MidAmerica Nazarene University

Olathe, KS
The school continues to proactively seek opportunities to enhance diversity because its leaders are convinced that doing so adds a depth and richness to the program and brings in highly talented students.

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 Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Dene Beck
Melissa Garza
Rose Gikonyo
Stephen Hopkins
Molly Jacobsen
Corrie Kangas
Emily Kangogo
Macoloe Mayweather
Zachary Phillips
Kamille Ratzlaff
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Cicilia Ariga
Brian Bishop
WeePoh Chieu
Ramanpreet Kaur
Everlyne Milimo
Rachel Molina
Robert Munyan
Jeyla Sneed
Michael Vu
Patrick Wambugu
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Matthew Adams
Alan Keller
Ashley Lanning
Binny Varghese
Giang Vu
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Shannon Cross
Linh Huynh
Jon Jones
Taylor Lewis
Alexandra Pierce
Daniel Schuckman
Maria Stanley
Round 6: 2013 – 2014
Lauren Goh
Justin Johng
Aaron Kemmling
Jonathan Knipker
Allison Mitchell
Vanessa Schulte
Paden Shaffer
Matthew Tucker
Wesley White
Round 7: 2014 – 2015
Kyle Adams
Fredrick Anari
Sara Corazzin
Jessica Dwyer
Natasha Regis
NCIN enabled the MidAmerica Nazarene University School of Nursing and Health Science to recruit and retain more students from under-represented backgrounds in nursing. One NCIN scholar was a refugee who escaped the war-torn streets of Vietnam on a wooden fishing boat. The school implemented a comprehensive marketing strategy to enhance the diversity of its student body; it included advertisements and stories about the program in magazines, newsletters, and online publications, and on bill-boards. Still, word-of-mouth referrals continue to be the most effective recruitment tool. In later grant years, the school used student input to enhance the NCIN program and hired a faculty member dedicated to overseeing it.