October 26, 2012
MIDLAND, MI – The 2012 Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) combined over 500 vehicles and 600 students to create, display and learn product knowledge on their specific vehicles. The weekend proved to be a fun and educating experience for both students and show attendees.
After the theme “Driving the Dream” was chosen, the students needed to create a way to combine their ideas and the theme during the show. The judging was held all weekend by the executive board. The awards ceremony was held in celebration of the students’ hard work throughout the last ten months.
The winners for the 2012 NUIAS are as follows:
Best European: Team Ferrari
Best Asian: Team Lexus
Best Domestic: Team Chevrolet
Best Aftermarket: Team Classic Car
Best Specialty: Team Caterpillar
Best Heavy Truck: Team Freightliner
Most Creative: Team Mercedes-Benz
Best Product Knowledge: Team Audi
Best Team Spirit: Team Lincoln
Best of Show: Team Caterpillar
Elgie Bright, chair of the automotive marketing program at Northwood University, states, “Next year’s Auto Show, scheduled for September 27-29, 2013, will mark the 50th anniversary for this annual event planned, organized and executed by the students of Northwood University. If you were unable to attend the show this year, next year’s show should feature even more in terms of celebratory and rare items.”
Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.
Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.