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A Second Chance to a Better Life

A Second Chance to a Better Life

I’m not the traditional NCU undergraduate student. I didn’t have the privilege of attending college straight out of high school. Right after my 17th birthday, family circumstances forced me to move out on my own while I was still in high school. I ended up working three jobs so I could afford an apartment, barely surviving, all while finishing my senior ...


Beacons Caring for Others

Beacons Caring for Others

200 people gathered together in a small elementary school gym to face one of the biggest issues in America – child hunger. 1 in 3 children will go hungry when their school is not in session.  In Lane County, the majority of the students in the public school system are on the national free and reduced lunch program.  With numbers ...


Media Explodes over Luke Jackson

Media Explodes over Luke Jackson

The Northwest Christian University athletic department announced during a press conference Wednesday, February 20 at 12:15 pm in the lobby of the Morse Event Center. At that time NCU introduced former NBA and Oregon Duck basketball player Luke Jackson as the new Head Coach for the Northwest Christian University men’s basketball team. The local media and well as social media blew up ...


What’s Your Calling?

What’s Your Calling?

What’s your calling?  This question resonates deeply with me –both as a Christian called to share the love of Jesus and as a career development professional passionate about empowering others to use their gifts and talents to glorify God. What I have learned is that career is more than what I do for a living; it’s my calling – a ...


51-Year Tradition Exceeds Expectations

51-Year Tradition Exceeds Expectations

The fifty-first annual Bash-Whisler Bible reading contest overshot expectations on a number of counts. We had the largest entry in several years, and all six of the students who won awards were first-time contestants. Two of the three finalists were freshmen, which means the future looks bright! This year’s semi-finalists were Lars Coburn, Brandon McGinnis and Keegan Clark. Lars, an ...


Scholarship Season is Upon Us

Scholarship Season is Upon Us

One of the most common questions I receive from student is “are there scholarships I can apply for?” The answer is always yes, however if you end up sitting in my office with bill in hand asking this question it is usually too late to take advantage of scholarships. While there are scholarship deadlines year-round, the majority of them occur ...


These are a Few of My Favorite Things

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

[wpvideo 4KVGfGJb]Being called to work at a Christian University is an incredible opportunity and something that I do not take for granted.  I am reminded daily that I have been blessed with this opportunity.   On our campus when students complete their finals and the campus becomes a bit more quiet, which for me often means time to unbury my desk, ...


The Presence of God

The Presence of God

My first semester at NCU has been one of the best experiences of my life. Before attending I was asked to be the newest member of Virtue, and it has been a challenging and worth-while experience. I’m thankful to have the opportunity to worship and travel with a group of people that has the same passion and love for Christ. ...


Listen! Can You Hear That Music?

Listen! Can You Hear That Music?

It’s that time of year! … wait, don’t get the wrong idea. I don’t mean the time of year when everyone spends all their money shopping, when gifts are given to every “good” child, nor that time of year when the electric bill doubles because of all the newly placed lights around the house. I mean, the time when a ...


A Few Things I Learned: Personal Branding, Networking and Follow-Through.

A Few Things I Learned: Personal Branding, Networking and Follow-Through.

On November 1st, I attended the Junior Networking event sponsored by the NCU Career Development and Alumni Association. A bunch of friends and I signed up, and we had a blast at the event. Mindy Lockard was the guest presenter of the evening; she facilitated a lively and informative activity that taught us about networking in a way I had ...