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Nazarene Bible College is the Undergraduate College of Choice for Both Campus and Online Ministerial Preparation
Nazarene Bible College is the Undergraduate College of Choice for Both Campus and Online Ministerial Preparation

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If you haven't already heard, the new version of the dCourseWeb Mobile app was released on iTunes and the Google play store. It adds the ability to view your grades, access your active courses, and to be in direct contact with your instructor and peers. Smartphones should be helping you get things done, so here is an app that gives you a step in a great direction.

dCourseWeb Mobile makes it easier than ever for you to stay connected to your college courses while on the go by providing access to the information you need in one central location. From the number of unread discussion messages to the number of new grades or videos, the information you need is literally at your fingertips. Stay in contact with fellow students through the course roster, see what books are being used in an upcoming course, or send your advisor an email.

With the official dCourseWeb Mobile app you are in control of your education no matter where you are. To get started, simply download dCourseWeb Mobile app and login with your existing dCourseWeb account credentials provided by your instructor.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dcourseweb-mobile/id716795910?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dcourseweb.app
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The Matsons' Retirement

Today I attended Dr. Matson’s "last day" reception, which was held in the auditorium of Oliver Hall. Dr. Matson has worked at NBC since 2001. In that time, he has held several critical administrative positions. Currently or should I say lastly, he was the Vice President for Enrollment Management. Under his leadership, the college has reversed a several year New Degree Student enrollment slide and now has us at the highest degree student enrollment numbers since the turn of the century.

So now, after 49 years in ministry to the Church of the Nazarene, Dr. Matson is retiring. Obviously, he will be missed both on a personal and professional level. I would also like to mention that Sharon Matson is retiring. Sharon too has been here since 2001 and has also served the Church faithfully for the last half century. Sharon is one of the sweetest and kindest individuals that I know. Her presence also will be greatly missed.

Dr. Self and taken numerous photographs and with them has compiled a wonderful tribute to the Matson's. Below is the link to it that I know you will enjoy.

http://nbc.edu/go/drlaurelmatsonretirement
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Nazarene Bible College Attains Student Record

Nazarene Bible College announced the number of new students beginning degree programs at the college this academic year was the largest in more than 15 years.

During the four terms of fall, winter, spring, and summer, 258 individuals began taking classes that will lead them to one of the degrees offered by NBC. Pastoral ministries and pastoral leadership continue to be the two majors with the highest number of students enrolled.

The college stressed increased enrollment as its number one priority during the 2013-2014 academic year. The college also worked to highlight the unity of the entire student body, whether individuals study on campus, online, or utilizing a hybrid plan using both means of course delivery. A total of 1,314 individuals took one or more classes from NBC during the 2013-2014 academic year.

As a part of its administrative reorganization, the Enrollment Management Department now includes the offices of admissions, academic advising, and student development. Thirteen individuals work on the various aspects of student recruitment and other department functions. David Church will assume the role of vice president for Enrollment Management on July 1. Church follows Laurel Matson, who served the college for 13 years and retires after 49 years of ministry in the Church of the Nazarene.

To learn more about NBC, visit the college's Facebook page at facebook.com/NazareneBibleCollege or the NBC News and Events column on the NBC website at nbc.edu.
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NBC Grads Serve in Many Forms of Ministry

Recently, Liz Wiggins was a 2010 graduate of NBC's Christian Counseling program. Following graduation from NBC, she was accepted into a Master's program at Adams State University in Alamosa, CO. Her life since college is an indicator of the quality of education and preparation that NBC grads receive. Recently, Liz sent an update of her latest activities. With her permission we are sharing some of her report.

"Life in my world is exciting! My career as a school counselor continues to bring me so much joy. I am in my second full-time year at Mountain Vista Community School (a K-8 school). My work is so exciting I find myself looking forward to coming to work every day. My principal and assistant principal really respect my work as a counselor. I love interacting with students, many of whom come from very rough situations: poverty, incarcerated parents, broken homes, immigrant families, etc. I truly feel I make a difference every day."

"Additionally, I have been asked to lead staff development on communication skills, conflict resolutions, and team building. It is an amazing mix of student counseling and staff counseling. I am also serving as a mentor for the Colorado School Counselors Association for 2 new counselors in the state. On the other side of things, I will finish my hours for my LPC license this summer."

"Somehow, I decided I am not quite done learning and growing academically. I found out yesterday that I was accepted into Adams State University's doctorate program. I start this summer on a 4 year journey that will end with my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision."
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Scholarship Opportunities

1.    International Board of Education (IBOE) Scholarships

The IBOE is comprised of twelve people representing the global Church of the Nazarene and functions as the global church advocate for educational institutions for the Church of the Nazarene worldwide. These scholarships are open to all students, but they are awarded based on need and academic excellence. Please contact the NBC Financial Aid office to obtain an application and instruction packet. Completed applications must be returned to the NBC Financial Aid Office no later than April 15, 2014.

2.    Colorado Authors' League Scholarship

The Colorado Authors' League, the state's premier organization of professional independent writers, is once again offering a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring Colorado writer. If you know of any college student who meets the requirements below, please tell them about the scholarship and encourage them to apply. The postmark deadline is April 1.

The scholarship is open to applicants who:

* Are legal residents of the state of Colorado and must be enrolled in an accredited Colorado school
* Are officially enrolled full time (at least 12 hours) at an accredited private or public college, university, community college, junior college or vocational school
* Have successfully completed at least 12 hours of undergraduate study
* Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better
* Demonstrate financial need

In addition, applicants must write an essay of up to 1,000 words on the topic, "How Writing will Benefit My Profession." Essays will be judged for excellence of writing, creativity and grammar.

Applications must be postmarked by April 1. Winners will be notified by May 1. Application forms may be found on our website: www.coloradoauthors.org.

If you have any questions, please contact: Joy Lawrance at joy.of.travel@comcast.net

3.   Executive Women International (EWI) ASIST Scholarship

The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Scholarship is an education program for the benefit of nontraditional students. Interested applicants who are 18 year of age or older and reside within the boundaries of an EWI chapter may obtain an application packet through the EWI website: http://www.springsewi.com/scholarship/asist-scholarship-information. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2014.
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Work Opportunity During Campus Break Week

Enrollment Management has 3 short term openings for a Student Ambassador. These openings are to assist the Admissions office personnel in hosting the Centennial Speech and Debate Tournament. The dates are March 5-8. Those hired would work approximately 20 hours each. This could work out as a work study position for a student.

If you are interested, or know of someone who may be interested in applying, please contact Carol Crippen at 719-884-5025
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Here is a beautiful time-lapse sunset from our campus at Nazarene Bible College.
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NBC announces first G. B. Williamson Pastoral Leadership Award recipient

Nazarene Bible College President Harold Graves announced the establishment of a new award commemorating excellence in pastoral leadership. The G. B. Williamson Pastoral Leadership Award is named after former Church of the Nazarene General Superintendent G. B. Williamson, who had a vision for a Bible college to prepare men and women for pastoral ministry in the denomination.

In 1964, Williamson wrote, "The Nazarene Bible College is needed to fill a great and not a diminishing need in the ranks of the Nazarene ministry and Christian workers."

Upon his retirement from the general superintendency, G. B. Williamson and his wife, Audrey, invested their lives discipling and mentoring men and women preparing for ministry at NBC. The G. B. Williamson Pastoral Leadership Award expresses the college's desire to honor his memory and passion for pastoral ministry.

On January 6, Graves awarded the first G. B. Williamson Award to Pastor Zell Woodworth in recognition of his outstanding leadership as a pastor and loyal alumnus of NBC. Pastor Woodworth retired after serving as a pastor for 40 years on the Colorado District. He was pastor at the Eastborough Church of the Nazarene in Colorado Springs for nearly 29 years.

"Through the years Pastor Zell has invested in the lives of our students: discipling them, mentoring them, and engaging them in ministry," Graves said. "We celebrate the life and ministry of Pastor Zell Woodworth."
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NBC Christmas Party-2012

This past Friday the annual NBC Christmas Party was held in the beautiful Strickland chapel. President Harold and Cheryl Graves hosted this amazing Christmas get together for the faculty, staff, and their spouses to enjoy.

Upon entering you were greeted by the sweet smelling scent of candles and desserts. As soon as everyone walked in they were instantly drawn to the beautifully decorated tables. Every table was set with a different décor and center piece by a member of the NBC family.

After walking around and looking at all the beautifully and creatively decorated tables. We enjoyed fellowship with one another while enjoying the wonderfully prepared dinner and desserts.

The Burchfield Brothers provided the entertainment for the night. This unique duo from Nashville, Tennessee filled the room with captivating entertainment of music and mixed with light hearted humor. We got a brief history of how they got called to the music industry and their love for music.

It's a great feeling to look back and realize what a great group of people it takes to make such a historical legacy. We are all very thankful to have a great leader like President Graves. It was a night filled with fun, laughter, and fellowship. Thank you President Graves, Cheryl and the volunteers for such a wonderful night and all the blessings God has given us.
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