Student Activities Focus on Community Service

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 national coastal clean-up program, and participating in Habitat for Humanity projects in order to assure those in need are provided decent, safe and affordable housing. 

Seahawk students regularly volunteer in a number of ongoing activities such as assisting Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss, volunteering for the local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, promoting area blood drives, and more.

In addition to the enrichment received from helping others, Northwood students are awarded EXCEL credit for volunteer activities. Noted on each student's student development transcript, which is issued along with their academic transcript, EXCEL credit is of value to prospective employers because it highlights the meaningful contributions Northwood University students make beyond the classroom.

“As we work toward exemplifying Northwood University’s mission and values, assisting friends in the community becomes even more meaningful,” said Carol Wagmeister, Student Services Assistant and EXCEL Program Coordinator. “It’s great to see students experience the reward that comes from lending a hand,” she said.


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 seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, 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 China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.