- IN THE NEWS
The staff of the Northwest Trail, the NWC student newspaper, received six awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for its news coverage of several hard-hitting and feature opinion pieces.
- ON THE ATHLETICS FRONT
Men and Women's Collegiate Soccer debuted at NWC in the fall, followed in winter by a wrestling team that posted one national champion and an eighth place-team finish at the national tournament.
- FROM THE MUSIC MAKERS
The Studio Singers and Jazz Band ensembles continued their tradition of excellence by once again scoring superior ratings at the Greeley Jazz Festival.
- TO FORENSICS: TRIPLE CROWN OF "FIRSTS"
- First-ever community college team to win the U.S. Air Force Academy's Forensics Classic Tournament, breaking a 48-year tradition
- First time an NWC team has ever been invited to the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence ... and not just one team - two NWC teams
- First in the nation - that's how the NWC parliamentary debaters started in the 2011 rankings among community colleges (and as high as third among all two- and four-year schools)