North Parker Magazine Summer 2020

Articles in This Issue

First Word: Perseverance, Character, and Hope at North Park

At North Park University, as in every community, we have endured the broad range of challenges and loss that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to us. Now, we face our future with continued commitment to wisdom in our prudent planning, and faith in God’s provision and protection.

North Park Honors Student and Faculty Diversity Efforts

North Park’s Office of Diversity and Intercultural Life honored student leaders, faculty, and staff for their diversity at its Annual Multicultural Celebration.

Equipped with NPU Degree, AmyLynn Nelson C’20 Hopes to Help Marginalized Populations

World traveler AmyLynn Nelson C’20 may have had her post-graduation plans altered a bit by the pandemic. But once international travel restrictions are lifted, she hopes to start her planned nine-month internship under Serve Globally, the missions division of the Evangelical Covenant Church, serving under mentor missionaries in Sweden or the Middle East.

North Parker Nominated for Prestigious National Scholarship

North Parker Sara Luna C’21 was a 2020 finalist for the National Federation of the Blind’s annual scholarship program. 30 finalists were selected based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.

Helwig Recreation Center Goes Virtual During Stay at Home

Whether it’s been virtual marathons, group fitness, or daily health tips, North Park’s homebound students, faculty, and staff have had the opportunity to stay in shape through virtual programming provided by the staff of Helwig Recreation Center.

Dr. Max Lee Receives Henry Resident Fellowship

Dr. Max Lee, North Park’s Associate Professor of New Testament, has been selected by the Carl F.H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding to receive the 2020–2021 Henry Resident Fellowship.

Hispanic Serving Institution

North Park University has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, a designation that recognizes North Park’s commitment to equitable outcomes for Hispanic students.

North Park Now

Like every other university in the United States, North Park made the decision to close its campus in mid-March due to the spreading Coronavirus.

Virtual Commencement Recognizes Achievements of Class of 2020

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Class of 2020 celebrated their academic accomplishments through a virtual commencement ceremony.

Blue & Gold Day

Despite Blue & Gold Day being held remotely in April because of Covid-19, the event was as robust as ever, with more than $124,000 raised for student tuition assistance.

Show Your Viking Pride with a Custom Illinois License Plate

Now you can help raise awareness of North Park, and raise money for scholarships, by ordering a specialty North Park University license plate!

North Park Heroes on the Front Lines

From nursing to teaching, North Park alumni have moved boldly to the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic.