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Living into Spiritual Life
With a change in leadership comes new vision and new ways to live into NNU’s mission. This year, NNU welcomed Grant Miller as the new University Chaplain and Ashley Gage as Associate Chaplain. Here Grant and Ashley share their plans as they continue to encourage students to live, learn and lead now and in the future.
Leading in Advertising
Alum Ryan Cork is an up-and-coming leader in the digital media industry. He found the education and experiences he received while at NNU gave him everything he needed to thrive—and has helped him continue living, learning and leading in the ever-changing world of advertising.
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...

MORE than A BOSS - Dr. Rev. Fred Fullerton, Executive Director Emeritus of University Mission & Ministry, is commended for his work with the NNU community upon his retirement

By Michelle Kuykendall, Administrative Assistant To The President, Class of 1981

Finding a word to describe Dr. Rev. Fred Fullerton is difficult. What word do you use for someone who is wise, kind, a pastor, shepherd, diplomat and encourager? All of these come to mind when trying to describe Fred...

International Bushfire Research

NNU Computer Science Professor Dr. Dale Hamilton worked as Science Lead on a project with the Australian/New Zealand Frontier Development Lab Data Quest on research using artificial intelligence to address bushfire issues by using space-based sensors.


Hamilton recruited computer science majors...

Commencement Highlights

On Sunday, Sept. 6, Northwest Nazarene University held its 104th Commencement ceremony, celebrating the graduating class of 2020 while maintaining COVID-19 safety precautions. A total of 517 traditional undergraduate, graduate and non-traditional students graduated. 

NNU President Joel Pearsall...

Opening Thoughts - Winter Messenger 2021

Over the last several months normal has been regularly redefined. What was once normal may not even be possible now, and what became normal to us last week has likely changed this week and may change again tomorrow. This process has become so routine that many of us even steer clear of the phrase,...

Carrying on in Community

When the news finally came, we were all expecting it. We could have never anticipated, however, just how much that one change would uproot our lives in the months to come.

March 13 was the last normal day. It was the night of the beloved campus event, Mr. NNU. Campus was buzzing with talk of...

Honoring a Theological Legacy

A collection of essays are being published in a new book titled “Listening Again to the Text: New Testament Studies in Honor of George Lyons.” The book, edited by Dr. Richard P. Thompson, honors the impact Lyons has had on the theology of the Church of the Nazarene.

Lyons served as professor of...

The Making of a Major

After years of equipping students to enter careers in wildlife biology, Northwest Nazarene University now has the official degree program to accompany it. This fall NNU is introducing a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a minor in Wildlife Biology and Ecology.

“The Wildlife Biology...

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