In 1955, prize winners of the Western Dance were (l-r) Birney Cox, Donna McGalmon, Ila Hart and Ralph Newell, who served as an NWC trustee from 1992-2002.
With the addition of the Yellowstone Building in Fall 2014, the Northwest College campus expanded to 15 academic facilities, five residence halls, numerous apartment buildings and a student center. But back in 1956, the entire campus consisted of one building for all of academics and administration, plus a gymnasium/multi-purpose building. The two were hooked together by a breezeway.
The courtyard is a highlight of the Yellowstone Building's architecture, but courtyards are not new to NWC. Notice the classroom/administration building on the left (now called the Orendorff Building) boasts an enclosed center courtyard. This inside outdoor space was later repurposed as a natural history museum.
It was the year Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to KFC; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were cool Christmas gifts and almost everyone was watching Roseanne on prime time television. It was May 1991, and this unnamed fellow got a kick out of his fellow graduate's diploma.
The Trapper Basketball Team, otherwise known as Hank's Boys (for Coach Hank Cabre) took some time away from practice drills to participate in the 1967 Homecoming Parade. Trapper players that year were Jim Key, Ray Dirindin, Cecil Morries, Ron Moore, Jessie Jefferson, Roy Beasley, John Johnson, Mike Brown, Randy Samelson, Bob Peircy, Willis Bradley, Gary Roden, Mark Hall and Bill Klotz.
The Student Senate hosted a Banana Split Social in 1985 for students to meet senate officer and delegate candidates. No matter the year, food has always been a big draw for students.
Homecoming attendant Pat Brabec got to ride on her own float in the 1965 Homecoming Parade. Butch Munroe was named Homecoming Queen that year. Betty Kilness and Cathy Fossen were her other attendants.
Can anyone say full QWERTY keyboard? In 1953, NWC students learned their typing skills on manual typewriters (looks like even cowboys learned to type).