Dr. W. Brett Wiley (Director of the Honors Program) Last week I found an Honors Program handbook from 1998, which was one of the first (if not the first) years of the program’s existence at what was then Mount Vernon Nazarene College. In that document, students were introduced to an Honors program that included some … Continue reading Welcome to the MVNU Honors Program!
By Mikayla Boise (senior 2019) "During their college years, many students encounter new information they have never faced before. They begin to understand the injustices in the world, leaving them questioning the beliefs they once held. This can be a disturbing time in one’s life. How can this be a fruitful experience? How can college … Continue reading Honors Project Spotlight: Empathy
Recent Honors graduate, Bailey Sapp, shares how her Honors project has helped her achieve her dreams! Here's what she says: "Part of the curriculum of the Honors Program requires students to create and conduct a research project or creative study relating to their major. After the project or study is complete, senior year students present … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Bailey Sapp
Earlier this fall, a group of honors students took part in an academic colloquium at Grove City College. They, along with other honors students from Christian colleges in our region, were able to interact with each other to discuss a specific topic and engage the given text from various viewpoints. This year's theme, Friendship, pulled from … Continue reading Honors Colloquium: Friendship
By Bailey Sapp (senior) As a Social Work major, there were multiple routes I could have taken for my senior honors project. I had a lot of loose ideas for general topics that I could have studied, but my ideas lacked specific direction. When I approached my mentor, Dr. Danielle Giroux, to begin my project, … Continue reading Honors Project Spotlight: Perceptions of Abuse
By Megan Motley It’s been three years since I graduated from MVNU, and I still think about many of the things that I learned in the Honors Program. You’ve never experienced Washington D.C. unless you went there with Dr. Devine to study public perceptions of national monuments, and you are missing a critical component of … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Megan Motley
By Drew Juniet (junior) Last semester I was invited, along with five other students from MVNU, to attend an Honors colloquium at Grove City College. I greatly appreciated the opportunity to learn with students from my own university as well as with those from other educational institutions. We examined what temperance might look like in our everyday lives, and we … Continue reading Honors Colloquium: Temperance
By Faith Aleshire (senior) When I started college, I had NO plans of studying abroad. I certainly couldn’t move across the world and live for 3 months on my own. But I did. From the gentle pressuring of friends to consider this opportunity (shout out to Regina Rudder), to completely rearranging my junior and senior … Continue reading A Semester Abroad