Thorne Library and Learning Resource Center was named for Dr. Glenn and Shirlee Thorne and was dedicated March 9,1997.
EXCELL (adult education) was launched in September 1993 and was expanded with full programs in 1994.
Dr. Lora Donoho was inducted into the Cougar Wall of Fame as the third inductee and first woman.
Dr. E. LeBron Fairbanks was approved for his second presidential four-year term in 1994.
Mount Vernon Nazarene College transitioned to Mount Vernon Nazarene University on July 31, 2002.
The groundbreaking for the Prince Student Union was held in 2004.
The Jennie K. Moore Center was dedicated in 2000 with the Esther Jetter Preschool opening in 2001.
Dr. LeBron and Mrs. Anne Fairbanks
Dr. Daniel J. Martin was inaugurated as MVNU’s sixth president in 2007.
MVNU’s art building, the Buchwald Center, was unveiled in 2009. The 64,000 sq. ft. building houses Schnormeier Gallery, along with classroom, office, and studio space.
Karen Buchwald Wright, president and CEO of Ariel Corporation, was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2015.
The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel in downtown Mount Vernon was opened in 2016.
Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D.,was inaugurated as the seventh president in 2013 and was renewed for another four-year term in 2016.
Construction began on Ariel Arena in 2012.
A downtown fire threatened the Buchwald Center, but was kept at bay by Mount Vernon firefighters in 2010.
Hunter Hall was inaugurated as a state-of-the-art Nursing and Health Sciences facility located in downtown Mount Vernon in 2011.