About The Award

In 1970, the Northwood University Board of Trustees, under the inspiration of its founders Dr. Arthur E. Turner and Dr. R. Gary Stauffer, established the Distinguished Women’s Award to recognize the enormous contribution women make to communities, businesses, nonprofit organizations and public and private sector services worldwide. It is awarded annually and never in absentia. Each Distinguished Woman receives a medal that was originally designed by the late sculptor, Giulio Tamassy.

The honorees represent the values that Northwood espouses to its students: commitment to free enterprise, partnership of arts and business and management in a global society. They serve as role models and mentors for students.

47th Annual Distinguished Women Awards Gala

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Townsend Hotel
Birmingham, Michigan

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47th Annual Distinguished Women Awards Gala