NNU has afforded me not only a good education, but also many good memories.
I think of professor Reg Hill’s games and love of Star Trek quotes; Kevin Dennis’ ability to weave baseball into any discussion; senior seminar at Gaymon and Evelyn Bennett’s home with homemade chocolate, candy-bar-piece cookies, Dr. Lynn Neil guiding me gently through the process of dissecting a sentence (again); and, learning about the use of Cliff Notes for the first time when Karl Martin forced us to read Moby Dick (How dare he? In a literature class?!)
...perhaps the single most influential relationship of my four years at NNU was that I had with the Poe family.
However, perhaps the single most influential relationship of my four years at NNU was that I had with the Poe family.
My roommate, Kim Calman, and I had come from very close-knit families in a very tight church from Lynden, Wash. Nampa, Idaho, was a whole other world to us. When we got flyers from College Church of the Nazarene for the “SACK” (Sponsor a College Kid) program, we signed up our first week of school. We had the good fortune to be paired with Mike and Carol Poe and their children—three-year-old Jayna and three-month old Robbie. That pairing changed our lives.