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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 Andrea Freemann

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Emily Hurley

Emily

Exercise Science
Spending a semester studying in Ireland helped Emily expand her worldview and grow in confidence.

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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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