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  • 19Feb

    MVNYou Day

    A sneak peek at life as an MVNU student.

  • 20Feb

    Music Scholarship Recital

  • 22Feb

    Soulfest 90s House Party

    Intercultural Life Presents African American History Month! Let’s remember the 90s by having a Soulfest House Party event in Foster Hall. Music, dance, games, food, fun, and fellowship!

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740-397-9000

800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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2Feb.

Gallery Reception: PRAESTIGIA & WYSIWYG

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Schnormeier Gallery
221 S. Main St.
Mount Vernon, Ohio
43050

2Feb.

CareerFest

Columbus, Ohio (transportation provided)

6Feb.

Justice Talk

8:00 p.m.

Foster Hall

9Feb.

Valentines Banquet

7:00 p.m.

Foster Hall, Ariel Arena

9Feb.

Culture & Cuisine

6:00 p.m.

The Barn

9Feb.

Music & Ministry Auditions

Noon - Noon

MVNU Chapel

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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 International Social Work, Social Development, and Research, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (2011)
  • Master of Social Work, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (1993)
  • B.S. in Social Work, Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, Illinois (1991)