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“I love helping people. It’s fun to watch people grow and mature throughout the school year in the classes I tutor. ”

Kaytlyn Keeler Kaytlyn Keeler Biology-Health Professions major from Farson, Wyoming

Kaytlyn's story

“I really love the idea of interdisciplinary study that the Honors Program offers. This really interests me because my majors are so different, and because I love to learn as much as I can. In fact, I wanted to major in four or five disciplines, but that’s not feasible, so instead I enrolled in the Honors Program because it promises experience in fields outside of your own, which is really cool.”

Landon Van Berkum Landon Van Berkum Computer Science and History major from Everson, Washington

Landon's story

“The professors in the psychology department are approachable, intentional and helpful. They are always willing to help students on an individual basis, whether it pertains to class or not. ”

Amelia Holt Amelia Holt Psychology major from Omaha, Nebraska

Amelia's story

“My professors share tangible ways they have served the Lord with their talents and expertise, which shows me how I can do the same in the business world.”

Emily Bosch Emily Bosch Business Education, Secondary Education and Accounting major from Ankeny, Iowa

Emily's story

““To the King”—which is something casts say before every show—helps me focus on why I do what I do and how my art glorifies God. I never connected those two ideas before I came to Northwestern.”

Madilynn Loats Madilynn Loats Theatre major from Mason City, Iowa

Madilynn's story

“I love how my education classes provide real-world experience in a safe, accommodating environment. These experiences have helped me grow in confidence, so I feel prepared for teaching in a real classroom”

Lydia Wissink Lydia Wissink Secondary Education major from Chisago City, Minnesota

Lydia's story

“I appreciate the application of our statistics classes to the real world. Dr. Huffman and Dr. Schon both have experience working for reputable companies in the field of statistics, so it’s always interesting to hear how what we’re learning might play out in everyday situations.”

Hailey Louw Hailey Louw Statistics major from Story City, Iowa

Hailey's story

“Northwestern faculty are amazing to learn from. They have so many insights about the topics we’re learning about, which make classes interesting and engaging. ”

Jadeyn Veltkamp Jadeyn Veltkamp Public Relations major from Orange City, Iowa

Jadeyn's story

“I would see how God was working in [other guys'] lives, and that allowed me to put in perspective how I wanted to be known and seen by other people.”

Isaac Munoz Isaac Munoz’22 Spanish major from Rock Valley, Iowa

Isaac's story

“I grew as a person in every way at Northwestern—academically, emotionally and spiritually. I learned so much about myself, others and the world around me. Northwestern is a beautiful, fun and safe place that truly changes students’ lives if they let it.”

Samantha Olson Samantha Olson Biology-Health Professions major from Sioux Center, Iowa

Samantha's story

“At Northwestern I’ve gained spiritual growth, great friends and some incredible mentors. People are so willing to pour into you here, and that allows for much growth in and out of the classroom.”

Teagen Vander Waal Teagen Vander Waal Business Administration/Management major from Pella, Iowa

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“The opportunities Northwestern provides to travel and serve, like the Spring Service Partnerships (SSPs) or study abroad programs, are what I appreciate most about Northwestern. These opportunities allow for students to explore God’s kingdom and grow in faith-filled trust. ”

Madelynn Harre Madelynn Harre English Teaching major from Maplewood, Minnesota

Madelynn's story

“I chose Northwestern because I believed it was the best college for me to succeed academically. I knew professors wouldn’t try to weed me out, but instead, would help me succeed.”

Steve Van Meeteren Steve Van Meeteren Mathematics major from Sheldon, Iowa

Steve's story

“The Northwestern faculty are among the main reasons I love NWC so much. They want me to do my absolute best, and they are there to support me every step of the way.”

Annika Stecker Annika Stecker Biology/Genetics major from Spirit Lake, Iowa

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“My professors have not only helped prepare me for my career as an actuary, they have helped me become a better person.”

Ryan Sjaarda Ryan Sjaarda Actuarial Science major from Valley Springs, South Dakota

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