MNU Alumni News and Career Updates

Congratulations to the following MNU alumni!

Jason Menard ('10) was named District 4 Athletic Directore of the Year by the Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (KIAAA).

Michael Morrison ('13) accepted a job at MidAmerica Nazarene University teaching in the Math Department. 

Jon [Rocky] Lamar ('76) is being honored with the Marcus Priddy Award of the Great American Basketball League. 

Stacy (Alderson) Jackson ('97) was chosen to receive the Chairman's Ring of Honor. 

Greg Hager ('94) will be making his second concert tour of Japan in April 2018, and he recently nominated as the "Entertainer of the Year" with the Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association. 

Rod Smith ('92) recieved the Honor Administrator Award from the Kansas Music Educators Association.

Dustin Pence ('05) Theater teacher at Olathe North and his students were honored with an award.

Melissa Kinzer ('17) was honored with the prestigious Horizon Award, which recognizes the exemplary work of teachers during their first year in the classroom.

Britney Lewis ('16) recieved an award from the Kansas City Apartment Association for work on KC's City Place. She recieved the Crystal Merit Award and was named the Rookie Leasing Professional of the year. Britney also won first and second quarter 2017 All Star Awards from Lincoln Porperty Company.

Dan Peterson ('11) won the Arizona Div. I State Golf Championship.

Daniel Cunningham ('17) accepted a new position as Program Specialist at Cerner Corporation.

John Bustle ('02) was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer at Bates County Memorial Hospital.

Andrew Phelps ('07) accepted a poition as Content Manager at Parallon.

Ben Bradshaw ('07) accepted a position as Senior Solutions Consultant at LineDrive.

John Redwine ('92) recently became the Member/Owner of Bronco Equipment Rental & Sales. 

Larry Campbell ('96) was appointed by Governor Colyer to be the new State Budget Director. 

Wayne Dawson ('83) accepted a new position as pastor at Forst Smith First Church of the Nazarene.

Jonathan Hall ('09) accepted a new position as pastor at Garnett Church of the Nazarene. 

Dale Gray ('89) accepted a new position at Point Loma Nazarene University as Director of Philanthropy.

Tanner Stevens ('11) founded Post Coffee in Lee's Summit. Post Coffee was named by KMBC 9 News as one of the five best local coffee shops. 

Desmond Jamison ('07) was on the Price is Right and won a car and a total of $59, 245.

Debbie (Buxie) Jasiczek ('01) accepted a new position at Garmin International. 

Nathanael Dungan ('02) accepted a remote position with Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc., a San Diego-based company that develops novel pharmaceuticals for the treatment of infectious diseases, including Ebola. He will serve in the role of Associate Director of Project Management. 

David Clark ('14) recently graduated from the University of Texas with his Masters in Occupational Therapy. 

Kristi Rhoads ('84) received the Business Partner of the Year 2016 awarded by Metro East Chamber of Commerce.

Hope Owens ('02) and her family is moving to Asia to work with the Asia-Pacific Region as a Regional Communications Coordinator with her husband, Nate.

Joey Rosales ('17) is serving his first year as a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual Insurance. 

Carrie (Runyon) Whitworth ('98) accepted a position at You're Invited as the Day of Coordinator.

Gail (Whaley) Anderson ('86) was honored among 109 St. Louis-area educators to receive an Emerson Excellence in Teaching award. 

Jill (Simms) Becker ('96) accepted a new job as Language Arts Teacher at Aurora Public Schools.

Nicholas Woodward ('10) accepted a position as partner at Dotzler Siding LLC.

Phil Burkhart ('04) graduated with a Master of Arts in Music and Worship from the School of Music at Liberty University.

Jonathan Hooker ('12) accepted a position at Sirius Computer Solutions.

Joe Willis ('12) accepted a position at Physician Office Partners. 

Chris Lindenmeyer ('14) accepted a position at College Church as the young adults pastor.

Mark Haffey ('93) was elected Vice President of American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Wes Jordan ('97), former police chief and current assistant city administrator of Prairie Village, KS, has been appointed city administrator.

Nick Stumbaugh ('17) accepted a job at Olathe North High School as a geometry teacher.

Deann Mitchell (AOL '15) is running for Oalthe City Council, At-Large.

Jordan Eckley ('16)  recently became a manager at Apollo Insurance Group. The Apollo Insurance Group was named in Ingram’s Kansas City’s Business Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Kansas City area in 2017.

Brad Campbell ('88) founded Bear Construction Management LLC, with business partner Doug Hoffman. The company was named in Ingram's Kansas City's Business Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Kansas City area in 2017.

Lee Pate ('77) accepted a position as military and family life counselor at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Mark Miller ('81) accepted a position at Barclay College in the registrar’s office and will also teach music classes.

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