Northwood University Partners with the Best Southwest Regional C.E.R.T. Program

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Partnership with the Best Southwest Regional C.E.R.T. Program

CEDAR HILL, Texas – On April 21, Northwood University partnered with the Best Southwest Regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program to conduct a joint training exercise for the BSWR CERT's Class #14. The CERT Training program provides a skill set and knowledge on how to respond in the event of catastrophic or natural disasters.

The Exercise Task Force of Steven Clem, Mark Lene and Pete McCormick worked on the orchestration for several months coordinating with Northwood’s Dean of Students Mike Anguiano; this exercise was the product of a continually expanding relationship that started in 2009 when Northwood began the Campus CERT training program.

 Anguiano acknowledges that “Each year we learn a little more about ourselves and about how we can partner with the community. This is only the start of a very valuable and productive developmental experience. The program and training offered contributes to the growth of our students and the local community. We look forward to a continued partnership with the Best Southwest CERT program”.

Northwood added three new members to its growing list of trained campus community members. Freshmen students Alyssa Gapinski and Pedro Davila and staff member Edward Downing join a total of over 35 campus members who have participated in the training since the spring of 2009.


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 and evening 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.