Your Gifts in Action

Thanks to the support of generous alumni, parents and friends, Nebraska Wesleyan can continue providing students one-of-a-kind liberal arts experiences in a community that cares about their success. No matter who you are or what you’re passionate about, there’s a way for you to make a positive impact at NWU. 


Finding Her Voice

Just four years ago, Han Le (’22) hated science classes and knew almost no English. Today, she is a biochemistry and molecular biology major who speaks English not just fluently but eloquently.

Le attributes both changes to her ability to break down problems into smaller pieces. When she began to look at science, mental health especially, on a molecular level, “things just clicked,” she said. “It all became so interesting.”

Communication Superhero

He’s known for his love of mythology and science fiction, but his passion for teaching is no myth.

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Transferable Skills

There is a particular Nebraska Wesleyan memory that has stayed with Rhonda (Remus) Lahm (’80) over the years, and it involves a dog named Spot.

Lahm distinctly remembers her final exam in Comparative Physiology. It was a one-question test that went something like this:

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A Semester to Remember

One Sunday in 1961, The New York Times featured a large photo of a presidential press conference. It was taken from behind John F. Kennedy, looking out at the press corps. In the middle of the photo, among the nation’s most distinguished reporters and newscasters, sat a 20-year-old college student from Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Washington Memories

We recently reached out to NWU alumni who partipated in CHIP (Capitol Hill Internship Program), formerly known as the Washington Semester. We collected their memories and asked them to tell us what they're doing today and how NWU and their D.C. experiences helped them on that path.

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Peace of Mind

David Peace is not your traditional Nebraska Wesleyan alumnus. For one thing, he started classes at 63 years old and finished at 74.

He remembers once telling his granddaughter how long he had studied at NWU.

His granddaughter laughed. “Grandpa,” she said, “you had a hard time getting through college!”

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A Familiar Tune

Cecelia Hastreiter (’19) has been singing since before she could talk. At least that’s what she’s been told. For as long as she can remember, music has flowed through her veins and lit up her heart. Now, she wants to give that joy back to others.

Cecelia has witnessed firsthand how powerful music can be.

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Building bridges and weathering storms

By Eduardo Bousson

When I first came to Nebraska Wesleyan six years ago to serve as university minister, I wanted to create opportunities for the NWU community to share their stories. I wanted to see people from different faiths and cultures work together across differences.

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GSL, Revisted

Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends celebrated Nebraska Wesleyan’s Homecoming at the beginning of October. During this time, Alumni Relations hosted numerous events, one of which was GSL, Revisited. The group celebrated 20 years of Global Service Learning.

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An Awakening

Jim (’70) and Cheryl (Reiher) (’70) Keyser remember how they started dating in different ways. Cheryl emphasizes that Jim was, at the time, dating her roommate in the NWU Alpha Gamma house.

“They had just broken up and he called me while she was there to make her mad,” she said, still somewhat miffed. “I told him to get lost.”

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Investing in NWU Athletics

There is a synergy between athletics and academics at Nebraska Wesleyan, as evinced by our standing as a national leader in Academic All-Americans and NCAA Postgraduate Scholars. In 2016, NWU joined the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC), positioning us to compete exclusively in NCAA Division III.

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