News 2017

Pillar of Excellence: Donald Reed

December 19, 2017

Donald Reed, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of education at ENC. Ordained in 1952, Reed spent more than 15 years doing mission work in Beirut, Lebanon, and Syria, before returning to his alma mater in 1967 to become a professor of education. He received his master’s in education from the American University of Beirut, and a…

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Sam Mohnkern cares for Eastern Nazarene campus and students alike

December 13, 2017

Across Eastern Nazarene’s campus, you’ll find neatly labeled trees, freshly cut grass and carefully tended garden beds. Butterflies, birds and squirrels make their homes among the trees and foliage, and some might say Sam Mohnkern, Eastern’s grounds manager, does as well.   Mohnkern grew up moving around rural Pennsylvania with his parents, who were both pastors.…

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60 year old boiler is still in use at Eastern Nazarene

December 6, 2017

Tucked away in Mann Student Center on Eastern Nazarene’s campus is a boiler dating back to 1958. The boiler was given new life after the college converted from oil to gas heating. “[That boiler is from] 1958, but if you know old things, they’re built better,” said Dale Vasco, Eastern’s maintenance manager. “It will outlast the…

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Eastern alumni open Montessori school

December 1, 2017

When you walk into the Needham Montessori School, anticipation is in the air. A large, freshly painted mural of an underwater seascape facing the entrance plunges visitors into a realm of wonder and discovery. Colorful toys stacked on shelves wait for students to play with them. And Allen Douglas (17) and Christine Lachkey (17), the…

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ENC participates in Giving Tuesday to make “room for growth”

November 21, 2017

After the spending frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes a global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday. For Eastern Nazarene College, this means a chance to improve campus life. Giving Tuesday is an annual event that happens the Tuesday after Thanksgiving where individuals and corporations are encouraged to donate to those in…

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ENC and Trevecca form joint task force to plan next steps in merger

November 9, 2017

  The Trevecca Nazarene University Board of Trustees recently approved a resolution to create a joint task force that will determine the next steps in a potential merger with Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass. The resolution to form the joint task force came as a recommendation from Eastern’s Board of Trustees, who approved it…

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Eastern Nazarene College, Trevecca Nazarene University announce semester exchange program

October 17, 2017

Thanks to Eastern Nazarene’s partnership with Trevecca Nazarene University, Eastern students will soon be able to spend a semester studying in Nashville, Tenn. Students enrolled at Eastern will now have the opportunity to live, learn and explore Nashville without transferring. Eastern and Trevecca officials recently announced this semester exchange program, which will be available to…

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Eastern student is the first in New England to use assistive glasses

October 11, 2017

Eastern Nazarene College freshmen Cullen Gallagher is the first in New England to use cutting-edge assistive glasses for the blind, known as Aira glasses. “It’s really great, I want people to know how awesome it is,” said Gallagher. Aira glasses are designed to help the blind and visually impaired. A camera close to the eye…

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Report names Eastern No. 2 Best Small College in Massachusetts

September 28, 2017

Eastern Nazarene College has been named #2 Best Small College in Massachusetts by Eastern’s low cost and low admissions rate combined with the school’s high graduation rate, helped earn the number two spot. After looking at looking at 32 different institutions of higher education in Massachusetts, with enrollment of less than 2,000 students, various…

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Eastern Nazarene College announces lower tuition rates for Fall 2018

September 26, 2017

A world-class Christian liberal arts education just got a little more affordable today when Eastern Nazarene College announced a decrease in tuition costs. Tuition rates will be adjusted to align with those of Trevecca Nazarene University, Eastern’s partner school located in Nashville, Tenn. The adjustment will take effect next fall, with the incoming class of…

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