Northwood Students Honored at Circle K International Convention

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Northwood University's Circle K International club recently sent two students to the Circle K International Convention (ICON) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University’s Circle K International club recently sent two students to the Circle K International Convention (ICON) in New Orleans, Louisiana. The students, junior Tiffany Biro from Allen Park and junior Charles Corcoran from Flint, received the 1st Place Single Service Award in the silver division of clubs (clubs with 30-60 members).

Corcoran, president of Northwood’s Circle K International club, commented, “At the convention we learned a lot about Circle K and what our organization’s goals are. We were able to attend lectures and made friends with people from across the country.”

This award was the Northwood club’s first international award and was earned for Circle K’s annual wheelchair basketball fundraiser for the Special Olympics. This annual event is held on campus at the Hach Student Life Center. Northwood’s individual students and student organizations look forward each year to participating as well as donating their time and money. During the past four years the event has raised over $6,000 for the cause. This year, Circle K raised the most money and logged 116 cumulative service hours the day of the event while having over half of the club volunteer at the event.

Circle K is always helping the community become a better place to live through leadership development, community service and friendship organization. It also helps with a range of organizations from the American Diabetes Association to the Salvation Army. Members act under the Kiwanis International organization.

For more information on Circle K, contact Teresa Sullivan, director of residence and student life, at 989.837.4227 or


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