This is Raider Nation

Our students are smart. Committed. And ready to be part of God’s work in the world.

Karlveon Ford

Karlveon Business Administration

With the hands-on experience Karlveon has received as a business administration major and entrepreneurship minor, he feels well prepared to become a real estate agent in the Phoenix area following graduation.

Faith Tyrrell

Faith Graphic Design

Faith’s experiences as an art student have given her versatility in multiple art forms, styles and techniques. In the future, she hopes to illustrate children’s books for a Christian publishing company.

Kip Cullinan

Kip Chemistry

Kip appreciates the academic rigor of Northwestern’s science curriculum and feels it will set him apart on his journey to become an orthopedic surgeon.

Maya Hall

Maya Political Science and Social Work

Maya’s concern for human rights is the motivation for her double majors in political science and social work. She eventually wants to work for a government agency serving refugees, immigrants, migrants and orphans.

Manuel Jaramillo

Manuel Criminal Justice

Wrestling brought Manuel to Northwestern, where he is majoring in criminal justice and preparing to become a probation officer.

Dylan Kirkeby

Dylan Biophysics

A biophysics major, Dylan says his professors have helped him understand that the learning process is more important than any grade he might receive.

Taylor VanderVelde

Taylor Biology-Health Professions

Taylor appreciates how Northwestern sets high academic standards that will prepare her well for medical school.

Landon Van Berkum

Landon Computer Science and History

Northwestern’s size and sense of community led Landon here, but it's the faculty and learning opportunities that continue to impress him as a student. Right now, Landon is considering grad school to become a history professor.

Kaytlyn Keeler

Kaytlyn Biology-Health Professions

A future doctor, Kaytlyn loves to help people. That’s why she mentors Northwestern NEXT students, participated in a Summer of Service in Haiti, and gets great fulfillment from tutoring students in writing, biology and chemistry courses.

Jadeyn Veltkamp

Jadeyn Public Relations

Jadeyn hopes to work in event planning and fundraising, with her sights set on one day starting a nonprofit to assist people who have been rescued from human trafficking.

Lydia Wissink

Lydia Secondary Education

The many field experiences Lydia has had as a secondary education major have helped her feel prepared for the day she’ll have her own classroom.

Emily Erck

Emily Public Relations and Marketing

A campus tour guide who remembered her when she returned to Northwestern for a second visit is one of the reasons Emily decided to transfer to NWC. Even though she transferred in the middle of a school year, she found it easy to make friends and get involved.

Hayden Lee

Hayden Social Work

Hayden hopes to serve as an advocate for people in need, aiming to improve their lives and circumstances.

Amelia Holt

Amelia Psychology

An aspiring art therapist, Amelia appreciates her psychology professors’ support of her research and believes she will be well prepared for grad school.

Colin Kaemingk

Colin History

Colin's lifelong love of history has led him to want to bring the past to life for students.

Elyssa Tang

Elyssa English Teaching

Though she is 9,000 miles from home, international student Elyssa has found a second family at Northwestern as she prepares to become an English teacher.

Andrea Freeman

Andrea Computer Science

Andrea has interests in both user interface development and graphic design. She’d like to work in video game design and development and perhaps even pursue a career at NASA.

Madelynn Harre

Madelynn English Teaching

Madelynn Harre is an English teaching major with a heart for words and exploring God’s world. She appreciates how her English courses have widened her perspective on diverse cultural backgrounds.

James Stoscher

James Worship Arts

James Stoscher values the time he and fellow worship arts majors spend studying Scripture and its more practical applications. In the future, he plans to lead worship at a local church and direct band or choir at a school.

Jacob Lynott

Jacob Nursing

Jacob became interested in health care at a young age, as both his mother and grandmother were nurses. Through their examples, he realized that he, too, enjoys helping people be physically, mentally and spiritually healthy.

Steve Van Meeteren

Steve Mathematics

Studying math has strengthened Steven’s faith and taught him how to identify sound reasoning and false assumptions—skills that will be useful not only in his future career as a physician, but also in life.

Emily Hurley

Emily Exercise Science

Spending a semester studying in Ireland helped Emily expand her worldview and grow in confidence.

Trey Harms

Trey Spanish

Trey is preparing for a career in missions by enhancing his language skills and building relationships with students from all walks of life.

Emily Strasser

Emily Physical Education

A two-sport all-conference athlete, Emily looks forward to becoming a physical education teacher so she can inspire children to become more active.

Samantha Olson

Samantha Biology-Health Professions

When looking at career options, Samantha discovered her love for math and science align with the skills needed for biomedical engineering.

Kaylynn Ridgely

Kaylynn Agricultural Business

With a well-rounded Northwestern education and the extensive hands-on experiences Kaylynn has received as an agribusiness major, she is preparing to continue her family’s legacy of helping to feed the world through a career in agriculture.

Caitlin Hornback

Caitlin Sociology

A double major in sociology and psychology, Caitlin appreciates how her classes view social problems through a Christian lens.

Ryan Sjaarda

Ryan Actuarial Science

A gifted mathematician, Ryan values the wisdom and experience of his professors, and plans to apply his actuarial knowledge in the life insurance sector.

Hailey Louw

Hailey Statistics

Statistics major Hailey Louw values the real-world experience and spiritual emphasis her professors bring to the classroom.

Celina Corrales

Celina Christian Education/Youth Ministry and Worship Arts

Even as she is learning about youth ministry and worship arts, Celina is getting practical experiences—serving as a mentor for high school students and as a member of the college's chapel worship team.

Whitney Erickson

Whitney Elementary education

An elementary education major, Whitney realizes that teaching involves more than knowing the curriculum. Just as important is letting students know they are loved, capable and worthy.

Jenee Eden

Jenee Accounting

Jenee felt well prepared for her summer accounting internship with John Deere because of Northwestern’s standout education.

Caroline Van Berkum

Caroline Physics Education

Caroline chose Northwestern because of its close-knit community, and as she prepares to be a math and physics teacher, she seeks to work at a smaller school where she can have similar close connections with students.

Andrew De Noble

Andrew Exercise Science

Andrew's personal experiences with injuries and passion for learning about the body helped him want to become a physical therapist.

Noah Roisum

Noah Business Administration/International Business and Political Science

Noah has almost as many majors as he has career possibilities. He’s interested in law school and then working in international or corporate law. Other potential employers could be the State Department or National Security Agency, a global trade company, or a Christian nonprofit organization.

Dominick Pickard

Dominick Biochemistry

Dominick’s experiences as a member of a student and faculty research team will help prepare him for the next steps in a healthcare career.

Linsy Gonzalez

Linsy Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation

Northwestern helped Linsy see being bilingual as a gift and showed her the career possibilities available as a medical and court interpreter.

Emily Rozendaal

Emily Biblical and Theological Studies

As she prepares for a career in ministry, Emily has found growth, affirmation and encouragement while grappling with some of the most deeply complex questions of the faith.

Marshall Kleinhesselink

Marshall Biology/Secondary Education

Observing his Northwestern professors and coaches in action is one way that Marshall is preparing to be a standout high school science teacher and coach.

Garrett Raymon

Garrett Biology-Ecological Science

An internship helped Garrett pursue his career goals in wildlife and fisheries science. While graduate school may be in his future, eventually he hopes to work as a state or federal wildlife biologist.

Annika Stecker

Annika Biology/Genetics

Annika’s research experiences in Northwestern’s labs and SEA-PHAGES are preparing her for graduate school.

Brandon Kjonegaard

Brandon Business Administration/Marketing

Northwestern’s faith-based curriculum has shown Brandon how marketing can be a tool for promoting values and social justice.

Teagen Vander Waal

Teagen Business Administration/Management

Teagen is passionate about business, and he loves learning about the topic from professors who also convey that passion.

Emily Bosch

Emily Business Education, Secondary Education and Accounting

An internship in the accounting and finance department of Wells Enterprises and a student teaching assignment at a Des Moines high school prepared Emily for her future career. She initially plans to work as a financial analyst but may someday teach high school business.

Misael Bruzzone

Misael Economics

Misael chose economics for his major because it involves aspects of both business and the humanities. He’s also minoring in statistics and philosophy and would like to work in finance or banking when he graduates.

Becca Nevin

Becca Sport management

The student manager of the men’s basketball team, Becca says her best Northwestern memory was watching the Raiders win the GPAC title and clinch a spot in the NAIA national tournament. She plans to become a player development coach in hopes of working in the NBA.

Madilynn Loats

Madilynn Theatre

Maddie attended Northwestern’s Theatre Camp as a high school student. Now she’s majoring in theatre and learning how her art glorifies God.

Daniel Mills

Daniel NEXT Program

As a student in Northwestern’s NEXT program, Daniel is learning valuable life skills to help him live and work independently.

Austin Dixon

Austin Music

As a future band director, Austin hopes to share his love for music with students and show them that music can be so much more than notes on a page.

Chau Le

Chau Computer Science, Math & Chemistry

Chau enrolled at Northwestern as a nonbeliever but came to faith after seeing students, faculty and staff model what it meant to follow Christ.

Isaac Munoz

Isaac Spanish

A campus leader who competes in track and has served as an admissions ambassador and resident assistant, Isaac hopes to become a teacher, helping to change others’ perspectives and being a role model for Hispanic young people.

Cade Moser

Cade Elementary Education

Cade has been pushed to be the best man he can be at Northwestern, and he desires to do the same as a teacher and coach.

Sonia Vasilyeva

Sonia M.S., Physician Assistant Studies

A first-generation college student who is the daughter of Russian immigrants, Sonia seeks to provide health care for underserved communities.

Brian VandenBerg

Brian Business-Finance

Brian took classes in his business/finance major his first semester on campus, confirming his aptitude for that field