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For the 12th year, Northwestern College has been named to the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list compiled by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Northwestern was recognized as an adoption advocate and ranked fifth in the education industry for 2024.

Kyle Ochsner, professor of practice in kinesiology and director of athletic performance, and Dr. Jennifer Schon, director of institutional research, are the recipients of Northwestern College’s 2024 Inspirational Service Awards. Ochsner was chosen as the faculty recipient, while Schon received the staff award during the college’s Celebration Banquet on May 6.

Jack MacGregor, a Northwestern College theatre major from Denison, Iowa, placed second nationally for scenic design at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) competition April 21–26.

Ten Northwestern College students will spend a portion of their summer as short-term missionaries through the college’s Summer of Service (SOS) program. They will spend three to nine weeks volunteering with mission partners in Central Asia, Europe, Ghana, Louisiana, Romania and Tanzania.

Young people interested in learning how to paint or in developing their artistic talent are invited to sign up for a summer camp offered by Northwestern College’s art department.

Northwestern College students will travel to Greece and England this summer as part of two study abroad programs offered by the college’s off-campus study office.

Northwestern College will break ground for the second phase of renovations to the Bultman Center for Health, Physical Education and Intercollegiate Athletics at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 9.

Northwestern College will award degrees to a record 399 students during its annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11.

Northwestern College will host a summer theatre camp for high school students Monday through Thursday, June 24–27.

Jackie Davis, a fundraising professional with 23 years of experience in every area of higher education advancement and a Northwestern College employee since 2010, has been named Northwestern’s vice president for advancement following a national search.