May 17, 2013
MIDLAND, MI – Douglas Hentschel, associate professor in mathematics and science and chair of the Operations and Supply Chain Management department, received the Faculty Excellence Award during the morning commencement ceremony on May 11. The honor was presented to him by Keith A. Pretty, president and CEO of Northwood University.
“Douglas Hentschel is a known expert in his field and has stepped up and represented Northwood in a variety of capacities,” stated Pretty. “His students count on him for wisdom, knowledge and a no-nonsense approach to their future careers.”
The Northwood University Award for Faculty Excellence was established over 30 years ago to be given to a faculty member who has made, over the year, an outstanding contribution to the University in his or her profession. It carries a gift stipend of $3,000 and is the highest professional award given by the University. The criteria include breadth and depth of knowledge, a genuine interest and skill at preparing students for career and social responsibilities, excitement of inquiry, commitment to diligence, the courage to innovate, the ability to work harmoniously with other professionals, and character which reflects the highest moral values inherent to the Northwood Idea. It is the University’s “world class award.”
Hentschel is a resident of Midland. He earned his M.S. degree from Clemson University and his B.A. from Kalamazoo College.
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 online. 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 (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.