MVNC graduates pose together by the Eternal Flame as brand new alumni.
Tim Belcher (right) was the first MVNC baseball player to be drafted by the major leagues he was coached by Sam Riggleman (left). He became a Dodger in 1987, one year prior to winning the World Series.
The Cougar Corner, formerly The Heritage Book Shoppe, opened in 1984.
Ground was broken in 1989 for the chapel and fine arts building, after more than two decades of wise postponement. Construction began with the east and west facades of the chapel taking shape. In July 1989, the steeple arrived and a crane swung it into place, watched by campus personnel and students from the Knox County Career Center next door.
When Ohio winters come around, students always figure out the best ways to stay entertained. For example, baseball diamonds can easily be transformed into ice rinks!
Even though dormitory life changes throughout the years, roommates are friends for life.
Dr. Ralph Hodges (center), retired partner and past president of Management Decisions Development Corporation, Fairfield, Ohio, was the recipient of the college’s Honorary Alumni Award at the annual Alumni Banquet, May 24, 1986, in MVNC’s Dining Commons. Hodges is pictured with MVNC President Dr. William J. Prince (left), and Dan Witter (right), coordinator of alumni relations and development assistant.
Established in 1986, MVNC started broadcasting in FM stereo through WNZR 90.9 on your radio dial.
Cougar Athletics came into its own in the 1980s as MVNC Softball found numerous successes and championships under the leadership of Coach Jeana Howald.
MVNC broke ground on Regents Hall in 1984 under its fourth president, William J. Prince.
Dr. E. LeBron Fairbanks and his wife, Anne, with their son, Stephen, arrived on campus in September 1989, from Manila, Philippines, where he was president of Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary.
The gazebo located in The Grove was constructed in the mid-1980s, providing space for events, concerts, and a relaxing and quiet atmosphere for meditation and prayer.
MVNC’s fourth President Dr. William J. Prince frequently spent time getting to know students all around campus.
Students celebrated Welcome Week with a lively Hawaiian-themed tug-of-war over the Reflection Pond.
Since 1984, Dr. Randy Cronk has been Professor of Psychology at MVNC. Cronk has been instrumental in leading “Psych”ling trips during January Term.