Northwestern College President Discusses Recent Expansion


(Orange City) — Northwestern College of Orange City has recently experienced some success with the opening of a new Welcome Center, having record enrollment, and being listed in major publications as having high rankings for its educational experience.  KLEM news recently visited with Northwestern College President, Greg Christy, about the successes the four-year college has experienced.  Christy says the new Frank and Lois Vogel Welcome Center that was dedicated last week will serve the students well.

The new Frank and Lois Vogel Welcome Center is the latest example of the expansion taking place at Northwestern College. During the past decade, Northwestern College has added several new buildings to the expanding campus, including a science hall, student union, renovations to the gymnasium, and other new structures.  Christy addresses how the expansion helps attract students, faculty, and administrators.

Christy says success breeds success, and the new facilities not only help with student recruitment, but with alumni and friends of the college to contribute funds to help the college continue to grow and meet the needs of Northwestern College.

At a time when many colleges and universities are seeing a decline in student enrollment numbers, Northwestern College is reversing that trend.  This year, for the third time, Northwestern College has witnessed a record for student enrollment.  Christy says it begins with having incredible people, and having proven results.

Northwestern College at Orange City has also received a great deal of national attention by placing high in rankings, often times in the top ten, for several categories compared to other colleges of similar size.  U-S News and World Report is just one publication that has recognized Northwestern’s potential and opportunities.

Christy says he is grateful for the students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, churches, and friends who all believe in the mission of Northwestern College with its Christian academic community.