Devocelle receives MNU’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Olathe Medical Center CEO Frank Devocelle

Olathe Medical Center CEO Frank Devocelle

Olathe icon Frank H. Devocelle, president and CEO of Olathe Health System, Inc. (OHSI), was honored with MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Lifetime Achievement Award at President’s Honors, the university’s annual scholarship fundraising gala, April 11, 2014. During more than 40 years of service, Devocelle has led the growth of a small community hospital to a comprehensive regional health system that today serves five counties with two medical centers, 36 clinics, 327 physicians and more than 2,500 employees.

Devocelle oversees various health system corporations including Olathe Medical Center, (OMC), Miami County Medical Center, (MCMC) and Olathe Medical Services, Inc. (OMSI), a large physician corporation. When asked about his greatest accomplishment, Devocelle is quick to note that the accomplishments are due to the team.

“It’s definitely not me, it’s the Board and the team,” Devocelle asserts. “There are two things that stand out as most significant to me. Moving to our current location on 151st Street and assimilating all the acreage from I-35 to K-7.” Continue reading

MNU Approved for Prestigious International Nursing Honor Society

MidAmerica Nazarene University’s School of Nursing and Health Science was recently approved to form a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the honor society of nursing. Founded in 1922, STTI is recognized as the only international nursing honor society with approximately 500 chapters across the globe, only 5 of which are in Kansas.

Sigma Theta Tau International’s mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. STTI membership can lead to career growth, professional development and publication. The organization also provides the healthcare industry with scholarly research. Continue reading

43rd MNU commencement May 3

Congratulations to those participating in the Forty-Third Commencement at MNU.

This year’s commencement activities will begin on Saturday, May 3, 2014 with Professional and Graduate Commencement at 10 am. The activities will continue with the Nursing Pinning and Dedication Ceremony at 1:30 pm. Finally, Baccalaureate Service will be held at 4:30 pm, following with the Harvest Prayer Ceremony.

The Traditional Undergraduate Commencement will begin at 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

All commencement ceremonies will be held in the sanctuary of College Church of the Nazarene.

MNU to broadcast Leadercast 2014

Leadercast exists to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership. This year’s theme, Beyond You, challenges leaders to leverage their influence for the sake of others.

MidAmerica Nazarene University will broadcast Leadercast live from Atlanta, Ga., May 9, 2014 in Bell Cultural Events Center. Leadercast begins at 7 a.m. with registration.  There will be four sessions, beginning at 8 a.m. with a lunch break at 11:15 am. The program concludes at 3:30 pm.

There will be nine speakers throughout the event with Cat Deeley and Tripp Crosby co-hosting. Continue reading

MNU’s ‘Little Women’ runs April 3-5

MidAmerica Nazarene University will perform Little Women on April 3-5.

Little Women, the beloved classic story of the March sisters, written by Louisa May Alcott and adapted by John Ravold, is perfect for all ages. Watch the sisters grow from girls to women and discover love and heartbreak, joy and sorrow. Set in the midst of the Civil War, there is laughter and tears as the story of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy unfolds.

The March sisters will be played by Junior Savannah Hoit as Meg, Senior Lindsay Lovejoy as Jo, Sophomore Kensi Kitsmiller as Beth, and Senior Lindsay Crabtree as Amy. Continue reading


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