Undergraduate - Admissions Team

Undergraduate - Admissions Team

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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS TEAM

We have an exceptional team of people waiting to talk with you about joining us at NNU. You can call us at 1-877-NNU-4-YOU or email us at admissions@nnu.edu. All other communications can be sent to our mailing address: Undergraduate Admissions Office, 623 S. University Blvd., Nampa, ID 83686.
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    Maggie Alcaraz

    Admissions Counselor




    Maggie is a graduate from NNU's class of 2018 and received a B.A in Social Work. She has lived in the Treasure Valley area for most of her life and took advantage of NNU's cross cultural opportunities and studied abroad in Costa Rica for a semester in 2016. During her time at NNU, she participated in the University Choir and Orchestra, Bella Voce Women's choir, and was an RA for the Freshmen girls dorms. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, drinking too much coffee, and traveling.

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    CoCo Gall

    Admissions Counselor




    CoCo graduated from NNU in May 2018 with a degree in Political Science. She also received minors in both Spanish and Global Business. While attending NNU she was on the Women’s Basketball team and was the TA for the Political Science Department and Honors College. CoCo is from Pasco, WA and loves that her sister also attends NNU, playing on the Women’s Basketball team. Some of CoCo’s favorite events at NNU were the bonfires, Corlett Snack Nights, and Twirp.

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    Stephanie Gunstream

    Campus Visit Coordinator




    Stephanie is the Campus Visit Coordinator. She is responsible for creating a personalized schedule for each individual visitor. Stephanie graduated from NNU in 2007 with a mass communications degree. She enjoys watching movies and playing board games with her husband and two sons. They are currently watching every Disney produced movie in chronological order. She loves her husky, wearing sweatpants, quoting Friends, and taking naps.

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    Nate Jansen

    Senior Admissions Counselor




    Nate grew up as a missionary kid in Malawi, Africa, and then survived and thrived in the culture shock of moving back to the U.S. for his freshman year of college. He was an R.A. for two years for honors students and graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Boise State University in May 2015, and has lived in Nampa since 2014 with his wife and son. He loves playing worship music on his guitar, playing ultimate Frisbee, and making funny faces in the mirror when nobody is looking.

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    Christian Rohnert

    Senior Admissions Counselor




    Christian graduated from NNU in May 2016 with a Biology degree. He enjoys adventures with his wife and two dogs. He also loves mountain biking, backpacking, and quoting Star Wars. One of his favorite memories from NNU was the opportunity to spend 6 weeks in the rain forests of Costa Rica researching Jaguars.

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    Rich Vasquez

    Director of Admissions




    Rich serves as the Director of Admissions. He graduated from NNU in 2002 earning a BS in Business Administration. He also earned his MA in Church Leadership from Southern Nazarene University. Rich is also an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and currently serves as the NYI President for the Intermountain District. He has spent the last 15 years serving with his wife as associate pastors at Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene. Rich enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

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    Stacey Berggren

    Chief Admissions Officer




    Dr. Stacey Berggren has previously served as an Admissions Counselor, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, and Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing, and most recently as Registrar. Stacey has a deep understanding of NNU, its people and culture. She has extensive sales and customer service experience before coming to work for NNU initially. Stacey holds a B.S. from Troy University (AL), a M.Ed. from Northwest Nazarene University, and an Ed.D. from Trevecca Nazarene University.

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    Jim Butkus

    Assistant Director of Admissions




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    Noah Daniels

    Admissions Counselor




    My name is Noah Daniels and I am an admissions counselor. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2018 and I loved my experience in Christian higher education. As a student, I got the opportunity to travel all around the country leading worship in churches and summer camps on behalf of my school, take a deep dive into theology and philosophy, and work for our chaplaincy department. Fun fact, I am the fourth generation of my family pursuing ordination in the Church of the Nazarene

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    Parker Akkerman

    Admissions Counselor




    My name is Parker Akkerman and I am an admissions counselor. I graduated in 2020 from NNU and experienced deep personal transformation. During my time as a student, I was very involved in Student Government, served as a resident assistant in the sophomore dorm, and traveled to China to compete with NNU's speech and debate team.

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Student Ambassadors


Abbie
Hergerber
 

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Abbie is a senior mechanical engineering major with a minor in music from Spokane, WA. She is president of the swing dance club, involved in journey’s outdoors club, leads a bible study and is principal flute in the University Choir and Orchestra. Her favorite thing about NNU is strangers that quickly become family and endless opportunities all over campus to pursue your interests and career during undergrad.


Rebekah
Soft
 

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Rebekah is a Junior youth ministry major with a minor in christian ministry from Vancouver, WA. She plays flute and piccolo in NNU’s concert band and University Choir and Orchestra, and participates in the swing dance club, yarn club, and Journeys outdoors club. She loves how friendly everyone- truly everyone- at NNU is and how easy it is to get connected on campus.


Macie
Doolin
 

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Macie is a Junior nursing student from Longview, WA. She is involved in the Student Nursing Association and works for admissions as a student ambassador. Her favorite part of NNU is the community that helps you feel comfortable no matter where you are on campus because of the positive, friendly atmosphere everywhere you go.

 

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Gunner
Wene
 

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Gunnar is a junior Christian Ministries major from Marysville, WA . He is stays busy outside of classes hiking, fishing, thrifting, cooking, reading, getting coffee with friends (all trademark activities of a classic NNU student). Gunnar’s favorite parts of NNU include the close relationships with professors and the culture cultivated at a small university, where friends are more like family that will last a lifetime.