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Northwood University students were recently provided the opportunity to ask questions of the Outstanding Business Leader Class of 2014 at an afternoon forum held Friday, January 31st at Northwood University Florida. The event provided the opportunity for honorees to share anecdotes relating to the obstacles and challenges they encountered while on their personal road to business success, as well as remedies relating to how they overcame them. The eight nationally known business leaders will...

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Coach Drew McGee

It doesn’t take long to learn that Drew McGee believes in getting an early start. Northwood’s new head golf coach is usually one of the first to show up in the athletics office each morning, can be counted on to be early to meetings and is at practices well ahead of his team. “We had well over a dozen coaches express interest in becoming our new head golf coach,” Northwood Texas Athletics Director Jack Allday says. “But Drew really stood...

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The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team (Forensics) competed in the 13th annual Bulldog Battle in Indianapolis, IN, on January 18 hosted by Butler University. Northwood University placed 10th out of a total of 21 teams.Four team members made it to finals in five events: Kirk Longuski, a junior from Bay City, took 3rd in impromptu; Taryn Rubino, a junior from Dryden, took 5th in programmed oral interpretation; Cherell Granger, a sophomore from Gaylord, took 5th in novice impromptu and...

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Mock Trial students at Indiana University.

On January 25-26, Northwood Mock Trial teams competed at the Hoosier Hoedown hosted by Indiana University.Northwood Team 931 earned sixth place by winning their rounds against the University of Notre Dame and Lewis University. Northwood split ballots in their round against the University of Chicago and lost its round to Miami. The team of TC (Thomas) Sample, a junior from Westland; Terrence Green, a junior from Hesperia; Paige Buckley, a senior from Birch Run; Aaron Grace, a junior from...

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Barbara Elliott

On Wednesday, February 5, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Barbara Elliott who will discuss the topic “Reweaving the Tattered Fabric of Civil Society.” The lecture will take place in room 114 of the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to attend this...

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Northwood University’s 51st Annual International Auto Show is set for the weekend of October 10, 11 and 12, 2014. The show is North America’s largest student-run outdoor new car auto show and is held on the Michigan Campus of Northwood University located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland. The theme for this year’s show is “Take the Wheel” focusing on connecting consumers to their vehicles.The Auto Show is free of charge and open to the public....

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Cathy Scott

Cathy Scott’s “College Accounting: A Career Approach” (12th edition) has been published by Cengage Learning.  As the title suggests, the text emphasizes real-world applications and a career-oriented approach to accounting.  It is the only college accounting text available that incorporates step-by step instruction in QuickBooks® within its chapters.  Scott is proud to have incorporated innovating teaching ideas and her...

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Darren Ford

The Career Development classes on the Northwood University Texas campus recently enjoyed presentations from speaker Darren Ford, founder of ProCulture Consulting. Ford shared with students his thoughts on what is needed to be successful in today’s business world and encouraged them to be lifelong learners. After his visit with the classes, he said, “I enjoyed speaking at Northwood University. The students were certainly engaged and asked some great questions. I also...

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Spring Organizations' Fair

Student activities have been booming as we welcomed back the students from their winter break. With events ranging from a Casino Night filled with big prizes and giveaways to a bonfire filled with s‘mores and hot chocolate, the student attendance and excitement for events have been better than ever. Sophomore Ian Folsom, a baseball player and winner of the iPad Mini at our Welcome Back Casino Night, had these comments to say about the event, “I had a blast and...

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David Menten

Northwood University Florida will recognize four graduates for their contributions to industry and to the communities in which they live and work at its Outstanding Alumni Awards (OAA) Dinner on Friday, February 21st, 2014 beginning at 5pm at Northwood’s Jeannette Hare Art Gallery. Tickets are $25 and a table of eight is $160. To RSVP please call (561) 681-7983. Held as part of Northwood Florida’s 30th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend, the event will be held in conjunction...

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Northwood University Florida’s recent Martin Luther King remembrance ceremony held special meaning for students, faculty and staff. The event opened with a discussion led by New York State Supreme Court Justice Ira J. Raab, an Adjunct Professor of American Government who discussed pivotal civil rights clauses in the United States constitution and its amendments. Students were then invited to share the impact that Dr. King has had on their lives and on the future of civil rights...

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Mock Trial students at Ohio Northern University.

Three Northwood University Mock Trial teams joined 33 other teams competing at the Polar Bear Invitational held at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. This was the first invitational competition of the winter term.Northwood Team 930 earned first place by winning their rounds against the University of Chicago, Hillsdale College and two separate teams from Ohio State University. The team of Stephanie Hentschel, a senior from Midland; Matthew Williams, a junior from Livonia; Amee Cox, a...

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Mock Trial students at Michigan State University.

Two Northwood University Mock Trial Teams joined 16 other teams competing at the Michigan State University Invitational held recently in East Lansing. This event was the final invitational competition of the fall term.Northwood Team 930 faced teams from Hillsdale College, Eastern Michigan University, Ohio State University and Ohio Northern University. The team of TC (Thomas) Sample, a junior from Westland; Jalisa Harris, a sophomore from Belleville; Stephanie Hentschel, a senior from Midland;...

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Professor Steve Brazill

Northwood University Professor Steve Brazill spent the recent Christmas holiday teaching Dealership Financial Statement Analysis and Dealership General Management courses at Jilin University/Lambton College in Changchun, China. The courses were part of a three-year auto industry management curriculum which incorporates components of Northwood’s signature automotive marketing and management programs offered in the United States.  Northwood is a small university with a large...

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Speaker Rachel L. Proctor

On Monday, January 20, students, faculty and staff celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a powerful and informational event featuring keynote speaker, Rachel L. Proctor. Proctor serves the All-American City of Desoto, Texas, as a city council member (District 4). She also currently serves as a Desoto Chamber of Commerce board member and is on the Board of Directors for Leadership Southwest.Proctor spoke about the importance of playing our part in Martin Luther...

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Dr. Kevin G. Fegan

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Northwood University President Dr. Kevin Fegan has been named the 2013 Person of the Year in the Best Southwest by the Lancaster Chamber. Dr. Fegan will be honored at the Chamber's annual awards luncheon on Thursday, February 13, at the Lancaster Recreation Center. He is the first person to win the newly formed award.The Person of the Year in the Best Southwest Award recognizes a professional who has made significant...

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The Texas campus of Northwood University has received recognition by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) through the Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Pro­gram as a Firewise community for 2013. The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving local constituents in the effort to reduce wildfire risks. This recognition for the Texas campus was made possible in large...

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Northwood University welcomes all registered student organizations to participate in its annual Coming Home Week Monday, February 3, through Saturday, February 8. Each year at the beginning of the spring semester, Northwood hosts Coming Home Week which consists of athletic events, student competitions and philanthropy projects for faculty, students and staff. This year’s theme is “Around the World.” All week long students have the opportunity to vote for a Coming...

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Thomas O'Hare

Northwood University will honor retired President and CEO of Worldpac Thomas O’Hare, and President of East Penn Manufacturing Daniel Langdon as two of eight nationally known business men and women at its 34th Annual Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Awards Gala at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday, February 1st 7:00 pm. Tickets are $375 per person. For high resolution photos, biographies, and individual press releases for all of the honorees, please visit the:...

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Northwood University invites the public, Northwood alumni and parents to join them for the 39th Annual Stafford Memorial Dinner scholarship fundraising event themed "Winter in the Woods."" The event will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood's Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. The scholarship fundraiser begins with a general reception starting at 5:15 p.m. followed by an interactive style dinner at 6:00 p.m. during...

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Northwood University will honor ten automobile dealers from across the United States and The Netherlands with its annual Dealer Education Awards. The dealers are recognized for their individual contributions and efforts to improve education at all levels.Since 1972, Northwood has recognized individuals in the automotive marketing field who have made noteworthy contributions to public or private education inside or outside of the industry. The ceremony is held in conjunction with the National...

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Northwood University’s Campus Arts Council and the Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management Association (ESPMA) will host the Dueling Pianos International on Wednesday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Griswold Lecture Hall on the Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. The event is planned for anyone looking to laugh, have a great time and is suitable for all ages. The community is invited to attend this free performance.This fun, fast-paced musical entertainment offers a...

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Dr. David Spaulding

Northwood University’s Dr. David Spaulding spent the first weeks of the New Year teaching American Business Philosophy to students at Jiangnan University in Wuxi, People’s Republic of China. Jiangnan University provides Chinese students a western-style education conducted in English. The challenges for both students and instructors are substantial. “The essential task is always to take complex ideas and make them accessible—especially when...

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The American Accounting Association recently recognized Northwood University adjunct instructor Cathy Scott with its two-year College Educator of the Year Award for 2012-2013. The award cited her innovation in the classroom and her leadership in the development of teaching and learning beyond her own courses.  Her recognition by the American Accounting Association was for her work at Navarro College, an area community college.  Scott teaches automotive marketing computer...

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(l-r): Northwood students at the ancient ruins of Lamanai are Steven Cao (TX), Carrie Endres (MI), Cristin Heilker (TX), Nate Hutcheson (TX), and Will Johnson (MI).

Robert Harris, Texas campus chair of arts and sciences, led a Belize study tour with five students from the Texas and Michigan campuses. The students visited a variety of Mayan sites and eco-tourism locations. One of the highlights of the study tour was a presentation by David Gegg, a leader in the developing eco-tourism industry in Belize.

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In December, the Texas campus of Northwood University was recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for earning the designation 2013 Tree Campus USA. Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. To obtain this distinction, the Texas campus met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required...

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Kimberly Olson (Coventry)

On Thursday, January 23, at 7 p.m., Northwood University will host alumna Kimberly Olson (Coventry) who will discuss her business and how her involvement in Greek life impacted her college career. The presentation will take place in the Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to attend this free event.Olson is a nationally renowned nutrition and fitness expert. She...

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Kyle Batta

Northwood University Florida is preparing to unveil the latest makes and models at its 2014 Auto Show of the Palm Beaches. The event will be held Saturday, February 22nd - Sunday, February 23rd as part of the University’s 30th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend activities. To learn more about the details of the show, please visit: www.northwood.edu/pbautoshow . As the university prepares to unveil the latest in automotive technology, show chairman Kyle Batta predicts that safety will...

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Jonathan Hage

Educational pioneer Jonathan Hage and automotive leaders Lisa Copeland, Richard Garber and J Ferron are among the group of eight business leaders who will be honored at Northwood University’s 34th Annual Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Awards Gala at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday, February 1st 7:00 p.m.. Tickets are $375 per person. For high resolution photos, biographies, and individual press releases relating to all of the honorees, please visit the: Outstanding...

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Northwood University will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King (1929-1968), a famous leader of the American civil rights movement, a political activist, a Baptist minister, and a Nobel Laureate, on Monday, January 20, from noon-1:00 p.m. at the NADA Hotel & Conference Center on Northwood’s Midland Campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive.The celebration will involve several Northwood University students. Attendees will be welcomed to the luncheon at noon. The national...

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Dr. Tom Duncan comments regarding the importance of community partnerships as Northwood Florida hosts the Palm Beach Outlet Mall Career Fair.

Northwood University Florida recently hosted the Palm Beach Outlet Mall Career Fair, which drew over 6000 job seekers vying for approximately 1500 full and part-time jobs. The event, made possible through a collaboration with New England Development Company, generated Northwood University media coverage on all South Florida CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX television stations, radio programs, and newspapers while  providing the opportunity to introduce thousands of local residents to the...

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On Wednesday, January 22, Northwood University will host its winter Student Kick-Off Party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Hach Student Life Center located on campus at 4000 Whiting Drive. The goal of this event is to acquaint the Midland community with Northwood students, faculty and staff.The Kick-Off Party vendors include over 125 businesses, charities and nonprofit organizations from the Midland community as well as Northwood student organizations and departments. Teresa Sullivan, director...

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Article courtesy of U.S.News & World ReportEveryone says that nobody lies on their deathbed wishing they had worked harder, but that isn't quite true.What people mean is that nobody nears the end of their life and thinks, "Boy, I should have skipped all of my kid's soccer games and gone to all of those meetings instead."But anecdotal evidence and common sense suggests that many people do regret not achieving some of the dreams on their bucket list – like...

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Midge Reichert

Midge Reichert, Northwood University Florida's Director of Career Services recently shared top tips for job seekers with all South Florida television affiliates as the campus hosted the Palm Beach Outlet Mall Career Fair.   With retailers on hand to interview candidates seeking positions ranging from sales associates to managers, Reichert advised job seekers to: Prepare well in advance by researching participating companies and familiarize themselves with each...

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Richard DeVos, Jr.

Northwood University will honor Richard DeVos Jr. and David Gilmour as two of eight nationally known business men and women at its 34th Annual Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Awards Gala at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday, February 1st 7:00 p.m.. Tickets are $375 per person. For high resolution photos, biographies, and individual press releases for all of the honorees, please visit the: Outstanding Business Leader Online Newsroom As a proud graduate of Northwood University...

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Kyle Batta

Kyle Batta, Northwood University Florida’s 2014 Auto Show Captain is a three-year veteran of the event who plans on revitalizing the show by incorporating the international flavor of the university and by showcasing technological breakthroughs in the industry that will change global travel. Having climbed the ladder from Nissan/Kia Team Captain, to Asian Brand Manager, to Chairman, Batta’s passion for the automotive industry runs much deeper than most, and it shows. An...

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Article courtesy of Saginaw County Chamber of CommerceBeth Bryce of Northwood University has been selected as one of eight women from Bay, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw counties as "Great Women of the Great Lakes Bay Region" and has enhanced the region’s quality of life in decidedly different ways. The Graff Chevrolet dealership in Bay City and Saginaw Valley State University Athletics created the honor in 2011 to draw attention to local women for their...

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Article courtesy of MLiveSAGINAW, MI — The Saginaw Spirit have a history with the Hockeytown Winter Festival and it extends farther back and more deeply than last year’s lockout.At its heart, the festival has a Saginaw feel to it, and that’s because it’s being put together by one of the Spirit’s own.Jim Biewer, former Director of Gameday Operations for the Saginaw Spirit, has been in charge of preparing the two-week festival that features...

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