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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.

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 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 Tyrell

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 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 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 Maya Hall

Maya

Political science and social work
Maya’s concern for human rights is the motivation for her double majors in political science and social work. She eventually wants to work for a government agency serving refugees, immigrants, migrants and orphans.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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