" at Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS) in Manila, Philippines, Jan. 15-17. Flemming’s presentation, entitled "Mission and the Life of Holiness: New Testament Perspectives," gave perspectives on the connection between the holy life and Christian mission taught in the Gospels, Paul's Letters, I Peter, and the Book of Revelation. This was Flemming’s first return to APNTS since serving as professor of New Testament there from 1987 to 1997.

Mary Fry, MA, LCPC, RPT-S, associate professor of counseling, presented Nov. 4-6 at the Missouri School Counselor Association's Annual Fall Conference at the Tan-Tar-A resort in Osage Beach, Mo. Fry’s presentations were entitled “Child-Parent Relationship Training in the Schools” and “Three is Not a Crowd: Triadic Supervision for School Counseling Internship.”

Lauren Hays, assistant professor and graduate research librarian, presented at the Oklahoma Association of College and Research Libraries’ annual conference Nov. 2 in Tulsa, Okla. The presentation was entitled “Federated Searching, Information Literacy, and Library Promotion.”

Mark Hayse (’88), PhD, professor of Christian education and philosophy, presented at the Association of Youth Ministry Educators’ conference Oct. 21 in Dallas, Texas. His presentation, entitled “Youth Ministry, Obesity, and the Rhetorics of Faith,” addressed the church’s responsibility to confront the issue of physical health among youth.

Published Dr. Dean Flemming (’75), professor of New Testament and missions, published a book review of Ben Witherington, III’s Paul's Letter to the Philippians: A SocioRhetorical Commentary in the January 2013 issue of Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology. He also published an article in the fall 2012 issue of the Journal of Theological Interpretation, entitled "Revelation and the Missio Dei: Toward a Missional Reading of the Apocalypse."

Mark Hayse (’88), PhD, professor of Christian education and philosophy, wrote an invited response to an article by Andy Stirrup, both of which were published in the fall 2012 issue of The Journal of Youth

Hayse also presented at the Religious Education Association conference Nov. 4 in Dallas, Texas. The presentation, entitled, “Saving the World One Game at a Time? Justice, Digital Play, and the Games for Change Movement,” addressed the potential of video games to teach and inspire the value of humanitarian work throughout the world.

Kim Humerickhouse, PhD, professor of education, and Linda Alexander, PhD, professor of education, presented at the National Rural Education Association’s annual conference Oct. 12 on how MNU established a partnership with rural southwest Kansas schools to provide professional development to K-12 teachers.

Teacher education department faculty Mark Brown (’91), Dr. Martin Dunlap, Dr. Lisa Erickson, and Dr. Claudia McVicker represented MNU in several presentations at the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools’ Midwest Regional Christian School Conference on Oct. 26.

Accomplished Ministry. The article is entitled “On the Question of Christology: A Theological Response to Andy Stirrup’s ‘On the Question of Super Heroes.’”

Mary Fry, LCPC, RPT-S, associate professor of counseling, was honored when she retired as chair of the board of directors for the Association for Play Therapy during its Oct. 9-14 conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

Melinda Ablard Smith (’90), adjunct journalism instructor, published an article entitled “Parenting by Personality” in the Dec. 2012 issue of KC Parent. The article also features MNU alum Susan Crook (’95). Read the article at www.kcparent.com/December-2012/ Parenting-by-Personality/.

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Meet Pioneer Pete Various versions of Pioneer Pete have been around MNU since the 1970s. Perhaps you remember the student who dressed in a coonskin cap and pioneer attire for home football games in the 1970s and 80s. Some called him Pioneer Pete. Graphic treatments of a pioneer man have been used in MANC and MNU gear through the years, but he’s never been our official mascot until now. In 2010, the MNU Branding Committee oversaw the creation of the current MNU athletic icon which depicts a pioneer man's head and shoulders. Thanks to an idea of a mascot and a gift from the class of 2011 along with other departments at MNU, the university began to acquire sketches of a physical mascot. In 2012, a campus-wide vote was held between two sketches, and this Pioneer Pete was adopted as MNU's first official mascot. Pete was officially unveiled Feb. 23 at the final home basketball game of the season.

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Meet Pete

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The Pioneer by Kelsey Luffman

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hat kind of person does it take to be a pioneer? That’s a question we asked three trailblazing professional and graduate alumni—a pathfinder, a selfstarter, and an opportunist—who discovered their pioneering identities at MNU.

For husband and father Greg Mosley (’12), the journey toward becoming a Pioneer began when he realized he was stuck in a dead-end job with no way to move up. Mosley took his first step as a pathfinder when he asked himself a simple question. “‘Am I happy?’ The answer was no, there’s no other place to go,” said Mosley. “So now, how would I move forward?”


the Modern-Day Pioneer Having been out of school for nine years, Mosley felt unsure of his ability to be a student again. But his growing family and growing need prompted him to seek a new path despite his doubts. Moving forward was also important to Kim Jones (MA ’12), a former news editor at Kansas City’s KMBC TV who discovered her true passion— nonprofit work—when she began working at a center for abused women. Jones felt called to be a servant leader in the nonprofit world, but she didn’t know where to begin. “I always wanted to get back into nonprofit and help in that field, but I didn’t know enough about it,” said Jones. “I wanted to learn about all of the facets of opening and running an organization.” After years of searching for a program that would give her the knowledge she needed to make a difference, Jones was empowered to become a self-starter when she found MNU’s Master of Arts with an emphasis in nonprofit administration.

“MNU really prepares you to be a pioneer,” said Brumbaugh. “You don’t settle, and you don’t accept the status quo. You’re pursuing something better. You’re pursuing a better life—a life filled with purpose and passion.”

At the same time Jones was starting her master’s program, Pete Brumbaugh (’90, MBA ’04) was working as “a pioneer in a pioneering field.” As senior public relations specialist for Garmin International, Brumbaugh represented the company to international press and led product launches. But even with that success, Brumbaugh knew he needed to advance his career by earning an MBA. For that reason, Brumbaugh describes himself as an opportunist. “Every time that God has opened a door for me, I’ve stepped through it,” said Brumbaugh. “I call it ‘His opportunity.’ I’m just following His opportunity for my life. And I learned that while I was a student at MidAmerica.” Though Mosley, Jones, and Brumbaugh each gained different skills and benefits from their varied programs, they have one thing in common. Since earning their degrees at MNU, all three have been empowered to flourish in new, pioneering careers—careers they would not have apart from their time at MNU.

Greg Mosley now works as a financial advisor at Prudential, where he helps clients develop strategies for financial security. In that way, he acts a pathfinder for others. According to Mosley, earning his degree at MNU afforded him more than a career move—it enabled him to live out his pioneering spirit. “It taught me how to be a better student, and it taught me how to be a better person, which makes me better in my career,” said Mosley. After years of uncertainty about how to lead in her chosen field, Kim Jones is living her passion by serving as a consultant for nonprofit organizations. She is now helping open an innovative nonprofit charter school that she hopes will revolutionize the surrounding community. Jones said the knowledge she gained at MNU has enabled her to empower others. “After my time at MNU, I became a pioneer and self-starter for not only myself, but for those I help,” said Jones. Pete Brumbaugh said the opportunities he gained by earning his degree at MNU have exceeded his expectations. After helping relief agency Heart to Heart International solve a strategic problem for a project within his MBA coursework, he became vice president there. Now, as director of sustainability at Global Brigades, Inc., Brumbaugh advocates development for underserved communities in Honduras, Panama, and Ghana by empowering thousands of U.S. college students to serve in those countries. “An MBA at MNU will take you places you never thought you’d go,” said Brumbaugh. “In my life, I’ve had an opportunity to make a global impact, and a lot of it is because I was able to have this incredible experience at MNU.” As Mosley, Jones, and Brumbaugh look to what the future holds, they continue to take risks, blaze trails, and pursue excellence in their various callings. “MNU really prepares you to be a pioneer,” said Brumbaugh. “You don’t settle, and you don’t accept the status quo. You’re pursuing something better. You’re pursuing a better life—a life filled with purpose and passion.”

To watch Pete and Greg tell their stories, and to learn how you can be a Pioneer, visit www.mnu.edu/pioneer. 17 Accent Magazine / SPring 2013


Coffee and Relationships A business model that works

by Carol Best

Cory Stipp (left) and Tanner Stevens of Quay Coffee


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anner Stevens (’11) is just one year out of college and already a successful business owner. One of two proprietors of Quay Coffee (pronounced “key”) in Kansas City’s historic River Market, Tanner says the establishment’s goal is to be an extension of your living room—one that happens to serve great coffee. Patrons find that the welcoming environment, as well as the coffee, provide plenty of reasons to hang out or even work from the location. Though not quite a year old, Quay is already established as a neighborhood favorite for business owners, residents, and visitors of the tight-knit neighborhood. Tanner, who majored in intercultural studies at MNU, and Cory Stipp, a 1998 graduate of Olivet Nazarene University, say the coffee shop is more than a business to them—it’s a mission. The friends, who met when Tanner was in high school and Cory served as his youth pastor at Central Church of the Nazarene in Lenexa, Kan., had talked for three years about what it might be like to have a coffee shop that would allow them to build strong relationships with a community. “A group of friends had a kind of ‘think tank’ about what it looks like to be Christ-followers in our own personal lives,” Tanner says. “That formed all this.”

And it’s not just any coffee. Using local Kansas City micro roaster Oddly Correct, Quay is able to serve an unusually fresh product. This coffee hasn’t been sitting on a pallet for three weeks before the shop gets it. Quay only serves in-season coffee from all over the world. Because both Quay Coffee and Oddly Correct are passionate about assisting coffee growers in less developed countries, their supplier is Café Imports, whose mission is to “increase the quality of life for those involved—from tree to cup— through the commerce of coffee.” In fact, increasing the quality of life is what this business is all about. And if the coffee brings people in, the environment makes them come back. Even the name of the shop is meant to convey what the owners hope will happen there.

It’s kind of neat to say that with everything going and moving constantly …we’re kind of that foundational piece, that rock that’s here, where people can come, anchor, and hang out.

In 2011, Tanner and Cory got serious about a business plan and sought help from that same group of friends. Other MNU alumni lent their expertise: Josh Klekamp (’09) built the web site, Nate Johnson (FS ’07) created the branding, and Tanner’s wife, Liz (Tader ’09) Stevens, helped with décor, and works at Quay on weekends. Others helped spruce up the shop’s interior. The result is what patrons see today—a rustically beautiful, historic building with an inviting vibe and friendly, informative baristas who serve what some locals call “snob coffee without the attitude.” But what’s so great about this coffee shop? Everything about the business is designed with the patron’s experience in mind. For instance, the bar behind which Quay prepares and serves coffee is built low to encourage eye contact and interaction between baristas and customers. “It reduces any barrier,” Cory says. “I can look them in the eye and have a conversation. We want them to see every aspect as we’re making the coffee. We want to engage in conversation. That’s the goal of the shop—to make relationships. We just want to serve and care for them as a person.” Even coffee preparation enhances that interaction. Quay serves pour-over coffee, a brewing method which takes the time to hand-pour water, heated to exacting temperatures, over freshly ground coffee. “You let it sit 30 seconds and the coffee blooms,” says Cory. “The flavor notes open up. That’s what helps make it an amazing cup of coffee. It takes time. We’re having interaction with the people because we’re taking time to make their coffee.”

“A quay is a harbor or dock along a moving body of water,” said Cory. “It’s kind of neat to say that with everything going and moving constantly …we’re kind of that foundational piece, that rock that’s here, where people can come, anchor, and hang out.” Tanner and Cory agree that the best thing about Quay Coffee is the people from the neighborhood they’ve come to love. Whether it’s a photographer editing photos from his favorite seat in the shop, or a neighbor that stops in daily, the business thrives on people and their relationships. “The community here is very strong,” Tanner asserts. “Everyone here is open with their lives. It’s easy to call on someone if you need help.” While they acknowledge the role of the neighborhood in their success, the owners say opening Quay Coffee was a labor of love involving friends and family who did everything from creating the branding, to building the web site, to designing the interior. Coffee and relationships—it’s simple. But it doesn’t get much better than that.

Watch alumnus Tanner Stevens tell the story of Quay Coffee at www.mnu.edu/quay

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MNU Athletics

#32 Rustin Dowd drives to the basket against Culver-Stockton College

Fan Favorite Hits 2,000 Points Senior guard Rustin Dowd of Olathe, Kan., became the eighth Pioneer men's basketball player to reach the 2,000-point plateau when his 15-foot jumper sent the home crowd into a frenzy on Valentine's Day. "I didn't really think about it going into my career," said Dowd. "I'd rather win games than score points. But it means a lot. I've enjoyed it here at MNU and it's been awesome." The crowd was prepared for the milestone with students holding signs commemorating the accomplishment.

Dowd has been a fan favorite since he arrived at MNU for the 2009-10 season. Dowd said, "The crowd reaction means a lot. All four years they've been behind me. I have a bunch of buddies who go around school promoting the games, and I love it. We have great fans; the best in the HAAC, and I got goosebumps at their reaction. It was really fun." With the post season conference tournament and a spot in the first round of the national tournament coming, Dowd has a chance to climb into seventh on the all-time scoring list for MNU.

At 2,066 points Dowd ranks just behind the following MNU greats:

1 Darin Meyer (2,724) 2 Dan Peterson (2,705) 3 Bill Elliott (2,661) 4 Dan Fleming (2,656) 5 Danny Hawkins (2,499) 6 Adam Hepker (2,296) 7 Aaron Harris (2,199) 8 Rustin Dowd (2,066)

MNU Receives Five-Star Champions of Character Designation MNU has been selected a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution for 2011-12. According to Chad Jenkins, MNU sports information director, MNU has achieved this distinction or its predecessor (the Champions of Character Institution award) for the last 10 years. The NAIA Champions of Character program is designed to 20 Accent Magazine / Spring 2013

create an environment in which every NAIA student-athlete, coach, official, and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five tenets: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.


MNU Athletics

Men’s Basketball Headed to Nationals The men's basketball team qualified for the NAIA national tournament in Kansas City, Mo., March 13-19, with a third-place finish in the HAAC. The Pioneers made a run in the conference tournament by knocking off Baker with a Jacob French buzzer-beater, then beating Culver-Stockton on the road to advance to the final. MNU couldn't knock off top-seed Evangel, but the Pioneers will represent the HAAC with a host bid to the National Tournament in Kansas City, Mo., starting March 13. Rustin Dowd (1st), Jacob French (3rd), Luke Thomas (3rd), and Conner Langrehr (HM) were All-Conference honorees.

Women Earn Second-Straight HAAC Title Advance to Nationals MNU’s women's basketball team won the regular season and conference tournament titles for the second straight year, going 17-1 in conference play before sweeping through the HAAC tournament. MNU defeated Missouri Valley, Baker, and Central Methodist for the title. The Pioneers went 30-2 with 20 consecutive wins and are scheduled to play #9 William Woods in the NAIA National tournament in Frankfort, Ky., on March 13. Kelsey Balcom was named HAAC Player of the Year. Daria Sprew (2nd), Rachel Boan (3rd), and Kendra Flemming (HM) joined her on the All-Conference team.

Want to learn more? Visit mnusports.com Baseball Builds Toward Challenging Schedule Pioneer baseball has improved every season since Head Coach Ryan Thompson’s 2007 arrival. The momentum of the program has never been stronger, even though nine key players (5 all-conference) are gone from last-year's team. Thompson will rely on a veteran starting staff and a new offense. "The 2013 schedule is the toughest we've put on paper," says Thompson. "We have several road contests with tough teams and the guys are excited to test themselves." The Pioneers started the 2013 season with a 3-5 record.

Pioneer Softball Looking Good in 2013 Four all-conference honorees returned this season as MNU softball played at the Cowtown Classic in Ft. Worth, Texas, in February, going 4-3. The team fell to #2-ranked Lubbock Christian. Last year the Pioneers were 20-18 before reaching the final site of the conference tournament. Second-year Head Coach Kelly Latendresse says the team has high expectations for 2013. "I have been very impressed with how the team has come together to work toward their goal of making it to the national tournament in May,” Latendresse said. "The girls worked very hard in the fall and the winter to prepare to come out and be successful this season.” 21 Accent Magazine / Spring 2013


Advancing MNU Caption (Left to right) Tim and Gail Buchanan, Emily, Lauren, Matt, and baby Olivia Buchanan. Tim and Gail recently established the Buchanan Choral Music Fund at MNU.

the Buchanan Choral Music Fund with a $100,000 gift for MNU music scholarships and faculty development.

Family Creates a Musical Legacy Involvement in the life of the university is nothing new for Tim Buchanan, recently elected member of the MNU Board of Trustees. A national leader in the senior housing and assisted living industry, Tim is continuing his commitment to MNU in his new role after 18 years as a volunteer with the MNU Foundation. As owner of Legend Senior Living, based in Wichita, Kan., Tim models his business’s core values of care, servanthood, and character in a variety of ways. An active member of Wichita First Church of the Nazarene, Tim has taught

Sunday school, performed in choir and dramatic presentations, served on the church board, and participated in more than a dozen Work & Witness trips in six countries. He also serves on several professional and nonprofit boards. Tim’s wife, Gail (Peckham FS ’79), is an alumna and former Heritage Choir member who uses her passion for music to serve their community. Their children, Matt (’07) and Emily (FS ’11), also sang in Heritage Choir while attending MNU. Because of their family’s dual love for music and MNU, Tim and Gail established

“Music and the arts have been such a meaningful part of our family experience,” said Buchannan. “It is both a blessing and a joy for us to be able to support music students at MNU and the work of Dr. Leavitt [professor of music and MNU director of choirs]. We pray that many young men and women will be inspired to serve God through the arts.” Tim and Gail, along with their son Matt and his wife Lauren (Gilmore ’09), will serve as honorary co-chairs of the President’s Honors gala on April 12. The premier fundraising event is projected to raise more than $400,000 for student scholarships. “No matter where the Buchanans are involved, they work for Kingdom purposes, and they do it incredibly well,” said Jon North, vice president for university advancement.

Annual Report It’s all waiting for you at www.mnu.edu/annualreport. →→ Student Success →→ Year in Photos →→ Greeting from President Spittal →→ Honor Roll of Donors

Office of University Advancement 913.971.3280 foundation@mnu.edu. 22 Accent Magazine / Spring 2013


Advancing MNU

One Couple’s Giving Benefits Many Dr. Ron and Bonnie Albright make the support of Christian education a priority. The longtime Nazarenes from Pittsburg, Kan., have served in a number of volunteer positions at Pittsburg First Church of the Nazarene, where Ron directs the senior adult ministry and teaches Sunday school. Recently the Albrights made a substantial gift to the MNU endowment they established in 1995 for the support of ministerial students. What makes this couple so passionate about providing the means to train young people for ministry? “When you see the product that the school is turning out, it makes you want to do everything you can to support it,” said Ron. “We need to encourage young people to enroll in Christian universities and take that opportunity seriously.” The Albrights met their first MNU students in the 1970s, when the university sent a singing group to Ron and Bonnie’s church. Ron, an orthodontist who graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s dental school in 1966, was already a strong believer in higher education. The Albrights' children were headed to college as well—one of them would go on to graduate from Asbury Theological Seminary and enter the

ministry. As a father and a professional, Ron felt stewardship prompted him to support higher education, and he and Bonnie found MNU’s philosophy of education resonated with their beliefs. The Albrights' learned more about MNU through Dr. Larry and Doris Fine. Fine, professor of practical theology at MNU, spoke at the Albrights' church where he and Ron struck up a friendship that has spanned more than 30 years. Because of their shared love for fishing and the outdoors, the Albrights invited the Fines to enjoy their vacation home in the Ozarks. Since then, Ron and Bonnie have made the cabin available to not only the Fines, but to many MNU professors. Ron views it not only as a demonstration of friendship, but as a way to support those who dedicate their lives to such an important vocation. “What he is exposing the students to is so valuable to them as future leaders of our country,” said Ron. The Albrights' pastor, Rev. Jim Sukraw (’74), called the Albrights “true stewards.” “They are very remarkable people,” said Sukraw. “Bonnie has a heart for the underdog. People who come to church struggling are the ones she makes sure

to befriend. They both have lived their lives for others.” Ron understands that some people think they don’t have the means to support Christian education. In that case, Ron recommends thinking beyond cash gifts. Recently, he and Bonnie chose to transfer stock in order to build their endowment. From a tax standpoint, the move helps them while also helping the university. “We had accumulated this stock during our working years,” said Ron. “We would just be taxed on it, and I felt it was better used as a monetary gift to the university.”

For more information about non-cash giving, such as stocks or property, contact Roger Alexander, director of development at (877) 496-8668 or rcalexander@mnu.edu.

Gifts of Stock/Property Still a Smart Way to Give While cash gifts are among the most common gifts made to MNU, gifts of stock or property can provide you with added tax benefits: n n n

Immediate income tax deduction Avoidance of capital gains tax Potential life income opportunities

To learn more, contact MNU for a free, no-obligation illustration that spells out the anticpated financial and tax benefits of a gift. Our planned giving professionals are ready to answer your questions.

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Alumni and Friends

Adventure Opportunities Pioneer Adventures, MNU’s new destination travel series, begins this year with travel opportunities for alumni and friends across the country, and around the world.

Fifteen young alumni packed the house for a ski trip at Winter Park, Colo., Jan. 18-20.

Our travels kick off in April 2013 with a weekend in Branson, Mo., hosted by Pioneer faculty members Barth and Kathy Smith and Ron and Karen McClellan. Additional opportunities include: →→ Israel (May 22—31, 2013)—Hosted by MNU religion department faculty →→ Durango/Southwest Colorado (August 1—3, 2013)—Hosted by Kevin and Shawna Garber and Greg and Peggy Hephner →→ Caribbean Cruise (January 3—9, 2014)—Hosted by MNU President David and Donna Spittal and Brian and Elizabeth Diddle →→ Scottsdale, Arizona (Spring 2014)— Hosted by Rocky and Jo Lamar and Chuck and Kathy Nunamaker

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Future destinations may include Gatlinburg, Tenn., Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H., Büsingen, Germany, and Honolulu, Hawaii. I invite you to share your favorite travel destination. The sky is the limit on where we’ll venture next.

warm or cold, near or far. We hope you’ll find a trip that’s right for you. Pack your bags and invite a friend or better yet, a group. We look forward to seeing you on a Pioneer Adventure soon!

Destination travel is becoming a way of life. Almost everyone enjoys spending time with close friends. Why not take the trip of a lifetime with your college roommate and spouse, or that old gang you used to double date with on the Plaza?

Kevin Garber Director of Alumni Relations

We’ve done our best to create a travel opportunity for everyone—north or south,

Sincerely,

Check out all our exciting adventures at: www.mnu.edu/alumni-events/adventure.


UPCOMING EVENTS APR 9 APR 12

President’s Honors

APR 26-28

Pioneer Adventures: Branson, Missouri

MAY 10

Chick-fil-A Leadercast

MAY 22-31

Pioneer Adventures: Biblical Tour of Israel

MAY 24

Alumni Night at the Kansas City Royals

MNU Alumni Luncheon at General Assembly

AUG 1-3

Location: Bell Cultural Events Center - MNU Campus Cost $13. Register online or pay at the door. RSVP Alumni Relations 913-971-3275 or alumni@mnu.edu www.mnu.edu/mnu-tuesdays/register

JUN 23

MNU Tuesdays Business and Professionals Luncheon

Location: MNU Cook Center For more information, visit www.presidentshonors.org

Hosted by: Ron & Karen McClellan / Barth & Kathy Smith Cost: $179 per person For more information or to register, visit www.pioneeradventures.org or RSVP to Alumni Relations 913-971-3275 or alumni@mnu.edu

Location: Telecast at Bell Cultural Events Center Cost $79. Website: www.mnu.edu/alumni-events/leadercast

Hosted by: Randy Cloud, Jim Edlin & Larry Fine For more information, visit www.pioneeradventures.org or RSVP to Randy Cloud at rrcloud@mnu.edu

KC Royals vs. LA Angels More information to come at www.mnu.edu/alumni

Location: Westin Ballroom, Indianapolis Convention Center www.mnu.edu/alumni

Pioneer Adventures: Durango, Colorado

Hosted by: Greg & Peggy Hephner / Kevin & Shawna Garber Cost: $373 per person For more information or to register, visit www.pioneeradventures.org or RSVP to Alumni Relations 913-971-3275 or alumni@mnu.edu

For more event details, visit www.mnu.edu/alumniandfriends

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Alumni And Friends

Alumni News “Mrs. Smoke,” runs a student-centered classroom where she incorporates a variety of technology strategies to help students build stronger communication skills.

The Olathe Fire Department, headed by Fire Chief Dr. Jeff DeGraffenreid (’96, MEd ’99), was awarded Accredited Agency Status by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). CPSE’s accreditation recognizes departments whose services and performance levels demonstrate excellence in the field. The status distinguishes the Olathe Fire Department as one of only three accredited fire departments in the Kansas City metro, and one of approximately 160 in the world.

Want more News?

Be sure to check out Accent Magazine online at www.mnu.edu/accent.

More News Rob McDonald (’77), C.B. Glidden (’84), and Gerald Smith (’85) will receive honorary doctorate degrees from Southern Nazarene University in May. McDonald and Glidden are Church of the Nazarene ministers and Smith is president of Nazarene Publishing House.

Steve Cecil (’81) has been elected to serve as the senior pastor at Westside Church of the Nazarene in Decatur, Ill. 26 Accent Magazine / Spring 2013

Andover Middle School eighth grade advanced language arts teacher Dyane Smokorowski (MET ’07), is the 2013 Kansas Teacher of the Year. Nominated by her former principal Brett White, Smokorowski was honored by Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Diane DeBacker during a ceremony in Wichita Nov. 17. “It is truly a pleasure to present this award to Dyane Smokorowski,” said DeBacker. “When Dyane talks about teaching, her entire face lights up. She gets carried away with her enthusiasm for her profession and for her students, and it is impossible not to be carried away with her. I am grateful to have teachers like Dyane in Kansas.” Smokorowski completed a Master of Educational Technology degree at MNU in 2007. The outstanding teacher and role model, known to her students as

Jerry Storz (’82) successfully defended his dissertation, entitled “Faith-Based Boards: What Are the Challenges?” at Argosy University-Denver, Colo., in December.

New York actress and musician Larissa Klinger (’04) performed with the USO Liberty Bells in Times Square for the 2013 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

Recently, Smokorowski’s 8th grade students researched issues surrounding digital piracy, plagiarism, and copyright laws. Throughout the project, they used Skype to connect with and interview a wide variety of intellectual property experts. Throughout the course of the project, students talked to FBI cyber crime agents and the CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. “Through this experience and others like it, I have successfully connected my small town Kansas students to classrooms on all seven continents, and with more than 30 experts in areas ranging from the entertainment industry to the American Revolution,” said Smokorowski. Smokorowski is the second Kansas Teacher of the Year in the past three years to have earned a master's degree in education at MNU. Karen Tritt, a foreign language teacher in the Shawnee Mission School District, won the award in 2010. Tritt completed a master’s degree in Teaching and Learning at MNU in 2001. For more information on MNU’s master of education program, visit www.mnu.edu/med.

Michael Scrivani ('05) was named senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Leavenworth, Kan. Scrivani completed a Master of Divinity at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012, and was ordained February 3, 2013.

Stephen Netherton (’09) and members of the Baylor University Law School team won both the overall championship and the Professionalism Award at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Tournament of Champions.


Alumni Article AndTitle Friends

Nominations Needed The Office of Alumni Relations is seeking nominations for the 2013 Alumni Awards given at Homecoming. Award criteria and nomination forms are on www.mnu.edu/award-winners. Deadline, May 1, 2013.

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1) Chad (’07) and Haley Bohi, a daughter: Mackenzie Nicole, born October 18, 2012. 2) Matt (’07) and Lauren (Gilmore ’09) Buchanan, a daughter: Olivia Adele, born December 10, 2012.

Gail (Burney ’01) to Craig Snowbarger on December 1, 2012.

3) Brandon (’06) and Brooke (Dye FS ’03) Coffey, a daughter: Melynn Lou, born November 23, 2012.

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4) Travis (’04) and Melissa (McKellips ’06) Emerson, a daughter: Maebry, born November 29, 2012. She joins brother Caden, born June 22, 2010.

Rebecca (Wedding ’72) McKain, Nov. 23, 2012. Cathy Jane Medford (’74), June 12, 2012.

5) Justin (’07) and Tarah Fricke, a son: Hagan, born June 7, 2012.

David Blackburn (’81), Dec. 7, 2012.

6) Clint (’92) and Paula (Chapman ’92) Fund, a daughter: Abigayle Joy, born November 30, 2010.

Sharlene (Halstead ’86) Hoffmaster, Jan. 11, 2013. Carol (Cluggish ’91) Sivewright, Dec. 28, 2012. Landen N. Johnson (FS ’05), Dec. 8, 2012. Glenda Ann Beasley (MEd ’01), Dec. 19, 2012. Tammy Jo Dagenett (MET ’05), Jan. 14, 2013. Dr. G. Ray Reglin (former faculty), Dec. 17, 2012.

7) Brad (’01) and Lori (DeBond ’02) Hewitt, a daughter: Riley Jean, born October 13, 2012. 8) Brian and Courtney (Newson ’05) Hoedl, a daughter: Chloe Elizabeth, born October 23, 2012. She joins sisters Brileigh and Lilly. 9) Brian (’12) and Lisa Jenkerson, a daughter: Emma, born November 28, 2012. 10) Justin (’05) and Kelsey (VanDyne ’02) Main, a son: Lochlan James, born November 29, 2012.

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11) Matthew and Casey (Rhoades ’04) Massey, a son: Easton Gates, born October 3, 2012. He joins brother, Cannon. 12) Tony (’07) and Natalie Miller, a daughter: Adi Mae, born September 2, 2012. 13) Nate and Hope (Tallent ’02) Owens, a son: Peter Allen, born September 7, 2012. 14) Anthony (’05) and Julie Puryear, a daughter: Elsy Grace, born September 27, 2012. 15) Blake (’07) and Whitney (Schmidt ’08) Revelle, a son: Parker Davis, born January 15, 2013. 16) Matt (’07) and Diana Schneider; a daughter: Macie, born November 1, 2012. She joins brother Collin, born June 15, 2011. 17) Ryan and Kelly (Duckworth ’00) Strong, a son: Brody Dean, born January 15, 2013. 18) David (’98) and Lindsey Swartwood, a daughter: Lydia Rose, born December 9, 2012. 19) Ben (’10) and Jenna (Matson ’08) Swinger, a daughter: Clara, born October 12, 2012. 20) Timothy (’03) and Sarah (Johnson ’07) Traxel, a son: Isaiah Levi, born May 2, 2012. 21) Ben (’04) and Stephanie (Sanders ’04) Wallace, a daughter: Maycee Grace, born December 11, 2012.

Want to share births, marriages, and accomplishments with Accent? Please send to alumni@mnu.edu. 27 Accent Magazine / SPring 2013


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