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Northland College alumni Linda Rise and Andy Noyes stand in front of their van

Alumni Camper Van House Concert Tour

Linda Rise ’87 and Andy Noyes ’84 of Ashland, Wisconsin, are leaving their jobs and cruising the country for a year as a way to find inspiration and discover the best of who they are. They will be traveling by camper van, visiting Northland College…  Read More

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The Bro Family: A Century at Northland College 

The Bro family at Northland College spans more than a century. The Bros have a rich history of adventure, lifelong friendships, love, connections, philanthropy, service, and finding one’s true calling.  It is a story worthy of a book. Their Northland connection begins with Albin Carl…  Read More

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Stuart Barnes Jamieson: Social Justice

Majors: history and environmental studies ‘81 Northland Highlights: NCSA president, Board of Trustees student representative, Chequamegon Orchestra, working with President Malcolm McLean Advanced Degrees: masters of non-profit management, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois; master of divinity, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton,…  Read More

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Northland College alum and artist Cait Irwin

Cait Irwin: Artist

Occupation: Owner, Irwin Artworks Major/Emphasis: Studio art with an emphasis in environmental studies ‘03 Hometown: Vermillion, South Dakota Current location: Council Bluffs, Iowa How I landed at Northland College. Being an artist and having a deep connection with the natural world have been two major…  Read More

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Site/Lines: Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

By Julie Buckles, Site/Lines, a publication of the Foundation for Landscape Studies I’m standing in a northern Wisconsin forest with botanist Sarah Johnson, an associate professor of natural resources and biology at Northland College, where I work. She has been checking text messages from her student…  Read More

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Shannon Franks: NASA Senior Scientist

Home state: New Jersey Major: Environmental Studies ‘01 NC Highlight: Internship with NASA Current location: Greenbelt, Maryland Employer: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center Occupation: Senior Scientist What I do: Study and improve metrics for monitoring forest disturbance and recovery When I…  Read More

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2017 Alumni Awards Announced

The Northland College Alumni Association Awards Program is proud to announce the alumni and friends of the College who have made significant professional and/or personal accomplishments in a number of categories. A lifetime of love for the arts and history fuel Ori-Anne’s passion for the Northland…  Read More

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Q&A with Helen Pent Jenkins, class of 2008

Helen Pent Jenkins ’08, associate director of philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy, is responsible for raising major gifts for conservation projects around the world. Helen currently lives in Missoula, Montana. Travis Moore `11 talked to her about her time at Northland, how she is still…  Read More

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Memories of a Fallen Soldier

Tom Dean first seized my attention when I watched him race about the athletic field—he having joined our intramural football team “The Animals”—with a reckless abandon that I later came to understand characterized his play for the “Siwash” of Knox College, from which school he…  Read More

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Six individuals named to Board of Trustees

Six individuals have been named to serve on the Northland College Board of Trustees. In April, Reverend Carla J. Bailey of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mike Fiorio of Ashland, Wisconsin; Ned Hancock of Edina, Minnesota; and Ben Shepherd of Brooklyn, New York joined the board. In July,…  Read More

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