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. 


Leading a Hall of Fame Life

Nebraska Wesleyan University boasts a long history of athletic excellence, best showcased by NWU’s top-10 national ranking for academic All-Americans across all divisions. Induction into the Nebraska Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes the best of the best.

Working Better Together

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s campus is defined by its iconic arches, Old Main, and other housing and academic buildings that have been staples of the NWU experience for decades. Among NWU’s most recognizable buildings is the Cochrane-Woods Library, which has supported students and faculty in academic pursuits and leisure reading for over 50 years.

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Connections for a Lifetime

Nebraska Wesleyan gave Dennis “Denny” and Margaret “Cricket” McClatchey connections they’ve kept throughout their lives. Denny and Margaret did not arrive expecting to find each otherlet alone any of the other relationships they hold close to their hearts. Nevertheless, their lifelong relationships with fraternity brothers, sorority sisters and Professors David Clark and Henry Blanke shaped their lives. Denny and Margaret want the ripple effects to continue, so they are laying the groundwork now for the legacy of their beloved NWU professors to live on even after Denny and Margaret are gone. Funded through a charitable gift annuity, the David Clark and Henry Blanke Endowed Scholarship will support future generations of NWU students.

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Specialized Facilities Lead to Ground-Breaking Research

Senior Melissa Hatch is living out every college student’s dream, to observe the effects of traumatic brain injury on chronic alcoholic rats.

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Heartbeat of the NWU Experience

Nebraska Wesleyan University aims to provide students with lasting experiences unmatched by other universities. Through invaluable resources, extensive efforts of inclusivity and diversity and an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, NWU strives to create an environment where all students thrive.

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Make It Your Own at NWU

Most days, rising sophomore Emalie Wightman ’24 climbs the stairs of Old Main or returns to her dorm room in Johnson Hall with her mind on a macroeconomics exam, her partially drafted English essay, or how she will improve her short game in her next golf match.

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On With the Show!

A career in the performing arts requires confidence, experience and the courage to withstand rejection. Yet the glow of the spotlight draws a brave few, full of heart and passion, to the stage. Merrill Mitchell ’22 counts herself among the chosen.

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Prairie Wolves Can Do It All

Reagan Janzen ’22 starts her Wednesday mornings bright and early. At 6:00 a.m., she rolls out of bed, inhales a bowl of cereal and jets off to work. She works once a week as a home health aide for a quadriplegic client whose detailed morning routine takes nearly two hours to complete.

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Exceptional and Essential

When Nebraska Wesleyan University’s leadership announced that students and faculty would be returning to campus in the fall of 2020, they made a bold statement.

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A Passion for Language

Language connects us. In the United States, Spanish is the second most spoken language after English. When I came to Nebraska Wesleyan University, I did not plan to learn another language.

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Pantry Full of Love

The Prairie Wolf Pantry continues to grow in size and importance as a vital support system.

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