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Students Andrew De Noble

Andrew

Exercise Science
Andrew's personal experiences with injuries and passion for learning about the body helped him want to become a physical therapist.

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Students Jenee Eden

Jenee

Accounting
Jenee felt well prepared for her summer accounting internship with John Deere because of Northwestern’s standout education.

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Students Caroline Van Berkum

Caroline

Physics Education
Caroline chose Northwestern because of its close-knit community, and as she prepares to be a math and physics teacher, she seeks to work at a smaller school where she can have similar close connections with students.

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Students Kaylynn Ridgely

Kaylynn

Agricultural Business
With a well-rounded Northwestern education and the extensive hands-on experiences Kaylynn has received as an agribusiness major, she is preparing to continue her family’s legacy of helping to feed the world through a career in agriculture.

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Students Caitlin Hornback

Caitlin

Sociology
A double major in sociology and psychology, Caitlin appreciates how her classes view social problems through a Christian lens.

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Students Hailey Louw

Hailey

Statistics
Statistics major Hailey Louw values the real-world experience and spiritual emphasis her professors bring to the classroom.

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Students Ryan Sjaarda

Ryan

Actuarial Science
A gifted mathematician, Ryan values the wisdom and experience of his professors, and plans to apply his actuarial knowledge in the life insurance sector.

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Students Andrea Freeman

Andrea

Computer Science
Andrea has interests in both user interface development and graphic design. She’d like to work in video game design and development and perhaps even pursue a career at NASA.

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Students Emily Bosch

Emily

Business Education, Secondary Education and Accounting
An internship in the accounting and finance department of Wells Enterprises and a student teaching assignment at a Des Moines high school prepared Emily for her future career. She initially plans to work as a financial analyst but may someday teach high school business.

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Students Misael Bruzzone

Misael

Economics
Misael chose economics for his major because it involves aspects of both business and the humanities. He’s also minoring in statistics and philosophy and would like to work in finance or banking when he graduates.

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Students Becca Nevin

Becca

Sport management
The student manager of the men’s basketball team, Becca says her best Northwestern memory was watching the Raiders win the GPAC title and clinch a spot in the NAIA national tournament. She plans to become a player development coach in hopes of working in the NBA.

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Students Kaytlyn Keeler

Kaytlyn

Biology-Health Professions
A future doctor, Kaytlyn loves to help people. That’s why she mentors Northwestern NEXT students, participated in a Summer of Service in Haiti, and gets great fulfillment from tutoring students in writing, biology and chemistry courses.

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Students Madilynn Loats

Madilynn

Theatre
Maddie attended Northwestern’s Theatre Camp as a high school student. Now she’s majoring in theatre and learning how her art glorifies God.

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Students Daniel Mills

Daniel

NEXT Program
As a student in Northwestern’s NEXT program, Daniel is learning valuable life skills to help him live and work independently.

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Students Austin Dixon

Austin

Music
As a future band director, Austin hopes to share his love for music with students and show them that music can be so much more than notes on a page.

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Students Chau Le

Chau

Computer Science, Math & Chemistry
Chau enrolled at Northwestern as a nonbeliever but came to faith after seeing students, faculty and staff model what it meant to follow Christ.

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Students Isaac Munoz

Isaac

Spanish
A campus leader who competes in track and has served as an admissions ambassador and resident assistant, Isaac hopes to become a teacher, helping to change others’ perspectives and being a role model for Hispanic young people.

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Students Cade Moser

Cade

Elementary Education
Cade has been pushed to be the best man he can be at Northwestern, and he desires to do the same as a teacher and coach.

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Students Sonia Vasilyeva

Sonia

M.S., Physician Assistant Studies
A first-generation college student who is the daughter of Russian immigrants, Sonia seeks to provide health care for underserved communities.

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Students Brian VandenBerg

Brian

Business-Finance
Brian took classes in his business/finance major his first semester on campus, confirming his aptitude for that field

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Students Ty Martens

Ty

Business Administration
Ty appreciates the business administration major’s versatility—covering content in a variety of areas while helping students develop essential workplace skills.

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Students Aaron Eckmann

Aaron

Political Science
Studying political science at a Christian college has helped Aaron challenge and affirm his personal beliefs.

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Students Chloe Tschetter

Chloe

Applied Design and Entrepreneurship
Spending a semester studying in Italy helped Chloe expand her worldview and grow in confidence.

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Students Sonu Gupta

Sonu

Computer Science
Sonu seeks to use his computer science degree to help improve others’ lives.

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Students Jillian Simon

Jillian

Social Enterprise
Jillian is one of the first to pursue a degree in social enterprise, using her gifts as an advocate to make a difference on campus and in her community.

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Students Stephanie Riveros Munoz

Stephanie

Social Work and Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation
A future social worker, Stephanie hopes to serve her neighbors as they navigate difficult circumstances.

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Students Ella Van Zee

Ella

Spanish
Ella’s study of the Spanish language has opened doors to new relationships and opportunities to share the gospel.

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Students Parker Van Kley

Parker

Software Engineering
A future software developer, Parker says the challenge and support offered by Northwestern’s computer science faculty provide a great environment for learning.

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Students Annika Stecker

Annika

Biology/Genetics
Annika’s research experiences in Northwestern’s labs and SEA-PHAGES are preparing her for graduate school.

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Students Brandon Kjonegaard

Brandon

Business Administration/Marketing
Northwestern’s faith-based curriculum has shown Brandon how marketing can be a tool for promoting values and social justice.

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Students Linsy Gonzalez

Linsy

Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation
Northwestern helped Linsy see being bilingual as a gift and showed her the career possibilities available as a medical and court interpreter.

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Students Teagen Vander Waal

Teagen

Business Administration/Management
Teagen is passionate about business, and he loves learning about the topic from professors who also convey that passion.

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Students Emily Rozendaal

Emily

Biblical and Theological Studies
As she prepares for a career in ministry, Emily has found growth, affirmation and encouragement while grappling with some of the most deeply complex questions of the faith.

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Students Garrett Raymon

Garrett

Biology-Ecological Science
An internship helped Garrett pursue his career goals in wildlife and fisheries science. While graduate school may be in his future, eventually he hopes to work as a state or federal wildlife biologist.

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Students Noah Roisum

Noah

Business Administration/International Business and Political Science
Noah has almost as many majors as he has career possibilities. He’s interested in law school and then working in international or corporate law. Other potential employers could be the State Department or National Security Agency, a global trade company, or a Christian nonprofit organization.

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Students Dominick Pickard

Dominick

Biochemistry
Dominick’s experiences as a member of a student and faculty research team will help prepare him for the next steps in a healthcare career.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Kip Cullinan

Kip

Chemistry
Kip appreciates the academic rigor of Northwestern’s science curriculum and feels it will set him apart on his journey to become an orthopedic surgeon.

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Students Karlveon Ford

Karlveon

Business Administration
With the hands-on experience Karlveon has received as a business administration major and entrepreneurship minor, he feels well prepared to become a real estate agent in the Phoenix area following graduation.

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Students Dylan Kirkeby

Dylan

Biophysics
A biophysics major, Dylan says his professors have helped him understand that the learning process is more important than any grade he might receive.

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Students Faith Tyrrell

Faith

Graphic Design
Faith’s experiences as an art student have given her versatility in multiple art forms, styles and techniques. In the future, she hopes to illustrate children’s books for a Christian publishing company.

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Students Madelynn Harre

Madelynn

English Teaching
Madelynn Harre is an English teaching major with a heart for words and exploring God’s world. She appreciates how her English courses have widened her perspective on diverse cultural backgrounds.

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Students Manuel Jaramillo

Manuel

Criminal Justice
Wrestling brought Manuel to Northwestern, where he is majoring in criminal justice and preparing to become a probation officer.

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Students Steve Van Meeteren

Steve

Mathematics
Studying math has strengthened Steven’s faith and taught him how to identify sound reasoning and false assumptions—skills that will be useful not only in his future career as a physician, but also in life.

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Students Lydia Wissink

Lydia

Secondary Education
The many field experiences Lydia has had as a secondary education major have helped her feel prepared for the day she’ll have her own classroom.

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Students Emily Erck

Emily

Public Relations and Marketing
A campus tour guide who remembered her when she returned to Northwestern for a second visit is one of the reasons Emily decided to transfer to NWC. Even though she transferred in the middle of a school year, she found it easy to make friends and get involved.

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Students Elyssa Tang

Elyssa

English Teaching
Though she is 9,000 miles from home, international student Elyssa has found a second family at Northwestern as she prepares to become an English teacher.

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Students Amelia Holt

Amelia

Psychology
An aspiring art therapist, Amelia appreciates her psychology professors’ support of her research and believes she will be well prepared for grad school.

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Students James Stoscher

James

Worship Arts
James Stoscher values the time he and fellow worship arts majors spend studying Scripture and its more practical applications. In the future, he plans to lead worship at a local church and direct band or choir at a school.

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Students Trey Harms

Trey

Spanish
Trey is preparing for a career in missions by enhancing his language skills and building relationships with students from all walks of life.

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Students Emily Strasser

Emily

Physical Education
A two-sport all-conference athlete, Emily looks forward to becoming a physical education teacher so she can inspire children to become more active.

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