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Joanne Solis-Walker to Join Candler School of Theology at Emory University

Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Special Assistant to the President on Diversity, Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker, has recently accepted an appointment at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology as Associate Dean & Professor of the Practice of Leadership.

“In her time at NNU in the...

NNU Launches Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program

NNU has launched a new Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in Clinical Psychology. With dual entry points, the program is designed for students to enter directly from an undergraduate psychology program or for those with a master’s degree in a social science field.


“We’ve discovered that there is...

NNU Appoints New Associate Chaplain

This week NNU announced the appointment of Ashley Gage as the University’s new Associate Chaplain. Gage has been serving as the Connections Pastor at Nampa College Church of the Nazarene for the past two years. She has served as a part of the Wesleyan Holiness Women’s Clergy and as a case manager...

NNU Freshman Competes for Boys and Girls Club National Youth of the Year

NNU freshman and Pacific Region Youth of the Year, Steeve Biondolillo, was one of six finalists from across the U.S. to compete for the title of “National Youth of the Year,” awarded by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The competition was held virtually on Sept. 21, 2021.


Steeve was born in Port...

NNU Honors Community Partners

On September 16, 2021, Northwest Nazarene University honored Steve and Betty Hill and the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation at their annual President’s Reception. These honorees have been instrumental partners with NNU for several decades.


“Our community partners have such a significant and...

NNU Announces Fall 2021 Enrollment Numbers

Northwest Nazarene University announced Wednesday that their Fall 2021 enrollment is 1,906 students. This year’s 1,183 undergraduate and 723 graduate students are comparable to previous years’ numbers despite the impact COVID-19 has had for the majority in higher education.


"We are thrilled for...

NNU Introduces New Faculty for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Please join us in welcoming our new faculty for the 2021-2022 academic year:


Center for Academic Success and Advising


JJ King, Math Specialist and Academic Advisor


King earned her BA in Secondary Education with a math emphasis from NNU in 2017, and a Master in Mathematics from Boise...

Dean’s List and President’s List Announced for the Spring 2021 Semester

Northwest Nazarene University’s Office of Academic Affairs is proud to announce that 376 undergraduate students and 290 graduate students have been named to the Dean’s List and 135 undergraduate students were named to the President’s List for the 2021 spring semester.


President’s List 


NNU Welcomes Students Back to Campus

Northwest Nazarene University will welcome students back to campus beginning Friday, Aug. 27. New Student Orientation will begin at 8:30 a.m. with phased check-in throughout the weekend.

“We are excited to welcome students back to campus,” President Joel Pearsall said. “Last year, NNU was able to...

Elevating Student Preparation
Rising senior Kedrick Glinski shares about the many 
opportunities he has at NNU that uniquely prepare him 
to excel in his career pursuits and as a citizen of the world.
An NNU alum elevates the cybersecurity industry’s capabilities with an innovative workflow solution.
Cultivating Hope 
in Crisis
An education major provides insight into the challenges—and hope—she encountered student teaching during the pandemic.
Coaching through Hardship
Coach Mary Trigg Ybarguen finds incredible support 
during an amazing season of soccer and a tragic season of life.
Opening Thoughts, Summer Messenger 2021

Since 1913, students have been the reason NNU exists. Each time a student enrolls at NNU, we commit to doing all we can to faithfully steward that student through their journey of higher education. We have no greater priority than to enable each student to become God’s creative and redemptive agent...

NNU Announces New Assistant to the President for Congregational Engagement

This week Northwest Nazarene University announced the appointment of Dr. Jay Akkerman as NNU’s new Assistant to the President for Congregational Engagement. Akkerman has been at NNU since 2003, most recently serving as Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies and Director of the Graduate School of...

NNU Appoints New University Chaplain

This week NNU announced the appointment of Grant Miller as the university’s next University Chaplain. Miller has been serving as NNU’s Director of Community Life for seven years and is currently the college pastor at Nampa College Church of the Nazarene.

“I am confident that Grant will continue to...

Leadership Changes Ahead for NNU’s Student Life

Carey Cook, Vice President for Student Life, will be stepping down from his role at NNU to pursue a new career as the CEO of local business, High Road PEO. His resignation marks the end of nearly three decades at NNU.

“Carey has provided valuable service and effective leadership to NNU over the...

NNU Student and AMA Chapter Recognized at International Marketing Conference

NNU senior Allison Bingham earned third place in the undergraduate research competition at the virtual 2021 American Marketing Association (AMA) International Collegiate Conference earlier this month. Her research was on “The Association of Social Media Advertisements with Compulsive Buying Behavior...

NNU names 2021 L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator of the Year

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) has named Robin Gilbert, Superintendent of the Payette School District, this year’s L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator. The award was presented at a private reception on April 21.

“Robin is an excellent leader and is well respected by her peers,” Dr. Eric Kellerer,...

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