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Madison Bertman

Madison Bertman

History
In addition to her history degree, Madison is earning a secondary education endorsement that will allow her to teach high school history.

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Nnenna Nwaelugo

Nnenna Nwaelugo

Biology health professions
A biology health professions and chemistry double major, Nnenna has her sights set on attending medical school after graduation before returning home to work for the African Union Medical Centre—and maybe one day opening a hospital of her own.

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Stephan Sanford

Stephan Sanford

Physical education
A California native, Stephan says he chose to attend Northwestern because it was the best place for him to grow in his faith while getting a great education and participating in sports.

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Shanell Nieuwendorp

Shanell Nieuwendorp

Political science and criminal justice
A double major in political science and criminal justice who is in the pre-law track, Shanell also plays intramural sports, tutors in the Peer Learning Center, and was a member of the Student Government Association and orientation staff.

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Poulina Tran

Poulina Tran

Computer science and mathematics
During a mission trip to one of the poorest regions in Vietnam, Poulina decided to pursue an education in computer science so that she could one day return and help the people in that Vietnamese community.

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Jessica Howe

Jessica Howe

Nursing
During a mission trip to Haiti, Jessica witnessed the incredible needs and lack of medical services available. From then on, she decided to pursue a career in the medical field to benefit underprivileged people in the U.S. and abroad.

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Matt Hillman

Matt Hillman

Biology health professions
With medical school on his radar, Matt is setting himself up for success by coupling a biology health professions major with a minor in chemistry.

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Chie Lee

Chie Lee

Social work
Chie's heart for helping others first interested her in the field of social work, but the opportunity to learn and study abroad drew her to Northwestern.

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Austin Warren

Austin Warren

Computer information systems
By studying both computer information systems and Spanish, Austin is poised to be proficient in a variety of languages, both human and digital.

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Steven Clark

Steven Clark

Religion
With a career in professional ministry on his mind, Steven chose Northwestern because he was impressed with the strength of the college’s religion department.

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Peace Preston

Peace Preston

Chemistry
With a love for theatre and the sciences, Peace Preston balances her double major in chemistry and biology professions with great involvement in Northwestern theatre productions.

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Connor Sams

Connor Sams

Public Relations
Connor came to Northwestern as a public relations major because he knew he wanted to work with people, especially in the world of professional sports.

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Josh Hornstra

Josh Hornstra

Sport management and finance
A double major in sport management and finance, Josh Hornstra is setting up his shot to either attend graduate school or pursue a career on the business side of professional sports.

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Jose Leon

Jose Leon

Business administration/finance and marketing
Jose Leon attended a nearby community college to earn an associate's degree before transferring to Northwestern. Now, he’s majoring in business administration/finance and marketing at Northwestern and is on track to become a certified financial planner after graduation.

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William Browning

William Browning

Art and biology health professions
A member of Northwestern’s Future Physicians Club, William Browning has his sights set on attending medical school to become a trauma surgeon. But he’s using art as a way to hone his fine motor skills, express his creativity and better understand his faith.

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Keaton Hettver

Keaton Hettver

Social work
During his junior year, Keaton Hettver studied abroad in Oman, and he will spend the summer before his senior year serving in Haiti.

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Rebecca Ochoa

Rebecca Ochoa

Theatre
Although she loves to perform, Rebecca Ochoa also enjoys working out of the limelight and hopes to secure a job as a stage manager after graduation.

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Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Actuarial Science
In addition to being a math tutor, Matt Scott is a goalkeeper for the soccer team, a member of the college’s Honors Program and president of the Actuarial Science Club.

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Hope De Ruyter

Hope De Ruyter

Psychology
Hope came to Northwestern unsure of her career path, but soon discovered a love for psychology.

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Victor Mena

Victor Mena

English
Victor found that Northwestern's English department challenges students to dig deep into their thought processes—something he greatly appreciates.

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Thomas Heitritter

Thomas Heitritter

Actuarial science, finance and economics
Thomas came to Northwestern to study actuarial science, but also had interests in finance and economics—leading him to triple-major as preparation for a wide variety of careers.

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Alex Currier

Alex Currier

Sociology
Alex realized he wanted to study sociology when he found himself in constant observation of society and the unique array of cultures that were always surrounding him.

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Erica Kitchenmaster

Erica Kitchenmaster

Music education
Erica is grateful for her teacher's encouragement to pursue a degree in music, as she now to cultivates her passion for music every day.

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Regan Scott

Regan Scott

Business administration and marketing
Regan wasn’t set on a particular major or career path when searching for a college, but she found that Northwestern offers many strong programs. Now a business administration and marketing major, she plans to attend law school after graduation.

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