Each spring, NNU seniors are busy completing senior projects—both to fulfill a graduation requirement and, more importantly, to prove their ability to implement and execute everything they’ve learned during their undergraduate career. Here are a few highlights from the 2017 STEM senior seminar presentations.
A team of senior business students took 3rd place at the Social Venture Plan Competition hosted by Seattle Pacific University in April. Their winning plan is for an app that would allow individuals to donate more easily to the local charities and organizations they want to support.
Kraymer’s involvement in ministry on and off campus has impacted his college experience and his life. He majored in Christian ministry with a minor in worship leadership and has accepted a position as a contemporary worship pastor after graduation.
Engineering student Krystal Duran has gained invaluable experience and connections at NNU that led her to a job working with the City of Nampa. “NNU has made me, and continues to make me, an all around better person,” Krystal said.
After graduating with a international studies major and financial economics minor, Phil Haunschild will be working in Boise as a policy analyst for the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Hear about the people and opportunities that enriched his NNU experience.
Liberty has been involved in a wide range of leadership positions on campus and served as SGA Campus Ministries Coordinator this year. She will graduate with an individualized major in Social-Cultural Entrepreneurship.
Tuesday, NNU honored Randy Schild with the 2017 L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator of the Year award. The award is given each year to an alumnus who has provided distinguished service in the field of education. A native of Tillamook, Oregon, Schild has served as superintendent for the Tillamook School District since 2001.
NNU will hold its 101st commencement on Saturday, May 6 at the Johnson Sports Center. Separate ceremonies will be held to honor traditional undergraduate students and adult, professional and graduate students. The College of Arts & Science Commencement is at 9:30 a.m., and the College of Adult & Graduate Studies Commencement is at 4 p.m.
NNU’s Crusader Choir & Orchestra will present “Great Hymns of Our Faith” on April 23 at 7 p.m. in the NNU Brandt Center. The concert will feature inspiring hymn performances from the 100-member Crusader Choir & Orchestra, creative piano arrangements from NNU alumnus Jerry Nelson, and a hymn sing-along from the fresh new hymnal release, “One Voice,” led by Nelson and guest artist Johnny Hall.
NNU’s Institute for Chinese Studies will host speaker Dr. Lili Ma on Monday, April 17 at 6 p.m. Ma is a professor of economics and Director of the Department of World Economy and Trade at Northwest University in Xi’an China. She will be speaking on “The Reform Route and Economic Development in China.”