NNU has named Dr. Paula Kellerer, Superintendent of the Nampa School District, this year’s L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator. Recipients of the L.E. Wesche award are current professionals who make a positive impact in the field of education that extends beyond the classroom.
From reducing recidivism rates to increasing safety on campuses, business students are finding creative ways to use their academic discipline to make a impact. Learn more about the people's choice and first place award winners at this year's Social Venture Competition.
This April, NNU alumnus Dr. Jeren Rowell (’83) was elected as the 11th president of Nazarene Theological Seminary. “In his forty years as a pastor-scholar, Dr. Rowell has consistently proven his effectiveness as a leader, pastor, author and professor,” said President Joel Pearsall.
“It is gratifying to be able to use the accounting skills we learn in the classroom to make a real difference in people's lives,” said accounting major Richelle Nixon. From filing tax returns to completing economic impact studies, business students are finding ways to serve their community while gaining experience.
Through their senior design projects, twenty engineering and two physics majors utilized their undergraduate education to meet humanitarian or business needs. One project involved five students building a Micron-sponsored lawn care robot, designed to navigate and mow autonomously.
NNU’s AMA chapter brought two awards home from the 2018 AMA International Collegiate Conference, raising the tally to ten awards received by this chapter in the last nine years.
“Being a part of something that could literally change the way Idahoans live is absolutely beautiful,” shared MSW student Sierra Vice. NNU makes sure both their grad and undergrad students have opportunities to serve their community before entering the workforce.
Having spent the last four years preparing their body of work, 21 senior students from the Department of Art & Design will showcase the culmination of their undergraduate career in the senior shows this April.
“Agricultural engineering is a great fit for Idaho and NNU,” said Dr. Steve Parke, Chair of the Department of Physics and Engineering. “Many students in NNU’s region come from an agricultural background and want to be involved in the rapid, high-tech transformation of agriculture and food processing.” NNU is the first Christian university to offer this new concentration oriented towards the use of GPS, sensors, and robotic actuators known as precision farming.
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities commissioned a new study that calculated the impact on the national economy of its 142 Christian colleges and universities across the country—including Northwest Nazarene University. The study found that collectively these institutions generate more than $60 billion in economic impact each year.