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Coach Powell: A Philosophy of Love and Selflessness

The decision to become a coach at NNU was an easy one for head men’s soccer coach John Powell. He had played soccer for most of his life, including four years as a collegiate student-athlete at Cal State Stanislaus, where he was named the school’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2010-11. During his playing days, two major factors stood out to him that were key in influencing his decision to become a coach once his playing career was finished.

Integrating Christ in Higher Education

My name is Viola. I am a woman of African descent. I am currently a doctoral student at Northwest Nazarene University, a higher education Wesleyan Christian institution. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend a Christian university. Choosing to go to NNU was a great decision.

Uniquely Transformative 
in Thought & Deed: Regarding Change

There are many facets of Christian higher education, and at NNU, nuances of faith and learning play out in the classroom, in chapel and in the dining and residence halls. NNU’s beauty is in its various shades of experience—worldview shaping; faculty and staff with integrity and kindness; safety to explore thought and belief; a warm place of compassion, community and belonging.

Uniquely Transformative 
in Thought & Deed: A Reflection on Landscape

*There are many facets of Christian higher education, and at NNU, nuances of faith and learning play out in the classroom, in chapel and in the dining and residence halls. NNU’s beauty is in its various shades of experience—worldview shaping; faculty and staff with integrity and kindness; safety to...

The Long Road

Nazarene higher education is part of my heritage. My grandparents graduated from Point Loma, and my parents, aunts and uncles graduated from Northwest Nazarene University. Both my parents worked for NNU when I was a kid. I basically grew up on campus.

Living into God's Story

I’m in my 30th year of getting to teach Christian theology to general education students at NNU or other Christian universities. I love all my classes, but teaching Intro to Theology to a room full of diverse students from multiple majors and backgrounds is still my favorite course to teach.

Opening Thoughts: What's in a Name?

We all have a name. In fact, we all have names. Some of us have two: first and last. Some have three: first, middle and last. Others may have four or five names. Whether it’s two, three, or more, each of the names within our name carries meaning and purpose. The ways our individual names are used in...

International Students Club

NNU's International Club is comprised of 30+ students and 10 faculty and staff members who are interested in sharing and learning about countries and cultures.

Grounded: On and Off the Field

BY JOSH BURKHOLDER, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS COMMUNICATION For those who have played or followed baseball, they know that at any time, a curveball can be thrown, changing the direction of a game. So is it in life when a curveball redirects a person from any preexisting plans. The story is no...

A Firm Foundation: A Culture of Christ-Centeredness Through the Years

**If you were asked to compare NNU to a younger version of itself, decades past, it would be tempting to focus the entirety of your comparison on the differences. Instead, ask what hasn’t changed. Years later, what might be the one thing that NNU has never let go of, that makes NNU’s community stand...

Centered in Jesus Christ: Reflections from a Theologian

By Dr. Diane Leclerc The mission of Northwest Nazarene University is the transformation of the whole person. Centered in Jesus Christ, the NNU education instills habits of heart, soul, mind and strength to enable each student to become God’s creative and redemptive agent in the world.
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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.
Empowering 
an 
Industry
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.

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