Meet The Northwood Stafford Memorial Dinner Executive Board

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 which a silent auction takes place until 8:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend with reserved ticket purchases at $85.00 per person. For more information and to make reservations, visit www.northwood.edu/stafford or contact Dr. Julie Tkach at tkachj@northwood.edu or 989.837.4366.

This year's 39th annual event is presented by Northwood University students, the majority of which are enrolled in the Hospitality Management program. The dinner event honors the Hospitality Management department founder, William D. Stafford. He was the first chairman of the program at Northwood Institute, which became a university in 1993. Stafford used his expertise and experience from years in the hospitality industry to develop Northwood's curriculum. Proceeds from the dinner will go to the Stafford Dinner Scholarship Fund which directly benefits the students' educational funding.

The 13 students serving on this year's Stafford Memorial Dinner executive board are:

Brandon Allan

Brandon Allan, Co-Chair

Brandon Allan is the son of David and Cynthia Allan of Grand Blanc and a graduate of GrBrandon Allan, Co-Chair and Blanc High School. He is a senior at Northwood University majoring in Hospitality Management. At Northwood, Brandon is an active member in the Northwood University Hospitality Enterprise and is president of the Student Ambassador program. He is currently employed by Lodgco Management at the Hampton Inn of Midland and also works in the admissions department at Northwood University as the campus visit coordinator. After graduation, Brandon plans on going into resort management and/or the private club sector of the industry and will eventually work in a much warmer (southern) climate.
Brittany Prout

Brittany Prout, Co-Chair

Brittany Prout is the daughter of Jeff and Gerrie Prout of Freeland and a graduate of Freeland High School. She is a senior at Northwood University majoring in Hospitality Management. Brittany has been involved in Northwood University Hospitality Enterprise as vice president, the Disney College Program Alumni Association as vice president and Alpha Chi Omega-Zeta Rho serving as vice president of membership programming. Currently she is employed at Vanity Shops as the store manager. Upon graduation, Brittany plans to move to Chicago or Seattle and pursue a career as an event coordinator, more specifically a wedding coordinator/planner.
Jonathon Maurer

Jonathon Maurer, Food & Beverage Co-Chair

Jonathon Maurer is the son of John and Julie Maurer of Clarkston and a graduate of Clarkston High School. He is a junior at Northwood University majoring in Hospitality Management. At Northwood, Jonathon has been involved in Alpha Sigma Phi as secretary and Northwood University International Auto Show as kitchen manager. After graduation, he plans on going into hotel management.
Kevin Stolzenfeld

Kevin Stolzenfeld, Food & Beverage Co-Chair

Kevin Stolzenfeld is the son of Robert and Patricia Stolzenfeld of Clarkston and a graduate of Clarkston High School. He is currently a junior at Northwood University majoring in Hospitality Management. At Northwood, Kevin is involved in Alpha Sigma Phi and Northwood University International Auto Show as grill manager. After graduation, his goal is to eventually own his own restaurant.
Megan Borders

Megan Borders, Registration & Finance Chair

Megan Borders is the daughter of Jeff Borders and Denise Gross of Chesaning and a graduate of Chesaning Union High School. She is currently in her senior year at Northwood University majoring in Hospitality Management. While at Northwood, Megan has participated in Northwood University Hospitality Enterprise as president and vice president and has held the position of food and beverage logistics chair for the 37th and 38th Stafford Dinner. After graduation, she would like to move to South Carolina to further her career in management and someday own her own resort.
Andrew Hanagan

Andrew Hanagan, Service Chair

Andrew Hanagan is the son of Diana Carnevale and Dan Hanagan of Plymouth, brother of Joseph Hanagan, and a graduate of Canton High School. He is a senior at Northwood University and will graduate in May 2014 with his bachelor’s degree in Management with a minor in Hospitality Management. After Northwood, he hopes to work at an advertising/marketing agency working on accounts.
Amy Kaltz

Amy Kaltz, Entertainment Chair

Amy Kaltz is the daughter of Randy and Rhonda Kaltz of Dryden and a graduate of Dryden High School. She is a junior at Northwood University with a dual major in Hospitality Management and Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management. At Northwood, Amy is involved in the Intercultural Club serving as the president, Ski Club as the vice president and was a 2013 summer orientation leader. She is employed at Midland Shelterhouse as a “girls on the run” mentor. After graduation, Amy plans on venturing into resort and/or casino management, hoping one day to own her own all inclusive resort.
Ashley Reincke

Ashley Reincke, Public Relations Chair & Secretary

Ashley Karen Reincke is the daughter of John and Karen Reincke of Mount Clemens and a graduate of Lutheran High School North. She is a sophomore at Northwood University studying Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship. At Northwood, Ashley is involved in the Student Honors Association and participates on the Northwood University Hospitality Enterprise executive board as secretary. She is employed at the NADA Hotel and Conference Center as resident manager. After graduation, Ashley hopes to engage in the restaurant industry with hopes to eventually open and manage her own bakery/brewery.
Emmalie Quella

Emmalie Quella, Food and Beverage Logistics Chair

Emmalie Catherine Quella is the second daughter of Leandra and David Quella of Hartland and a graduate of Hartland High School. She is a junior at Northwood University majoring in Hospitality Management. Emmalie is involved in the Northwood University Hospitality Enterprise as treasurer. She is currently employed on campus at the Strosacker Library. After graduation, Emmalie plans on immersing herself in the restaurant industry and one day owning the restaurant of her dreams in partnership with her mother.
Victoria Julson

Victoria Julson, Decorations Chair

Victoria Ann Julson is the daughter of Tim and Deb Julson of Rochester, has two younger siblings and graduated from Lutheran High School North. She is a senior at Northwood University studying Hospitality Management.  While at Northwood, she has been involved in Northwood University Hospitality Enterprise for four years and had the opportunity to participate on the Stafford Dinner executive board as public relations chair in 2012.  Upon graduation, Victoria plans on working in event planning and sales for a resort or country club.
Lindsey Lipa

Lindsey Lipa, Procurement Chair

Lindsey Lipa is the daughter of Jeff and Connie Lipa of Canton, sister of Emily and a graduate of Salem High School. She is a senior at Northwood University majoring in Hospitality Management. At Northwood, Lindsey has been involved in Northwood University Hospitality Enterprise and DECA. She is currently employed at Northwood University’s human resources department as a student assistant. After graduation, Lindsey plans on going into resort management and eventually would love to manage a resort in a warmer climate.
Alexis Goodwin

Alexis Goodwin, Assistant Procurement Chair

Alexis Goodwin is the daughter of Johnna and Bob Struck of Waterford and a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory High School. She is a junior at Northwood University majoring in Hospitality Management. At Northwood, Alexis has been involved in Northwood University Hospitality Enterprise as president and Alpha Chi Omega as new member chair. She is currently employed at the Residence Inn Marriott of Midland. After graduation, Alexis plans on pursuing a career in hotel management and eventually would love to be an event planner for one of Ritz Carlton’s properties.
Nathan Steiner

Nathan Steiner, Student Advisor

Nathan Steiner is the son of Mark and Adrianne Steiner of Fraser and a graduate of Fraser High School. He is a senior at Northwood University majoring in Hospitality Management. Nathan has been involved in Northwood University’s Hospitality Enterprise and is also employed at the H Hotel as a banquet server. After graduation, he plans on pursuing a job in the cruise industry.

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