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Professor and Doctoral Student Realize True Calling at SNU

“I suffered a severe career-ending injury. My spirit was broken, I was depressed, angry, and I wanted to give up on everything.” Before his time at Southern Nazarene University, Nate Goodwin was determined to make it to the NFL. He worked day and night, fighting […]

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2022 Kairos Scholars Recipients Announced

Southern Nazarene University is proud to announce the 2022 Kairos Scholars Recipients.  The Kairos Scholarship Program recognizes academic excellence and is open to students who have earned a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and a minimum ACT score of 30. First-time, full-time […]

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SNU Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2021

Dr. Tim Eades, University Provost, is pleased to announce that 531 undergraduate students of Southern Nazarene attained the achievement of Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester. The Dean’s List celebrates students in the College of Undergraduate Studies as well as Professional Studies undergraduates that […]

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SNU Names Longtime Employee Associate VP of Academic Affairs

Southern Nazarene University is excited to announce Dr. Melissa Lewis as the new Associate Vice President (AVP) of Academic Affairs in Professional and Graduate Studies (PGS). “After an extensive and thorough vetting process of choosing between more than a dozen candidates, Melissa was the top […]

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SNU/Fields & Futures Coaching Clinic 2022

Southern Nazarene University is co-hosting this year’s Fields & Futures Coaching Clinic: “Coaching your Future” with Fields & Futures, a philanthropic organization that supports Oklahoma City Public Schools athletes through programing, facility building, and renovation. The event will be held on the campus of Southern […]

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Mother-Daughter Duo Graduate Together

In December’s commencement ceremony, SNU celebrated its graduating students’ unwavering commitment to excellence and included a daughter-mother duo, Arielle Jackson and Bora Rasco, who succeeded and flourished academically. Arielle completed a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and Bora completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  […]

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Smith Named as New Head Women’s Soccer Coach

BETHANY, Okla.—A new era begins for the Southern Nazarene Women’s Soccer program as the University has announced the hiring of Josh Smith as the new head coach, effective Jan. 5. Smith, a New Jersey native, becomes the sixth head coach of the program that spans back to […]

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SNU Awards Doctoral Degrees to its First-Ever EdD Graduates

Last weekend, Southern Nazarene University awarded doctoral degrees to the University’s first cohort of the EdD in Administration and Leadership program. Fifteen graduates received their diplomas at the December 4, 2021 graduation ceremony in Bethany, Oklahoma. “What a journey!” said Program Director Dr. Stephoni Case. […]