Each year at homecoming, NNU honors alumni for their accomplishments and service since graduation. Dr. Ray Lindley, Steve Wyborney and Dr. Daniel Benedick will be recognized Friday, November 11 at the Alumni Awards Chapel.
Written by Dr. Arnold Ytreeide, director of NNU’s film school, “The M.R.S. Degree — A Musical. Kinda.” is set in the 1930s at the tiny “College of Somewhere.” This original musical will premier at NNU November 10–14, in conjunction with Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016.
The community is invited to come and hear alumni Rev. Vito (’01) and Jenni McPherson (’01) Monteblanco share about their ministry to refugees in the diverse Texas Panhandle town of Cactus. The Monteblancos are executive directors of Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center (CNMC), a compassionate ministries center that serves over 20 nationalities and ethnicities.
Lilburn Wesche, class of 1951, shares how NNU baseball—with its unlikely beginning— has grown over the decades into a conference championship team. "The pioneer players should be congratulated. Their perseverance prepared the way, and over the years the teams improved until today NNU is a conference powerhouse."
Each year NNU’s Office of Spiritual Formation plans Fall Revival, a three-day chapel emphasis aimed to rejuvenate the spiritual life of the entire campus. Guest speaker Dr. Richard Beck, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Abilene Christian University, focused his messages on love.
Longtime staff member Rob O'Donahue shares the impact the NNU community has had on his family. "We didn't know what we were missing years ago before NNU, but now we call it home and can't imagine our lives without it."
Over the past few years, Northwest Nazarene University Athletics has given its student-athletes once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that go beyond the playing fields and courts. Most recently, the NNU women’s soccer team spent a week in the island nation of Trinidad off the coast of Venezuela.
In their roles in Student Development, Grant and Jen Miller now encourage the same community for current students that transformed each of them.
Dr. Tim Anstine, professor of chemistry, makes a profound impression on students’ lives because of his investment in their spiritual growth as well as academic progress.
NNU seeks to create an environment where students can form real relationships with faculty, with staff, and with one another that last long after they leave campus.