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Alumni Spotlight: Joseph Sutton '16

Joseph Sutton, Jr. ’16 is among a rare group in professional sports today as the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Wild in-game host — the only Black host working for both organizations.

Friday, September 29, 2023

Blog Alumni

2017 Alumni Honorees Release Album: Memories

Dick Schirmacher, the 2017 Alumni Honoree, recently released an album titled, Memories.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Blog Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Lowell and Tami Hochhalter

My name is Tami “Parker” Hochhalter. My husband Lowell and I attended and met at Northwestern in the 1980s. It seems like a lifetime ago, and then again, like yesterday. Lowell represented the Eagles on the football...

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Blog Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Bob and Jane Hosman

Bob and Jane Hosman attended Northwestern from 1963 – 1966. The two met while taking classes, sharing their first date at the annual spring formal! From their time at Northwestern until now, Bob and Jane have been...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Blog Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Introducing the McDermotts

Abbie (Nelson) ’19 and Jake ’19 McDermott are new to the Alumni family, graduating from Northwestern just this past December. If graduation wasn’t a busy enough time, the McDermotts planned their wedding for the...

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Blog Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Kristina Siemens

This year Northwestern honored Kristina Siemens as the Women’s Athletic Hall of Fame Award winner. Northwestern recognized Kristina on her athletic achievements and the evidence of a continuing commitment to Christ, her...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Blog Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Joe Delagrave

What do you do when life throws you an unimaginable curve ball? For Joe Delagrave, he never could have imagined having to rediscover his identity after a boating accident. Life changed on July 10, 2004 while boating...

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Blog Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Doris DeNeui

Life can change a lot in 101 years. For Doris DeNeui, the world may have changed around her, but her heart for the Lord, missions, and family is foundational to who she is today. Discover what inspired her to publish a...

Monday, March 4, 2019

Blog Alumni

Faith, Family, and Basketball: Four Brothers and their Northwestern Legacy

Two siblings both playing the same college sport and meeting their spouses at the same school is unique, but four brothers all choosing to be Eagles and then all meeting their wives at Northwestern? What an incredible...

Friday, January 4, 2019

Blog Alumni, Community

This is My Story. Will You Share Yours?

As one of the over 30,000 alumni, Amy Mulvihill has come "home" to UNW to make it her mission to connect with as many alumni as possible. Are you in town? Meet her for coffee. An alum located across the miles? Connect...

Monday, November 5, 2018

Blog Alumni, Community

Vulnerability in Trials: Allison (Young) Lundeen '05

Authentically sharing life through her blog, Allison's transparency is making an eternal impact.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Blog Alumni, Community

Faith Under Fire: The Story of Richard Weekley

Like most children, many of Richard Weekley’s early memories were of his mother. Yet, these memories will seem foreign to many who have not encountered a situation like that of Dick Weekley. He remembers his mother as worn and weary from work about the house, washing his clothes with chapped and...

Friday, June 29, 2018

Blog Alumni, College Preparation

UNW Grad Lands Job at Medtronic

Management Information Systems graduate Zack Swore used the social and technical skills he learned at UNW to get a job at Medtronic.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Blog Alumni

In Their Heart Language: An Interview with Steve Sheldon ‘61

Northwest Alumnus, Steve Sheldon tells of his fifty years of mission field experience translating the Bible in Brazil for Wycliffe Bible Translators USA.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Blog Alumni

Hard Work and Epiphanies: John Deedrick ‘84

John Deedrick ’84 has over 30 years of experience as a Christian businessman and leader. His story is a testament to how God uses, time, challenges, work, and the Holy Spirit to guide your journey.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Blog Alumni

Encouraging Students to Stay Salty: An Interview with Jodi Richert ‘92

Jodi Richert ’92 is currently a Lead Program Manager at Target, a member of the UNW Alumni Council and President’s Advisory Council, and an actively engaged alumna.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Blog Alumni, Faculty

Making Scripture Relatable: An Interview with Anna Rask ‘12

Anna Rask ’12 is an alumna and an adjunct professor of biblical studies at University of Northwestern. Here’s what Anna had to say about academics, teaching, and the application of Scripture.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Blog Alumni

The impact of life-long generosity

Celesta Bleeker ‘54 has found a way to maintain her lifelong passion for serving Christ and Northwestern students.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016