Kent Hannestad '87
Term expires 2012
Degree: Christian Education & Bible
My favorite memories of Northwestern involved the friendships, the teachers, the chapels, the athletics and the music. The friendships, which remain vital, were established through times of bowling, talent shows, hanging out in the Eagle’s Nest, and many other times of hanging out together. The teachers created a personal atmosphere for learning—I remember one teacher was aware of my extra busy schedule due to being involved in basketball, student government and leading a youth group and he gave me extra time to get an assignment submitted! The chapels were often highlights due to the variety of speakers and presentations—God always delivered exactly what I needed for that day. The memories of playing football one year are filled with great times of connecting with other guys and challenging each other. The four years of basketball were great times of working hard and enjoying the game—highlighted by our trip to San Diego to play in a tournament. Being a part of the Male Chorus for two years was a great time of singing, ministering, and traveling.
Northwestern prepared me for where I am now by educating me in my field, providing excellent Bible teaching, and creating an atmosphere conducive to seeking God and being aware of His leading in my life.
In my eyes there are a number of things that make Northwestern great. 1) The Bible built into every major. 2) The chapels every day. 3) Excellent facilities—especially the dorms. 4) Teachers who love God and care about students. 5) Strong financial aid.