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The Northwood University Speech Team (Forensics) had another great showing the weekend of November 16-17 at the Falcon Classic/Birds of a Feather Swing hosted by Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. The team placed 9th out of 20 teams on Saturday, November 16, and 6th out of 20 teams on Sunday, November 17. On Saturday, the Northwood University Speech Team placed first place out of all Pi Kappa Delta teams present (Pi Kappa Delta is an honorary nationwide forensics...

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Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, IL, and Northwood University signed a new Articulation Agreement for Prairie State’s Business and Management degree students. Prairie State College graduates can earn their Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Management from Northwood University utilizing the transfer agreement.Under the agreement, Prairie State College students can complete three years of courses and then transfer to Northwood for their fourth...

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Entrepreneur Freddie Laker shares story as Adjunct Professor Stamas looks on.  

Freddie Laker, CEO and founder of Guide, a text-to-video software company and several other start-up companies, was the featured speaker at Northwood University Florida’s recent Entrepreneurship Roundtable Luncheon. Described as an entrepreneur who’s helped to develop companies since he was ‘in short pants,’ Laker first established Laker.net, an internet service provider and web design studio in 1996 before selling it...

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(l-r):  Ibrahim Lawton, Stephanie Hentschel, Matt Williams, Myisha Ishmeal, Amee Cox and Yancy Cobb.

On November 16-17, Northwood University sent the Mock Trial team to the Tobacco Road Invitational Mock Trial Tournament comprised of 24 teams and hosted by Duke University. Through engaging in trial simulations in competition with teams from other institutions, Mock Trial students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures.The Northwood team placed first in the competition by defeating Duke University and Elon University...

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Over 200 Northwood University Florida students recently gathered to learn more about the inspirations behind Presidential Medal of Freedom and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman’s book Thinking, Fast and Slow. In the 2011 volume, Kahneman, an Israeli-American psychologist and winner of the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, reveals the results of years of research relating to the contrast between an instinctive, emotional and...

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Dr. Georgia Abbott shares expertise with Start-Up leaders.

Northwood Florida‘s Damien Kelly recently experienced one of those ‘ahaa’ moments when he participated as part of team Northwood University (NU) Florida as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week’s (GEW) Start-Up West Palm Beach, a three-day ‘incubator’ designed to bring ideas to life through mentorship and assistance from industry leaders and volunteers. As a team member whose goal was to assist a local inventor in bringing their...

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The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team kicked off another season the weekend of November 9-10 on the campus of Central Michigan University (CMU) at the Perfect Pairs Swing hosted by the University of Michigan and CMU. Northwood University took 8th place both Saturday and Sunday despite competing head-to-toe with some of the nation’s best teams, such as Bradley University, first in nation last year, and North Central College, which ranked first in Northwood’s...

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(l-r): Weldon Hafley, Irving ISD interim superintendent; Melissa Cavazos, new student coordinator; Darien Moore, director of admissions & enrollment management; and Thelma Cantu, partners in education coordinator.

Northwood University officially became a strategic partner with the Irving Independent School District (ISD) on October 4, 2013, as a part of its high school partnership program. Representatives from the office of admissions and faculty will work with local high schools to provide presentations and information on the Business Canvas model “How to Write a Business Plan” and “Personal Finance,” as well as industry specific programming opportunities.Titled...

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Angela Jones

Northwood University Florida faculty, staff, students and friends recently paid tribute to our nation’s veterans while joining them for a remembrance.  The event took place prior to the Northwood Florida Seahawk basketball team’s second home game of the year against Michigan’s Madonna University. “I was honored to play a role in recognizing and thanking our veteran’s. They really enjoyed getting to know us, and the fact that they got...

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The Northwood University Texas Hospitality Management students with Michael Lansing, associate professor and chair, Hotel, Restaurant & Resort Management. 

Four Dallas-Fort Worth influential women, Harriet Miers, Congresswoman Kay Granger, Patricia Chambers and Mary Ann Thompson, were recently awarded the Northwood University Distinguished Women’s honor at a Gala in Dallas. The University’s student participation and engagement of activities impressed these women the most.  This amazing celebration allows Northwood students to experience first-hand Northwood’s mission –“To develop future...

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Northwood University’s Annual Stafford Memorial Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood’s Michigan campus in Midland located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This year represents the 39th annual scholarship fundraising event that is planned and executed by a student executive board. The scholarship fundraiser begins with a reception starting at 5:15 p.m. with an interactive style dinner following at 6:00 p.m. during which a silent...

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On Tuesday, November 12, Northwood University hosted its annual employee service awards in the NADA Hotel & Conference Center. This year Northwood honored employees for five to 35 years of continuous or combined service to the University.35 years: Jamie Burns, Saginaw.30 years: Betty Beckham, Midland.25 years: Tina Brisbois, Midland; John Paulus, Midland; John Kilbourn, Freeland.20 years: Pat Riepma, Midland; Charles Franklin, Midland.15 years: Margaret Colarelli, Midland; Theresa...

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Shonn Hironaga, Jennifer Sanchez and Lucas Myhre arrived at the career fair early to learn about future job opportunities.

Northwood University’s Texas Campus held its first Mini Career Fair on November 6 in the Hopkins academic building, inviting four local companies to discuss career options that are available to our students. This was a wonderful opportunity for students to network with professional recruiters and find out about part-time, full-time and internship positions.  These openings applied to a variety of majors and industries, including: hospitality, automotive, management,...

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In a true reflection of its free-market roots and mission, Northwood University will host Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) events Nov.14-21. The mission of the global GEW initiative is to provide the public the opportunity to “try on” entrepreneurship by engaging the business startup community in one’s city or town. Northwood’s GEW celebration is one of 35,000 such events hosted simultaneously in 125 countries.As part of its system-wide GEW...

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Dianna (Clark) Akers poses with her Sparkle Screen SPF 30+ Sunscreen.

While many inventors share that opportunity is born of necessity, a Northwood University Florida alumna will happily add that what glitters can sometimes turn to gold. "If you've ever tried to get an unwilling child to put on sunscreen, you can feel my pain," laughed Dianna (Clark) Akers, a 1990 graduate. "Our family is outside and in the sun a lot, so ensuring that we're able to protect our skin can be a constant challenge," said the Fort Lauderdale, Florida...

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Drew Dedo with Kasey Lowry and Brantley Gilbert

While first dipping his feet into the entertainment management field as a sophomore at Northwood University Florida back in 2002, Drew Dedo likely had no idea that he’d be responsible for conceptualizing and developing one of the largest music festivals in the country. But today the Entertainment, Sport and Promotion Management (ESPM) graduate who recently produced and managed a two-day country music festival known as...

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Kevin Petrovsky

As Northwood University Florida begins its Sustainability Management program, leaders from across the globe are discovering the value of sustainable business practices and the key role they play in increasing the bottom line.  From cutting costs, to cultivating sales, to finding ways to increase shareholder interests, companies are finding that creative systems and processes designed to protect the environment and society end up increasing shareholder returns, cutting costs and...

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WHAT Northwood University39TH Annual Stafford DinnerWinter in the Woods WHEN Saturday, March 1, 2014 – 5:15 p.m. WHERE Hach Student Life Center4000 Whiting DriveMidland, MI 48640 For more information, call (989) 837-4366

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Alumna Allison Hancock's "Ask Ally" column serves as a valuable resource to consumers.

Well aware of the uncomfortable occurrences many women face while searching for and maintaining a car, Florida alumna Allison Hancock is now teaming with family members to ensure that the experience is a pleasant one. Hancock shared that she’s always had a passion for the business, and now equipped with her Northwood master of business degree and her bachelor’s degree in automotive marketing and management, she’s thankful for the opportunity to apply her passion...

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Picture L-R are: Back row standing - Karen Mozes, Dana Gildea, Radojka Nikodinovic, Quanetra Standfield, Alexandria Jackson, Acacia Simms, Anthony Irby, Jasmine Mention, Carolos Fernandez, and Carol Wagmeister. Middle row squatting - Sharnele Brown, Allison Hardiman, Emily May and Erin Riley. Front row - Atavia Blake, Adalberto Trujillo and Joshua Silverman

Northwood University Florida students began the academic year by reaching out to assist community neighbors with a variety of events. Volunteers joined together to participate in activities such as the Solid Waste Authority’s Paint Your Heart Out program which uses recycled paint to refurbish the homes of elderly and disabled residents, cleaning up area lake fronts and beaches in conjunction with “Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful” a local and...

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Donna Wagner

Northwood University announces the appointment of Donna Wagner as chair of the Aftermarket Management Program. Wagner will be responsible for the aftermarket program on the Michigan Campus and will assume this position starting November 1.Dr. Keith Pretty, president and CEO at Northwood University, states, “We are very pleased to have Donna as the chair of the Aftermarket Management Program. Her knowledge of Northwood and her experience in the automotive aftermarket industry will be...

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Dr. Tom Duncan interviews live with WPTV's Mike Williams.

As a last minute deal ended the partial federal government shutdown, many are saying it’s not over. Northwood University Florida President Dr. Tom Duncan recently caught up with WPTV anchor Mike Williams for a live, in-studio interview. When asked by the popular NBC anchor if this agreement would end the crisis over the U.S. debt, Duncan responded, “We’re going to be right back where we are tonight in about three or four months, when this temporary debt limit...

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Rollie Massimino

Rollie Massimino, Northwood University Florida’s head men’s basketball coach will be among a group of inductees into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2013, in Kansas City on November 24th. “The Class of 2013 includes some of the smartest and strongest players of the game, loyal coaches and influential contributors, many of whom are still integrally involved in the college game,” said Reggie Minton, Deputy Executive Director of...

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Northwood University announces new interim leadership posts for Dr. Bill Bateman and Dean Larry Lindsey. Dr. Bateman is moving from his current role as president, Michigan Campus, to interim associate dean of Northwood’s DeVos Graduate School while Lindsey will serve a dual role as the interim president of the Michigan Campus and continue as the dean of students for the Michigan Campus. These appointments are effective November 1st.In his new capacity, Dr. Bateman will provide...

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