On September 15, 2022, Northwest Nazarene University honored the Consulate of Mexico and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust at their annual President’s Reception. These honorees have been instrumental partners with NNU for several decades.
“Community and Service are core values for us at NNU, and our community partners have significantly impacted the University’s ability to live into those values,” said NNU President Joel Pearsall. “Through their incredible generosity and partnership, the Mexican Consulate and the Murdock Charitable Trust have played key roles in helping us pursue our mission as we provide a transformative education that prepares our students to change the world for good.”
The Consulate of Mexico in Boise was named a 2022 Eugene Emerson Award recipient for its faithful partnership with NNU since 2014, supporting students with scholarships and providing internship opportunities. Most importantly, the Consulate assists the University in serving its Latino students and community. In 2021, NNU signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mexican Consulate, which outlines a plan to support outreach efforts and collaborate in the creation of educational opportunities and free, confidential guidance to Mexican nationals and immigrants.
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust was also honored for its 45 years of generosity to the University. During this time, they have donated roughly 26 grants to NNU, totaling over $4.2 million, which has supported student research in the sciences, capital projects, developmental initiatives and a host of other enterprises.
Since 1985, Northwest Nazarene University has honored individuals and organizations that have partnered with the University in exceptional ways by awarding them the Eugene Emerson Medal. This award was established by NNU to acknowledge the spirit of cooperation between the local community and the University. This award recognizes and honors individuals and organizations committed to partnering together to create a strong unity that exists for the betterment of the Boise Valley.