Northwestern alumni catch up during homecoming weekend.

More than 16,000 Northwestern alumni live, work and serve around the world. As an NWC alum, you’re probably smart. Faithful. Courageous. Engaged with your community. Wherever you are and whatever you do, we hope you stay connected to your alma mater and know this: You always have a home here.

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Alene Wiebesiek began playing hymns by ear as a child. When she started accompanying congregational songs at Bethel Reformed Church in Davis, S.D., in 1948, she’d had only 12 lessons.

Soul Music

Alene Wiebesiek began playing hymns by ear as a child. When she started accompanying congregational songs at Bethel Reformed Church in Davis, S.D., in 1948, she’d had only 12 lessons.

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Peggy Koele received Special Olympics Iowa’s highest volunteer award in May.

A Special Legacy

Peggy Koele received Special Olympics Iowa’s highest volunteer award in May.

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The DIY Network’s First-time Flippers featured the challenges Craig Hector and Liz Bartlett faced flipping an Omaha home in an episode titled “Competitive Construction.”

First-time Flippers

The DIY Network’s First-time Flippers featured the challenges Craig Hector and Liz Bartlett faced flipping an Omaha home in an episode titled “Competitive Construction.”

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A two-time Northwestern graduate and cancer survivor, Evonne Blankers provides nursing care to patients at Mercy Medical Center.

From Patient to Healer

A two-time Northwestern graduate and cancer survivor, Evonne Blankers provides nursing care to patients at Mercy Medical Center.

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Greg and Hannah White are helping educate and inspire at-risk children in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, through the Zach Johnson Foundation’s Kids on Course program.

Long Game

Greg and Hannah White are helping educate and inspire at-risk children in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, through the Zach Johnson Foundation’s Kids on Course program.

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Exemplar Genetics president John Swart received the Cultivation Corridor Iowa Biotech Leader of the Year Award in March 2017.

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Rebecca Hanson voices robot Gypsy in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return on Netflix.

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It’s another world in the basement of Randy Van Peursem—one filled with stormtroopers, starfighters and blaster rifles.

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Shelley Twigg put in a pool at their family home in Waukee, Iowa, in 2016 and provided lessons for 650 children in the summer of 2017.

Neighborhood Lifesaver

Shelley Twigg put in a pool at their family home in Waukee, Iowa, in 2016 and provided lessons for 650 children in the summer of 2017.

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