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Heather Van Itallie

Heather Christian education and youth ministry

Heather is combining a major in Christian education and youth ministry with a minor in religion. Eventually she would like to join a church's staff and work with its children’s ministry program.

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Abby Ver Mulm

Abby History

Abby decided to major in history in college after she did a job shadow at a museum while in high school and fell in love with the experience. She has since added a philosophy minor and is interested in graduate school and working in public history. An Honors Program student, Abby was awarded a scholarship for her participation in music and has several campus jobs. She serves as a teacher’s assistant to Dr. Mike Kugler in the history department, works in the audiovisual department, and writes for the student newspaper.

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Schuyler Sterk

Schuyler English teaching

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 Amy Tuttle

Amy Social work and Spanish

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Trevor Rozeboom

Trevor Elementary education

The son of an elementary special education teacher, Trevor seeks to be a strong role model as a teacher/coach like his dad.

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Suresh Portillo

Suresh translation and interpretation

A double major in translation/interpretation and worship arts, Suresh has planned monthly Spanish chapels, helped lead the International Club and assisted missionaries in France.

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Grant Rohrer

Grant Nursing

A job-shadowing experience in high school convinced Grant that nursing would be a great profession for him to help and interact with others.

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Adebola Adeyemo

Adebola Public relations

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McKinley Fopma

McKinley Accounting and business administration

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Grahm Kenobbie

Grahm Philosophy and computer science

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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. Accepted into the Honors Program as a high school senior, Landon is already taking advantage of many of the opportunities offered. Right now, Landon is considering grad school to become a history professor; he’s also hoping to start a chess club in his three years left at Northwestern.

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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. He’s eager to dig into research and hopes to explore the relationship between assimilation and feelings of belonging, a topic close to his heart. In addition to being an honors student, Jonathan is a student blogger and Bridge Scholar who composes music electronically and enjoys writing poetry.

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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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Noah Karmann

Noah Political science and history

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Kitrick Fynaardt

Kitrick Math and computer science

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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. He sings bass in the A cappella Choir and plays trombone in the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Brass Quintet and Red Raider Athletic Band. When not making music, Joel is a Discipleship Group leader and participant in spikeball, ultimate Frisbee and intramural volleyball. A music and secondary education major, he plans to become a high school band director after graduation.

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Dabby Anyadike

Dabby Business administration

Originally from Nigeria, Dabby transferred to Northwestern after attending a community college in Los Angeles, California. A business administration major with a minor in political science, he is a forward on the Raider soccer team. 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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Devin Vander Werff

Devin Business administration/finance

Devin chose NWC because of the college’s strong academics and intentional faith integration, as well as the opportunity to play basketball. He spent two summers interning for Christian financial advisers and hopes to find a job in that field after graduation. Devin has participated in Spring Service Partnerships in the South and worked with refugees in Greece through the Summer of Service program. He has also been a Discipleship Group leader, ambassador, teaching assistant and tutor.

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Samantha Olson

Samantha Biology-health professions

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Ali Almail

Ali Art and genetics, molecular and cellular biology

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Chris Ten Pas

Chris Criminal justice

With many Northwestern alumni among his family, it was no surprise that Chris would visit the campus as a high school student. 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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Erica Hulsing

Erica Sport management and accounting

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Libby Ven Huizen

Libby Worship arts

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Noah Gritters

Noah Biology–health professions, chemistry and mathematics

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Colin McDowell

Colin Biochemistry

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Wilfredo Almendarez

Wilfredo Political science

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Sammy Blum

Sammy Biology–health professions

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Corrie Hayes

Corrie Theatre and business administration/marketing

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Sean Powell

Sean Chemistry

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Hannah Paauw

Hannah Psychology and biology-health professions

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