A flutist practices with the rest of the Symphonic Band during class.

Celebrate 2019!

In this season, we're celebrating the many ways God has blessed Northwestern College in 2019. We invited givers making year-end donations to do so in honor of something they're celebrating—like a marriage, birth/adoption, personal or professional achievement, or other demonstration of God's faithfulness. Below are the messages they shared.


“Gift given in celebration of the following graduates: Emily Darr, Ben Darr, Holly Darr, Reed McCullough, & Christine Carroll.”
Bev Darr, Terril, IA

“No special event, just happy to be able to support the continuing improvement in athletic facilities at NWC.”
Terry Hill, Sanborn, IA, class of 1969

“Kara is celebrating being back to her career, after a twelve-year "break" during which she was a stay-at-home mother for our three children. She is a Realtor with Premier Sotheby's International Realty in Naples, FL. napleskara.com ”
Jeremy & Kara Eisenga, Naples, FL, class of 2001

“My wife and my Christian education, as well as the campus expanding the areas of study. ”
Paul and Janice Schneider , Surprise, AZ, class of 1965 & 1964

“Having Northwestern play such an important role in our lives. ”
Terry and Rachel Meekma, Orange City, IA, class of 1971 & 1972

“The education Northwestern provided for us and so many others. ”
Philip and Evelyn Somsen, Sioux Falls, SD, class of 1973 & 1974

“Our training and preparation in the teaching profession at NWC. ”
Jim and Kim Mickelson, Odebolt, IA, class of 1978

“My formative years at NWC. God blessed me with great friends, professors, and experiences while at Northwestern. ”
Jessica (Jenkins) Voelker, Milford, NE, class of 2008

“My gift of salvation and spending eternity worshiping my God and Savior. ”
Nelva Cunningham, Colorado Springs, CO, class of 1953

“My parents paying for my NW education so I was able to teach for 50 years and for making it possible to meet my husband while getting my degree. ”
Ruth Corbin, Sioux Center, IA, class of 1967

“God's many blessings and sending us Jesus to be our Savior. ”
Rev. Leland Foreman , Fremont, NE, class of 1965

“Northwestern's influence in my life. Hasn't been easy, but good on a deeper level. Living wisely is tough but worth it. ”
Eric Eden, Wesley, IA, class of 2014

“Our healthy, happy children.”
Kaitlin Raak, Springfield, SD, class of 2010

“A life of blessings, including good health, love of family and friends, and world travel. ”
Stuart Astleford, Minneapolis, MN, class of 1984

“How Northwestern helped to expand my understanding of what it means to be in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and NWC's impact on current students. ”
Michael Petersen, Hartley, IA, class of 1984

“My wife and Christian education, as well as the campus expanding the areas of study.”
Paul and Janice Schneider, Surprise, AZ, class of '65

“Thankful for our great nephew, Simon Anker, who demonstrates high values and standards and who works diligently daily toward his personal goals and to please our Lord. ”
Debbie VanderVeen, Everson, WA
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