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Welcome Message

Good evening! We gather tonight as members of the faculty and staff to mark the official beginning of a new academic year at Olivet Nazarene University. This year the University will launch its Centennial Celebration, which will be officially observed during 2007. What a heritage has been passed to each of us!

The theme of the President’s Dinner this year is “A Legacy of Service.” Among our special guests tonight are several retired members of our faculty and staff. Their presence, along with the theme itself, reminds us that the heart of Olivet resides not in buildings or academic programs, but within the women and men who daily live our mission of providing “An Education With a Christian Purpose.”

In addition, we are delighted to welcome an outstanding group of new members of the faculty and staff who are already taking their places within the ONU community. Also, please take time to note some of the many accomplishments of our colleagues, which are noted in the program. We hope you have a wonderful evening.


John and Jill Bowling

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Faculty Member of The Year

Dr. Don Reddick, Chair, Department of Music Associate Professor of Music

Staff Member of The Year

Greg Bruner, Director of Financial Aid