Northwest Nazarene University Alumni and Friends

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We sure love President Joel! He will be missed but we are looking forward to the year ahead.

Important announcement from NNU: President Joel K. Pearsall has announced his retirement, planned for the summer of 2025. President Pearsall’s leadership and dedication have left a lasting impact on our community. Join us in celebrating his remarkable tenure and legacy. Read more about his impactful journey, accomplishments, and future plans:


Join us for some baseball!

🚨 Don't miss out!🚨

We hope to see you this summer out at T-Mobile Park! ⚾ 🔱

August 9 at 7:00 PM vs. NY Mets is Fireworks night! 🎆
September 27 at 7:10 PM vs. Oakland A's is Fan Appreciation night! 💙

**The final ticket purchase date is 30 days before each game. Any purchases after can still receive the group rate, but will be billed separately. All tickets are 100% mobile and will be delivered to the email address used on the MLB App or

Photos from Northwest Nazarene University's post 05/24/2024

Come on HOME to campus for a visit!

NNU Giving Days 2024 05/14/2024

Today is the day! Join us in supporting NNU Giving Days and help change the lives of current and future NNU students.

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NNU Giving Days 2024 05/09/2024

After 111 years, NNU continues to transform the lives of its students. So join me in making a difference! NNU Giving Days are more than just a moment; they're a movement. It's a chance for our community to come together and support the future of Christian Higher Education. No matter the size, every donation fuels scholarships and helps make the dreams of our students possible. So even though Giving Days start next week, early giving is available now. Thanks for helping the next generation of Nighthawks take flight!

NNU Giving Days 2024 NNU Giving Days 2024 - Please join me and help students Soar!

Photos from Northwest Nazarene University Alumni and Friends's post 05/08/2024

It was such a blessing to welcome HOME our newest class of Golden Graduates - The Class of 1974. To view all of the pictures, login in to and click the 1974 group page.


Come out and support our Nighthawks this week!

Tickets are now available online for the Softball Regional!

- will also be available at the gate
- Fri & Sat online tix will be available when matchups are set
- tickets are sold per game
- NNU fans: season passes will not be accepted

Online Link:


This past April, alumnus Tristan Galloway, DDS, led a group of 47 people on a dental mission to Guatemala. Eight team members had ties to NNU. The team was able to treat and pray with over 650 patients in four clinic days. We love to see our community making a difference in the world!


It’s the last cookie day of the academic year! Stop by for a tasty snickerdoodle between finals. 😋

Photos from Washington Pacific District Church of the Nazarene's post 04/21/2024

We’re excited to partner with WaPac again this year. Get your tickets before they’re gone!

Photos from Northwest Nazarene University Alumni and Friends's post 04/21/2024

It was fun to connect with alumni, Ian Williams, at the grand opening of his new location in Boise today. Check out for your apparel needs. We also ran into Robert Poe and his food truck outside. We love to see our alumni working together. 🤝

Photos from Northwest Nazarene University's post 04/20/2024

Happy Birthday, Joel! 🎉


Behold, the snickerdoodle! 👀 Always a fan favorite, stop by the Alumni House today while supplies last. We love our students!

Photos from Northwest Nazarene University Alumni and Friends's post 03/21/2024

It was such a pleasure to visit our friend Howard Miller this morning. Howard graduated from NNU in 1953 and was married to his lovely wife, Allene for 71 years! He served as both faculty and administration of the college during his career. And there have been over 60 members of the Miller family who have attended NNU over the years - what a legacy! If there are other alumni that would appreciate a visit, please let us know by emailing [email protected] or by calling our office at 208-467-8841. Thanks!

Photos from Great Northwest Athletic Conference's post 03/04/2024

Our Men's Basketball team hits the hardwood in Ellensburg on Friday night. Go Nighthawks!

Photos from Northwest Nazarene University Alumni and Friends's post 02/28/2024

Late Post Alert! Last month President Joel and his wife Nikki made their way to Washington DC for meetings. While there, they met up with some alumni & friends at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum. Three things that made this gathering so special. First, NNU alumnus and Smithsonian Emeritus, Jim Zimbelman, gave our group an incredible tour of the facility. In fact, we have it on good authority that other tour guides joined our group to learn even more about the museum. Second, the museum houses the Discovery Space Shuttle which happens to be the shuttle that NNU alumnus, Rick Hieb, flew his first mission to space in. And lastly, it was a wonderful time of connection, as alumni that spanned from 1976 to 2021 joined in community together. Because at NNU, community isn’t just a core value. It is something that you’ll experience for the rest of your life. If you’d like to have a gathering near you, email [email protected] and we will do our best to coordinate something in the future.


We had a great time representing NNU at the AgForum today in Nampa. Our engineering department was showcasing their robotic apple picker and we even ran in to some alumni.


It’s always great when our alumni come home!

Began 2024 with a trip to Idaho and stopped by my old college campus. I was excited to see that my bell tower painting still hangs in the library! I painted this for the senior class gift in 2016. Brick by brick 🧱

Bell Tower
60x85” Oil on canvas

Photos from Northwest Nazarene University Alumni and Friends's post 02/06/2024

Our Northwest Nazarene Volunteers group welcomed Dr. T. Scott Daniels to our monthly meeting today. An alumnus of NNU, Scott was elected as the 44th General Superintendent of the Nazarene Church this last year. He came with some exciting stories of how God is moving around the world - specifically in the South America region where he is tasked. As is tradition in our meetings, we gathered around and prayed for Scott as we sent him back out into the world. If you’re interested in coming to our next NNVers meeting, please email [email protected] for more information.


There's a new way to get Nighthawks gear. Get 25% off currently with code "SPIRIT".

Attention Nighthawks Fans!

We are excited to announce the opening of an online store through our partners at BSN Sports. For a limited time, enjoy 25% off everything with code SPIRIT during the grand opening sale!

Head to to shop for Nighthawks gear!


Thanks for showing off your NNU pride, Celena! If you live in Idaho, we’d love to see you represent on your license plate or your back window. We have some stickers available in the Alumni House. First 5 to comment get one!


Exciting news at NNU!

We are excited to announce the launch of a new English Th.D. in the summer of 2024! This joins the Spanish Th.D. program that began last summer. NNU is the first institution of the Church of the Nazarene in the United States or Canada to offer Th.D. and Ph.D. in theology degrees.

Read the full article at


We are just a few days away from our January 27 event, Beyond the Backboard. This will be a special time of fellowship, food and fun with our Women's and Men's basketball teams at the Johnson Sports Center. Here is a schedule of events:

1:15 P.M. — Start of Women's game. You're welcome to watch from the Dillabaugh Suite or upper-west bleachers.
Following the Women's game — Meet with the Women's team and get autographs from the players. This will take place in the lower lobby.

3:30 P.M. — Start of Men's game. You're welcome to watch from the Dillabaugh Suite or upper-west bleachers.
Following the Men's game — The autograph session will take place in the lower lobby with the Men's team.

5:00 - 6:00 P.M. (Or when the Men's game ends) — Idaho Pizza will be on-site to cook pizza and serve salad, and both the Women's and Men's basketball teams will join us for dinner.

Kid-Friendly Fun:
There will be no dedicated childcare, but we will have the Fieldhouse open for kids to play in from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. with basketballs, pickleball, and other fun activities.

Please click the link below to purchase your tickets. We need to get an accurate headcount within the next week, so we appreciate you getting tickets sooner rather than later. And if you haven't already, we encourage you to join our online community at Once logged in, you will find an online directory, University news, digitized yearbooks and more! We appreciate you staying in touch and being a part of our community.

Link to purchase tickets:


Happy Snowy Day From NNU!


The runway is clear! Stop by for the first homemade cookies of the new year. Snicker doodles and coffee are ready for you.


One of our favorite memories from EVERY year. Be sure to join us on to stay connected with your alma mater.

Best of 2023 • In one of our favorite events of the year, we celebrated another graduating class of incredible students. We are so proud of every single one and love watching them go into the world as creative and redemptive agents.

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