This is Raider Nation

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

Poulina Tran

Poulina 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.

Peace Preston

Peace 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.

William Browning

William 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.

Rebecca Ochoa

Rebecca 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.

Matt Scott

Matt 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.

Hope De Ruyter

Hope Psychology

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

Thomas Heitritter

Thomas 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.

Alex Currier

Alex 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.

Erica Kitchenmaster

Erica 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.

Regan Scott

Regan 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.

Katie DeKruyff

Katie Genetics/Molecular Biology/Cellular Biology

A future genetic counselor, Katie is combining her genetics/molecular biology/cellular biology major with a major in psychology.

Jacobo Garcia-Nieto de la Orden

Jacobo Finance and Management

Jacobo chose Northwestern because it has a very diverse soccer team with highly skilled players, and it offers a strong academic program that includes a wide range of business degrees.

Heather Van Itallie

Heather Christian Education and Youth Ministry

Heather is combining a major in Christian education and youth ministry with a minor in religion. Eventually she would like to join a church's staff and work with its children’s ministry program.

Abby Ver Mulm

Abby History

Abby decided to major in history in college after she did a job shadow at a museum while in high school and fell in love with the experience. She has since added a philosophy minor and is interested in graduate school and working in public history. An Honors Program student, Abby was awarded a scholarship for her participation in music and has several campus jobs. She serves as a teacher’s assistant to Dr. Mike Kugler in the history department, works in the audiovisual department, and writes for the student newspaper.

Schuyler Sterk

Schuyler English teaching

 Amy Tuttle

Amy Social work and Spanish

Brant Vermeer

Brant Political science and economics

Trevor Rozeboom

Trevor Elementary education

The son of an elementary special education teacher, Trevor seeks to be a strong role model as a teacher/coach like his dad.

Suresh Portillo

Suresh translation and interpretation

A double major in translation/interpretation and worship arts, Suresh has planned monthly Spanish chapels, helped lead the International Club and assisted missionaries in France.

Grant Rohrer

Grant Nursing

A job-shadowing experience in high school convinced Grant that nursing would be a great profession for him to help and interact with others.

Jimmy Tidmore

Jimmy Spanish and religion

As he prepares for seminary, Jimmy says Northwestern has molded him into a more compassionate, thoughtful, patient and Christ-focused person.

Adebola Adeyemo

Adebola Public relations

McKinley Fopma

McKinley Accounting and business administration

Kessandra Kuyper

Kessandra Exercise science

Grahm Kenobbie

Grahm Philosophy and computer science

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. Accepted into the Honors Program as a high school senior, Landon is already taking advantage of many of the opportunities offered. Right now, Landon is considering grad school to become a history professor; he’s also hoping to start a chess club in his three years left at Northwestern.

Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Business administration and psychology

Jonathan came to Northwestern from California and joined the Honors Program partway through his college career to increase his learning and competitive advantage for eventual employment or graduate school. He’s eager to dig into research and hopes to explore the relationship between assimilation and feelings of belonging, a topic close to his heart. In addition to being an honors student, Jonathan is a student blogger and Bridge Scholar who composes music electronically and enjoys writing poetry.