October 4, 2006
Breakfast with Friends of MBU
Ever so often we have a “breakfast with the president” on campus. We invite local folks who may not know much about who we are or what we do. We also include alumni who have been away for awhile. I like these events because unlike much of my public speaking, I can just talk informally about the University. We usually have a student sing or play for our guests and today one of our students Joshua Mugg played the saxophone and did a really nice job. Josh’s grandfather was president of MBU in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
I am always surprised at how many people think that MBU is a Bible college. They are amazed to learn that we are a fully accredited university with a four year liberal arts program and a graduate school that enrolls over a thousand students. Our largest programs are education, business and natural sciences.
When I describe the tremendous growth that has taken place over the past decade, the accreditation of our programs, the efficiency of our operations, and the caliber of our students, our guests almost always go away impressed. MBU is deserving of the support of our community as it contributes in so many ways. Now if we can just turn those good feelings into financial support!