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Diana VreelandDirector of Intensive English Program

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University recently named Diana Vreeland director of the Intensive English Program. She will oversee the newly launched full-time Intensive English Program including the development of curriculum. Vreeland will also serve as liaison with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and other professional organizations and groups.Vreeland recently served as the director of the Center for...

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WPEC's Chuck Weber interviews Timothy Gilbert.

Professor Timothy Gilbert shared that the plan is difficult to understand and causing anxiety among many Americans. South Florida WPEC anchor Chuck Weber recently turned to Northwood University Florida professor Timothy Gilbert to gain insight relating to public perception of the Affordable Care Act, popularly referred to as Obamacare. While pointing out that healthy individuals and business entities could be required to contribute to the government insurance plan, Gilbert shared...

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Wally Trejo, President of the Omega Delta Phi Colony and Monica Perez, President of Zeta Phi Sorority

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Northwood University, Texas Campus is happy to announce the colonization of a national fraternity.  This spring the men of Omega Delta Phi fulfilled their responsibilities to become an official colony. Once the colony reaches chapter status they will be part of the North Texas Region. The Northwood University Knights, will officially become ODPhi knights which is also the mascot of the fraternity. “Becoming an ODPhi has been life...

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Northwood Texas Twins, Maria and Anna Joseph

CEDAR HILL, Texas – At first glance you may think you are seeing double.  Meet Northwood University Texas Knights and student leaders Maria and Anna Joseph.  If you have attended the Student Welcome, Orientation and Registration Day (SWORD) you may have noticed that the first two people that greet you when you enter the Lambert building are the twins Maria and Anna Joseph.  They welcome each new Knight that comes through the door with a warm Texas...

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Adam LaFurgey

MIDLAND, MI – The Automotive Marketing department at Northwood University announces the selection of Adam LaFurgey as general chair of the 50th Annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS). With the importance of the upcoming show, the decision was made to implement two vice chairpersons to oversee the executive board. Justin Edgar was selected as vice chair of divisionals while Chelsea Shartle was selected as vice chair of operations. Northwood University...

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Valerie Freeman, Northwood University 2012 Outstanding Business Leader

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Jay and Valerie Freeman graciously welcomed the students from the graduating class from the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) to their home Wednesday evening.  Valerie Freeman is the founder and CEO of Imprimis Group, Inc.  Now one of the largest independently owned staffing enterprises in Texas, Imprimis Group serves as testimony to Freeman’s belief in the value of higher education, the opportunities of...

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Northwood University, Texas Campus President Dr. Kevin Fegan speaking at the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® reception

This year’s graduating class from the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) took part in a number of events on the Northwood University, Texas campus. Selected students from Afghanistan and Rwanda participated in the Business Boot Camp portion of the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program which consists of dynamic, high-level business training, combined with leadership skills, for qualifying students. Boot Camp Northwood professors included, Dr. Tara Peters, Carla...

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Alumnus Scott Smoliak with his dog Bailey.

After enduring a harrowing experience while trying to save a four-legged family member, Northwood University alumnus Scott Smoliak turned to both his business management expertise and to a Northwood University DeVos Graduate School of Management Field Work Team with the goal of creating a nonprofit to help ease the burden for others. It all began when Smoliak had to rush Bailey, the family dog to an emergency veterinary hospital because he wasn't acting himself. There, he learned that...

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Thanks to Northwood University’s (NU) new degree program in Sustainability Management eco-conscious business students will be able to combine their passion for the environment with a proven business curriculum. Scheduled to start fall 2013, Northwood’s major in Sustainability Management positions graduates to meet the demand for business leaders and entrepreneurs who understand the economics of sustainability.“There is an increasing need for business managers and...

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Elvin Rodriguez, Collegiate Division Player of the Year Award

Knights shortstop Elvin Rodriguez has been honored as the 2013 Collegiate Player of the Year by the Metroplex Hall-Ruggles chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). A senior from Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Rodriguez was the Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Year.  He was also named to the NAIA All-American first team.  Rodriguez is only the second Knights player to be named an NAIA first team All-American, joining former catcher Johnny...

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Celeste Lindell, Career Services Director Texas Campus

Northwood University’s Texas campus is happy to announce the appointment of Celeste Lindell to the position of career services director. The Northwood University Texas MBA graduate will assist the students as they look for the ideal career that fits their interests.  This will be achieved through on-campus events and workshops, resume reviews, effective interviewing skills, and growing student’s relationship building skills. “Over the last 20 years in...

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Incoming Freshman Eduardo Chairez and Graduate Assistant Francisco Chairez with the Northwood Knight

Northwood Knights and brothers, Francisco and Eduardo Chairez both share a passion for business.  Francisco, a Northwood graduate will begin working towards obtaining his MBA from the DeVos graduate program this fall.  While brother Eduardo Chairez will begin his Northwood career as a freshman looking to pursue a degree in management with a concentration in entertainment, sport & promotion management.   “I am excited to see both of my sons accomplish...

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Susan Dennett Academic Dean Florida Campus

Northwood University Florida is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Dennett as academic dean.Northwood's Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Kristin Stehouwer commented, "We are delighted that Susan is joining our team in this capacity. She is the key academic leader for the campus and will have responsibility for supporting our learner-centered environment through a focus on excellence in teaching and learning, curriculum development and delivery, assessment, and overall program...

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Orientation guests enjoyed academic and extracurricular sessions.

As the new academic year approaches, many Northwood University students and parents are taking advantage of early orientation activities. Florida students and parents recently enjoyed both informative and entertaining events designed to provide a strong foundation for both academic and extracurricular success. Featuring a meet and greet session and an amphibious tour of the Palm Beaches on the famous 'Diva Duck,' the occasions included opportunities to meet with academic and...

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Northwood Texas Campus Prof. Sabine Adams

This summer the Northwood University Texas campus was once again happy to host the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge (FELC) Camp on campus.  The Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge is the flagship program of the Jesse Helms Center Foundation. The goal of FELC is to educate high school students about entrepreneurship, the differences between capitalism and socialism, free market economics, personal responsibility, principled leadership and corporate/personal...

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Michigan employers and citizens concerned about America’s sluggish economy and the impact of health care reform will have an opportunity to hear what leading economists believe health care reform will do to the economic recovery at a Northwood University-sponsored symposium titled “The U.S. Economy and the Impact of Health Care Reform.”This free of charge, public event is set for Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m.–11 a.m. at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club located...

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New Knights Logo

A new Knight has shown up on Northwood University’s Texas campus.  The Knight, which is actually a redesigned graphic rendition of the school’s longtime Knights mascot, will be used in conjunction with not just athletic teams, but across the university. “We felt we needed a fresher, more aggressive looking Knight – one that has a more college-mascot look and feel,” explained Northwood Athletics Director Jack Allday. ...

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