The Mothership @ 60

In the fall of 1956, five students and a group of determined naturopathic doctors set out to start a school and save a profession. Many alumni refer to it as National or simply NCNM. Today’s students playfully refer to what’s now National University of Natural Medicine as Hogwarts, with a nod to Harry Potter. But …

Philanthropy: Dr. Spaulding’s Cousin

Susan Hunter had been at NCNM for about three years, when she made a startling discovery. Hunter, now vice president of Advancement, was reading Nature Doctors, Pioneers in Naturopathic Medicine, by longtime college librarian Friedhelm Kirchfeld and Wade Boyle, when she ran across a passage describing the early years of the college, and how a …

I am NUNM: Colin Rides the Rails

Colin Anderson, at 23 years of service and counting, is one of NUNM’s longest-tenured employees, but it’s likely you haven’t met him. That’s because he starts early in the morning each day and quietly goes about his work sorting the mail in the Academic Building or filing in the Administration Building. He’s usually done by 10 …

Historic Undergrad Class Begins Work

As some 27 new undergraduate students settled in to their classes in fall term of 2016, school history was made on a couple of key fronts. It was the first group of undergraduates to join the mix of post-grad programs, and the first beginning to a school year as a university. The undergrads, in the …