Sister and Brother Enjoy Northwood Together

Adalberto and Vivian Trujillo

When Adalberto Trujillo was a high school senior back in 2011, he didn’t realize it was possible to attend a private college, but soon found that his hard work in the classroom had paid off.

“I was surprised to learn of all of the non-repayable financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships,” recalled the honor student, now 21, after having first seen the breakdown of costs.

And his sister Vivian, 18, is now joining him at Northwood and reaping some of the same benefits, thanks to an impressive GPA, and artistic abilities that will benefit her as she pursues a degree in marketing.

The native Floridians who both graduated from Deerfield Beach High School, regularly ride their skateboards around Northwood University’s campus and are known for their dedicated work ethic, willingness to become involved in student volunteer efforts, and sense of humor.


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 two full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida and mid-Michigan. 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.