POWELL, Wyo. - Northwest College Foundation (NWCF) announced its search for a new development coordinator concluded in April with the hiring of Andrea Shipley, an NWC graduate and fourth-generation Wyomingite.
Born and raised in Worland, Shipley moved to Powell 17 years ago where she received an associate degree from Northwest College. In 1998 she transferred to the University of Montana to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and begin her career in nonprofit enterprise.
Before taking the job at NWCF, Shipley directed development activities for eight years at a variety of nonprofits in Boise, Idaho.
“I am pleased to come home and do important work for an institution that has helped so many of my friends and family fulfill their potential,” she said. “A good education and good scholarship is a key to opening doors for future success.”
Shipley comes to NWCF with more than a decade of development experience with nonprofit agencies. Most notably, she was the executive director of a 33-year-old environmental watchdog organization, the Snake River Alliance, raising more than one million dollars over the course of three years.
“Andrea’s experience and passion for education will suit her well as we work together to accomplish big things at the college,” Shelby Wetzel, NWCF executive director, said. “We have amazing projects in the cue that she will no doubt help us accomplish.”
Among those projects are fundraising campaigns for scholarships, an intercultural center, new aviation program and new campus building.
Shipley’s focus in support of these projects will be directed at major donors, alumni and friends of the foundation
To learn more about the NWC Foundation and its role in support of Northwest College, visit www.northwestcollege/foundation.