Author Archives: President Hancock

Best Year Ever

This week marks the beginning of the new academic year at Methodist University, and the first thought that comes to mind is that this will be our Best Year Ever. There are so many ways to define “best” for a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Place

I took my usual early morning walk around the campus today, and I was struck by how much quieter, how much emptier the campus feels during the summer when so many of our students are away for summer employment, internships, … Continue reading

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Methodist University’s Year in Review: “Excellence Redefined”

As we wrap up another successful academic year at Methodist University, we congratulate the Class of 2014, our largest class of undergraduate and graduate students in the university’s history. We were honored to have members of the first graduating class … Continue reading

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Where else?

Where else will you find opportunities for students across six disciplines to participate in a simulation of a disaster, giving them experience that will prepare them for their internships and clinical experiences, and ultimately making them very competitive for professional … Continue reading

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Building Excellence

It’s not about the money. A university fund-raising campaign never should be. Last week, Methodist University launched the most ambitious capital campaign in the institution’s history. The long-anticipated “Building Excellence: The Campaign for Methodist University” will generate $35 million for … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Having come from the Midwest, where they measure snow by the foot rather than the inch, I must admit that I had to make a few adjustments in my thinking when it came to making decisions on cancelling classes due … Continue reading

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Season of Giving

Greetings from the MU campus, where it is rather quiet now that the Fall Semester is over and the students have headed home for the holidays!  During this season of giving and showing our appreciation for all that has been … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

As we prepare to celebrate the success of 210 Methodist University students earning a degree at our Winter Commencement this weekend, I am reminded of the words of encouragement we offer students when they began their Methodist experience. We challenge them … Continue reading

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Are You Going to Sing the Alma Mater?

A University is and should be defined by its people. On many occasions, I have emphasized how “signature people” are the ones who insist upon excellence and will settle for nothing less, especially at a place they love.   Dr. … Continue reading

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Best Homecoming Weekend Ever

There were so many things about Methodist’s recent Homecoming and Parents’ Weekend that made it special. Clearly, the record numbers in attendance for our football and soccer victories contributed to the successful weekend. Having so many alumni and parents on … Continue reading

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