Jimmy Tidmore ’19
Lawton, Iowa
Jimmy Tidmore

Difference-maker

A double major in Spanish and religion, Jimmy chose to complete his education at Northwestern College because of the community he saw on campus. He’s been active in campus ministry, student government and intramurals. With plans to attend seminary and become a theologian, he wants to focus on justice and reconciliation between marginalized groups in the U.S. and the church.


Surrounded

Transferring to Northwestern was definitely a huge shift from living at home and going to community college, but I was never alone. I always had wonderful people looking out for me as I went through the process.

Community care

The people here care—really care—about everything they do. There are students here who actually desire to learn and glorify God with their lives, and that has been so refreshing. The deep intimacy created by this community has always made me feel welcomed and at home in ways my previous college just did not do.

Nurtured

The professors here care so much, it is amazing. I have been mentored, molded, formed, invited over to their homes, and just overall loved very well by them. My biggest recommendation is to get to know your professors outside the classroom. It is well worth your time.

Growing in faith

Everything I have learned at Northwestern has challenged and strengthened my faith, giving me resources to keep pushing toward who God is and what that means for me as a Christ-follower. I have found Jesus anew in my studies, and my small and narrow view of God was challenged as I was freed to believe in the real God of the Bible. The redemptive narrative of the life of Jesus has never been so real to me as I’ve been learning and growing with friends.

Getting better

Northwestern has molded me into a more compassionate, thoughtful, patient and Christ-focused person. The fruit of this has been in great people skills, the ability to multitask and handle a lot of different kinds of stress at once, and the outgoing nature I need to be able to serve well anywhere I go.

Added value

I have gained lifelong friends and mentors—a community that will stick with me my whole life. I have gained friends who will fight with me through the darkest valleys. I have mentors who will pour into me when I need it most. Most of all, I have a deeper love for Christ, which has led me to love those around me deeper than ever before.

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Landon Van Berkum Landon Van Berkum ’22 Computer science and history major from Everson, Washington

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Trevor Rozeboom Trevor Rozeboom ’20 Elementary education major from Rock Rapids, Iowa

Trevor's story

“The professors here care so much, it is amazing. I have been mentored, molded, formed, invited over to their homes, and just overall loved very well by them. My biggest recommendation is to get to know your professors outside the classroom. It is well worth your time.”

Jimmy Tidmore Jimmy Tidmore ’19 Spanish and religion major from Lawton, Iowa

Jimmy's story

“I appreciate how much the nursing faculty care for us. If we are struggling in a class or are not understanding something very well, they will take the time to help us out and make sure we are back on the right track. They do a very good job of both teaching us and making sure we know they care about us.”

Grant Rohrer Grant Rohrer ’20 Nursing major from Slayton, Minnesota

Grant's story

“At Northwestern, I’ve gained much more than just an education. I’ve developed connections that will help me to further my career, relationships that will last a lifetime, memories I will treasure forever, and a renewed and deepened faith.”

Kessandra Kuyper Kessandra Kuyper ’19 Exercise science major from Dakota City, Iowa

Kessandra's story

“My professors know who all my classmates and I are and have a genuine interest in our success.”

Regan Scott Regan Scott ’19 Business administration and marketing major from Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Katie DeKruyff Katie DeKruyff ’19 Genetics/Molecular Biology/Cellular Biology major from Fontana, California

Katie's story

“I have loved working with every professor in the Spanish department. They are all so kind and all demonstrate their dedication to students and their jobs.”

Suresh Portillo Suresh Portillo ’20 translation and interpretation major from San Francisco, California

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Jacobo Garcia-Nieto de la Orden Jacobo Garcia-Nieto de la Orden ’19 Finance and Management major from Barcelona, Spain

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Thomas Heitritter Thomas Heitritter ’20 Actuarial science, finance and economics major from Boyden, Iowa

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