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Northwest Nazarene University recently honored Northwest Christian Credit Union at its annual President’s Reception with the Eugene Emerson Award. NCCU has been an instrumental partner with NNU for several decades.

“Community and Transformation are core values for us at NNU, and our community partners have significantly impacted the University’s ability to live into those values,” said Kelli Lindley, NNU Vice President for External Relations. “Through their incredible generosity and partnership, Northwest Christian Credit Union has played a key role in helping us pursue our mission as we provide a transformative education that prepares our students to change the world for good.”

“Northwest Christian Credit Union has been in partnership with NNU since its inception in 1954,” said Brad Swartzentruber, President and CEO of Northwest Christian Credit Union. “We have been serving the staff, students and churches that NNU serves as well as its alumni. It’s not about corporate profits; it’s about people serving people and the transformational mission—which we both share. The outcome of the partnership we have with NNU is a Kingdom impact. It’s not just about NNU or NCCU, it’s about serving a higher calling. I am honored to receive this award on behalf of our members.”

Since 1985, Northwest Nazarene University has honored individuals and organizations that have partnered with the University in exceptional ways by awarding them the Eugene Emerson Medal. This award was established by NNU to acknowledge the spirit of cooperation between the local community and the University. This award recognizes and honors individuals and organizations committed to partnering together to create a strong unity that exists for the betterment of the Boise Valley.