NNU will confer honorary degrees on Dr. Stephen Borger and Cynthia Ulrich Tobias during the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9. Borger will be honored with a Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, for his life of servant leadership to the Church of the Nazarene and Christian higher education. Tobias will be honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. Tobias is being recognized for her outstanding contributions in education.
As university life draws closer, most incoming freshmen experience a bundle of emotions―elation, apprehension and everything in between. A bit of worry is understandable, especially when you compare high school studies to the rigorous expectations in college classrooms. Here are 5 ways to improve students’ academic transition into college.
Dual-sport athlete and social work major Taylor VanValey never wanted to come to NNU. Fortunately, God had other plans for her. She gave her life to Christ her senior year of high school and decided to give a Christian university a chance.
Northwest Nazarene University does not just seek to educate future engineers; their goal is to equip students to make a difference in the world. Part of the graduation requirement for students in the Department of Engineering is to design a senior project. These projects are usually connected to a larger competition, organization or company, which gives the students the opportunity to design solutions for real business or social issues.
“Do for one what you wish you could do for all” has become the motto for four NNU students who have dedicated their time and energy to a fundraising and awareness campaign, dubbed “Rippleffect.”
The community, students, faculty and staff are invited to the grand opening of NNUs Office of Veterans Services on Tuesday, April 7, at 4 p.m. The event will include remarks by President David Alexander, Director of Veterans Services Bob Sanchez and representatives from the Student Veterans Club. After the ceremony, everyone is invited to tour the Center.
Thoughts from alum Jodi (Peterson) Lindley (’96). Jodi is currently serving as Asia policy advisor for cooperative threat reduction for the Department of Defense. She was also the recipient of the 2014 Leon Doane Young Alumnus Award.
College decision time is here, and seniors and their parents are busy comparing aid packages and considering options. If you are dreaming of a private Christian school like NNU but still have a financial gap to fill, here are a few options to think about.
Alumnus Mark Kasinger (recipient of the 2014 Professional Achievement Award) knows from experience where an NNU degree can take you. He credits dedicated professors who taught him how to think beyond the subject matter for giving him the foundation he’s needed to work in the aerospace industry. The hard skills as well as the creative thinking ability he gained at NNU have allowed him to keep his head in the clouds working for NASA.
Northwest Nazarene University values experiences that are out-of-this-world. For the third consecutive year, NNU students are participating in RockSat-X, a NASA program that allows students a chance to research and develop experiments that will be launched into space.