Laura Ecklund
Admissions Counselor

Recruiting territory: southern Iowa and parts of central Iowa, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin

Phone: 712-707-7434
Cell: 952-201-4203
Fax: 712-707-7164

Hometown: Elko, Minnesota (Lakeville South High School)

College: Northwestern College (B.A. in Christian education and youth ministry)

Co-curricular activities in college: Discipleship Group leader, admissions calling intern, class tutor and proctor, Discipleship Campus Coordinator, Project Serve, Campus Ministry Team, Resident Assistant

Hobbies: Exploring the outdoors, drinking tea, taking naps on rainy days, running long distances, having intentional conversations and trying new recipes

Favorite place to visit: Denver, Colorado, or Holland, Michigan

Favorite musician/band: Mumford & Sons and Hillsong United

Favorite TV show: Lost

Book I'm reading now: The Prodigal God, by Tim Keller, and The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls

Interesting or little-known fact about me: I once swung for 24 hours straight on a swing, and I always sneeze twice in a row.

Given the choice, I’ll always order … a chicken burrito bowl with extra corn from Chipotle.

Favorite thing about Northwestern: I appreciate the holistic and intentional lifestyle Northwestern promotes. In and through all things, I was encouraged as a student to live a life of faith, hospitality and generosity. Whether it was through the academic classroom, Christ-centered chapel, crazy Fern Smith Hall events, or genuine conversations among peers and friends, I continually grew emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically.

College search advice: This is a pivotal time in your life when it feels like the weight of the world is bearing down and you need to have everything figured out. I encourage you to pause and stop trying to have it all figured out and rather just be. Let God lead and enjoy the season of life you are in. This is such an exciting time in your life. Slow down, invest in relationships, learn about things that interest you, and don’t be afraid of change. I truly believe the Lord has his hand in every student’s college decision process.

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