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Academics @ NWC
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Admissions @ NWC
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Campus life @ NWC
At Northwestern, sports is training for life. The Raiders win, but the bigger victory is the lessons in character and commitment that last long after the season is over.
A Northwestern education is for your head and your heart. Because the world needs people who are more than just smart. It needs brave Christians committed to making a difference.
Faith @ NWC
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Alumni @ NWC
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Giving @ NWC
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We’re Raider Nation. We lead and serve. We’re smart and strong. Courageous and faithful. We achieve—not for ourselves, but because excellence honors God and serves others.
Dr. Bouma brings to students more than two decades of teaching, coaching and administrative experience.
Dr. Thonstad’s passion for serving—and for preparing students to serve—makes her a valuable resource in the education department.
Dr. Fei shows his passion for economics through his excitement in the classroom and the many economic research projects he’s completed.
Dr. Grace is passionate about her research on physics pedagogy, faith integration and physics hardware.
Dr. VanDerWerff’s extensive research and experience running for public office guide his efforts to teach students about virtuous citizenship as followers of Christ.
Combining her interests in math and communications, Dr. Schon helps students understand how abstract concepts and data can apply to everyday life.
A licensed CPA, Professor Post is committed to teaching her students how to think like accountants and understand the “why” behind accounting principles.
A biomechanical movement researcher, Dr. Singh sees his scientific studies as attempts to unravel the mysteries behind God's great design.
Dr. Tracy involves students with his research into the impact of invasive species on forest and grassland ecosystems.
With teaching experience ranging from elementary school to graduate courses, Dr. Moffitt brings a wealth of strategies, resources and stories of hope to her students.
A gifted musician, Dr. Holm introduces his students to musical styles from around the world and encourages them in their growth as individuals.
Professor Haselhoff hopes his computer science classes inspire students to further explore ideas on their own.
Dr. Hubbard won a fellowship with the O’Neill Critics Institute and is a frequent contributor of movie and TV show reviews for Think Christian, a faith and pop culture blog that “helps believers connect their fandom with their faith.”
With her breadth of academic experience and enthusiasm for teaching, Dr. Furlong is equipped to help her students at Northwestern learn to think critically and observe thoughtfully.
President Christy created new strategies and adopted a new mission, vision, diversity and Christian identity to help the college stand out.
Martha Draayer encourages intercultural student development by mentoring, supporting and teaching students from underrepresented groups.
Coach Korver is passionate about helping his students and athletes become who God calls them to be.
Dr. Huffman is the entrepreneurial developer of two different test prep programs—one that prepares students to take and pass actuarial exams; the other to help students achieve high scores on the MCAT.
Accomplished as an artist and experienced as a teacher, Professor Flynn seeks for students to see art-making as a form of worship.
Dr. Holt directs Northwestern’s Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and wind ensembles, while also teaching instrumental music education.
Professor Koene has elite certification and experience as a courtroom interpreter.
Watching students grow and mature over their four years on campus is what draws Dr. Schouten to college-level teaching and coaching.
Randy Van Peursem offers students the science support they need to succeed and models the encouragement and love of Christ.
Dr. Edman helps students work through problems, find healing and wholeness, and eliminate obstacles to healthy functioning.
Kendall Stanislav helps connect students with internship and study abroad opportunities, and assists them through the job search process.
Dr. Lief values teaching youth ministers and Christian educators the significance of popular culture within the context of faith.
Dr. Song’s professional experience offers international business students firsthand knowledge of business on the world stage.
Dr. Tolsma and her students are researching which chemicals in plants stop or slow the growth of cancer cells—and how.
Eric Anderson uses his combination of financial knowledge and care for students to help families find strategies to make Northwestern affordable.
Greta Grond enjoys working with students on their research projects and seeing the results of their hard work.
Dr. Jongerius sees math as both art and language and encourages students to communicate mathematics effectively.
Dr. Mead thrives on Old Testament teachings and helping students understand, enjoy and learn from all parts of the Bible.
Dr. Edman involves students in research focused on the cognitive science of religion.
Coach Dahl enjoys building relationships with students, extending grace, and encouraging them through life.
Kirsten Brue encourages students to gain experience in their chosen career field.
Dr. Heeg not only challenges her students in the classroom, but she provides them with many hands-on experiences off campus as well.
Dr. Kao believes that economics is all about people and economic decisions have the power to shape the world around us.
Dr. Vonder Bruegge is known for his love of the New Testament and encourages experiences that allow for academic challenges and growth.
Dr. Stokes provides students with a safe, encouraging environment in which she shares real-life examples from her own therapeutic practice.
Dr. Nonhof builds relationships with students in and out of the classroom.
Professor Ochsner develops and oversees the strength and conditioning programs for many of Northwestern’s athletic teams.
Dr. Vonk is an innovative and visionary leader who is passionate about equipping students for their professional lives.
Professor Schmidt is enthusiastic about his love of church, education and the arts, and he enjoys helping students follow their passions.
Dr. Arnett sees God through nature, science and loving action—all of which have added to his understanding of what it means to live a Christian life.
Dr. Dragstra enjoys shaping the future of nursing in her classroom while also working as an on-call hospice nurse.
A lifelong farmer, Professor De Haan has over four decades of agricultural education experience.
A true resident of the world, Dr. Gonzalez has studied or taught in more than five countries.
Dr. Feenstra involves students in her research on volunteerism and service-learning.
Dr. Varpness views his chemistry research as an opportunity to understand the intricacies of God’s creation.
When he’s not motivating athletes to run their best times, Coach Bahrke helps his business education classes find ways to motivate their future students.
Professor Minnick connects her students to area nonprofits so they can use their PR and marketing skills to serve others.
Dr. Fynaardt’s broad knowledge of literary genres allows him to arrange courses that are tailor-made for English students.
Dr. Kugler is known for making history come alive as he guides students in thinking Christianly about the past.
Dr. Carlson’s passion for science is confirmed each time she—or one of her children—makes a discovery about the world God created.
Dr. Monsma’s travels have allowed him to experience cultural contexts around the world, posing new questions about his own culture and how it has shaped him.