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Students Emma Wilson

Emma

Math
Emma says the challenge of majoring in math has pushed her to work harder and develop new strategies for learning well—things that will undoubtedly benefit her in the future.

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Students Isaiah Gritters

Isaiah

Biology-Health Professions, Chemistry, Business Administration/Finance and Economics
A future doctor, Isaiah says his Honors Program experience studying and then touring historic sites in Greece has been the highlight of his time at Northwestern.

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Students Abigail Clarke

Abigail

Biology
An aspiring physician assistant, Abigail has loved learning how the body works and feels well prepared for graduate school.

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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 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 William Minnick

William

History
An internship at the National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque, Iowa, gave William outstanding opportunities to use the skills he’s gained as a double major in history and public relations.

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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 Taylor Davies

Taylor

Art Therapy
An accomplished painter, Taylor desires to use art to help people sort through the challenges in their lives.

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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 Jackson Henry

Jackson

Nursing
Jackson looks forward to using his future career in nursing as a ministry.

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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 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 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 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 working in international or corporate law, or working for the State Department or a global trade company.

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Students Jadeyn Sjaarda

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 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 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 Dylan Kirkeby

Dylan

Biophysics
Dylan is majoring in biophysics and minoring in math, with the goal of someday doing space and physics research.

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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 a career in the medical field.

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Students Kaytlyn Harms

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 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 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 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 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 Madelynn Harre

Madelynn

English Teaching
Madelynn 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 James Stoscher

James

Worship Arts
James 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 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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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 Kaylynn Ridgely

Kaylynn

Agricultural Business
With the extensive hands-on experiences she has received as an agricultural business major, Kaylynn is preparing to continue her family’s legacy of helping to feed the world.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Garrett loves to hunt, fish and hike and eventually hopes to become a state or federal wildlife biologist.

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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 Annika Stecker

Annika

Biology/Genetics
Northwestern’s participation in the international SEA-PHAGES program gave Annika the opportunity to discover and name a bacteriophage.

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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 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 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 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 Hailey Louw

Hailey

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

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Students Emily Bosch

Emily

Business Education, Secondary Education and Accounting
Emily initially plans to work as a financial analyst but may someday teach high school business.

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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 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 Misael Bruzzone

Misael

Economics
Misael chose economics for his major because it involves aspects of both business and the humanities.

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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 Jordan DeSmet

Jordan

Public Relations
Jordan appreciates the public relations and journalism experience he’s gained by working for the athletic communications office, writing for the student newspaper, and interning at a local TV station.

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