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Serving at-risk youth

July 11, 2017

Steve Woodworth has spent his career in both the public and private sectors creating systems to support vulnerable children and teens. NNU is proud to honor him as the 2017 Alumnus of the Year.


Inspiring students through international experiences

July 11, 2017

Matthew Chitwood, a leader in helping students come alive through global citizenship and the integration of faith and vocation, will receive the 2017 Young Alumnus of the Year Award.


Empowering a future generation of biophysicists

July 11, 2017

Dr. Carolyn A. Fitch—an award-winning professor, lecturer and researcher—will be presented with the 2017 Alumni Professional Achievement Award at this year's homecoming celebration.


Leaving a legacy of service

July 11, 2017

Dr. Francis A. Sharpton has generously invested his time into the NNU community for over 30 years. NNU is proud to announce Dr. Sharpton as the 2017 Distinguished Service Recipient award.


Preparing the next generation

July 11, 2016

“Our job is not finished until we have prepared the next generation.” This anonymous quote has inspired Dr. Ray Lindley, NNU’s Alumnus of the Year Award recipient, and it defines his lifelong dedication to education. This love of education was fostered in Lindley while at NNU and has ultimately led him to his current position as executive director of AIAASC.


Empowering learners of all ages

July 11, 2016

Because of his dedication to the education of teachers and students, NNU is recognizing the distinguished career and many accomplishments of Steve Wyborney with the 2016 Alumni Professional Achievement Award. Wyborney, award-winning teacher, author and instructional coach, is well known for his use of instructional technology and his passion for mathematics.


Serving through medicine, missions and mentoring

July 11, 2016

Using his work in family medicine, missions and mentoring as a platform for Christ, Dr. Daniel Benedick has embodied the University’s vision. For his commitment to serving God in everything, the university is proud to name Dr. Daniel Benedick as the 2016 Leon Doane Young Alumnus.


We love when our alumni make us proud

September 14, 2015

“Judy and Andy have given themselves fully to service in the Kingdom of God. They are wonderful missionaries with a deep love for the people of Papua New Guinea. They are tremendous examples of Christ-centered compassion and sacrifice,” said Dr. Bill McCoy, a colleague at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital, of NNU’s Alumnus of the Year Award recipients, the Bennetts.


Committed to holistic excellence

September 14, 2015

A 2001 graduate of NNU’s School of Business, Jill (Willey) Wright has maintained the same commitment to achievement that she demonstrated while at NNU. Jill has stayed true to what it means to embody the mission of NNU—becoming God’s creative and redemptive agent in the world—exemplifying Christian character throughout her career.


Influencing politics and future generations

September 14, 2015

Dr. James B. Weatherby, a member of the class of 1966, graduated from NNU with a Bachelor of Arts in History—education that provided the foundation for a future of success and accomplishment. This year, Weatherby was profiled in “100 Most Influential Idahoans 2015.”


Serving the university and the Kingdom

July 1, 2014

You don’t have to look far to find an NNU alumnus or alumna who is living a life worthy of recognition. Our alumni make us proud…a lot! In fact, we’re often overwhelmed by the incredible ways alumni are achieving, serving, giving and modeling Spirit-filled lives.


Influencing U.S. foreign policy

July 1, 2014

From smoothing over international relations to reducing the threat of nuclear attacks, Jodi (Peterson) Lindley is one of many unsung heroes in the U.S. Pentagon working to protect the United States.


Creating a legacy of service

July 1, 2014

Dr. JoAnn (Williams) Willis first visited NNC in the spring of 1962 for Prospective Student Weekend. Since that first day, JoAnn has been an almost constant presence on campus as a student, professor, mentor, leader and friend. She most recently returned as co-coordinator for the Centennial Celebrations—a year that will not soon be forgotten.


Developing a vision into reality

July 1, 2014

NNU’s Centennial was a year of remembering, honoring and celebrating. It took the entire university community to make it possible, but there are a few key individuals without whose efforts it would not have been the same. Kathy (Slonaker) Johnson worked tirelessly before, after and during the Centennial Celebration to ensure that the vision for the year was fulfilled.


Making history on the final frontier

July 1, 2014

A 1984 graduate in mathematics, Mark Kasinger built a foundation for his future education and career at NNU. Mark remembers his professors fondly and shares that the classes he took taught him not just the material but also how to learn. “They equipped me for a career where new challenges can be met, and they taught me a willingness and desire for discovery,” he shares.


Pursuing peace and justice around the globe

July 1, 2014

As the university’s vision statement proclaims, “[NNU] seeks a more excellent way, to be a transformative learning community expressing the love of Jesus by forming scholars, nurturing disciples, serving the Church, shaping the culture, redeeming the world.” Randy Newcomb embodies this vision in his work with Humanity United. As president and CEO, Randy is making a difference by furthering peace and freedom around the world.