Graduates celebrate after commencement.

Congratulations 2016 graduates


“Congratulations, Jakers! So proud of you and all your accomplishments. Can't wait to see what you continue to achieve in the future. Love, George!”
Jordan Denny for Jake Zylstra

“Congratulations, Dana! We are so proud of your accomplishments and watching your faith grow at NWC!”
Denny & Theresa Weerheim for Dana Weerheim

“We are so proud of you, Erin. We are especially thankful for your integrity and your compassionate heart. Plus, you make us laugh. #blessed”
Dad & Mom, Lane & Emily, Z & Merit for Erin Van Horn

“Sam, continue to commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans (Prov. 16:3). We are proud of you and love you so much.”
Scott & Kim Priske for Samantha Thomson

“From the time we first met her, Sam has been a gift from God and an inspiration. We love you, faithful friend! Bryan, Laura and Carson”
Bryan & Laura Brauer for Samantha Thomson

“We are so proud of you! You are an amazing woman and will do great! You have already touched so many lives with your kindness. We love you!”
Audrey, Ray, Isaiah & Treyvonne Carter for Denise Cowherd

“Yay, Courtney! Congratulations! We are very proud of your success. Your graduation is a tremendous accomplishment. Well done! Love, Ruth, Freddy & kids”
Ruth and Freddy for Courtney Venegas

“Yay, Johnny, you did it! We couldn't be more proud of you! We love you and want to wish you the best now and forever. Freddy, Ruth, Bigboy, Jason and Michael”
Cabrera Hormachea for Johnny Venegas

“Congratulations! I am very proud of you. Everyone around you loves you and knows what an awesome person you are. God bless you always. Love, Tuty”
Ruth for Johnny Venegas

“God helps others see when artists get together in pain, sadness and joy.”
Abby for Lydia

“No one is more giggly and sassy than you. We made it this far. Let's see where we go next. Love you and Brett lots!”
for Amber Beyer

“From Steggy to the Black Box Theatre to Israel & beyond, you encourage and challenge me. Excited to hear more stories of The Restoration from you! To the King!”
for Brianne Christiansen

“I'm so happy we spent the last 3 years together. I look forward to the years ahead. Love you lots!”
for Justine Johnson

“You did it! Welcome to the next phase of your life! We are so proud to be your parents!”
Bill & Alicia McCarthy for Daren Gentry

“We could not be more proud of you & your hard work! You are a blessing to us, & we love you so much. Remember Proverbs 3:5-6. Love, Mom & Dad & Crew”
Al & Sue Dlouhy for Dana Dlouhy

“Congratulations, Brandon Frick, we are so proud of you! It has been exciting to watch you grow into the young man of God you are today. Love ya!”
Kory & Krissa Jacobsma for Brandon Frick

“Congratulations, Marcus, we are so very proud! As you begin your career, continue to fix your eyes on Jesus, the author & perfecter of our faith.”
Doug & Elly Van Zee for Marcus Van Zee

“Congratulations, Kory! Going to college a mile from home has broadened your world, deepened your spirit, and brought you joy! Your proud parents”
Kevin & Lynne McMahan for Kory McMahan

“Mattie Jo, we are so very proud of you and all of your hard work as a student and an athlete. You continue to make us proud! God bless you!”
Cindy & John Ostrowski for Mattie Jo Ostrowski

“Ashley, we are so proud of you and the woman you have become. Wishing you all the best as you continue your education at graduate school!”
for Ashley Williamson

“So proud of Tracey, and thanks to all who helped her reach this point in her life. Glad she and her sister choose this college to attend. God bless.”
Patricia Steffen for Tracey Steffen

“I am so proud of Regina and the fine young lady she has become while attending NWC. The professors and staff have been so good at helping her.”
Patricia Steffen for Regina Steffen

“Claire McKamy, we are so proud of you! Northwestern was a perfect place. The friends and memories you made here are priceless. Love, Mom & Dad”
for Claire McKamy

“Congrats, drama couple Brianne & Jacob! You made a great impact on DME & NWC. God will use you to greatly impact others for him. Proud of you both. Love you!”
Dan & Karen Hassman for Brianne & Jacob Christiansen

“Our hearts swell with pride! May you continue to be strong & courageous and remember the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go! We love you!”
Joni Stark-Miller & family for Madelaine Miller

“You are loved so much. Now, go out into the world and share that love!”
Mike & Elisa Gibson for Michaela Gibson

“Softball may be ended, but you're to be commended: You lettered all 4 years and conquered many fears. Praise God you made it through. We are so proud of you!”
for Clare Ipema

“"So teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom. See then that you walk circumspectly not as fools but as wise." Happy graduation, J&K!”
David & Denice Martinez for Jonathan & Katie Martinez

“Congratulations, Thea! We are so proud of what you have accomplished and the fine young lady you have become! May God bless your future! Mom & Dad”
Dan & Kayleen DeWaard for Thea DeWaard

“Congratulations, Kelcie! We couldn't be any prouder of you! We know you will soar through grad school and have such a bright future to look forward to!”
Kevin, Mom, Kyle & Bryson for Kelcie Scarlett

“Above all, we thank God for blessing us with a loving son and his guidance in leading Aaron to NWC.”
Mom & Dad for Aaron Haack

“Congratulations, Lallafral! We are so proud of you and can't wait to see the amazing things you accomplish in the future. Love, Mom & Dad”

“Thanks to the NWC community, especially Cathy & Shelley and the McMahans, Jameses, and Kunderts, for helping to develop a great Christian young man.”
Mom & Dad for Aaron Haack

“Monica, you've answered your calling. Nicely done. Spread God's love and blessings. Mom and Dad”
for Monica Rustad

“Congratulations, Braden. So proud of you being away from home these 4 years & becoming a great father. On to the next chapter! Love you, Auntie Janine. ”
Janine Martinez for Braden Miltenberger

“Jordan, congratulations on graduating from NWC in 3 years! We are so proud of you and know that God has great plans for you! Love, Mom, Dad and Luke”
Eric & Kristy Samuelson for Jordan Samuelson

“Abigail, we can't believe that you are already graduating college! Your NM family loves you and is proud of you. Sorry we couldn't attend!”

“Yay ... hurry home, Daddy! Bria Rae”
Rick Miltenberger for Braden Miltenberger

“Celebrating this most wonderful milestone with you, the one who makes my heart sing. You are magnificent in all you are. Be loved, be kind, be blessed.”
David for Caitlin Nicole Hagerty

“Braden, today we celebrate you and your accomplishments. We are so very proud of you and the man/father you're becoming. We love you! Dad, Shann & J”
Shannon & Rick Miltenberger for Braden Miltenberger

“Congratulations, Suzanna! We are so thankful to God for sparing your life & bringing you this far! Enjoy Texas! God bless you! We love you! Col. 1:9”
for Suzanna Nachbar

“Hey, Cait! You did it! We are so proud of you. You have grown in so many ways. We love the strong Christian woman that you have become. Praise God!”
Paul & Karen Hagerty for Caitlin Hagerty

“Taylor, we are very proud of you. We are especially proud of how you have honored God as you run the race of life and the course set before you!”
Steve & Lori Johnston for Taylor Johnston

“Sam, 'You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.' (Jeremiah 29:13) We love you, Mom and Dad”
for Samantha Thomson

“Always remember, 'Anyone can follow. It takes a special person to lead.' And 'Life is better on the farm.' Proud of you! ”

“Britta, we are cheering you on as we watch God's plan unfold in your life! Love, Dad & Mom So proud of you! I love you! Collin”
for Britta (Wilson) Ten Haken

“Hana, God made you so curious, creative, joyful. We’re proud how you've used his gifts and will keep on your whole life: Run and find out!”
Bob Spangler & Teri Stettnisch for Hana Spangler

“Felicidades, Leon! Siempre serás nuestro campeón, y lo lograste, estamos muy orgullosos de ti. Aún queda más camino por recorrer. Dios contigo!”
Tus padres, hermanos, y cuñadas for Leonardo Sanchez Perry

“Grant, congratulations on all your accomplishments at Northwestern and best wishes on your future. Mom, Dad, Ryan, Grandma and Taylor”
Marty & Lisa Stivers for Grant Stivers

“We have no greater joy than to know that you walk in the truth! We love you immensely and are very proud of you! Mom, Dad & your 9 siblings”
Chuck & Chris Hurley for Renee Hurley

“Congratulations, Kyle! We knew you could do it! Wishing you God's blessings in the future. Dad, Mom, Kory & Kortnie”
for Kyle Bonnema

“Kelsey, we are very proud of you and your accomplishments at Northwestern! You have a bright future ahead of you! Love, Mom and Dad”
Monte & Missy Tilgner for Kelsey Van De Berg

“Weston, congratulations on your graduation! We are thankful that Kelsey found a caring young man to spend her life with at Northwestern!”
Monte & Missy Tilgner for Weston Van De Berg

“Sarah, you are going to be an awesome teacher. We are so proud and can't wait to see what God has planned for you! Love Mom, Dad & Dutchess”
Dan & Rachel Morren for Sarah Morren

“Abigail, you are your Father's (& family's) delight. You bring Scripture to life to reveal the unseen. Now go and shed his light. 'To the King!'”
Greg, Kathleen & Jessica McCubbin for Abigail McCubbin

“Dearest Abigail, congratulations! We know you are going to successful in whatever path you choose because of your splendid personality and creativity.”
Elaine & Howard Jones for Abigail McCubbin

“Dear future husband, I am so proud of how much you have accomplished in these past 4 years! You're kind of amazing, and I love you. Congratulations!”
for Bradey Disbrow

“We are so proud of you, Brittany Van Gorp! B.A. in 3 years! God has blessed you with a job teaching first grade this coming school year! Way to go!”

“Congratulations, little brother, we are so proud of you! We can't wait to see what God has in store for you!”
Charity McEachran for Bradey Disbrow

“Congratulations, Sarah! We are so proud of all you have accomplished--learning, loving and living into God's plan and dream for you.”
Van & Terry Rathbun for Sarah Rathbun Van Muyden

“We are so proud to be your parents and thrilled to be celebrating with you. You have grown into a wonderful young lady with a bright future.”
Tom & DyAnn Schmiedt for Kristin Schmiedt

“Congratulations, Brooke! We love you and we are so proud of you! You are a wonderful teacher! You will impact many lives with your love, joy and light!”
Your husband, parents, and family for Brooke Catherine Vander Voort

“Congratulations and good luck in whatever you choose to do. Love you!”
for Abigail McCubbin

“Ben, congratulations! Great soccer, great friends, a great degree and now a future for you to seek out and conquer! Keep on dreaming and believing!”
Robert & Ann Fetter for Ben Fetter

“Karlie, we are filled with joy and thanksgiving to God for giving us you for a daughter! This is the day the Lord has made! We love you so much!”
Wade & Karen Schut for Karlie Schut

“Congratulations, Melinda! We are so thankful and proud of you. God helped you to persevere and finish this leg of his journey for you strong!”
Gene & Margene Raak for Melinda Raak

“We are so proud of you, Justina! 'He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.' More excitement to come! Love, Mom & Dad”
for Justina Anderson

“We are proud of the young man Trenton has become during his time at Northwestern. He has grown spiritually and into a person others can look up to.”
Billy & Arla Korver for Trenton Korver

“Congratulations, Payton! We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments! You are going to make an awesome teacher! Love you!”
John & Patty Samuelson for Payton Samuelson

“It’s been a pleasure and honor, my son, to have raised you. We thank God for Katie being part of God’s plan. You are a good son, husband and man.”
Denice Martinez for Jonathan Martinez

“We are proud of you! It's rewarding to have a daughter like you, watching you thrive all your life. You are the greatest gift God has blessed us with.”
Martha & Rickey Nelson for Samantha Nelson

“Jerrica, you've made us so proud of you! Keep your faith in God and he will do wonderful things for you! Love, your family.”
for Jerrica Walling

“Andrew, we are so proud of your accomplishments and the man you have become while at Northwestern College. Thankful to all who helped you grow!”
Chris & Cheryl Minor for Andrew Minor

“We are so proud of all that you have accomplished and strength amidst adversity. Always keep Isaiah 40:31 close. Now is your time to soar! Love, love you!”
Mike & Jennifer Hart for Katy Hart

“Congratulations, Rachael! We are so proud of you and excited about the future that our Heavenly Father has planned for you! Keep your eyes on Jesus!”
Michael & Ann Hecht for Rachael Hecht

“Thank you to NWC, especially to the female staff and students, for taking care of our Jeanie while she was so far from home. We appreciate you!”
The Fairchild/Selvy Family for Jeanie Fairchild

“Jeanie, I am so proud of you. It's been wonderful watching you become the amazing young lady you are today. I'm glad you chose to take this journey!”
Suzanne Fairchild for Jeanie Fairchild

“May you continue to use your gifts to glorify God and bring beauty to the world. 'Look to the Lord & his strength. Seek his face always.' (Psalm 105:4)”
Brian & Geselle Steenhoek for Lydia Steenhoek

“Congratulations to our 'little bird!' Keep on flying high, Jenna! Love, Mom & Dad”

“Johnny and Courtney, words can't describe how incredibly proud we are of you two. We're so excited for the plans God has in store for you. We love you!”
Venegas Family for Johnny & Courtney Venegas

“Wow, Jenna, you sure got a whole education for your whole life ... studying in Romania and serving in Athens, Amsterdam & Minneapolis. Proud of you!”
Duane & Aletha Beeson for Jenna Beeson

“Congrats, Katy. We are very excited to see what God has in store for you next. We are proud you are a third-generation NWC graduate. We love you.”
Brian & Jan Kuiper for Katy Kuiper

“Congratulations on your graduation from Northwestern College. We are so proud of all your accomplishments and your passion for teaching. Mom & Dad”
Chris & Jane Lindell

“Jake, congratulations! We are filled with pride and joy! You are such a blessing to us. May God guide you as you go out from this special place.”
Grams & Papa for Jake Zylstra

“Savannah, we are so proud to see this day arrive for you, and blessed that your heart is sold out for God! Much love, Mom & Dad”
Roudy & Lori Clapper for Savannah Clapper

“Congrats, Zach, and best wishes as you continue at MSU! Thank you all faculty/staff/coaches/friends for the role you played in Zach's college life!”
Nancy & Mike Landhuis and family

“You did it, Jake! We are so proud! Looking forward to your return to Washington. Anxious to see the path God has planned for you. Love, Mom & Dad”
for Jake Zylstra

“I am so proud of you! Watching the chapters of success unfold in your life is exciting. This is just the beginning for you! I love you! Momma”
Patricia Lynn Sherwood for Nathayn Dunncan DeHoyos

“Brody, we are so very proud of you! We wish you the very best in grad school. May God bless you and keep you. We love you very much!”
Mark & Christine & families for Brody Van Roekel

“Ally, we are amazed at all you have accomplished and are so proud of you! 'He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion.' (Philippians 1:6)”
Jim & Kris Fabrie for Alexandra Fabrie

“Arianne, we celebrate your graduation with pride and joy! The NWC Christian community has been a blessing--now let your light shine (Matthew 5:16)!”
Greg & Jody Gesell for Arianne Gesell

“Congrats, Zach! You did it! We are so proud of you and can't wait to see what you do in your next adventure! Brad/Mom/Matt/Emily/Maddie/Reagan”
Brad and Amy Baiotto for Zach Fishman

“Elle, you've been such a blessing in my life. Keep pressing on in the glorious Kingdom of God, and know that he has a plan for you. (Jeremiah 29:11)”
Dalton Helmkamp for Elle Helmkamp

“Thanks, Northwestern! You took my shy, quiet little girl & turned her into an outgoing, confident young woman. Wishing you all the best, Krista De Bruin!”
Jerry & Pam De Bruin for Krista De Bruin

“Thank you NWC, Dr. Valerie Stokes, faculty and students for investing in Corrie and making NWC her perfect fit. Congrats. We love you, Corrie!”
Bob & Bev Dahlquist for Corryn Dahlquist

“We are so proud of you, Lucas! God has great things in store for you. We love you so much! Mom, Dad and the fam”
for Lucas Jacob

“Rachael, we are proud of all you have accomplished and look forward to the wonderful things God will have you do in your nursing career. We love you!”
Dean & Bonnie Lee for Rachael Lee

“I am super proud of you, can't wait to see where God takes you next! Congrats, love you bunches!”
Kay Kay for Denise Cowherd

“We are proud of your accomplishments, Josh, and the Christian man that you have become. May you be a blessing to those you teach.”
Joseph & Linda Potter for Josh Potter

“Congratulations, cousin! I love you very much and I'm so proud of you! You did it!”
for Denise Cowherd

“Emily, congratulations on completing a huge accomplishment toward your life's mission. You are going to be an amazing nurse. Love, Mom, Dad and Lexi”
Keith, Diane & Lexi Culver for Emily Culver

“I am so proud of you, Alex. I can't wait to see what God has for your future!”
for Alex Benson

“'Until you spread your wings, you will never know how far you can fly.' Congratulations!”
Gail Hoffmann-Porter for Caitlin Anne Porter

“Congratulations on your graduation from college. The whole family is so proud of you. We love you!”
Walker (Humpty) Templeton for Denise Cowherd

“I am so proud of you. Now that you've gotten your diploma, I know you can do anything you put your mind to. Your grandma is smiling down from heaven.”
Melvin Templeton for Denise Cowherd

“Keep on working hard and God will bless you. Have a wonderful graduation.”
Connie Rushing Mason for Denise Cowherd

“'Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.' We thank God for such friends. Jake has not only received a degree, but brothers in Christ.”
Doug & Val Vermeer for Jake Vermeer

“Elle, we are so proud of you! It's truly amazing to see God's grace working in you. God has given you a special gift of teaching. Love, Mom & Dad”
Dawn & Jeff Helmkamp for Elle Helmkamp

“We are so proud of you and all your work at NWC. Thanks to the numerous NWC staff who have helped shape you into the godly woman you are today!”
for Bailey Vande Weerd

“We're so proud of you! Congratulations! Remember what you've learned at Northwestern theatre and do all your work 'to the King!' Love, Mom & Dad”
for Kyle TenHulzen

“It has been so wonderful watching you grow up into the beautiful young woman you have become. You did it, congratulations! ”
Bishop Nathan & 1st Lady Zell Berry for Denise Cowherd

“I'm so proud of you. You did not give up, but pressed on till you reached your goal. Remember God and I will always love you and are here for you!”
for Denise Cowherd

“Karisa, we are so proud of you and rejoice at what God has done in your life these past four years at NWC. You are God’s workmanship. We love you!”
Cam & Janet Fuerniss for Karisa Fuerniss

“Thank you to the wonderful, caring NWC faculty & staff!”
Kathleen & Michael Fairman-Rucker for James David Rucker

“Brianna, we are proud of your many accomplishments and we are excited to see where God will lead you in the future. Great job!”
Merlyn & Becky Darling for Brianna Darling

“So proud of your hard work and dedication in reaching your goals. It's a pleasure for us to see you achieve them! Congratulations! Love you, Mom & Dad”
Chuck & Allie Thurman for Kelley Thurman

“Congrats on your graduation, Denise! As you enter this new day in life always remember to trust in God and believe in yourself, and, oh, the places you'll go.”
Bridgette Andrews for Denise Cowherd

“Derek, we are all so proud of you. Congratulations on a job well done! We love you. G-Ma, Nana & the Miranda Family.”
Jo Ann Jaurigue for Derek Jaurigue

“Congratulations, Hannah! We are so proud of you. Go rock your world!”
for Hannah Twedt

“Grandma Ella Mae would be so proud of you! Keep following your path and do your best. Love, Mom”
for Denise Cowherd

“We are very proud of you, Denise! We are very proud of you and wish you all the luck in your future.”
Christen & Danny Lewis

“Congratulations, Denise! So proud of your accomplishments! On to bigger things!”
Jill Dykstra for Denise Cowherd

“Have you ever met a person who is honest, smart, responsible and has a truly good heart? Denise is the best! Congratulations, Denise! Hugs, hugs!”
Mary Lou Hill for Denise Cowherd

“What an amazing, unique, and beautiful young woman you have become! 'We pray that your love may abound yet more and more …'”
for Krista Hamm

“Stephen, we are all so proud of your hard work! We love you!”
The Dykstra family for Stephen Dykstra

“Denise, I can't express how very proud I am of you. You have accomplished so much in a short time. You are an amazing and beautiful young lady. Mama Jen”
Jennifer Olson for Denise Cowherd

“So happy for you! You set a goal and you accomplished it. I wish you nothing but the best. Whatever life has for you next, I'm sure you will conquer it!”
Danny Lewis for Denise Cowherd

“Wow, it's that time already! I am so proud of you! I remembered when your parents asked me to go on the college visit with you. I love you!”
Jamie Allen for Denise Cowherd

“Daughter, we love you and are so very proud of you. Watching you grow and excel academically, athletically and spiritually has been amazing.”
for Savannah Clapper

“Work hard and seek the Lord in all you do. Love, Mama xoxo" "Couldn't be any prouder! All my love, Pops”
Joseph Cardamone for Lucy Anne Cardamone

“Congratulations, Callie! This is the day the Lord has made! We rejoice with you on your graduation day! Mom, Dad, Laurie, Graden, Matt, Grandma & Ash”
for Callie Nordahl

“Justine, we are so proud of how well you have done at NWC. Congratulations on your graduation! We love you! Dad, Mom, Michael & Natalie”
Kurt & Dee Johnson for Justine Johnson

“Erin, we are both so proud of your commitment to excellence and everything that you have accomplished. We love you and wish you well in your future.”
Karen & Kevin Brasser for Erin VandeVegte

“So proud of you, Sarah! You've reached outside yourself to try new things and live in new places! Keep chasing after God's will for your life!”
for Sarah Wedel

“Shawn, we are so proud of you! We pray that God will direct your steps (Prov. 3:6) as you continue your journey in ministry. Love always, your family”
Harmon Family for Shawn Keeney Harmon

“Elliott, we are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. We love you and we know the Lord has an amazing future in store for you.”
Pat & Dan Johnson for Elliott Johnson

“Congratulations! We are so proud of you! You have worked hard in your studies and in your running. Thank you, Northwestern! To God be the glory!”
Ned & Ruth Weitgenant for Ryan Weitgenant
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