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Students Celina Corrales

Celina

Christian Education/Youth Ministry and Worship Arts
Even as she is learning about youth ministry and worship arts, Celina is getting practical experiences—serving as a mentor for high school students and as a member of the college's chapel worship team.

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Students Josh Fischer

Josh

Computer science
Josh enjoys writing code and solving complex problems. What he loves most, though, are the relationships he has with his computer science professors and peers.

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Students Michaela Kleinwolterink

Michaela

Accounting
An accounting major with a minor in business administration, Michaela has been active in the Women in Leadership Club and the Business Club. She has already been hired to work for Plante Moran in Denver after graduation.

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Students Ali Almail

Ali

Art and genetics, molecular and cellular biology
A double major, Ali aspires to be a physician scientist, and he says studying art improves his skills as a scientist.

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Students Colin Kaemingk

Colin

History
Colin's lifelong love of history has led him to want to bring the past to life for students.

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Students Whitney Erickson

Whitney

Elementary education
An elementary education major, Whitney realizes that teaching involves more than knowing the curriculum. Just as important is letting students know they are loved, capable and worthy.

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Students Dabby Anyadike

Dabby

Business administration
Originally from Nigeria, Dabby transferred to Northwestern after attending a community college in Los Angeles, California. He says Northwestern’s helpful staff made the transfer process go smoothly, and he’s been impressed with the friendly and welcoming professors.

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Students Sofia Schaeffer

Sofia

Theatre
Sofia is grateful for how Northwestern's theatre department is preparing her not only for a career in performance, but also many other areas of theatre work.

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Students Taylor VanderVelde

Taylor

Biology-health professions
Taylor appreciates how Northwestern sets high academic standards that will prepare her well for medical school.

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Students Hayden Lee

Hayden

Social work
Hayden hopes to serve as an advocate for people in need, aiming to improve their lives and circumstances.

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Students Steven Van Meeteren

Steven

Biophysics, chemistry and mathematics
Steven is majoring in biophysics because it will prepare him well for the MCAT and be a positive addition to his medical school application.

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Students Jadeyn Veltkamp

Jadeyn

Public relations
Jadeyn hopes to work in event planning and fundraising, with her sights set on one day starting a nonprofit to assist people who have been rescued from human trafficking.

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Students Reid Seelhammer

Reid

Business administration
When he was unable to wrestle for the Raiders his sophomore year due to an injury, Reid took advantage of the opportunity to study in the college’s Romania Semester.

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Students Chris Ten Pas

Chris

Criminal justice
After visiting and comparing NWC to other colleges, he realized it felt more like home. In addition to majoring in criminal justice, Chris is a defender on the Raider soccer team.

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Students Jacob Lynott

Jacob

Nursing
Jacob became interested in health care at a young age, as both his mother and grandmother were nurses. Through their examples, he realized that he, too, enjoys helping people be physically, mentally and spiritually healthy.

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Students Noah Karmann

Noah

Political science and history
Noah chose political science because he wants to facilitate a political system that cares about others as much as Jesus commands and abides by the ethic of loving others as yourself.

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Students Lydia Pearson

Lydia

Spanish and social work
Lydia's Spanish major is preparing her to understand the clients she will serve as a social worker.

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Students Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan

Business administration and psychology
Jonathan came to Northwestern from California and joined the Honors Program partway through his college career to increase his learning and competitive advantage for eventual employment or graduate school.

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Students Kitrick Fynaardt

Kitrick

Math and computer science
Kitrick chose math because it's a language of patterns that gives meaning to abstractions. It's a discipline where there are always solutions to problems. "Math is powerful," he says, "and that's why I love studying it."

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Students Libby Ven Huizen

Libby

Worship arts
Libby found that worship arts combines all of her passions: music, theology and theatre.

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Students Sammy Blum

Sammy

Biology–health professions
Sammy uses the Peer Learning Center herself. She loves the satisfaction that comes when someone leaves a tutoring session confident in their knowledge or homework.

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Students Noah Gritters

Noah

Biology–health professions, chemistry and mathematics
Noah's future career as a physician will combine his fascination with the intricacies of the human body with his desire to help people.

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Students Schuyler Sterk

Schuyler

English teaching
Schuyler says the opportunities she's had to tutor and serve as an English teaching assistant are preparing her for her own classroom.

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Students Landon Van Berkum

Landon

Computer science and history
Northwestern’s size and sense of community led Landon here, but it's the faculty and learning opportunities that continue to impress him as a student. Right now, Landon is considering grad school to become a history professor.

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Students Joel Van Peursem

Joel

Music and secondary education
If a Northwestern College music ensemble is playing, there’s a good chance Joel is part of it. A music and secondary education major, he plans to become a high school band director after graduation.

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Students Samantha Olson

Samantha

Biology-health professions
When looking at career options, Samantha discovered her love for math and science align with the skills needed for biomedical engineering.

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Students Erica Hulsing

Erica

Sport management and accounting
Erica found she could pursue her passion for athletics through Northwestern’s sport management major.

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Students Wilfredo Almendarez

Wilfredo

Political science
Wilfredo decided to major in political science because he wants to learn how he can help the political situation of his country of Honduras.

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Students Hannah Paauw

Hannah

Psychology and biology-health professions
Passionate about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health, Hannah aspires to be a forensic psychiatrist.

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