Kip Cullinan
Urbandale, Iowa
Kip Cullinan

Building blocks for success

A double major in chemistry and biology-health professions, Kip views success as more than just a home run or scientific discovery. For him, success is found in forming Christ-centered connections with others. He feels Northwestern has been the perfect place to do just that—on the baseball diamond, in the lab and in the dorm. An honorable mention all-conference baseball player for the Red Raiders, he helps lead a team Bible study. He aspires to become an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.

Complex creations
I chose to study chemistry because I love gaining an understanding of complex processes that we can’t see. Through chemistry, we can understand the building blocks of nearly everything in the universe. Chemistry also shows the incredible intricacy of God’s creation. The more I learn from this field, the more I am in awe of our Creator.

Star faculty
Northwestern’s faculty are amazing. Every professor cares about his or her students and strives to make their college experience special. Professors not only help students understand material, but they are also faith-filled, empathetic and beacons to the light of Christ in everything they do.

Lifelong relationships
Northwestern’s commitment to integrating faith in the classroom has contributed greatly to my spiritual growth. I’ve also met friends and mentors here who push me in my faith every day. Everyone is so friendly and willing to build lifelong, Christ-centered relationships. With the help of Coach Wede and his staff, I have also grown a great amount on the diamond, having advanced my game both mentally and physically. All of these factors have shaped me into a better person.

Place for success
Students should choose Northwestern because it is a college that cares about you academically, but also as a person. The college has the academic rigor to place you above graduates across the country, while providing the tools necessary to be successful in your field. You will grow tremendously at NWC—in your knowledge, as an individual and in your relationships with others. Choosing to go here is the best decision I’ve ever made!