Join us for the MCN Homecoming Tailgate

We invite alumni and friends to join us for Illinois State University’s 100 Years of Homecoming! Visit for hotel blocks, tailgate, parking information, and a complete list of events.

Journey to the 100th: Making the celebration happen

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When I sit down to interview Amy Irving, she tells me about Mennonite College of Nursing’s mission and all of the important work her colleagues are doing—but she dodges all talk about her own successes. 

The story of Eleanor Eft

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The year was 1945. As a part of many patients’ treatment plans, a nurse would give them an alcohol and powder back rub in the evening.

There is magic here

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We asked our community to share a photo that captures a meaningful moment related to nursing or the Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) and to explain the image in their own words.

The Centennial: A time capsule of memories

MCN's 100th anniversary gala.

Entering Mennonite College of Nursing’s Centennial Gala was like stepping into a 1920s dream. From dapper suits to flapper gowns, the college’s community was dressed to the nines. Glasses clinked and laughter filled the room as friends new and old gathered to celebrate the college’s 100th anniversary. In a red floor-length lace gown, Dean Judy

Celebrating the legacy of two nursing icons

Denise Wilson and Lynn Kennell, Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University

An organization is only as good as the people who make it, and the Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) shines brighter because of two stars who have helped make us who we are. On May 7, MCN celebrated the careers of two faculty heading off for retirement: Lynn Kennell and Denise Wilson. The legacy they

Play 4Kay Reception, February 18

Play 4Kay Pregame Reception

Cancer survivors, those currently battling cancer of all kinds, their families, and special university/community guests are invited to the Play 4Kay pregame reception on February 18.