"Being the first of my family to attend NNU, I am still baffled and impressed by the NNU community," reflects current student Carly Gilmore. "But, it wasn’t until my third Homecoming weekend here that I started to realize the campus community is just a fraction—the surface—of the entire NNU community."
“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.
Plan to attend Homecoming & Family Weekend special events, including: Pep Rally Dinner, Men's Basketball game, Crusader Choir Reunion, class reunions, and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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.
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.”
My extended family is one of those families that bleeds their school colors. For us, that school is Washington State University. Everyone in my family went to WSU. After graduating high school in 2006, I chose to attend Northwest Nazarene University eschewing the family tradition of becoming a Cougar.
Michelle Haynes (’13) took a roundabout path to her degree, but she found that the connections and options at NNU gave her just what she needed to get it done and move into a career—and life—she loves.
The talent contained in the community of NNU is too great to keep to ourselves. Woods End Ministries, a ministry collective of speakers, artists and worship leaders, was started by NNU alums and siblings, Carly and Chris, in 2012. Since then it has grown to include over 15 members, all sharing their talents to transform the lives of others.
The M.Div. program helped Kenton match his skill-set with the work of God. He started a new kind of church, called The Table Church, which is designed to meet people where they are.
2014 Alumnus of the Year Randy Newcomb is making a difference by furthering peace and freedom around the world.