Bree Hodnefield

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Hello, friends! My name is Bree Hodnefield and I’m a junior from Jewell, Iowa, majoring in writing and rhetoric and minoring in Christian missions. While studying is a big part of my everyday life, I am involved in so much more outside of the classroom. I am a writing tutor for the Peer Learning Center; I take stats for various home athletic events; I am the opinions editor for Northwestern’s newspaper, the Beacon; and I am a Discipleship Group leader. I’m also a member of the A cappella choir, Heritage Singers and cheerleading team.  Though I’m busy, I still find time for coffee dates, movie nights and time with friends. I’m so excited to share part of my experience here at school with you!

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Jonathan Johnson

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What’s up, everyone? My name is Jonathan Johnson but most people call me Johnny. I’m a sophomore from Los Angeles, California, and I am studying psychology. Outside of the classroom, I am a member of the Red Raider men’s basketball team. I also enjoy riding bike, lifting weights, writing poetry, composing music electronically, and spending quality time friends. On any regular night, you can find me in the Rowenhorst Student Center lifting and shooting hoops, or in Colenbrander Hall, hanging out with my dorm brothers. Thanks for coming along as I share my college experience!

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Brandon Kjonegaard

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Hi! My name is Brandon Kjonegaard, and I’m a freshman from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I’m majoring in graphic design and business marketing. I have a passion for art, more specifically photography and graphics. I also enjoy the outdoors, hiking, camping, movies, late night talks with roommates, and, of course, coffee. I have a job on campus as the caretaker of North Suites, taking on the responsibility to keep the dorm environment clean for my fellow brothers. On a typical week night, you can find me studying in the Learning Commons or creating memories with my friends in North Suites. I can’t wait to see where Northwestern guides my life and the lasting experiences I will encounter. I’m excited to share my new journey here at NWC with you.


Abigail Moody

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Greetings! My name is Abigail Moody, and I am a sophomore from Burwell, Nebraska. I’m majoring in public relations and I am involved in theatre. I’m a student ambassador and speech fellow, and I also have a work-study in the theatre costume department.  I enjoy reading, writing and photography. My biggest adventure in college was studying abroad in England last summer summer with a group from NWC! You can usually find me in the theatre, Stegenga Hall, or tucked in a corner of the library. I love spending time with my friends and wing mates. I’m excited to share this year’s adventures with you!

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Anna Perrenoud

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Hey, everyone! I’m Anna Perrenoud, a senior from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I am studying business administration/marketing and public relations, and I’m looking forward to a career in one or both of those! In addition to my studies, I’ve been blessed with some great opportunities to get involved on campus. I’m on the women’s golf team, and also get to teach yoga for the NWC fitness program on Monday nights. I put my marketing and PR studies to good use as one of the marketing and media coordinators for Northwestern’s Campus Ministry team. When I’m not doing one of those things, you can find me drinking a chai latte at Common Grounds or doing homework with my roommates in our cozy apartment! Thanks for coming along as I navigate college!

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Olivia Vander Ploeg

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Hello! My name is Olivia Vander Ploeg and I am junior from Des Moines, Iowa. I am majoring in writing and rhetoric and literature. I am involved in band as a percussionist and I have two work-study jobs, including being a TA for one of my professors. When I’m not doing homework, you can find me practicing in the music hall or curled up on the couch in my apartment with a good book. I’m excited to share my experiences at Northwestern with you!

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Allison Wheeler

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Hello, friends! My name is Allison Wheeler and I’m a sophomore majoring in art/graphic design and minoring in public relations. I call Montezuma, Iowa, home, but I definitely consider Northwestern to be my home away from home. When I’m not creating art, you can catch me playing my clarinet in the Red Raider Athletic Band, working in the advancement office, or representing Northwestern as a student ambassador. I love reading mysteries, having random dance parties, going on Blue Bunny ice cream runs, and watching movies with my friends. I hope you enjoy reading about my experiences at Northwestern as much as I enjoy participating in them!

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