Northwood University Students Presented Michigan Campus Compact Award

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Twenty-five students received the Heart and Soul Award.
(l-r): Northwood students Amanda Burden, Julie-Ann Stine, Jennette Cobb, Northwood University President Keith A. Pretty, Aubrey Shore, Jennifer Gerard and Chelsea Shartle.

(l-r): Northwood students Amanda Burden, Julie-Ann Stine, Jennette Cobb, Northwood University President Keith A. Pretty, Aubrey Shore, Jennifer Gerard and Chelsea Shartle.

April 26, 2013

MIDLAND, MI – Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) announced 25 students from Northwood University were awarded for their dedication and commitment to community service during the 17th annual Outstanding Student Service Awards held April 13, 2013, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.

Each year MCC awards students, from member colleges and universities across the state, for their outstanding commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Three types of awards are given: the Outstanding Community Impact Award, the Commitment to Service Award and the Heart and Soul Award. This year more than 450 students from 33 member campuses received awards.

Northwood University students who received the Heart and Soul Award were: Tiffany Biro, a senior from Allen Park; Eric Bischer, a senior from Harbor Beach; Amanda Burden, a junior from Detroit; Mary Canze, a senior from Midland; Aaron Cisco, a senior from Grosse Pointe Shores; Jennette Cobb, a senior from Wyoming; Charles R. Corcoran, a junior from Flint; Jennifer Gerard, a senior from Bloomfield Hills; David Ghesquiere, a senior from Rochester; Emalene Hamilton, a junior from Ithaca; Katie Lovley, a sophomore from Jenison; Olivia Matz, a senior from St. Joseph; Sarita McKinnie, a junior from Detroit; Brittany O’Hora, a senior from Midland; Madison Pines, a senior from Troy; Daniel Saylor, Jr., a senior from Grafton, OH; Chelsea Shartle, a junior from Adrian; Aubrey Lynea Shore, a senior from Battle Creek; Julie-Ann Stine, a senior from Applegate; Krysta Timko, a senior from Cass City; Chelsea Todd, a senior from Gladwin; Samantha R. Vadasy, a junior from Riverview; Korbin Wahlstrom, a senior from Owosso; Jessica Warner, a senior from Mt. Pleasant; Jordan Weir, a recent graduate from Lapeer.

The Heart and Soul Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students for their time, effort and personal commitment to their communities through service. MCC honored all award recipients at an awards brunch on April 13, 2013, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Renee Zientek at 517.492.2428 or

Michigan Campus Compact is a coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the public purpose of higher education. MCC promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college students to be civically engaged citizens through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement. For more information, please visit


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.