Siloam Springs, Ark (October 28, 2003) - John Brown University's first lady, Alice Balzer, has been elected to a three-year term on the Northwestern College (St. Paul, Minn.) Board of Trustees. Balzer began her position in September 2003. Balzer has worked in Christian education and church ministry for 30 years. She has worked with various colleges in addition to JBU such as Seattle Pacific University and Tabor College (Kan.). In 1994 her husband, Dr. Lee Balzer, became president of John Brown University. Alice has been active in Sunday school, Bible study leadership, and directed women’s organizations at Tabor and John Brown. “Because my husband and I have been on college campuses most of our adult lives, we’ve seen a tremendously positive impact on the lives of young people who attended Christian colleges. Here learning takes place with high academic standards. Students may also choose a career path, a marriage partner, lifelong friends and a life of personal faith,” Alice Balzer said. “I am delighted to serve on the board of trustees at Northwestern College and Radio which provides mentoring and guidance to college students.” Northwestern College was founded in 1902 and is a nondenominational Christian college offering 45 bachelor degrees to over 2,500 traditional and alternative education students. The college owns and operates 15 Christian radio stations in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Florida; the Skylight and SkyII satellite networks; and LifeNet.FM. John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,800 students from 42 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.