Northwood University Announces Founders' Day Speakers

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The Economics of Sports Symposium
Dr. Dennis McCuistion

Dr. Dennis McCuistion

Dale Hansen

Dale Hansen

Randy Galloway

Randy Galloway

Jordan Woy

Jordan Woy

March 14, 2013

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Northwood University is happy to announce the 2013 Founders’ Day speakers for the economics of sports symposium.   The symposium will take place March 27, 2013, and is open to Northwood University students and special invited guests of the university.

Dr. Dennis McCuistion, President of McCuistion & Associates Inc., will be the moderator for such lively speakers as Dale Hansen, WFAA sports anchor; Jordan Woy, Willis & Woy Sports Group, LLC Partner; and Randy Galloway, the host of Galloway and Company, the drive-time program on KESN 103.3 FM, ESPN Radio's Dallas affiliate, also heard on ESPN Xtra on XM Radio.  Galloway is also a columnist with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

“The morning symposium was inspired by freshmen presentations in a microeconomics class seeking to evaluate athletes' role in the economics of sports and the animated discussions that ensued. The symposium will delve deeper into economic issues of professional and collegiate sports, and whether they reflect the free market forces that are embedded in Northwood's philosophy”, explained Prof. Sabine Adams. 

Northwood University’s Founders’ Day is officially March 23, 1959, which honors Dr. Arthur E. Turner and Dr. R. Gary Stauffer. The two men enrolled 100 students at Northwood Institute, using a 19th century mansion in Alma, Michigan, as a school building.  Time has validated the success of what these two young educators called "The Northwood Idea" - incorporating the lessons of the American free-enterprise society into the college classroom.

Northwood University educates managers and entrepreneurs - highly skilled and ethical leaders. With over 35,000 alumni and a vibrant future ahead, The Northwood Idea is alive and well today. 

This year the TX campus, which was founded in 1966, will use the theme “Catch the Experience” for Founders’ Day in honor of Dr. R. Gary Stauffer who was not only a co-founder of Northwood University, he was the “Father of Northwood Athletics.” Stauffer was the driving force behind the athletic programs at Northwood and served as the first basketball coach in program history. Stauffer’s vision in the formative years of Northwood allowed the athletic department to develop competitive programs at the league, regional and national levels.

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