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TX Governor Mike Moore Inspires Knights to be Leaders
Brandon Mason introduced TX Board of Governor Mike Moore at the MLK Celebration on the TX campus

Brandon Mason introduced TX Board of Governor Mike Moore at the MLK Celebration on the TX campus

January 25, 2013

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Brandon Mason, an ESPM (Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management Major), had the pleasure of opening the Northwood University Texas MLK presentation for his fellow knights.  The presentation began with a short film about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King followed by the introduction of Texas Governor Mike Moore.

Gov. Moore challenged the students to reflect on the past and today and contemplate on how their Northwood University education affects them individually.  He reminded them that Dr. King led the nation to social change which was transformational.

He asked the students, what makes them a superstar?  And are they a person that makes others better like Dr. King?  Dr. King practiced and preached peace and reminded everyone that at the end of the day we are all Americans. Gov. Moore went on to ask the Knights, “What is your dream? What makes you want to make a difference?”

He left the Knights with three questions, “How will I impact the world?  How will I achieve my dream?  And, what type of superstar will I be”.

“It was an honor having such an amazing keynote speaker such as Gov. Mike Moore for our MLK Day program. His passionate words and his obvious love for Martin Luther King, Jr. made for an unforgettable program. I know for a fact all of the students, faculty and staff that attended the program were moved and inspired by Gov. Moore’s compelling speech,” said Abby Babbitt, director of character and leadership development.


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 and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.