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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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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.
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.
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.
Dr. Stacey Berggren is no stranger to NNU. She 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 its 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.
Jim Butkus has two degrees from NNU, a BA in Applied Music and an MA in Pastoral Ministry, as well as a BS from Utah State University in Music Therapy. Most of his working career has been in college admissions and in hospice as a Board-Certified Music Therapist and chaplain. In his free time, he enjoys listening to and helping people, spending time with his wife and son, thrift store shopping, playing music, and rooting for the Utah Jazz.
Noah Daniels graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2018 and loved his experience in Christian higher education. As a student, he got the opportunity to travel around the country leading worship in churches and summer camps on behalf of PLNU, take a deep dive into theology and philosophy and work for the chaplaincy department. Fun fact: he is the fourth generation in his family pursuing ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.
Parker Akkerman graduated from NNU in 2020 and experienced deep personal transformation during her time as a student. She was 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.
Olivia graduated from NNU in 2019 with a degree in Marketing and Graphic Design. During her time as a student, she was on class council, was a sophomore RA in Dooley Hall and served on Student Government as the Social Vice President. If she could be any fictional character she would be Nancy Drew—and some of her favorite things include the color silver, americanos, concerts and windy weather.
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 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 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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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.