Northwest College

Multicultural Club

The NWC Multicultural Club is an organization designed to build global awareness and to reach out to the campus and into the broader community. We strive to promote cultural awareness and understanding as well as to increase opportunities for education about the cultures of the U.S. and other countries. We meet on a weekly basis and it is our goal to offer international and American students a place and a time to come together, hang out, relax, and spend some time with each other. Some of our weekly activities include:

  • karaoke
  • bowling
  • giant twister
  • ice skating
  • pumpkin carving
  • bingo
  • game nights
  • chocolate fondue nights
  • roasting marshmallows
  • bon fires
  • watching movies

In addition to our weekly meetings, we also plan a variety of weekend activities such as:

  • shopping trips to Cody and Billings
  • trips to Yellowstone and the surrounding areas
  • trips to Thermopolis to swim in the hot springs
  • skiing
  • Ice Hockey games
  • trips to the Red Lodge winter carnival
  • trips to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center
  • trips to Denver over Thanksgiving

Throughout the year we put on various CULTURAL PROGRAMS that feature and highlight different cultures, holidays, celebrations, and happenings from around the world. These events are free and open to all students and community members. Last year, some of these programs included a:

  • Celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan
  • Lunar New Year Celebration
  • Journey Through India
  • Chilean Night
  • Hong Kong and Macau Night

An important aspect of the NWC Multicultural Club is for us to implement and engage in community service projects in an effort to 'give back' to our community. Some of these projects include:

  • middle and elementary school presentations
  • presenations at the local Rotary Club
  • presentations at local churches
  • participating in the Powell Community Christmas event
  • yard clean-ups

Our biggest and most important event of the year however, is our annual MULTICULTURAL SHOWCASE. Each year, all of our international students come together to prepare dishes, displays, and performances from their countries.

With hundreds of community members and students in attendance and with the help and support of the Diversity Awareness Committee, the Student Senate, faculty, staff, and students, the Multicultural Showcase has become the most festive and one of the more prominent events on campus. Every Spring semester we look forward to this showcase and all the wonderful talent and great food that is displayed throughout the day.

Multicultural Club Advisers

Amanda Enriquez
Intercultural Program Manager
Office:  ORB 111
Phone: 1 (307) 754-6424

Kara Ryf
Intercultural Program Coordinator
Office: ORB 111
Phone: 1 (307) 754-6429

Deepthi Amarasuriya
Instructor of Physics
Office: SM 110
Phone: 1 (307) 754-6454

Milo Asay 

Instructor of ESL and English

Office: ORB 123D
Phone: 1 (307) 754-6428