Distinguished alumni

Dawn (Te Brink ’80) Wieking Distinguished Service to Northwestern


Dawn’s love for Northwestern runs deep and wide. Not only did she graduate from NWC with majors in English and library science, but her family members who have attended Northwestern include her husband, sons, daughters-in-law, siblings, cousins and mother. She has been an active recruiter for her alma mater, encouraging countless students—including those at Sioux Falls Christian, where she teaches high school English—to consider Northwestern. She also served on the college’s National Alumni Board for six years, including three years as the board’s president. In addition to her bachelor’s degree from NWC, Dawn has a master’s degree in reading development from the University of Sioux Falls.

Award year: 2023