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800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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12Aug.

Columbus Crew Soccer Game

5:00 p.m.
Columbus Crew Stadium
20Aug.

Lead Week

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
MVNU Main Campus
24Aug.

Freshman Move-in Day

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
MVNU Main Campus
25Aug.

Returning Student Move-In Day

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Main Campus
28Aug.

MVNU Faculty Exhibit

Schnormeier Gallery
221 S. Main St.
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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FACULTY & STAFFFACULTY

Dr. Brenita Nicholas

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Jetter School of Professional Studies
740-392-6868 Ext. 3704Email Dr. Nicholas
Professional Experience:
  • Director of Regional Operations, 2011-2013
    Bethany Global Services, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Adjunct Instructor and Fulltime Doctoral, 2010-2011
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Associate Professor of Social Work, 1995-2010
    Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Clinical Social Worker, 1993-1995
    Horizons Mental Health Center, Hutchinson, KS
Awards and Recognitions:
  • President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2005- 2006
    Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio
  • Fulbright Grant, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 
    Grant funded 12-months of qualitative field work and semi-structured interviews exploring the needs, networks (the creation and use of social capital), and resiliencies among Romanian street children in Bucharest, Romania.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor's Society, May 2012 (doctoral studies) and May 1993 (graduate studies)
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Education:
  • Doctor of Philosophy, August 2011
    The Ohio State University, Columbus OH 
    International Social Work, Social Development, and Research
  • Master of Social Work, June 1993 
    The Ohio State University, Columbus OH
    Concentration: Child and Family Welfare
  • Bachelor of Science, May 1991
    Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee IL
    Major: Social Work, Minor: Psychology and Music