Northwestern Today: Band

A single, unified breath is heard through the stadium. The hours of practice, the stiff uniforms and the thousands of little black notes dancing off the sheet music are all in preparation for this moment. The countless formations and transitions disappear from each members thoughts as instinct takes over. The drum major lifts his hands and brings forth the sweet sound that is the Ranger Marching Band.


Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has many supporters wondering how to regain the tax deduction they used to have and still support their favorite college.  When one reaches age 70.5, they have a required minimum distribution (RMD) from their retirement accounts. For those who have individual retirement accounts (IRAs) I share the following for your consideration.


Madi Wilson Overcomes

When Madi was diagnosed with cerebral palsy just before the age of two, her parents did not know what to expect. They did not know what her life would become. They did not even know if she would be able to walk.


Kylene Whiteman Thrives

Kylene Whiteman thrives. A 2012 graduate of Northwestern with a Bachelor’s in Social Work, she had a childhood that included daily physical and emotional abuse. Both parents were substance abuse addicts. Her childhood culminated into abandonment by both her parents before high school.

Northwestern Today: Cross Country and Women's Track and Field

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens


Rachel Kraus announced as new relationship manager

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is pleased to announce Rachel Kraus as its new relationship manager. Previously, Kraus served the Office of Graduate Studies as the coordinator of graduate studies.


Campus Infrastructure Update

The new windows are all in on the south, west and east sides of the building, and the work being done on the front of the Fine Arts Building is moving fast. What do you think?  

Why Northwestern?

Growing up in Alva, being a ‘Ranger’ has always been an aspiration of mine. I was reminded from a very young age that it wasn’t “if you go to college,” it was “when you go to college.”

A Conversation with Champions

With the blazing lights, the roaring crowd, and the millions of butterflies in every competitor’s stomach, the Casper Events Center: Home of the CNFR, in Casper, Wyo., was the place to be Saturday evening, June 15.

Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill establishes Natural Science scholarship

The Loyd V. Hill and Cynthia A. Pfeifer-Hill Natural Science Scholarship was established in May 2019 to support students majoring or minoring in any natural science field and who also demonstrate a love of learning in any of these fields.

Weigand Family establishes endowed fund to enhance biomedical sciences

Dr. Dennis and Janet Weigand of Edmond, Okla. recently established the Weigand Biomedical Science Fund at Northwestern Oklahoma State University to provide funding for equipment, training and faculty development.


Haylie Pegelow announced as new office manager

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is pleased to announce Haylie Pegelow as its new office manager. Previously, Pegelow served the Office of Recruitment as an admissions counselor/recruiter.


Kat Lunn announced as new communications and marketing manager

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation & Alumni Association has announced Katherine (Kat) Lunn is its new communications and marketing manager. Lunn will be responsible for the creative and strategic development and execution of marketing and communication programs. 


Mandy McCamey announced as new financial manager 

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association recently announced Mandy McCamey as its new financial manager.  


Previously, McCamey served the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association organization as its office manager. As financial manager, McCamey will be responsible for the fiscal management and the maintenance of the accounting records for the Northwestern Foundation...

Outstanding Graduates announced for Spring Alumni Reunion

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association will recognize five Outstanding Graduates during the annual Spring Alumni Reunion Saturday, April 27 at 6 p.m.

The honored alumni include Dixie Friend Gay, class of 1975, Arts category; Darell V. Nay, class of 1956, Business/Professional category, Kristi Goff, class of 1994, Education category; Tom and Margaret Melander, both class of 1976, Humanitarian category; and Felipe Eichenberger, class of 2009, Ranger Recognition category...

Sadie Bier announced as new development officer

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association recently announced Sadie Bier as its new development officer.

Previously, Bier served the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association organization as its financial manager since 2015. As the development officer, she is responsible for the research, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for Northwestern Oklahoma State University...




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