Northwestern College Awards Tenure to Three Women Faculty Members

Northwesstern-logo5Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, has announced the awarding of tenure to four faculty members. Three of the four faculty members awarded tenure are women.

MinnickAnn Vander Kooi Minnick has been on the communications department faculty at the college since 2007. Previously, she was the community relations director for the Orange City Area Heath System. A graduate of Northwestern College, Minnick holds a master’s degree from the University of Iowa.

StokesValerie Stokes joined the social work faculty at the college in 2008. Earlier in her career she was the director of The Bridge, a transitional housing agency in Orange City. Dr. Stokes is a graduate of Northwestern College. She holds a master of social work degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and doctorate in human development and educational psychology from the University of South Dakota.

van WyheMichelle Van Wyhe teaches in the nursing department and also serves as a nurse practitioner at the college’s Wellness Center. She joined the faculty at the college in 2007 after working for the Orange City Health System. Dr. Van Wyhe is a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and holds a master’s degree and a doctor of nursing practice degree from South Dakota State University.

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