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The Distinguished Women Award
Forty-seven years ago, the Distinguished Women Award was created by the Northwood University Board of Trustees to honor the enormous contributions of women. The award is a recognition of excellence. The recipients represent the values Northwood espouses for its own students: commitment to free enterprise, the partnership of arts and business, and the management of global commerce. The honorees serve as role models for Northwood University students.
The Distinguished Women Award is bestowed at a multi-day celebration held annually and never given in absentia. The honorees receive their award in the form of a unique bronze medallion at an evening gala.
This event creates an occasion to bring Northwood University to the attention of those who share a dedication to its principles of higher education. We encourage the Distinguished Women to become involved with the University and its students, and to participate in the growth of the Distinguished Women Endowed Scholarship Fund.
For more information contact Ashleigh Summers, Director of Signature Programs & Special Gifts at 989.837.4465 or email@example.com
Katie Bowman Coleman
Dealer/Owner of Bowman Chevrolet of Clarkston, Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Nominated by: Pam Boundy
Eileen A. Curtis
President and CEO of the Bay Area Community Foundation
Bay City, MI
Nominated by: Brenda Rowley (DW ’15)
Executive Director of Non-Profit, Beyond Basics
Nominated by: Susanne Forbes Dicker (DW ’84)
Executive Director of The Charles M. Bauervic Foundation
Suttons Bay, MI
Nominated by: Kathryn Bolton
CEO and President of FASTSIGNS® International, Inc.
Nominated by: Gov. William Wallace
Elyse M. Rogers
Successful writer, community activist, and philanthropist