Assistant professor of dance Ann Brekke and Dr. Jerry Brekke, political science professor, share much in common. In fact, the husband and wife duo have shared many memories through the years at Northwest.
Both from dirrerent backgrounds and with different goals, somehow they ended up at Northwest and spent a combined 69 years teaching on campus. Jerry came to Northwest from Minnesota in 1964 to teach, while Ann was in Jefferson City earning her master's degree. The couple met during registration in Lamkin Gym in 1965 and were married in 1966.
The couple continued to teach in their respective departments, Jerry focusing primarily on constitutional law and Ann on modern, social, aerobic and recreational dance. Through the years, the Brekkes have seen many changes, both in the students and on the campus itself.
Although the Brekkes never had children, they have definitely seen their share of college students. Jerry alone taught over 8,000 studen