News: Northwood University

Roland C. Manuel

Now President and CEO of his family’s Palm Beach Tax Group Inc., Enrolled Agent Roland C. Manuel, a 2003 graduate who’d majored in business management, is applying knowledge gained as a Northwood University student toward growing the family business. “I believe it all started with my experience at Northwood University,” reflected Manuel. “From the faculty and small classrooms, to the accessible professors and the outside influencers who were...

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Northwood University and the Center for Tire & Service Education (CTSE) are pleased to announce that the next Tire Leadership 21 Education Program's two-week seminar will be held March 22-27 and Sept 13-18, 2015. Participants must attend both sessions and are encouraged to contact Brian Cruickshank at: (989) 430-7774 or brianc@northwood.edu to gain additional information and to confirm their attendance. Tire Leadership 21 was specifically designed to...

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Team captains await the announcement of "Best Display."

Thanks to a long-established history and a variety of marketing strategies designed by members of the event’s student executive team, the recent student-run Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) attracted over 60,000 visitors from across the globe. With the “Take the Wheel” themed event putting a renewed focus on the connection between the consumer and the vehicle, guests enjoyed over 65 manufacturers and 500 vehicles on display along with...

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Dustin Koelzer

Northwood University is pleased to announce that Dustin Koelzer, a Northwood University Michigan sophomore majoring in Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management (ESPM) has been selected as an intern for the Detroit Red Wings. Koelzer, a Caro, Michigan native and 2013 graduate of Caro High School will sell tickets for the Red Wings, and is vying to become one of the top three box office sellers who will be granted an employment interview with the team. "I’m...

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With Northwood University Florida now offering the first and only comprehensive, accredited, undergraduate degree program in Maritime Business & Management in the United States, marine industry enthusiasts and professionals have the opportunity to prepare themselves for a variety of career choices. Beginning in the fall of 2015, the program will provide students the opportunity to engage in a fast-growing, global industry with multiple career tracks including: Port and Terminal...

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Northwood University's University of the Aftermarket has announced that Basic and Advanced Aftermarket Data Standards will be offered November 18-20 at the institution's facility in Troy, MI. Participants may take the Basic or Advanced program or both. The program was developed for aftermarket catalog managers and product information professionals seeking to sharpen their knowledge and implementation of industry data standards. The Basic program will be held Nov 18-19, with...

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(L-R) Bernie Marcus, Co-Founder of Home Depot and John Allison, CEO of The CATO Institute and former Chairman and CEO of BB&T

Job Creators Network (JCN) and Northwood University (NU) are pleased to announce the Free-Enterprise Leadership Summit to be held at Northwood University Florida  on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm.  The event is free of charge. For more information and to confirm your reservation please contact: Kierstin Koppel at 786-271-9738. The summit will feature Bernie Marcus, Co-Founder of The Home Depot and Founder of Job Creators Network and John Allison, CEO of The...

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Massimino celebrates with Villanova players Wyatt Maker (left) and Chuck Everson (right) after the '85 Victory.

Rollie Massimino, Northwood University Florida Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Director of Basketball Operations will “return home” along with the Northwood University Florida Seahawk Men’s Basketball Team to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm ET. Televised nationally on Fox Sports 1, the event will celebrate the 30th Anniversary in which Massimino led the Villanova Wildcats to defeat conference rival Georgetown in the NCAA...

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When NBC reporters recently turned to Northwood University to learn more about the marketing behind October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) also known as "Pinktober," Jennifer McFarland, Florida’s Associate Professor and Chair of Marketing and Advertising shared insight As the WPTV crew visited her classroom and filmed her sharing NBCAM marketing strategies with students, McFarland explained that retailers and businesses are learning that in addition...

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The Northwood University Michigan International Auto Show (NUIAS) VIP Panel which includes executives representing a wide variety of automotive sectors, will be held preceding the event's opening ribbon cutting on Friday, October 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Griswold Lecture Hall. There is no admission charge or ticket necessary for the panel, and members of the community are encouraged to attend. The top industry leaders will consist of Celeste Briggs,...

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Northwood University will honor the contributions of seven nationally known women at its 45th Annual Distinguished Women Awards Gala to be held at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa on Saturday, November 8th at 6:30pm.  For additional information regarding the event and to make reservations, please contact Allison Tardonia, at (561) 478-5539 or tardonia@northwood.edu. The seven honorees in the Distinguished Women Class of 2014 are: Laurie Cunnington, Birmingham, MI and Delray Beach,...

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Voted Professors Choice, this Miss America exhibit at Lil Pear Tree was presented by student models Mary Nickels and Gwinan Weber.

Mannequin Night returns to downtown Midland thanks to the Northwood University Fashion Marketing and Management Department on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6:30pm - 8pm. Northwood University students, dressed as mannequins will fill the storefront windows of downtown businesses as part of this year’s “Color Me Midland” theme which will feature brilliant shades from all walks of life. Sponsored by the Northwood University Fashion Marketing and Management...

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With the school year kick-started, anticipation is building for the 51st Annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS). Held each fall on Northwood University’s Midland, Michigan campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive, the event's executive board has been in the planning and creation process since December. The show will be held Friday, October 10th thru Sunday, October 12th. It is free, open to the public, and will offer free parking. For...

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Professor Jennifer McFarland shares expertise with CBS12's Ben Becker.

As Northwood University professors continue to share their expertise with the media, two long-time Florida educators recently weighed-in on headlines of note.  Jennifer McFarland, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Florida's Advertising and Marketing program spent time with CBS 12’s Ben Becker to share her knowledge relating to the metamorphosis of yellow page advertising and how the days of the hardcopy telephone book have transformed into a series of...

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Douglas Hentschel

As it embarks upon its 55th year of academic excellence, Northwood University announced several administrative and faculty appointments today.Douglas Hentschel, associate professor in mathematics and science and chair of the Operations and Supply Chain Management was named Interim Academic Dean for the Michigan campus for the 2014-2015 academic year. Amanda Swafford, who served as Assistant Academic Dean, was named Associate Academic Dean. Dr. Marisa Toschkoff, who served as Assistant...

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Northwood University President & CEO Dr. Keith A. Pretty presents the Marotta Ethics Award to Professors Christin Greiman (left) & John Grether (right)

Northwood University presented professors Christin Greiman and John Grether with the Samuel R. Marotta Faculty Ethics Award as the faculty members who best model the ethical standards embodied in the school’s philosophy and mission. Greiman, who teaches in Northwood’s undergraduate program, and Grether, who teaches at the DeVos Graduate School, were during Northwood’s opening convocation ceremony on September 2. “It is important to note that the...

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Northwood University’s partnership with Your Vote, Your Voice 2014 now makes it possible for students, faculty and staff to join a variety of other higher education associations in playing an integral role in the 2014 elections. Developed to help colleges and universities increase voter participation through campus-wide education and streamlined registration opportunities, the program is a cooperative effort of nearly 50 Washington, D.C. based national higher...

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The annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) is the largest outdoor new car auto show in North America. It features over 500 new domestic and imported cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, vans, experimental and specialty vehicles, plus various exciting automotive aftermarket products. The theme for this year’s Auto Show is “Take the Wheel.” NUIAS General Chair Kristin Hammond states, “This year’s show has a very clear focus....

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Northwood University Students Packaging Food

Circle K International of Northwood University hosted Kids Against Hunger on August 23, which took place on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Circle K International is a globally recognized service organization with more than 12,600 members in 17 nations. With projects ranging from March of Dimes to UNICEF’s Eliminate campaign, Circle K International is always helping the community become a better place to live. Members...

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Northwood University 2014 Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award Honoree Ann Fillmore

Northwood University presented United Way Executive Director Ann Fillmore with the 2014 Robert E. and Patricia L. Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award. The honor was presented to Fillmore during the school’s Opening Convocation ceremony on September 2.  “Ann is a role model of the values we teach both in and out of the classroom,” said Northwood University Michigan Campus Interim President Larry Lindsey. “Community engagement is at the...

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Dr. Carson Holloway

On Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Dr. Carson Holloway on the topic “Completing the Founding or Betraying the Founding?  Alexander Hamilton Versus Thomas Jefferson.” The lecture will take place in the Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. There is no admission charge or ticket necessary. Members of the community...

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Dr. Melanie Tanielian

On Wednesday, September 10, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Dr. Melanie Tanielian on the topic, “The War that Saved Empire: World War I in the Middle East.” The lecture, which is part of the Forum’s fall lecture series commemorating the WWI centennial, will take place in the Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. There is no...

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University of the Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 Class

Retired Worldpac CEO Tom O’Hare shared industry insights and leadership and career management advice, drawing on his vast experience, to 36 automotive aftermarket professionals hailing from throughout the industry. The group gathered at Northwood University in Midland for the kickoff of the University of the Aftermarket’s latest Leadership 2.0, the industry’s formal leadership-development program. Leadership 2.0, a two-week, residential aftermarket-focused...

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Northwood Florida President Dr. Tom Duncan welcomes the crowd.

Northwood University recently welcomed hundreds of new, transfer, and International students to its West Palm Beach, Florida campus by holding its symbolic “Crossing Over” ceremony.   Serving as the highlight of Northwood Florida’s 2014-2015 Welcome Weekend activities, the “Crossing Over to a New Beginning” event included a colorful promenade of students from the bridge leading to the Edwards Bell Tower and Plaza area from...

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The latest edition of Northwood University’s Monthly Economic Outlook reaches beyond its usual in-depth analysis of the U.S. economy to feature an exclusive Q/A with Whole Foods CEO John Mackey. The interview focuses on Mackey’s notable transformation into the free-enterprise business leader he is today. Mackey recently sat down to talk with Northwood President and CEO Keith A. Pretty and Vice President Timothy G. Nash, the Fry Endowed Professor in Free Market Economics...

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Chris Clements, CFO of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium

When Chris Clements first visited Northwood University Michigan back in 1990 he likely had no idea how dramatically the experience would shape his personal and professional future.  Now happily married to his Northwood sweetheart, the father of three recently landed the role of Chief Financial Officer for the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. Having first learned of his alma mater as a high school basketball camper, Clements knew that he’d like to play college basketball...

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Diamone Evans and Tina Bailey

The two, who recently shared their story with CBS12, enjoy comparing notes as they pursue their college degrees via Northwood University’s online and traditional programs of study. When Tina Bailey visits Northwood University Florida it’s a family reunion of sorts. The adult degree program student who resides in Kissimmee, Florida and takes her classes completely online often visits her daughter Diamone Evans, a traditional student attending Northwood...

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Northwood University will host its annual Move-In Day and Welcome Weekend August 22-24. The purpose of the three day event is to welcome new and returning students and their families as the University kicks-off the 2014-2015 academic year. According to Northwood University Michigan Campus President Larry Lindsey, Move-In Day and Welcome Weekend have become a very important part of the University’s culture. “Our campus theme this year is ‘Connect for...

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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...

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It is not often that one associates feminist and conservative values, but at Northwood University, where faculty and staff reflected on the recent passing of Ladies for Liberty author John Blundell, the two are quite cohesive. “John’s influence greatly impacted what we do here at Northwood University, especially in reinforcing our belief in the power and abilities of women leaders,” stated Keith Pretty, president & CEO of Northwood University. “He...

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University of the Aftermarket’s “Heavy Duty Leadership” Class of 2014.

Twenty-seven heavy-duty aftermarket professionals gathered at Northwood University for the third-annual Heavy Duty Leadership education conference, Aug. 3-8. Heavy Duty Leadership is a week-long leadership development program specifically designed for professionals working in the North American commercial vehicle aftermarket. Students in the year’s class represented a wide range of heavy-duty aftermarket job functions and geographies and immersed themselves deeply into understanding...

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Beth BryceDirector of Career Services ADP & DeVosAdult Degree Building, Michigan Campusbethk@northwood.edu(989)837-4162

by Beth BryceDirector of Career Services, Northwood University As a Director of Career Services, I find deciding which college is right for you is much like researching a potential employer: it’s not so much about can you get in but, rather, is it the right fit for you? Take note, whether it’s your college career or real career, you are investing in your future, so choose wisely. Make sure you set yourself up for success and happiness with these five...

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Jesse Torres III

It was Northwood University’s focus on business programs which first drew Jesse Torres back in 1998, and its entrepreneurial emphasis and hands-on learning experiences which later inspired the 2002 graduate to develop his own skincare line.  Now the founder of Zach Madison, an organic grooming enterprise, the Roseburg, Oregon native has applied knowledge gained while earning his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Management toward a successful creation of...

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Kristin Hammond

The Automotive Marketing department at Northwood University announces the selection of Kristin Hammond as general chair, and Christina Salmon as vice chair, of the 51st Annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS).  Northwood University will host the 2014 NUIAS on its scenic campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland on October 10, 11 and 12 and expects upwards of 60,000 attendees.  The theme of this year’s show is “Take the...

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Jared Rowe Photo Source: LinkedIn

Northwood Alumnus, Jared Rowe, has been named president of AutoTrader.com®, the Internet's leading resource for car shoppers and sellers. Rowe succeeds Alan Smith, who is leaving AutoTrader to pursue personal interests. Rowe previously served for two and a half years as president of Kelley Blue Book®, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. While at the helm of Kelley Blue Book,...

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Rick Portwood Photo Source: Crains's Detroit Business

What was once part of the shuttered 3.5 million-square-foot Packard Plant on Detroit's east side has a new owner: The Display Group Ltd. (A Northwood Alumni Owned Business), which is currently in 200,000 square feet of space at 1700 W. Fort St. See the full article on Crain's Detroit Business  As President Rick Portwood's business expanded in the last 18 months, he began looking for more space in the city. He found it in the 255,000-square-foot former Packard...

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Professor JB Ward shares expertise with Ashley Porter of The List.

JB Ward, who recently joined Northwood University Florida as Assistant Professor and Hospitality Management Department Chair, shared insight with Ashley Porter of the nationally broadcast television show called “The List” regarding business strategies required for long-term stability and success. With the story highlighting the cupcake fad and the nationally publicized financial challenges of Crumb’s Bake Shop, Ward emphasized the importance of advanced market...

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Employers and citizens concerned about the Michigan and U.S. economies, including the impact of state and federal legislation, will have an opportunity to hear from top leaders in Michigan and Washington at Northwood University’s Bay Harbor Policy Forum, “The Michigan & U.S. Economies: The Road Ahead.” This free, public event, set for Aug. 2, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club, 4300 Vista Drive, Bay Harbor, Mich., will feature Michigan...

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Photo Source: mackinac.org

Dr. Dale M. Haywood taught economics and philosophy at Northwood University from 1965 until his death in 2006. He was loved by students and faculty, and famous for his 12-cell matrix which the Mackinac Center for Public Policy believes properly "describes why private property, a free market, a profit and loss system and limited government are necessary components for allowing people to prosper." Dr. Dale M. Haywood served on the board of scholars for the Mackinac...

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Tom O'Hare, the retired former president and CEO of Worldpac, will serve as the opening speaker for the next University of the Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 program. "Tom O'Hare is one example of the kinds of high-caliber aftermarket leaders and leadership concepts that participants will be exposed to during the Leadership 2.0 program," said University of the Aftermarket Director Brian Cruickshank. "We are thrilled that Tom will speak about his view on leadership within...

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Photo Source: foxbusiness.com

Businesses looking for their next leaders should hire employees who are both extremely smart and team players, new research suggests. Workers who reach the highest rungs on the corporate ladder are smart and social, not one or the other, according to a study published recently in the journal Review of Economics and Statistics. You can show employers how well rounded you are with your EXCEL transcript from Northwood University.  Earn your BBA from one of the largest all business...

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Nick Twork Photo Source: Infiniti News

Northwood University Alumnus, Nick Twork, will be overall in charge of developing and implementing Infiniti's communications strategy in the Americas. His responsibilities include corporate, brand and product, internal and lifestyle communications, aiming to further strengthen the brand's presence in the premium car segment. In addition to the responsibilities in the U.S., Twork and his team will also provide guidance and support to the rest of the Americas region, including Canada,...

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Photo Source: EpicTimes.com

By Dr. Richard Ebeling The Declaration of Independence, proclaimed by members of the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, is the founding document of the American experiment in free government. What is too often forgotten is that what the Founding Fathers argued against in the Declaration was the heavy and intrusive hand of big government. Most Americans easily recall those eloquent words with which the Founding Fathers expressed the basis of their claim for independence from Great Britain...

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Camper Paul Atkinson receives one on one attention from Brandon Strassburger.

As dozens of boys visit Northwood University Florida to learn additional techniques to score hoops, many are also discovering the importance of integrity and the value of a college education. Welcoming over 70 campers in its inaugural year, the Big Time Basketball Summer Skills Camp, which was founded by Brandon Strassburger, a 2012 alumnus who now serves as Northwood University’s Director of Student Life, is designed to impart life lessons in addition to jump...

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Dr. Ebeling in the classroom

Libertarian Richard Ebeling Examines the Significance of the Declaration of Independence and the State of Today’s Government Involvement In honor of Independence Day celebrations across the United States, Northwood University economist and noted libertarian thought leader Richard Ebeling has penned a new position paper, A Declaration of Independence from Big Government. The whitepaper is the latest addition to Northwood University’s Free Market...

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Doug Doran

As Northwood University gears up for the new academic year, many incoming students and parents are realizing that it’s the one on one attention provided by staff and faculty that can make the college matriculation process an enjoyable one. “From family field visits in which representatives go to the homes of potential students to share information relating Northwood’s mission and programs, scholarships and financial aid, and student life and athletics, to campus...

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TheBestSchools.org taps Midland, Michigan-based, business & entrepreneurial-focused private learning institution for quality, value-added e-learning opportunities

Northwood University has received national recognition for its curriculum in TheBestSchools.org's "The 20 Best Online Bachelor in Marketing Degree Programs" list. The private, non-profit, business-focused university, known for its strong presence in online learning, as well as its full-service traditional residential undergraduate and graduate school of management programs, ranked 18th nationwide on this recently released listing. According to the announcement from...

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YAHOO! Education recently published an article outlining the best college degrees for in-demand careers.  A degree in Business took the number one spot.  What's more, half of the featured degrees on the list are offered at Northwood University.  Own your future with a degree in one of these in-demand careers. Highlights from the article are below, see the full article at education.yahoo.net Business In-Demand Career Spotlight Human resources specialists are...

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Seahawk students assist with painting a Habitat for Humanity home.

Demonstrating that human beings can make a difference in the world in which they live, Northwood University Florida students contributed a total of 2,116 volunteer hours within the 2013-2014 academic year. The group, which consisted of over 277 students, 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...

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Nick Davidson

Northwood University Florida is pleased to announce that it will partner with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission to host the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2014 and 2015 Men's Soccer National Championship games. The events will be held at Hilltopper Stadium and the adjoining Seacrest Soccer Complex located in Delray Beach, Florida November 30 - December 6.  “This is a great opportunity for Northwood University to add additional value to...

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Dr. Michael Olsher

Northwood University is pleased to welcome two new full-time faculty members to its Florida campus. Dr. Michael Olsher will become Assistant Professor for Entrepreneurship and will serve as the department chair for both Entrepreneurship and International Business.  Dr. Olsher joins Northwood University with over 40 years of senior management experience in the steel industry, including 25 years as founder and chief executive officer of Olsher Steel, an international steel distribution...

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Annual program created for new aftermarket professionals in all market segments Midland, MI, June 17, 2014 – The University of the Aftermarket hosted 50 motor vehicle aftermarket professionals at its annual “Aftermarket 101” program in Southfield, Michigan, June 10-11. Specifically created for new employees in the automotive or heavy-duty aftermarket, the Aftermarket 101 program seeks to provide participants with a better understanding of the industry, its...

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MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University’s Midland, Michigan campus will serve as the site for the 2014 Boys State program which runs from Sunday, June 15, to Saturday, June 21. Sponsored by the American Legion-Department of Michigan, Boys State is an educational program aimed at teaching high school students about “the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens.” Similar programs are sponsored by the American Legion Departments in 48...

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MIDLAND, MI – Twenty students and two staff members were inducted into the Northwood University Delta Xi Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Honorary Society in Business Administration during a ceremony earlier this spring on the University’s Midland campus.  Founded by five professors from Harvard, Yale, and New York University in 1913, Delta Mu Delta promotes scholarship in business education and recognized and rewards scholastic achievement in business subjects....

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MIDLAND, MI – Earlier this spring, Northwood University students were honored for their scholastic achievements during school’s annual Honors Convocation.The students listed below received the following honors:Benjamin Marsh, class of ‘14 from Midland, was named valedictorian and Zachary Zoellner, class of ‘14 Traverse City, was named salutatorian. Marsh, along with Madeline Vammer, class of ‘14 from Midland, received The Robert M. Ellis...

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"Home Based Photography," released May 6, is a valuable resource to help photographers build a home-based photography business. [Photo Source: http://www.homebasedphotography.biz/]

Northwood Alumnus and midland-native Dean Titus III wanted to help other entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of becoming professional photographers just like him, so he wrote a book to guide them called "Home Based Photography." The book was published on May 6 through CreateSpace, an independent publishing platform by Amazon. "When I started out in photography, this is exactly the kind of advice I needed to get going, but I couldn't find it, Titus said. "Today I'm...

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2013-2014 Leadership 2.0 Class

Midland, MI - The University of the Aftermarket has officially opened registration for the next Leadership 2.0 class, which begins August 24-29, on the campus of Northwood University in Midland The second session will be held March 8-13, 2015, at Northwood’s West Palm Beach, Florida, campus. Participants must attend both sessions. Leadership 2.0 is an intensive post-graduate--style leadership and business skills education experience designed to promote the development of the next...

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Northwood University recently received a 4th place rank in the "Best Private Business Schools" category in the national 2014 PayScale College ROI Report. The survey revealed Northwood University delivers a 9 percent annual return on investment (ROI) for its graduates. In 2013, Northwood University ranked 7th overall in this same category. The PayScale Survey ranked more than 900 U.S. colleges and universities based on total cost and alumni earnings. The study's annual ROI...

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Kevin Petrovsky

Northwood University’s Florida Campus honors convocation and commencement ceremonies recently held special surprises for two faculty members as they were recognized for their contributions. Kevin Petrovsky, Associate Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability Management was recognized for his dedication and expertise by being awarded the Faculty Excellence Award.  Established over 30 years ago, the Northwood University Award of Faculty...

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Pictured left to right, are: Students Jevoane Prince and Nicholas Cooper, Client Don Tocco, Student Lee Johnson, Associate Professor and Project Advisor Michael Tuttle  

Northwood University Florida’s Build the Business project recently provided several students the opportunity to formulate strategies designed to bring a product to market. “The purpose of the project was to encourage teams of three interdisciplinary students to formulate a creative plan to market a unique book created by the client,” said Associate Professor Michael Tuttle who advised the assignment, in which teams were guided through three levels of...

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Tommy Lasorda

Northwood University recently bestowed Tommy Lasorda with an honorary doctorate degree at its 2014 commencement ceremony held at its West Palm Beach, Florida campus. Featured in this CBS12 story, Lasorda was a teenager growing up in Norristown Pennsylvania, when a milk carton “contented cows give better milk” slogan continually reminded him to do whatever it took to support his buddies, a quality that would serve to recognize him as one of the...

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Chris Clements. Photo Source: Miami Dolphins

Northwood Alumnus, Chris Clements, will be responsible for the club and stadium’s financial, insurance, banking, business systems, and purchasing operations of the Miami Dolphins. See the full article on the Miami Dolphins website (miamidolphins.com) The Miami Dolphins have announced Chris Clements as senior vice president, chief financial officer. He will report directly to president and chief executive officer Tom Garfinkel and will be responsible for the club and...

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Alan Maciag, Wash Day, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 48"

The Northwood University Gallery is hosting a new show entitled “Landscape and Vessels.” Running through May 31, the exhibition features the work of local artists Alan Maciag and Ryan Taylor. The show is the first hosted by the NU Gallery at its new temporary location in downtown Midland, situated at 219 Main Street, between McDonald and Rodd. “This is an exhibit which art lovers of every kind will truly enjoy. Both Maciag’s and Taylor’s...

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(L-R) Zach Lieberman, Michelle Ray, Juan Guerrero,Taron Beckford, Nicholas Cooper, Daniel Tellez 

Northwood University Florida Campus’ Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students recently earned a variety of awards and medals from this year’s Florida state and international competitions held in Orlando, Florida and Washington DC. Placing internationally in the top ten were Taron Beckford and Nicholas Cooper in the Financial Statement Analysis category and Michelle Ray in the Fashion Merchandising and Marketing category, and placing in the top three was Juan...

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Michelle Srbinovich, the co-general manager at WDET 101.9 FM, stands inside the station's massive record collection. Photo Source: Crain's Detroit Business

Michelle Srbinovich, Northwood Alumna, has been named one of Crain's Detroit Business "Twenty in their 20's" for 2014. The list highlights rising business leaders and Northwood is proud to see Michelle rising to the top. See the full article on Crain's Detroit Business (crainsdetroit.com) Michelle Srbinovich has put WDET 101.9 FM's digital fundraising and marketing efforts into hyperdrive since joining the Wayne State University public radio station in December...

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Sandra E. Pierce

FirstMerit Vice Chairman and Chairman and CEO of FirstMerit Michigan, Sandra Pierce, and Dow Corning CEO and President, Robert Hansen, will address the members of Northwood University’s graduating class of 2014 on Saturday, May 10. Pierce will address graduates during a morning ceremony at 10:30 AM while Hansen will address graduates during an afternoon ceremony at 3 PM. Both ceremonies will take place in the Bennett Sports Center at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland. According to...

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(l-r): CodyColella, Katelyn Dey, Taylor Smith

Northwood University recently announced the winners of the 4th Short Fiction Writing Competition sponsored by the Strosacker Library Advisory Board. The theme for this year’s contest was “Meet Me At….” Taylor R. Smith, a senior and son of Bob and Pam Smith of Midland, earned first place for his entry, “Meet Me At Montecelo’s.” Cody Colella, a senior and son of Gary and Patty Colella of Helena, Mont., earned second place for...

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Northwood University is pleased to share that Lon Morey and The Morey Foundation have partnered to offer 20 scholarships for Isabella County High School students interested in attending the unique and innovative Learning about Business camp. The week-long program will challenge students in a simulated business environment and advances the mission of The Morey Foundation to support and enrich the education, cultural, social and economic life of Isabella County.   Learning...

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Northwood University will host its second annual Entertainment & Sport Management Symposium from 10p.m. till 3p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. This Symposium, sponsored by the Entertainment & Sport Promotion Management Association and Professor Preston James IV, will be held in the Griswold Lecture Hall, on Northwood’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This event is free of charge and open to the public. The symposium will consist of two panel discussions. The...

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YAHOO! Education recently published an article outlining the six degrees that make your resume look good.  What fell in at number one?  You guessed it, Business Administration.  Northwood University helps students to earn three of the top six degrees.  Finance and Health Care Administration also make the list.  Highlights from the article are below, see the full article at education.yahoo.net Why does a Business Administration degree look so...

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United Way of Midland County

United Way’s Spirit of the Community celebration honors local businesses. United Way brought our community together for the Spirit of the Community Celebration on April 17th. This exciting and popular event honors the many ways that individuals and organizations are lending their time, talents, voices and hearts to create a better and stronger community. United Way celebrated the incredible impact of our local corporations and businesses, both large and small, through the...

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Dr. Tom Duncan interviews live in studio with WPTV's Michael Williams.

As many American’s strive to achieve financial stability and global economies remain a focus, media members continue to turn to Northwood University experts for insight. This past week, South Florida NBC and CBS stations turned to Northwood University Florida President Dr. Tom Duncan, adjunct professor Michael Olsher, and professor Timothy Gilbert to share insight relating to reports that the United States middle class was no longer the most affluent group on the globe, legislation...

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Northwood University will celebrate the work and accomplishments of Friedrich von Hayek, author of the top-selling book, “The Road to Serfdom,” on Friday, April 25. Hailed as “Hayek Day,” the event will feature presentations on topics related to Hayek’s political and economic thought, most notably the business cycle theory for which he earned a share of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1974. Gregory Alan Thornbury, president of The...

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On Wednesday, April 30, at 6 p.m., a group of 15 Northwood University seniors will present the results of their web development projects. The students have been working with two nonprofit organizations, Little Forks Conservancy and Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association for nearly seven months to complete these two separate projects. This is the first time the graduating class of the Management Information Systems (MIS) major has completed two separate projects for two different local...

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Coach Rick Smoliak

Northwood University Florida Campus faculty, staff, students and alumni recently joined to remember Coach Rick Smoliak as they gathered at the Gustave G. Broberg Athletic Complex to retire his number ten, enjoy a baseball game and a postgame barbecue with his family. Well remembered for the lessons he’s taught both on and off the field, Smoliak was a talented athlete with a passion for sports.  Drafted to play baseball for the New York Mets in 1964, he...

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Student Contestants (L-R): Nicholas Cooper, Joavane Prince, Lars Nys, Jake Lockhart, Edward Lomax and Chase Dittmer

The Northwood University Florida Entrepreneurship Society pitch competition recently unveiled a variety of creative ideas for startup companies, including a removable wallpaper invention, software applications designed to improve shopping and night life experiences, and the winning entry - software tailored to assist legal marijuana dispensaries by utilizing an e-commerce platform.  “Part of what motivated me to develop my software was...

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According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), business majors and M.B.A. graduates will be in high demand for 2014.  As quoted in the video below, nearly 70% of employers surveyed are hiring business majors. Having trouble viewing this video? Try viewing it here: http://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/7776223/what-companies-want-from-college-grads-youngmoney/

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Midland, MI -- On Sunday, April 13,  21 tire dealer professionals, members of the tire media and notable leaders in the tire dealer industry gathered on the campus of Northwood University to officially kick off the  inaugural class of “Tire Leadership 21.” Tire Leadership 21 was specifically designed to develop the next generation of tire dealer managers and owners. During the two-week educational program, participants...

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Two-Day Seminar Explains the Foundation of Data Standards for Aftermarket Content Professionals Midland, MI – The University of the Aftermarket, in partnership with the Auto Care Association, will host a two-day seminar on the implementation and management of aftermarket catalog and product information standards. The program will be held July 16-17 in Troy, Mich. The program was developed for aftermarket catalog managers and product information professionals who would like to...

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MIDLAND, MI – Two local organizations have entered into an agreement to promote teamwork, entrepreneurship and celebration of our past heritage. Midland Center for the Arts and Northwood University have announced an agreement that will allow for renovation of the Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center to accommodate the relocation of Northwood’s Admission and Recruitment Offices. Owned and operated by MCFTA, the Doan History Center will remain home to the Midland...

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(l-r): Models Megan Goucher and Jessica Warner

Northwood University’s 13th Annual Style Show took place on Friday, April 4, 2014, in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood’s Michigan Campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. The event was planned and executed by the executive board, which consisted of 18 hardworking students coming from diverse majors. The executive board dedicated their personal time over the past academic year to plan out everything from the theme of the show, selecting clothing from the vendors,...

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Dr. Tom Duncan

Northwood University Florida Campus President Dr. Tom Duncan recently served as a panelist and keynote speaker at two Palm Beach County leadership events designed to support the healthy growth of business and industry in the region, and the role of higher education in fostering that growth. While serving as a panelist as part of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board’s Education Breakfast, Duncan highlighted to the crowd of 300 how the University’s curriculum and...

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On Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Steven Kautz who will discuss the topic “Lincoln’s ‘Deadly Moderation’: Was the Civil War a ‘Remorseless Revolutionary Struggle.’” The lecture will take place in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of...

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Northwood University recently announced the winners of the Betsy and Dick DeVos Scholars for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Scholarship. This is an annual scholarship available to new students in the full-time BBA or four-year BBA/MBA program for the 2014-2015 academic year. These students who won the renewable scholarship competition will receive up to $40,000 over their academic career. Seven of the winners are soon to be high school graduates while the eighth is a transfer student...

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Freshman Julia Cusumano manages her portfolio.  

About 80 Northwood University Florida Campus students recently delved into the financial markets by participating in a 30-Day Stock Market Challenge using an on-line educational program.  Assigned by Adjunct Professor Dr. Michael Olsher as part of their macroeconomics class curriculum, the project was designed to provide students practical knowledge relating to the history of stock and bond markets while implementing the use of the metrics necessary to evaluate a purchase of a...

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On Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Catholic Student Association will host Harry Veryser who will discuss the topic “Business as a Vocation: Integrating Faith and Work.” The lecture will take place in Griswold Lecture Hall 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 free event.Veryser is an adjunct faculty of economics...

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Dr. Tom Duncan

Northwood University Florida Campus President Dr. Tom Duncan will serve as a panelist at the Palm Beach County Business Development Board’s Education Breakfast to be held Wednesday, April 9th, 2014. Duncan will share information relating to how Northwood University curriculum and programs are serving business and industry at the panel which will focus on how area institutions fulfill workforce needs, and specifically serve Palm Beach County industries (such as business...

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(l-r): Northwood University President & CEO Keith A. Pretty and Tom Begin, Consumers Energy Area Manager.

Northwood University recently received a contribution from the Consumers Energy Foundation to be used in support of its newly constructed campus gateway entrance which was dedicated this past September. The Consumers gift will be recognized along with other gateway donors in a special area located near the entrance.“We are pleased to support Northwood University in its work to provide the best quality education to mid-Michigan residents,” said David Mengebier, president of...

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Dr. Brian Sandusky

As Northwood University continues to embrace its Academic Quality Improvement Program’s (AQIP) strategic theme of Cultivating Student Growth, its Florida Office of Admissions has recently added several new team members to assist in sharing the University’s philosophy, curriculum and programs with potential students. The group, led locally by Doug Doran, Florida’s Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, is concentrating on the conduction of informative...

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Emily Bagwell, District Governor

Circle K of Northwood University participated in the Michigan District of 59th Annual Circle K Convention hosted by Oakland University on March 28-30, 2014. Circle K International is a globally recognized service organization with more than 12,600 members in 17 nations. With projects ranging from March of Dimes to UNICEF’s Eliminate campaign, Circle K International is always helping the community become a better place to live. Circle K is a level under the...

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On Wednesday, April 9, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., Drs. Dale Matcheck and Alex Tokarev, economics professors at Northwood University, will host three lectures dedicated to one of the greatest champions of freedom. Milton Friedman Day at Northwood University will take place in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Members of the community are encouraged to attend this free event.Dr. Dale Matcheck will begin the lectures with his presentation on...

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The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team competed in the Pi Kappa Delta (PKD) National Tournament March 20-23 hosted by Indiana University-Purdue. Pi Kappa Delta is an honorary nationwide forensics association and Northwood University was recognized this year for 10 years of Pi Kappa Delta membership.Unlike most national tournaments which sort schools into divisions by size, the Pi Kappa Delta tournament places all schools in a single division. There were over 600 competitors with...

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(l-r): Ric DeVore, Regional President, Detroit & Southeast Michigan, PNC Bank; Dr. Timothy Nash, Vice President of Strategic and Corporate  Alliances & Fry Endowed Professor in Free Market Economics, Northwood University; Dr. Keith A. Pretty, President & CEO, Northwood University; Pat O’Keefe, Founder & CEO, O’Keefe; Mike Boudreau, Managing Director, O’Keefe; and David Lochner, President, Michigan FirstMerit Bank.

Northwood University, Michigan Business Leaders Express Caution about Economic Future.According to Northwood University’s Drs. Keith Pretty and Timothy Nash, the future of the U.S. middle market—companies with revenues between $50 million and $1 billion— remains uncertain.“The U.S. economy is trying to recover but the uncomfortable reality it’s not as healthy as people and politicians want to believe,” stated Nash, vice president of...

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Northwood University will hold its 36th Freedom Seminar, “The Path to Prosperity,” April 10-13, 2014, at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in the Greektown district of Detroit, MI. The annual event, one of numerous hands-on learning experiences at Northwood University, brings students together with leading thinkers, economists, policy analysts and educators to explore and dissect important and pressing issues.“The U.S. economy is trying to recover and while there are...

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Naima Mora

America’s Next Top Model and Detroit Native Naima Mora Will Join the Stage and Offer Fashion Career Insights at Student-led, Extracurricular Gala Involving Nearly 120 volunteers.From the driving beat of Kanye West’s latest hits to the softer, pop stylings of Taylor Swift, guests at the 13th Annual Northwood University Style Show will celebrate music’s influence on fashion and how it drives moods, milestones and moments in time on April 4 at 8 p.m. in the Hach...

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John Gustincic

Northwood University Professor John Gustincic has recently been appointed to serve on the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Higher Education Committee. He will serve a two-year term beginning April 1, 2014.ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. It consists of over 70,000 members, only nine of which serve on the Higher Education Committee. The committee provides input and guidance to the ACFE Board...

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Jennifer "Jen" M. Panning

Northwood University will honor four individuals with the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Awards on Saturday, April 5, in Griswold  Dining Hall on Northwood’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. The reception will begin at 11 a.m. with the luncheon commencing at 12 p.m. (noon).The Outstanding Alumni Awards are given by Northwood University to its graduates based on the following criteria. All nominees must believe and support the University mission and core...

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Northwood University and the Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity & Enterprise (ABDCCE) will be hosting a Learning About Business (LAB) Free-Enterprise Camp. This camp is an award-winning, six-day program for 30-40 business-minded high school sophomores and juniors who want to jumpstart their future success. The camp will take place June 22-27, 2014.The LAB Free-Enterprise Camp is challenging, enlightening and life changing. Now in its 35th year, this program is designed to develop the next...

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(l-r): Nicholas Vetrano, Adam Zanetti and Harry Flotemersch.

On Wednesday, March 19, Northwood University and the Charles M. Bauervic Foundation announced the winners of the annual Fall Term Essay Contest on Northwood’s campus to continue its focus on “honoring a lifelong commitment to encouraging private enterprise for the public good through education, dedication and advocacy.”The Bauervic Award seeks to honor Charles Bauervic’s work and philosophy by encouraging free enterprise for the public good. Each year...

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World renowned jazz legend, musician and artist, Bob James, will speak at a “fireside chat” hosted by Northwood University’s Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity & Enterprise (ABDCCE) on Thursday March 27 at 6 p.m. James will perform and also reflect on the role of entrepreneurship in his career as a recording artist and entertainer. The free public event will be held in the Griswold Lecture Hall located on Northwood’s Midland campus at 4000 Whiting...

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Alumnus Wilson Enriquez (far left) and alumna Amber Johnson (far right) join Professor Bob Sundwick (center) to support students (L-R) Gisele Dormeus, Philip Mawamba, Daniel Tellez, Jevoane Prince, Taron Beckford, Nicholas Cooper, Zachary Lieberman, Juan Guerrero, and Michelle Ray.

Northwood University Florida Campus’ Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students recently earned a variety of awards and medals from this year’s Florida State competitions in Orlando, Florida, and now look forward to representing the University on the international level.   “I am always pleased to oversee Northwood University students as they compete at events such as this,” said Chair of the University’s Florida...

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Dr. David Fry shares NU experiences.

Northwood University President Emeritus Dr. David E. Fry and Florida campus President Dr. Tom Duncan recently sat down to reflect on Northwood University’s history and to celebrate the vision of founders Dr. Arthur Turner and Dr. Gary Stauffer.  Northwood first opened its doors in Alma, Michigan on March 23, 1959, and the Florida campus began offering courses on March 6, 1984. The event, titled “A Conversation with Dr. David E. Fry,” which also...

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RJ Spangler Trio with Larry Smith

Northwood University’s Michigan Campus Arts Council will host the RJ Spangler Trio on Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This jazz trio will be joined by Detroit jazz sax great Larry Smith. This event is free and open to the community.Larry Smith was born and raised in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, where he got his start playing jazz showing the ropes to his friend jazz guitar great George...

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Mock Trial Teams at Lake County Court House.

The Northwood University Mock Trial teams competed in the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) this past weekend at the Lake County Court House in Waukegan, Illinois. Two Northwood University teams joined 22 other teams to compete for six bids to the next round of competition and earned one of those six bids.Northwood Team 930 earned second place with a record of 7 wins and only 1 loss. With this record, Team 930 earned a bid to the National Championship Tournament (NCT) by winning their...

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13th Annual Style Show: Runway Rhythm

The Northwood University (NU) Style Show executive board is composed of 18 hard-working students who are busy planning this year’s event. The show is bound to be an experience to remember and is set to take place Friday, April 4, at 8:00 p.m. in the Hach Student Life Center on the Northwood University campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland. The public is welcome to attend the show as well as the gala reception directly following the event. For ticket information, please...

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Northwood Night Tickets Seniors majoring in Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management Program get hands-on training in group ticket sales; will celebrate efforts at “Northwood Night at the Palace” during Pistons-Celtics game on April 5Students in Northwood University’s Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management (ESPM) degree program don’t just learn the tricks of the trade by sitting through classroom lectures. These aspiring marketers at...

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Northwood University will host its second annual Honors Symposium on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. This Honors Symposium, sponsored by the Honors Program, will be held in the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies, room 110, on Northwood’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. There will be a reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Sloan Alumni Lounge with the program starting promptly at 7:00 p.m. This event is free of charge and open to the public.The symposium will...

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Nate Newman

Former Northwood University Florida Campus student Nathan Newman recently turned to his alma mater for interns while preparing to launch his new nonprofit social media website. “It was a no brainer,” laughed the former Management Information Systems major. “An intern from Northwood University offers me a person who I feel confident will one day become a leader in their industry, and the university’s teaching style provides me...

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Mayor Muoio presents to Ira Raab's Class

Introduction to American Government students on the Northwood University-Florida Campus recently learned first-hand how the legislative and executive branches of city government work when West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Mouio visited their classroom to share details. Muoio, who is the Chief Executive Officer for the City of West Palm Beach, shared information relating to her background on the City Commission, her election as Mayor, the “strong mayor” form of government...

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Northwood University’s Competitive Speech Team (Forensics) competed in the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League (MISL) state championship tournament hosted by Central Michigan University on Friday and Saturday, February 28-March 1. The team earned fourth place out of ten teams.Four students made it to the finals: Cody Colella, a senior from Pittsburgh, PA, placed 5th in persuasion and 7th in after dinner speaking; Kirk Longuski, a junior from Bay City, placed 3rd in persuasion,...

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Dr. John J. DiIulio, Jr.

On Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Dr. John J. DiIulio, Jr. who will discuss the topic “Soft Despotism by Proxy? Tocqueville, Civil Society and Today’s Federal Government.” 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...

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Northwood University Florida Campus President Dr. Tom Duncan and President Emeritus Dr. David E. Fry will celebrate the vision of founders Dr. Arthur Turner and Dr. Gary Stauffer in observance of the founding of Northwood University in Alma, Michigan on March 23, 1959 while reflecting on the Northwood University Florida Campus’ rich 30-year history. The presentation, titled “A Conversation with Dr. David E. Fry” will be held Thursday, March 20th from 3:30 pm -...

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Justice Ira J. Raab

Several Introduction to American Government students have publicly voiced their opinions in letters to the Palm Beach Post editor.  The group, under the direction of Northwood adjunct professor Justice Ira J. Raab, a retired Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, is participating in a project which focuses on the media and how it impacts public opinion, politics and elections. “With the assignment being that they write a Letter to the Editor on a current...

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Coach Rick Smoliak

As the Northwood University Family learned of the sudden passing of Rick Smoliak, hundreds of students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered to pay homage to the much loved coach, and to acknowledge the lessons he’d taught both on and off of the baseball field. Northwood University Florida Campus President, Dr. Tom Duncan noted that “Coach Smoliak had a special way of connecting with his players.  His influence in their lives, and on their lives, grew over...

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On Wednesday, March 12, from 6-9 p.m., Northwood University will partner with the Birch Run Chamber of Commerce and Concordia University to present an Education Fair for sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school, traditional, adult degree/non-traditional and graduate students. This free event will take place in the Birch Run Expo Center located at 11600 North Beyer Road, Birch Run.Over 40 colleges, universities, trade schools and military will participate in this event. Financial aid...

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Style Show 2014

The 13th annual Northwood University (NU) Style Show executive board is hard at work planning the upcoming fashion show, Runway Rhythm. The show is bound to be an experience to remember and is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 4, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. Runway Rhythm will be held in the Hach Student Life Center on the Northwood campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland. The public is welcome to attend the show as well as the gala reception directly following the event.The Runway...

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Ice Sculpture

Northwood University’s Hospitality Management program hosted the 39th Annual Stafford Dinner on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the Hach Student Life Center located on Northwood’s Michigan Campus. The event filled the venue with nearly 200 guests and helped to raise money for scholarships supporting the Hospitality Management program.The “Winter in the Woods” theme welcomed alumni and guests alike to enjoy a completely student-run reception, dinner, silent...

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Steven Cao, Intramural Student Coordinator

Last week our intramurals organization had two large events—a Billiards and Ping Pong Tournament plus a Four-on-Four Basketball Tournament. Both proved to be highly intense tournaments and the students involved showed much excitement. The Billiards and Ping Pong Tournament started off with 30 competitors. After two hours of intense completion, we finally had our winners. Student Jessue Alvarado dominated in billiards while student Calvin Lehmann beat out everyone in ping pong. The...

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Northwood’s Competitive Speech Team with Advisor Andy Rapp at Bowling Green State University.

Northwood University’s Competitive Speech Team (Forensics) competed in the Forensics is Beachin’ themed tournament February 22-23 hosted by Bowling Green State University. The team took two second place finishes out of 15 teams on Saturday and 14 teams on Sunday. They took home two specially made tournament trophies, one of which was hand-carved out of wood only grown on the island of Oahu.On Saturday, February 22, seven students made it to the finals. Cody Colella, a...

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Members of Mock Trial Team at Notre Dame.

The Northwood University Mock Trial teams competed in the first round of the elimination season February 22 at Notre Dame University. Two Northwood University teams joined 24 other teams to compete for eight bids, earning two of those eight bids.Northwood Team 930 earned eighth place and a bid to ORCS by winning their rounds against DePaul University and Hillsdale College. Northwood 930 also split ballots in their rounds against Michigan State University and another team from Hillsdale...

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(lr): Kay McCoy, Professor Harris, LaVerne McCall

Professor Robert O. Harris, Jr., chair of arts and science on the Texas campus of Northwood University, presented his program “My Friend Bill and His Friend Tom” to the Criterion Book Club of Dallas. The club hosts noted experts in literature at its monthly meetings. The program details Harris’s friendship and literary collaboration with his friend William Jay Smith, former U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, and Smith’s friend, the great...

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Professor Steve Brazill

Northwood University’s Professor Steve Brazill attended the invitation-only unveil of Ford Motor Company’s 2015 Expedition model ahead of the Dallas Auto Show.  Texas is an important market for trucks and SUVs in general and for Ford, in particular.  Ford recently unveiled the newest version of its top-selling F150 which features an innovative aluminum body.Jackie Marshall DiMarco, chief engineer of both the F150 and Expedition redesigns, was present at...

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(l-r): Aaron Grace, Northwood student, and Douglas Strock.

Aaron Grace, a Northwood University junior from Flushing, participated in the final stage for Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize (MCIP) in Ann Arbor on February 13-14. The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan organizes a yearly competition statewide named MCIP, an entrepreneurship and innovation challenge, with more than $100,000 in prizes. Northwood undergraduate students are competing against a majority of teams consisting of graduate students from statewide...

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The Northwood University Gallery has taken up temporary residence at a new location in downtown Midland. As it awaits completion of the new 83,730-square-foot retail and residential development planned for the corner of Main and Ashman streets the Northwood University Gallery is serving customers at 219 Main Street, between McDonald and Rodd. According to University officials, both the Gallery’s temporary and future homes mark a positive move for  the University and the...

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Style Show 2014

NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY “RUNWAY RHYTHM” STYLE SHOW WHERE Northwood University Hach Student Life Center 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 WHEN 8:00 p.m. April 4, 2014 COST Gala Show $30 Individual $55 Couple $15 Child (12 and under) To purchase tickets or for more information, visit northwood.edu/styleshow/

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(l-r): Gabby Esparza, Nicola Jeffires, Meagan Flores, Sirenia Cebrero, Ali Anabtawi, Monica Perez, Crystal Dixion, Gabbie Sanchez, Sara Frederickson, Colnique Grinion, Elizabeth Hernandez

The Texas campus is proud of its student organizations and their hard work, student involvement, high enthusiasm and school spirit. This week Northwood Texas would like to shine the spotlight on one of its longest running and extremely active student organizations, Zeta Phi Sorority.Zeta Phi is a local sorority that was established on the Texas campus in the year 2005. Because of a strong foundation, strong leadership and dedicated members the organization is bigger and better than ever....

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MIDLAND, Michigan (February 27, 2014) - Northwood University announced today a restructuring of its Texas operations to adapt to the new reality of today's higher education market. These significant actions will ensure its Texas operations' ongoing relevance, vitality, and financial strength to provide students with a world-class business education. The restructuring actions will include: Ceasing its residential operations at the Cedar Hill, Texas, location Continuing to expand its...

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Pictured in the photo left to right are Maria Tornquist, Jake Lockhart, Fred Mattison, Hanna Lindstrom, DJ Quinterro Hernandez, Genny Nugent, Tiffany Larsen and Chris Lee.  

Northwood University Florida’s Seahawk basketball game recently held special meaning for eight students as they were inducted into the Northwood Florida 2014 Seahawk Homecoming Court. “Highly anticipated by students, the announcements generated a lot of requests that I release the information early,” laughed Brandon Strassburger, Northwood University Florida’s Student Life Coordinator of the proclamation which took place as part of half-time activities...

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Ryan Heuther, Akeem Saunders, Dr. Tom Duncan, John Kazanjian and David Menten  

Northwood University Florida recently recognized four graduates for their contributions to industry and to the communities in which they live and work at its Outstanding Alumni Awards (OAA) Dinner. Held as part of Northwood Florida’s 30th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend, the event recognized alumni for leadership, volunteerism, service, and more. Among those honored were: Alumni Achievement Award David Menten 91’ (BBA) Weston, Florida President, Sawgrass Ford After...

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Kyle Batta

As Kyle Batta, the captain of Northwood University’s Auto Show of the Palm Beaches gears up for this weekend’s event, he is now releasing his list of TOP 5 CHICK MAGNET RIDES which will appear in the show.   Northwood University Florida Auto Show Hours: Saturday, February 22nd 10am - 6pm Sunday, February 23rd 11am - 5pm For further information please call (561) 681-7972 or visit www.northwood.edu/pbautoshow Completely subjective, Batta’s...

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Ken Czubay, Timothy Gilbert, Richard Earl and Howard Polirer

Northwood University Florida welcomed three well known industry experts to its panel discussion as part of the official opening to its Auto Show of the Palm Beaches. Richard Earl, Howard Polirer and Ken Czubay shared knowledge and a variety of experiences while discussing current automotive marketing and management industry trends. Richard Earl shared how his grandfather Harley Earl, the pioneer of automotive design, revolutionized the art by creating innovative models from clay, a technique...

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(lr): Summer Smith, Brent Corley, Ian Folsom

Northwood supported American Heart Month by offering the American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR AED class on February 7.  The class taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an Automatic External Defibrillator. Summer Smith stated, “The course was very helpful.  The previous courses I have taken were not as elaborate.  Glad I was able to take this course with updated features.” “This class was engaging, fun and...

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(l-r): Chris Borgman and Travis Covert

Following their team’s success at the Collegiate DECA State Career and Development Conference in Battle Creek February 7-9, two Northwood University students qualified to compete at the International Career and Development Conference April 22-27 in Washington DC. Christopher Borgman, a sophomore from Commerce Township, placed second in corporate finance and Travis Covert, a junior from Lansing, placed first in entrepreneurship. An estimated 160 students participated in this...

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The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team novices (first-year competitors) competed on February 8 at Novice States Speech Championships hosted by Hillsdale College and the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League (MISL). The novices took on tough competition from all across Michigan but really showed their talent by taking 4th place. This brings the total number of wins up to 53 for the season. Cherell Granger, a sophomore from Gaylord, captured the title of Novice State Champion in...

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Northwood University’s 39th Annual Stafford Dinner will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood’s Michigan campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This dinner event is planned by an executive board comprised of Northwood students enrolled in the Hospitality Management program. These students have been planning this dinner since April 2013 and are excited to share the night with guests. The scholarship fundraiser will begin with a...

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Members of Mock Trial Team, Justice David Viviano and Student Honors Association.

Recently several Northwood University students attended a luncheon hosted by the Midland Bar Association. At the luncheon, students not only met with practicing lawyers with diverse backgrounds but were also honored to hear guest speaker, Justice David A. Viviano, who discussed his experience this past year since his appointment to the Michigan Supreme Court. Justice Viviano compared and contrasted the different functions of courts in Michigan. At the trial court and Court of Appeals level,...

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Northwood University Business Professionals of America (BPA) students competed at the State Leadership Conference held in Grand Rapids on Saturday, February 8, 2014, with 25 qualifying for nationals. Nationals will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 30-May 4, 2014.  Northwood competed against students from Michigan universities such as Davenport University, Northern Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Grand Rapids Community College, Lake Michigan College,...

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Alex Adams

Senior Alex Adams has been named Track & Field Player of the Week for the Sooner Athletic Conference. The award was for the week ending February 8th. Adams won the award based on his performance at the University of Central Oklahoma Indoor Invitational. The meet was held at Norman, Oklahoma, where Adams won the shot put with a throw of 56’ 3”. Adams outdistanced the second place finisher by almost nine feet. The winning throw by Adams was...

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Three Resident Assistants

Over the course of an academic year, Resident Assistants on the Texas campus of Northwood University are expected to plan and execute various programs for campus residents. The spring semester started with three successful programs that meet a wide range of interests. Programs are divided into two categories – educational and social. Each Resident Assistant is charged with planning one of each type over the course of a semester. This current semester kicked off with an Xbox...

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After a long absence from the spotlight, Northwood University Texas Mock DECA participants from Irving ISD Nimitz High School DECA Chapter competed in district competition. Two students, Nadia Robledo and Laura McLean, advised by CTE teacher Tammy Clark, have advanced to state level competition. In addition, Laura McLean has been accepted to Northwood University in Cedar Hill. She is looking forward to participating in DECA at the collegiate level. While Laura has already been...

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Dr. Tom Duncan

Northwood’s University’s most diverse residential campus looks forward to a bright future as it embraces its rich history.              By Dr. Tom Duncan, Northwood University Florida President Although the Northwood Idea was alive and well when the university’s Florida campus first opened for classes in March, 1984, the institution’s dense swamp land wasn’t the...

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Head baseball coach Jeremy Kennedy has been honored as the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Regional Coach of the Year for the Mid-South region. The award was presented at the ABCA’s annual meeting, held last month at the Dallas Hilton Anatole hotel. Some 3,700 coaches attended the convention, and more than 300 exhibitors were also on hand. Kennedy is entering his seventh year as head coach of the Knights baseball program. Last year his team finished sixth...

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Mini Career Fair

Northwood University’s Texas Campus invited four local companies to attend their mini career fair on February 5, 2014.  They visited with Northwood University students and discussed career options that are available within a variety of industries and majors which included hospitality, automotive, management, accounting, finance, advertising, marketing, international business and entrepreneurship. Dominique Williams from Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) shared...

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Former Northwood  All-American shortstop Elvin Rodriguez was presented the Carroll Beringer SABR College Award between games of a February 8th Knights doubleheader. Currently a student-assistant for the baseball team, Rodriguez will begin his second season in professional baseball later this year.  Rodriguez will again hold down the shortstop position for the Rockford (Illinois) Aviators. A native of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Rodriguez helped the 2013 Northwood baseball team...

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Northwood University Florida’s Auto Show of the Palm Beaches panel discussion will feature three well known industry experts who will share their experiences while discussing current automotive marketing and management industry trends. The event will be held Friday, February 21st from 1:30pm – 3:00pm at Northwood University Florida’s DeVos-Cook Academic Center Room 100. Dress is business casual. Northwood University Florida Auto Show Hours: Saturday, February...

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Northwood University Florida’s 2014 “Dine – Dream – Drive” themed Auto Show of the Palm Beaches, has added a Modified and Classic Car Exhibit to the mix, promising family fun for everyone. To be held on Sunday, February 23rd, the specialized exhibit joins Florida’s 30th Anniversary Welcome Weekend activities which will greet alumni and friends from across the globe. The Auto Show of the Palm Beaches will include...

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Mock Trial Students.

Recently the Northwood Mock Trial Team competed at the 2014 Mock Trial Tournament hosted by New York University. The event was held at one of the nation's premier courthouses located in downtown Brooklyn, NY. Invitees included past winners of the Mock Trial National Championship Tournament (NCT) and other strong teams.Northwood University placed third against top schools such as New York University, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Los Angeles, Northwestern...

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OBL Class of 2014 (L-R) Richard DeVos, Jr., J Ferron, David Gilmour, Lisa Copeland, Daniel Langdon, Jonathan Hage, Richard Garber and Thomas O'Hare

Northwood University students, faculty, staff and friends recently enjoyed a variety of inspirational Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) events designed to provide the opportunity to gain from experiences of the honorees. While sharing 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  prestigious visitors attended a variety of university events designed to...

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Sarah Lack

Northwood University’s Texas campus is happy to announce the appointment of Sarah Lack to the position of ADP Program Center Manager (PCM). Lack  joined  Northwood University in 1999 as the business office receptionist while pursuing her BBA at Northwood. Upon completion of her BBA, she joined the ADP team (University College at that time) as an admissions representative where she was responsible for recruitment of ADP and residential transfer...

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Professor Gary Brahl

Professor Gary Brahl’s Current Issues in Advertising class journeyed to Dallas for a tour of the commercial post-production facility known simply as 3008—coincidentally,their street address.  Students had the opportunity to observe first-hand as future commercials went through their final technical and artistic processes before release to the media. Executive Producer Anne Strock told the students, “We love what we do and are happy to talk about...

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The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team (Forensics) competed in the Eastern Michigan University Alumni Invitational on January 31. The 10-member team took on nationally ranked teams placing in the top five. This tournament was another win for Northwood, bumping their seasonal standing up to 54 wins.Four students made it to the finals in four events: Cody Colella, a senior from Pittsburgh, PA, placed 6th in impromptu; Taryn Rubino, a junior from Dryden, placed 6th in programmed oral...

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Comedian Ronnie Jordan

This past Sunday Texas students gathered in the Gaubert Student Activity Center to watch Super Bowl XLVIII. The evening was filled with yells, cheers, football snacks and fun conversation. As most of the room was occupied with Bronco fans, it was quite a disappointment for a majority of our students to watch the Denver Broncos lose to the Seattle Seahawks. “I could have sworn the Broncos would have won this game but, even though they lost, I still enjoyed hanging out with my friends...

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Agapito Chavez

Impact Cedar Hill Drug Prevention Resources, Inc. (DPRI) helped Northwood University's Texas campus commemorate The National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) "National Drug Facts Week" (January 27-February 2) by providing eye-popping banners with educational information on the effects of alcohol, prescription drugs and marijuana.DPRI representative Agapito Chavez stated, "The purpose of DPRI is to get the information out there and empower students to make the right...

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Kathleen Vertin

Northwood University’s Hospitality Management program will welcome Kathleen Vertin as keynote speaker for the 39th Annual Stafford Dinner to be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood’s Michigan campus. Vertin serves on the Board of Trustees for Northwood University and has spent the bulk of her career overseeing the strategic, financial and marketing direction of Visioneering, Inc., a supplier of tooling to the automotive and...

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Dr. Doina Harsanyi

On Thursday, February 13, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Student History Club, together with the department of social sciences and humanities, will host its annual faculty lecture. Dr. Doina Harsanyi, professor of history at Central Michigan University, will speak on “Love in the Enlightenment” in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community...

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Dr. Diana Webb

On Wednesday, February 19, at 7 p.m., the Finance Association of Northwood University and Dr. Diana Webb will host a personal Financial Workshop. This event will take place in the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies, room 210, 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 free event.The topics for the workshop include budgeting, retirement planning and the...

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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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Dr. Tom Duncan shares expertise with WPTV anchor Michael Williams.

Northwood University Florida President Dr. Tom Duncan was recently the featured guest on South Florida NBC affiliate WPTV’s “To the Point” morning show.  While interviewing with anchor Michael Williams, Duncan shared information relating to Northwood’s mission and programs, while also highlighting a variety of trends in higher education.   Reflecting on the interview, President Duncan stated, “Northwood...

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The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team (Forensics) competed in the Fall Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League Tournament (M.I.S.L.) on December 14, 2013, at Wayne State University. The Northwood team took first place out of seven teams from across the state, competing against such teams as University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Spring Arbor and Oakland Community College.Four team members were tournament...

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On January 9, 2014 Northwood University Florida will host the Palm Beach Outlet Mall Career Fair. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the university's Countess de Hoernle Student Life Center located at 2600 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 33409. Expected to draw over 5000 job seekers vying for approximately 1500 full and part-time jobs, retailers will be on hand to interview candidates who are seeking positions ranging from sales associates to...

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Kevin Petrovsky

Several students, faculty and community members were recently reminded of ways to reduce their carbon footprints as they attended a Northwood University event which focused on global climate change.   The event, sponsored by Northwood University’s Sustainability Management Department, the Palm Beach County League of Women Voters and the Coalition for Action of Palm Beach County began with a viewing of the National Geographic documentary “Chasing Ice,”...

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Northwood University will recognize eight nationally known business leaders at its 34th Annual Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Awards Gala at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1st, 2014, at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida. The gala is open to the public. Tickets are $375 per person. The eight honorees in the Class of 2014 are: Lisa Copeland  Managing Partner, Fiat of Austin Austin, Tx Richard DeVos, Jr. (’81) President, The Windquest Group/ Retired President,...

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Rachelle Butts

Northwood University recently named Rachelle Butts as the director of admissions for the DeVos Graduate School of Management. As the leader of the admissions and recruiting team for the DeVos Graduate School, she will work with the admissions staff on recruitment across all three campuses in Florida, Michigan, Texas and all site locations.Rachelle comes to Northwood University with experience in both for-profit and nonprofit university systems. Her most recent assignment was campus...

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Northwood University students Alex Hartley, Livia Toth, Tola-Isaac Mayowa, Julia Cusumano, Ross Schwinger, Alberto St. Juste and Garrett Foster volunteer at the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic.

About 20 Northwood Florida Entertainment, Sport and Promotion (ESPM) students recently spent the holidays working at the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic and the National Field Hockey Festival. A requirement of their ESPM curriculum, the internships are valued by the community and were even written into the county’s venue bid proposal for the field hockey event for the past two years. “Your team is a major part of this event selecting Palm Beach...

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Dr. Kevin Fegan discusses the definition of leadership with DISD lead counselors.

In an on-going effort to strengthen Northwood University’s relationship with the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), Dr. Kevin Fegan, president of the Texas campus, and Darien Moore, director of admissions and enrollment for the Texas campus, recently participated in the DISD Leadership Academy. The DISD Leadership Academy is designed to hone leadership skills and empower the lead counselors in the school district.Dr. Fegan presented on the definition of leadership and Moore...

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Don Taylor, manufacturing vice president for Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture developed by Dow and Saudi Aramco.

Northwood University will hold its winter commencement on Saturday, December 14, at 2 p.m. in the Bennett Sports Center on campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland. Approximately 230 students are qualified to graduate: the DeVos Graduate School will confer 13 M.B.A. degrees, 105 B.B.A. degrees will be awarded from the traditional program and 112 from the Adult Degree Program. Don Taylor is this year’s winter commencement speaker. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in...

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Jacob Alplund, Brenda Beasley and Dewhitney Farrington enjoy Etiquette Dinner Introductions.

Northwood University Florida students recently gained both personal and professional protocol tips while enjoying their annual Career Services Etiquette Dinner. Designed to help students identify and avoid common etiquette pitfalls while presenting themselves in the best possible light, the reception and four course meal provided opportunities to create meaningful first impressions, provide proper follow-up, and more. “It was great to see the students learn how to direct their...

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Mark your calendars! As Northwood University Florida students gear up to hold their 2014 Auto Show of the Palm Beaches, their “Dine, Dream, Drive” theme promises family fun for everyone. The international affair is part of Florida’s 30th Anniversary Welcome Weekend activities which will greet alumni and friends from across the globe. Between the international food trucks, the family oriented activities, Seahawk women’s and men’s basketball...

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Melanie Bergeron

On Thursday, December 5, at 3 p.m., Northwood University will host Melanie Bergeron who will discuss the topic “The Company Story and Franchise Management.” The presentation will take place in the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies 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.Melanie Bergeron, CFE (Certified Franchise Executive), is...

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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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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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Dr. Lee Trepanier

On Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Dr. Lee Trepanier who will discuss the topic “Democracy and the Administrative State: Weber, Tocqueville, and Today.” The lecture will take place in Griswold Lecture Hall 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 free event.Dr....

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Dr. Tom Duncan shares insight with WPTV reporter Alex Sanz.

As the U.S. federal government neared the date when its ability to borrow additional money to fund the debt would run up against pre-set limits, South Florida NBC reporter Alex Sanz turned to Northwood University Florida President Dr. Tom Duncan for insight. “House and Senate Republicans only have so many levers they can pull to get President Obama and the Democrats to reduce federal spending and reform entitlements,” said Duncan. “With Republicans controlling...

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Greta Henglein

Friends and staff members held a celebration of life and tree planting ceremony to honor Greta Henglein, former Dean of Students (2000-2008) while initiating The Greta Henglein Memorial Fund in her name.  Henglein passed away on October 3, 2013 after a courageous fight with Stage IV breast cancer, a disease that was originally diagnosed during her time at Northwood Florida.  “During Greta’s tenure, her devotion to her students was clearly evident and...

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2013 Best of Show—Team John Deere Display

The 50th anniversary of the Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) combined over 500 vehicles and 600 students to create, display and learn product knowledge on their specific vehicles. The weekend proved to be an interactive and educating experience for both students and show attendees.The students needed to create a way to combine the theme “Cruising Through the Golden Anniversary” into their displays. The judging was held all weekend by the executive...

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Professor Jennifer Luzar

Northwood University Professor Jennifer Luzar will be the keynote speaker for the Women’s Empowerment Symposium to be held on Wednesday, November 6, at the Great Hall Banquet & Convention Center located at 5121 Bay City Road in Midland. The silent auction and strolling appetizers will start at 5:00 p.m. with the symposium beginning at 6:00 p.m. and to include four breakout sessions.The purpose of the event is to help women advance their career, network, mentor others and/or...

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Shed built by Northwood volunteers.

Northwood University recently partnered with Midland County Habitat for Humanity to celebrate World Habitat Day.On Monday, October 7, volunteers at Northwood University helped promote World Habitat Day by building sheds for Midland County Habitat for Humanity partner families. These volunteers were coordinated through a collaborative program between United Way and Northwood called Campus Connection which strives to build a stronger community through volunteerism. Over 20 Northwood University...

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Northwood University will honor seven automotive aftermarket leaders with its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award on Tuesday, November 5, at 11:45 a.m. at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. The awards will be presented during a luncheon at the annual Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo Show (AAPEX). Those being honored are: Robert R. Bassett, manager of Training NA, Gates Corporation, Ridgeland, Mississippi; William T. Glasgow, Jr., president, WT Glagow, Inc., Mokena,...

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Northwood University will be hosting “Go Make a Difference (Go Mad) Week” from November 3-9, 2013. Throughout the week, registered student organizations will be participating in various volunteer activities to make a difference in the community. Volunteers are coordinated through a collaborative program between United Way and Northwood called Campus Connection which strives to build a stronger community through volunteerism.Monday, November 4, through Friday, November 8,...

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Dr. Sherry Penn-Crawford and Andrea Santizo

Lessons of a Northwood University Florida humanities class recently held special significance for junior Andrea Santizo when she was told that her professor and classmates would like to host a Quinceanera (or celebration of a young woman's coming of age) celebration in her honor. With the first class assignment requiring that students share the story behind an object that holds special meaning or significance, Santizo’s presentation focused on a beautiful...

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Northwood University is partnering with the Michigan State Police, Midland Police Department and the Legacy Center for Community Success to host Alcohol Awareness Week October 21-23 on Northwood University’s campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive.Starting the week on Monday, October 21, is Woody’s Wild Ride from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with free food provided at Jordan Hall. Later in the evening there will be a Monday Night Football Root Beer Keg Party at 9:00 p.m. in Dow...

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On Sunday, October 27, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Northwood University will be hosting a trick-or-treating event in Miner Hall on Northwood’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive.This family event is for children ages 12 and under from the community. It is a free event with a haunted house, games, and arts and crafts. After trick-or-treating and events, families are invited to the Dow Commons cafeteria for a community brunch from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for only $6.50 a person.For...

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Public Invited to Free Event at Hilton Anatole Dallas on October 26, 2013 CEDAR HILL, TEXAS – Texas employers and citizens concerned about America’s sluggish economy and the impact of healthcare reform will have an opportunity to hear what two leading economists believe healthcare reform will do to the economic recovery at a Northwood University-sponsored symposium, “The U.S. Economy and the Impact of Healthcare Reform.” Annually Northwood recognizes 8...

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Dr. John M. Pafford

On Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Dr. John Pafford who will discuss his latest book, “The Forgotten Conservative: Rediscovering Grover Cleveland.” The lecture will take place in Sloan 114 (Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies) on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to attend this free...

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John Blundell

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 7 p.m. John Blundell will deliver a talk on his new book, “Remembering Margaret Thatcher.” The event will take place in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. There is no admission charge or ticket necessary. Members of the community are encouraged to attend and a book signing will follow the presentation.Blundell is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Institute of Economic...

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Northwood University will celebrate “Milton Friedman Day” on Friday, October 25, from noon-2 p.m. in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. The afternoon event features Jarrett Skorup of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy on the topic “Who Protects the Consumer?” followed by student debates and a documentary from the Free to Choose Network. Members of the community are encouraged to...

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CEDAR HILL, Texas – Northwood University student Knights worked through rain and freezing temperatures this week to place the finishing touches on their annual Haunted Forest.  Northwood University’s Haunted Forest is an outdoor version of a haunted house that the Knights look forward to constructing each year.  “The students worked through the cold and rain in order to finish in time,” shared Shane Hill, Director of Housing and...

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How does a Northwood University basketball player go from leading Florida Seahawk rebounds and scores to playing for one of the most successful teams in the history of British basketball? For Patrick Horstmann the road to joining the 2013-2014 season roster of the British Basketball League’s One Health Sharks Sheffield Sharks (fondly referred to as the Sheffield Sharks) was a winding one. “I left Germany five years ago upon receiving a...

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Professor Timothy Gilbert is Interviewed by WPEC's Ben Becker

As the government shutdown continues and the possibility of a debt default looms, a recent report of the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) paying $98,670 for the purchase and installation of an outhouse doesn’t sit well with many. WPEC Anchor Ben Becker recently caught up with Northwood University Florida Professor Timothy Gilbert to get his take. “By way of overview, this is just one more example of wasteful expenditures by our government. For them it does not...

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Northwood students posing for “Miss America.”

Northwood University students posed as mannequins in Midland’s downtown store windows on Thursday, October 10. This was the 36th year that students in Northwood’s Fashion Marketing & Management program led the event cosponsored by the Midland Downtown Development Authority. The public enjoyed the many decorated windows and the wonderful fall evening.While the fashion students chose the theme, “Mystical Illusion,” the way each group interpreted it...

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John Gustincic

Northwood University Professor John Gustincic has been awarded the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). A stringent set of criteria and the passing of a rigorous exam are required by the association.ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. ACFE guidelines encompass character, experience and education with knowledge in four critical...

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(L-R) Dominic Barcelon, Brandon Mason and Steven Cao

CEDAR HILL, Texas – On Saturday, October 5 before Crossing Over, Natasha Norman was named as this year’s homecoming queen and Brandon Mason was crowned homecoming king. Natasha Norman is a senior from El Paso, TX majoring in marketing.  She is president of the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board (CAB).  Natasha is also a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, a Student Leader, Royal Ambassador and a member of...

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David Searcy

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Northwood University and Co-sponsor WordSpace present Northwood’s 12th Annual Literary Festival on 2013 Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in Knights Hall at the Lambert Commons from 7 PM – 9:15PM. The first 120 guests will enjoy free peach or blackberry cobbler, ice cream, sweet tea or longneck root beer before the readings.      “LitFest is one of the most popular evening events at Northwood....

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Alberto Saint Juste

As a high school student at G-Star School School of the Arts, Alberto Saint Juste enjoyed acting, television production and 3D animation, but the business world was also calling the Boynton Beach, Florida native’s name.    “Ever since I was a child I knew that I wanted to work in the business world, but the showbiz industry was a draw as well. That’s why Northwood University Florida is such a good fit,” smiled the sophomore who first...

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Northwood University Homecoming Queen and King Sadie Cinato and Matt Stone.

On Saturday, September 28, during the football halftime show Sadie Cinato was named as this year’s homecoming queen and Matt Stone homecoming king. The 2013 Homecoming celebration was sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA).Sadie Cinato is a senior from Warren majoring in management and was sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Matt Stone is a senior from Roscommon majoring in international business/management and was sponsored by Alpha Sigma...

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DeVos Graduate School

Northwood University will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management on Saturday, October 19, for MBA alumni, current MBA students, faculty and staff.The DeVos Graduate School is a specialized business school focused on developing the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society. It provides dynamic graduate degree programs for adults designed to strategically expand managerial and leadership skill sets, equipping students with the necessary tools...

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On Thursday, October 10, Northwood University students will return to Downtown Midland for the 36th year to pose as mannequins in 30-40 store window fronts. The modeling takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be opportunities for the crowd to make the mannequins move or smile. Mannequin Night is sponsored by the Northwood University Fashion Marketing & Management (FMM) department and the Midland Downtown Business Association (DBA).This year’s theme is...

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An under-the-hood look at the Ford trucks.

The 2013 Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) took place on September 27-29. The three-day event provided a great learning experience for students. It provided the opportunity for over 60,000 visitors to interact, view and become educated about more than 500 product offerings presented by over 600 students of all majors at Northwood University. The Auto Show, which marked its 50th anniversary this year, continued the tradition of students leading, planning, organizing,...

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On Wednesday, October 9, Northwood University will host a cultural food festival from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood’s campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This event is in collaboration with the Midland Area Community Foundation and the City of Midland as part of Cultural Awareness Month activities. It is open to the public and food tickets are available at the door for $5.00.Several international appetizers will be offered during the event with a...

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Professor Evgeniy Gentchev, International Business Department Chair

CEDAR HILL, Texas – This was the title of a presentation by Northwood University’s Professor Evgeniy Gentchev to the Tea Party of Far North Dallas on September 19.    The group invited Professor Gentchev to speak about the Austrian School of economic thought.  The Austrian School focuses in the role of the individual entrepreneurs and market prices as regulators of economic activities and its analysis largely concludes that policies of...

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Michael Sawney

Northwood University Florida is pleased to welcome Michael Sawney as Academic Advisor and International Student Specialist. In his new role, Sawney will advise students, faculty, and administrators relating to the many scholastic opportunities available to international students. In addition, he will guide them as to the requirements set forth by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Customs Enforcement (USICE) in relation to Optional Practical Training (OPT),...

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Doug Doran

Northwood University is pleased to announce the selection of Doug Doran as the Director of Admissions for traditional students at its Florida campus. Having gained solid experience in field recruiting for Florida since March 2011, the Comstock Park, Michigan native has served as an Admissions Representative, Transfer Student Coordinator, and most recently, as a Regional Admissions Representative. Having completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Management from Northwood...

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"Peonies on a Beveled Mirror" oil on canvas by Mica Jones.

The Northwood University Gallery has the pleasure to announce two shows which are free and open to the public. The first show is “Color and Light” by Mica Jones. The second exhibition is featuring the work of the Midland Artist Guild members. These events can be viewed at the Northwood Gallery in downtown Midland at 102 East Main Street. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday (except for Thursday) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 10...

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Bottom: (L-R) Tara Coletti, Yasmene Harris, Damaly Brown, Glenique Knowles Top: (L-R) Alberto Saint Juste, Jacob Alplund, Diego Ortega

Northwood University Florida students recently enjoyed a presentation and a fashion show designed to highlight the benefits of professional demeanor and dress at their fall career services and student life event, titled “Dressing for Success.” Eric Lewis, a manager at Men’s Wearhouse, highlighted business dress options as he narrated the show along with Pamela Toussaint, a personal branding and image expert. While stressing that most individuals reveal far less...

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CEDAR HILL, Texas – Tyler McGowan, business owner, Executive Pastor of Administration for Ethos Church, Resident Assistant, and Northwood Royal Ambassador has a passion for learning.  McGowan is currently enrolled in the accelerated BBA/MBA program at Northwood University working towards his degree in marketing with a concentration in finance and international business.  While walking the campus of Northwood University, Tyler began formulating a strategy to one day...

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Northwood students at Chipotle in Cedar Hill

CEDAR HILL, Texas – To kick off the school year the Kappa Delta Chi Interest Group at Northwood University hosted their first fundraiser at the Chipotle in Cedar Hill, TX on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. The ladies received half of the proceeds from the hours of 5PM-9PM at this delicious Mexican style restaurant who are nationally recognized for their fresh ingredients and amazing burritos. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends came out to support the ladies. The ladies were...

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Dianna Childs, NU Alumna, Recreation Center Event Coordinator and Leah Walker, Health & Wellness with the Cedar Hill Recreation Center

CEDAR HILL, Texas –Northwood University’s Annual Health and Fitness Fair was held this past Wednesday, September 25th in the Lambert Commons.  Local community health and wellness providers were invited to inform students, faculty and staff about the many services available in Cedar Hill and surrounding cities. Participants had the opportunity to participate in free blood pressure, vision, body fat analysis and body mass index screenings and received valuable...

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Homecoming Court 2012-13

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Mark your calendars for the 2013 Northwood University Homecoming Celebration Saturday, October 5th! RSVP now at www.northwood.edu/crossingover/. Admission is five dollars at the door.  Returning Knights, please remember to wear your Knights Medallion.  The Crossing Over Ceremony symbolizes the crossing over of Northwood University graduates, students, colleagues, and friends of the University from various backgrounds and bonds them with each...

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(L-R) Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk of Dallas, Dr. Fegan, President of the Texas Campus; Patricia Chambers of Fort Worth, Texas and Harriet Miers of Dallas, Texas

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Northwood University continues its annual tradition of recognizing women for their contributions to their communities with the announcement of this year’s Class of Distinguished Women honorees.  On Wednesday, September 18, the Class of 2013 was announced at a media event hosted by Dee Lincoln, who was awarded this honor in 2008, at Dee Lincoln’s Dining Room & Bubble Bar in Uptown Dallas.  Created 44 years ago by the...

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The 50th Annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) will feature over 500 vehicles, the majority of which will consist of brands and models familiar to the general public. This year’s theme, “Cruising Through the Golden Anniversary,” focuses on where the show, as well as the automotive industry, has been, where it is now and where it hopes to go in the future. The Auto Show will also feature many “must see” vehicles....

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Northwood University’s 50th Annual International Auto Show is set for the weekend of September 27, 28 and 29. At this year’s show, the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) will be presenting an exclusive program to Northwood students, staff, faculty and alumni on Thursday, September 26, and Friday, September 27, in Griswold Lecture Hall.On Thursday, September 26, SEMA will host a career paths program exclusively for students and faculty of Northwood University...

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Esteban Benitez Bertoni

Esteban Benitez Bertoni from Paraguay, a student at Northwood University’s DeVos Graduate School, was recently named a 2013 Delta Mu Delta scholar. He received the Richard L. Sonowski Award from Delta Mu Delta Society’s Board of Directors and the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship selection awards Bertoni $3,000 and can be applied to his educational expenses. The scholarship is named in honor of Sonowski who served as the executive director of Delta Mu Delta.Dr. Lance...

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Alumnus Gary Pierce

When Gary Peirce first learned of Northwood University Florida he was working the business side of Peirce Graphic Services, a South Florida organization he’d founded in 1989 along with his wife Linda to provide type setting services to publishers. “I discovered that I needed to learn more about accounting, economics and marketing, so when I first learned of Northwood University Florida, it sounded like a good fit,” said Peirce, who added that his first impression...

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Northwood University will be hosting the third annual Northwood University Auto Show Gala. The theme for this year’s fundraiser is “You and Me in ‘63” and will take place on Friday, September 27, 2013, at the Midland Country Club. A strolling dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a live auction to follow at 7:30 p.m. The event plans to celebrate the Auto Show’s 50th anniversary with a showcase of vehicles from 1963 and bringing back The Simone...

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On Monday, September 16, at 7 p.m. Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Dr. Benjamin Kleinerman, associate professor of political science at Michigan State University, on the topic “The Transformation of Barack Obama: Becoming Commander-in-Chief.”Dr. Kleinerman’s lecture is part of Northwood University’s Constitution Day celebration. The event will take place in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood...

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Jim Lentz

The 2013 Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) will feature Jim Lentz, chief executive officer for Toyota’s North America Region. He will deliver a keynote address beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, in Griswold Lecture Hall. His lecture is open to the public and there is no admission charge or ticket necessary.The VIP Panel, which includes executives representing a wide variety of automotive sectors, begins on Friday, September 27, at 10:30 a.m. in...

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Dara Ryan, Lynette Nadal, and Jen Wilson

As Northwood University freshman, Florida alumnae Dara Ryan and Jennifer Wilson had their sights set on winning careers in business and athletics. The two first met in the fall of 2000 while at Seahawk soccer practice, and quickly became friends as they embraced academic and athletic life.  Soon enrolling in English and Spanish classes taught by Dr. Lynette Nadal, the duo learned first-hand about accountability, as their professor, well known for demanding quality academic work,...

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Heather Gray

Northwood University recently welcomed alumna Heather Gray ‘home,’ as it selected the 1998 graduate for the position of Florida Adult Degree Program Admissions Representative.  In her new role Gray will apply her marketing and customer service experience toward promoting the program, which is designed to provide working adults with the opportunity to earn a bachelor of business administration degree in a variety of academic formats. After having earned an...

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Susan Dennett Participates in WPEC Education Town Hall

Susan Dennett, Northwood University Florida’s Academic Dean recently served as one of four lead panelists as part of WPEC CBS12’s Educational town hall meeting titled Your Voice, Your Future 2013. While sharing expertise relating to the importance of equipping students with sound critical thinking skills and proactively researching career interests while still in high school, Dennett played a valuable role in the televised forum which highlighted issues affecting...

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(L-R) Capt. Gil Miller, Commanding Officer, NAS Fort Worth JRB and Brian Rolfes, Northwood University Program Center Manager, Fort Worth

Students at the Fort Worth Campus were officially welcomed into Northwood University at convocation this week. Convocation is the first step in a student's academic journey at Northwood University; it is the official welcome for all students. Brian Rolfes, Program Center Manager, began by explaining to the students what it means to be a Northwood Student.  He explained the Northwood core values as well as the mission statement. Capt. Gil Miller, Commanding Officer, NAS Fort...

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(l-r): Dr. William Bateman, president of Northwood’s Michigan campus, and E.N. “Ned” Brandt, recipient of the Robert E. and Patricia L. Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award.

During Northwood University’s annual Opening Convocation on Tuesday, September 3, the University honored E.N. “Ned” Brandt, Northwood supporter, with the Robert E. and Patricia L. Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award. The honor was presented to him by Dr. William Bateman, Northwood University Michigan campus president.“We annually present the Robert E. and Patricia L. Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award to a person, group or...

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Michael Cesal

Northwood University recently announced the addition of three faculty members to various departments. These faculty members are: Michael Cesal, instructor of philosophy and political science; Christin Greiman, assistant professor of management; and Dr. Shauna Hanisch-Kirkbride, assistant professor of environmental science.According to Academic Dean Dr. Lance Lewis, “It is a delight to welcome each of these individuals to the faculty. They all bring significant teaching and academic...

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The Northwood University International Auto Show celebrates its "Golden Anniversary" as its 50th show approaches.

MIDLAND, MI – The annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) features over 500 new domestic and imported cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, vans, experimental and specialty vehicles, plus various exciting automotive aftermarket products. The theme for this year’s largest outdoor new car Auto Show is “Cruising Through the Golden Anniversary.” NUIAS General Chair Adam LaFurgey states, “This year’s theme,...

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Julie Tkach Hospitality Management Chair

Northwood University announces the addition of Dr. Julie Tkach to the faculty and her appointment as chair of the Hospitality Management department. As a professor and department chair, she will be teaching while also working with the Hospitality Management department’s specific events, such as providing food and beverages during the Northwood University International Auto Show, the annual Stafford Dinner and NU Style Show. Dr. Tkach will be responsible for ensuring program...

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Michigan Campus Entranceway

Northwood University will host a special dedication of its new entranceway on Tuesday, September 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and University Drive. Parking will be available at the Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.  Northwood University is proud to be a part of the Midland community. The construction of this new entrance will enable Northwood to be distinguishable to all who...

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2013 Welcome Back Lunch

Northwood Texas faculty and staff held their annual Welcome Back Lunch August 21.  Participants enjoyed a Fiesta provided by Taco Cabana, while dining on a beautifully decorated table of Northwood spirit gear adorned with the new Knight Mascot. The Knight to Knight Spotlight Awards were also awarded this summer. Faculty and staff were given the opportunity to anonymously recommend a fellow co-worker who went above and beyond to assist a fellow knight in the workplace.  This...

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Knights Athletic Conference

Longtime Sooner Athletic Conference commissioner John Hudson welcomed Northwood University to the SAC at convocation this Thursday.  Northwood begins play in the SAC this fall after competing for many years in the Red River Athletic Conference.  Texas Wesleyan and Southwest Assemblies of God Universities joined Northwood in leaving the Red River for the SAC.  The move became official for all three schools earlier this summer. “These three Metroplex schools...

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Bonfire at 2013 Welcome Weekend

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Squire Camp and Welcome Week are two exciting weeks that signify the beginning of the school year. Squire Camp is the official welcome for new Knights to learn what it means to be a Knight and the values and ethics of Northwood University.  Thursday the university held a new student meeting for the new Knights. Friday the students had a blast at the Mt. Lebanon Ropes Course followed by a bonfire and an Ethics Ceremony. Saturday was a student information...

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Professor Gilbert is interviewed by WPBF reporter Angela Rozier.

Florida professor Timothy Gilbert recently spoke with South Florida CBS and ABC affiliate reporters to share insight relating to both the Syrian crisis and reasons for the possible influx of illegal immigrants who are landing on South Florida shores. Northwood University faculty experts serve as a valuable community resource by sharing their expertise with local and national news media relating to a variety of economics, politics, education, environmental sustainability, and more. Gilbert...

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New students 'cross over' to become members of the Northwood University Family.

Northwood University Florida's Crossing Over Ceremony held special significance for its student body, as it signified a variety of meaningful transitions. The observance, designed to reflect the many positive changes that students are experiencing, highlighted the fact that students are 'crossing over' to a new life as they are each transitioning to a new educational environment, a new academic year, a new group of friends, a new home, and in many cases, a new country or...

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MIDLAND, MI - On Wednesday, August 28, Northwood University will host its annual 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...

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Zach Lowe and Travis Riedel Place Second.(Photo by David A. Brown)

The Northwood University Fishing Club was organized in 2010 and became an official club sport in 2013. MIDLAND, MI – Two Northwood University students finished second place in the FLW (Forrest L. Wood) College Fishing Bass Tournament which was held on July 20 on Lake Champlain in New York.  Zach Lowe, a sophomore from Troy, and Travis Riedel, a junior from Falmouth, accepted a donation on behalf of Northwood University for $1,000 to be utilized for the...

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Dr. Tom Duncan, NU Florida President welcomes conference guests.

Northwood University Florida recently hosted over 400 Palm Beach County educators as they attended their annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pre School Workshop. Offering a variety of workshops relating to career pathways and readiness, the event held special meaning for Northwood University Student Life Coordinator Brandon Strassburger, a graduate of Olympic Heights High School as he reconnected with Peter Licata, his former principal. Having served as a mentor to Strassburger,...

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Men’s Head Soccer Coach Nasko Arsov

CEDAR HILL, Texas – In the latest preseason coaches' poll, the Northwood Men's soccer team was picked to finish 9th out of the 11 members of the Sooner Athletic Conference.  The Knights received 33 out of the possible 100 points, while the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma was the unanimous decision at the top of the preseason poll collecting 10 out of 11 first place votes and all 100 possible points. “I am looking forward to the season because...

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Knights New Logo

New Knights Are Ready to Call Northwood Home CEDAR HILL, Texas – The Fall semester is about to begin and the Knights are slowly starting to emerge on campus. This week you will begin to see trucks and carloads full of eager students ready to begin a new chapter of their life.  Along with the students you may also notice a few changes around campus. This summer the Northwood University staff has been busy adding special touches to the Texas Campus.  The most...

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Northwood University will host its annual New Students Move-in Day on Friday, August 23. MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University will host its annual New Students Move-in Day on Friday, August 23. The purpose of this event is to welcome new Northwood students and their families. Many great activities have been scheduled to help our new freshmen and their families adjust to college life. The orientations for incoming freshmen have already taken place over the summer weeks. This...

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Northwood University Texas CampusSponsored Active Shooter Conference

CEDAR HILL, Texas - This month Cedar Hill business leaders and community leaders learned how to prepare for an emergency situation. Northwood University’s Texas campus sponsored the Active Shooter Conference organized by the City of Cedar Hill and the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce. “The active shooter video was enlightening and informative.  Anytime you have a visual of a scenario that can change the outcome of a situation, is always helpful. “Run,...

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Kristy First enjoys boating while in college.

Having advanced to the top of Walmart's "Get on the Shelf" competition with her patent pending gift wrap invention, Florida alumna Kristy First exemplifies the Northwood Idea as she overcomes incredible challenges to pursue her dreams. Northwood University Florida graduate Kristy First is now living the dream of many entrepreneurs, and the winding road which has led to this point has deepened her belief in the healing power of family and prayer. As a Northwood University...

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Professor Michael Lansing

Professor Michael Lansing, this year’s winner of the Samuel Marotta Faculty Ethics Award, is a hero. He saw the smoke and flames bellowing from his neighbor’s home and called 911 and rushed into the house to save the woman and her dog on Lambeth Lane in Fort Worth. On June 6 at 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Lansing’s neighbor of 25 years was in her bedroom asleep when her smoke alarm went off. She thought it was malfunctioning and called Professor Lansing to help...

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Professor Timothy Gilbert shares insight with WPEC Anchor Ben Becker.

The WPEC television interview centered around a report stating that Florida's Rick Scott is among the country's worst governors. Florida professor Timothy Gilbert recently spoke with WPEC anchor Ben Becker to shed light relating to a report naming Florida Governor Rick Scott one of the worst governors in the country. Published by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Governor Scott, (along with seventeen other governors, overwhelmingly republican) has been...

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(l-r): Dr. Kristin Stehouwer, executive vice president, chief academic officer and chief operating officer of Northwood University; Dr. Keith A. Pretty, Northwood University President & CEO; Art Van Elslander; Albert Zehnder, vice chair of Northwood University Board of Trustees; and Daniel DeVos, chair of Northwood University Board of Trustees.

Detroit retail furniture pioneer Art Van Elslander recently received notable recognition for his professional, philanthropic and civic contributions from Northwood University. MIDLAND, MI – Detroit retail furniture pioneer Art Van Elslander recently received notable recognition for his professional, philanthropic and civic contributions from Northwood University. The Midland, Mich.-based University conveyed an honorary doctorate of laws degree on Van Elslander, founder and chairman...

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VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College.

Northwood University will begin offering classes this fall (2013) in an array of innovative and practical business curricula. MIDLAND, MI – To further meet the demand of aspiring business students throughout southeast Michigan, Northwood University is pleased to announce it has moved its Livonia program center onsite to Schoolcraft College’s dynamic VisTaTech Center located at 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia.The VisTaTech Center is home to Schoolcraft College’s...

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Bill MyersAssistant Golf Coach 

Bill Myers to Assist the Knights CEDAR HILL, Texas, August 9, 2013 – Northwood University, Texas is happy to welcome Coach Bill Myers as the Assistant Golf Coach for the Knights.  Coach Myers was born in Wichita Falls, Texas and graduated from Electra High School in May 1966.  He received his Bachelor's degree in History from Texas Tech and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Field Artillery in May 1970.  From 1970 to...

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Victoria ChandlerFashion Student

CEDAR HILL, Texas - Just in time for Tax Free Weekend, Northwood University marketing major with a concentration in fashion, Victoria Chandler shares what trends to keep an eye out for the fall season. NU: What color trends are in this season? VC: After a few seasons of ‘Over-the-top’ prints, Designers were ready to go back to the basics. Leopard, plaid, pinstripes all made appearances on the runway, but houndstooth was the breakout star by far. When it...

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Gregory StifflerDirector of Career ServicesMichigan Campus

He will begin his new position September 1. MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University recently named Gregory Stiffler director of career services of the Michigan campus. Stiffler is currently director of admissions for Michigan traditional students and will begin his new position September 1.Stiffler’s responsibilities as director of career services will include career planning assistance for traditional students on the Michigan campus. He will be responsible for increasing...

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Saginaw Program Center

Participants will have the opportunity to socialize with local business partners. MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University will host the Saginaw Chamber Business After Hours on Thursday, August 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the University’s Saginaw Program Center located at 5815 Bay Road, Suite 500, in Saginaw. The event is co-sponsored by WNEM TV-5 and Buffalo Wild Wings of Saginaw. WNEM will be conducting a live remote at the event.Participants will have the opportunity to...

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Professor Petrovsky is interviewed by ABC reporter Terri Parker for an environmental story.

Once deployed on a seismic research vessel, Florida professor Kevin Petrovsky has conducted geologic surveys on the ocean floor. Northwood University Florida professor Kevin Petrovsky knows a lot about environmental conservation, oceanography, natural resource exploration and extraction, coastal management and human impacts on the environment.  And it’s his unique capability to blend his hands-on experience and education toward teaching environmental sustainability and its...

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Travis KempAll-American Scholar

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Northwood University’s Travis Kemp has been named a GCAA All-American scholar.  This is the second such honor for Kemp, a Canadian who was Northwood’s 2013 class valedictorian.  "Back when I was still teaching I had Travis in one of my classes,” commented Northwood Texas Athletics Director Jack Allday.  “It was obvious he had a Cracker Jack mind, and Travis was one of those young men it was a...

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NU Gallery

Activities commence on Thursday, August 8, from 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. MIDLAND, MI - The Northwood University Gallery will participate in the Taste of Downtown event. Activities commence on Thursday, August 8, from 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The Gallery is located at 102 East Main Street and will showcase Northwood University's NADA Hotel & Conference Center chefs.This event is held by Midland’s Downtown Development Authority to highlight all of the various restaurants, retailers,...

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Diana VreelandDirector of Intensive English Program

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University recently named Diana Vreeland director of the Intensive English Program. She will oversee the newly launched full-time Intensive English Program including the development of curriculum. Vreeland will also serve as liaison with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and other professional organizations and groups.Vreeland recently served as the director of the Center for...

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WPEC's Chuck Weber interviews Timothy Gilbert.

Professor Timothy Gilbert shared that the plan is difficult to understand and causing anxiety among many Americans. South Florida WPEC anchor Chuck Weber recently turned to Northwood University Florida professor Timothy Gilbert to gain insight relating to public perception of the Affordable Care Act, popularly referred to as Obamacare. While pointing out that healthy individuals and business entities could be required to contribute to the government insurance plan, Gilbert shared...

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Wally Trejo, President of the Omega Delta Phi Colony and Monica Perez, President of Zeta Phi Sorority

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Northwood University, Texas Campus is happy to announce the colonization of a national fraternity.  This spring the men of Omega Delta Phi fulfilled their responsibilities to become an official colony. Once the colony reaches chapter status they will be part of the North Texas Region. The Northwood University Knights, will officially become ODPhi knights which is also the mascot of the fraternity. “Becoming an ODPhi has been life...

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Northwood Texas Twins, Maria and Anna Joseph

CEDAR HILL, Texas – At first glance you may think you are seeing double.  Meet Northwood University Texas Knights and student leaders Maria and Anna Joseph.  If you have attended the Student Welcome, Orientation and Registration Day (SWORD) you may have noticed that the first two people that greet you when you enter the Lambert building are the twins Maria and Anna Joseph.  They welcome each new Knight that comes through the door with a warm Texas...

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Adam LaFurgey

MIDLAND, MI – The Automotive Marketing department at Northwood University announces the selection of Adam LaFurgey as general chair of the 50th Annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS). With the importance of the upcoming show, the decision was made to implement two vice chairpersons to oversee the executive board. Justin Edgar was selected as vice chair of divisionals while Chelsea Shartle was selected as vice chair of operations. Northwood University...

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Valerie Freeman, Northwood University 2012 Outstanding Business Leader

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Jay and Valerie Freeman graciously welcomed the students from the graduating class from the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) to their home Wednesday evening.  Valerie Freeman is the founder and CEO of Imprimis Group, Inc.  Now one of the largest independently owned staffing enterprises in Texas, Imprimis Group serves as testimony to Freeman’s belief in the value of higher education, the opportunities of...

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Northwood University, Texas Campus President Dr. Kevin Fegan speaking at the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® reception

This year’s graduating class from the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) took part in a number of events on the Northwood University, Texas campus. Selected students from Afghanistan and Rwanda participated in the Business Boot Camp portion of the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program which consists of dynamic, high-level business training, combined with leadership skills, for qualifying students. Boot Camp Northwood professors included, Dr. Tara Peters, Carla...

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Alumnus Scott Smoliak with his dog Bailey.

After enduring a harrowing experience while trying to save a four-legged family member, Northwood University alumnus Scott Smoliak turned to both his business management expertise and to a Northwood University DeVos Graduate School of Management Field Work Team with the goal of creating a nonprofit to help ease the burden for others. It all began when Smoliak had to rush Bailey, the family dog to an emergency veterinary hospital because he wasn't acting himself. There, he learned that...

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Thanks to Northwood University’s (NU) new degree program in Sustainability Management eco-conscious business students will be able to combine their passion for the environment with a proven business curriculum. Scheduled to start fall 2013, Northwood’s major in Sustainability Management positions graduates to meet the demand for business leaders and entrepreneurs who understand the economics of sustainability.“There is an increasing need for business managers and...

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Elvin Rodriguez, Collegiate Division Player of the Year Award

Knights shortstop Elvin Rodriguez has been honored as the 2013 Collegiate Player of the Year by the Metroplex Hall-Ruggles chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). A senior from Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Rodriguez was the Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Year.  He was also named to the NAIA All-American first team.  Rodriguez is only the second Knights player to be named an NAIA first team All-American, joining former catcher Johnny...

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Celeste Lindell, Career Services Director Texas Campus

Northwood University’s Texas campus is happy to announce the appointment of Celeste Lindell to the position of career services director. The Northwood University Texas MBA graduate will assist the students as they look for the ideal career that fits their interests.  This will be achieved through on-campus events and workshops, resume reviews, effective interviewing skills, and growing student’s relationship building skills. “Over the last 20 years in...

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Incoming Freshman Eduardo Chairez and Graduate Assistant Francisco Chairez with the Northwood Knight

Northwood Knights and brothers, Francisco and Eduardo Chairez both share a passion for business.  Francisco, a Northwood graduate will begin working towards obtaining his MBA from the DeVos graduate program this fall.  While brother Eduardo Chairez will begin his Northwood career as a freshman looking to pursue a degree in management with a concentration in entertainment, sport & promotion management.   “I am excited to see both of my sons accomplish...

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Susan Dennett Academic Dean Florida Campus

Northwood University Florida is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Dennett as academic dean.Northwood's Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Kristin Stehouwer commented, "We are delighted that Susan is joining our team in this capacity. She is the key academic leader for the campus and will have responsibility for supporting our learner-centered environment through a focus on excellence in teaching and learning, curriculum development and delivery, assessment, and overall program...

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Orientation guests enjoyed academic and extracurricular sessions.

As the new academic year approaches, many Northwood University students and parents are taking advantage of early orientation activities. Florida students and parents recently enjoyed both informative and entertaining events designed to provide a strong foundation for both academic and extracurricular success. Featuring a meet and greet session and an amphibious tour of the Palm Beaches on the famous 'Diva Duck,' the occasions included opportunities to meet with academic and...

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Northwood Texas Campus Prof. Sabine Adams

This summer the Northwood University Texas campus was once again happy to host the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge (FELC) Camp on campus.  The Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge is the flagship program of the Jesse Helms Center Foundation. The goal of FELC is to educate high school students about entrepreneurship, the differences between capitalism and socialism, free market economics, personal responsibility, principled leadership and corporate/personal...

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Michigan employers and citizens concerned about America’s sluggish economy and the impact of health care reform will have an opportunity to hear what leading economists believe health care reform will do to the economic recovery at a Northwood University-sponsored symposium titled “The U.S. Economy and the Impact of Health Care Reform.”This free of charge, public event is set for Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m.–11 a.m. at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club located...

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DeLois T. Leapheart

On May 9 Northwood University Professor DeLois Leapheart spoke at the 2013 Adoption & Permanency Forum in Grand Rapids. This program was sponsored by the Michigan Supreme Court- State Court Administrative Office and co-hosted by the Department of Human Services (DHS).Leapheart took part in the presentation titled “Getting Everyone to the Table: The nuts and bolts of how to implement the permanency forum team.” This program was attended by 254 participants from 64...

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Brian Sandusky

As Northwood University welcomes future growth, its Office of Admissions has refined processes and systems to ensure that prospective students and their parents continue to receive personalized attention along with technological innovation. While high-tech tools such as QR codes, virtual college fairs and social networking engines help to ensure that the transmission of higher education information becomes seamless, nothing can replace the personal touch – and it's the home...

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Timothy Gilbert shares expertise with South Florida's CBS affiliate.

As the United States government continues to rack up trillion dollar deficits, media focus on inappropriate federal spending continues – and ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX media members continue to turn to Northwood University experts for insight. "With headlines focusing on exorbitant taxes being spent on initiatives such as poetry grants for prisoners and telephone reminders to depressed citizens, there's a variety of material for comment, and we're thankful to have experts...

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Jeffrey Bennett

MIDLAND, MI – Jeffrey Bennett, Northwood University professor and director of automotive technology management, will be presenting during Automotive News’ annual online conference for F&I (finance and insurance) professionals and dealership managers. The conference will take place from June 11-13 and will consist of six webinars. This online conference is free to attend and recordings will be available for up to 12 months after the live event.Professor Bennett...

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Dr. Nasim Hosein

MIDLAND, MI – Students in Northwood University’s American Marketing Association (AMA) were recognized for their effort in the AMASavesLives campaign. This project took place from fall 2012 through spring 2013. Northwood’s AMA chapter earned the “AMAzing Efforts to Save Lives and Promote Organ Donation Awareness” award and was also rewarded for the Fall Best Event.This campaign is an event sponsored by the AMA collegiate chapters and Donate...

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Joss Gosling

Harpenden, England’s golfer Joss Gosling has been named a first team NAIA All-American.  Additionally, Californian Derek Trofimczuk was named a third team All-American. Both Gosling and Trofimczuk are sophomores, and both competed with the Knights at the 2013 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship.  The event took place May 14-17 at the Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Oregon. Northwood finished the grueling, four-rounds tournament in 12th...

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Fariza Zain

CEDAR HILL, Texas –Northwood Lady Knight golfer Fariza Zain, a freshman from Singapore, has been named a first-team NAIA All-American.  Another freshman, Flower Mound’s Laura Deleonardis, was named a second team All-American.  And Honorable Mention was awarded to Northwood Senior, Esther Kang from Dallas, TX. The honors capped a great year for Northwood’s lady golfers, who were ranked seventh in the nation in the 2013 NAIA  post-season...

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Professionals new to the motor vehicle aftermarket attended the University of the Aftermarket's Aftermarket 101 Seminar on May 29-30 at Federal-Mogul Corp.'s world headquarters in Southfield, Mich. SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Professionals new to the motor vehicle aftermarket attended the University of the Aftermarket's Aftermarket 101 Seminar on May 29-30 at Federal-Mogul Corp.'s world headquarters in Southfield, Mich. The program's goal is to educate new...

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2013 Reunion with Prof. Robert Harris

CEDAR HILL, Texas – One very unique opportunity that students are offered at Northwood University is a study abroad tour in Southeast Asia. For the last thirteen years, Prof. Robert Harris, Associate Professor and Division Chair of Arts and Sciences on the Texas campus, has taken students from the Michigan, Florida and Texas campuses on a trip of a lifetime to explore Asian history, culture and international business practices. Each year near the end of June, Semester in Asia...

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Regina Ricketts

Northwood University Florida is pleased to announce that it has appointed Regina Ricketts as its Adult Degree Program (ADP) Center Manager.Having joined Northwood University with a wealth of higher education experience, Ricketts will apply her knowledge in enrollment management and retention, academic advising, records management, and more, toward her new role of managing and overseeing the ADP department. Ricketts previously served as the Associate Registrar of South University and the...

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CEDAR HILL, Texas –It’s time to register for Northwood University’s Knights' SWORD (Student Welcome, Orientation and Registration Day).  SWORD is designed to make a student’s transition to Northwood University as smooth as possible.  At SWORD, young Knights learn about their new campus home, meet professors and register for classes. The mission of orientation is to provide new students with the foundation for academic and...

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MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University recently announced the winners of the Betsy and Dick DeVos Scholars for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Scholarship. This is an annual scholarship available to new students in the full-time BBA or four-year BBA/MBA program for the 2013-2014 academic year. These students who won the renewable scholarship competition will receive up to $40,000 over their academic career. This may be combined with Academic Merit Scholarships and other awards...

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Patricia A. Riley

Patricia A. Riley was elected to Northwood University’s Board of Trustees on May 17 during its annual meeting.In 2009, Northwood University honored Riley with the Outstanding Business Leader Award and in 2010 she received an honorary doctorate of laws degree at Northwood Florida’s graduation ceremony. She previously was a member of the Northwood University Florida Board of Governors.Riley is the founder and CEO of MDR Fitness/Clientele Beauty of Palm Gardens, FL, and...

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Albert (Al) Zehnder

Albert (Al) Zehnder was elected as vice chair of Northwood University’s Board of Trustees during its annual meeting on May 17. Prior to his election as vice chair, Zehnder has served as a member of Northwood’s Board of Trustees since 2005.Albert F. Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth and chairman of its board of directors, directs all strategic planning of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth; Zehnder’s 18-hole golf course, The Fortress; and...

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Daniel (Dan) DeVos

Northwood University’s Board of Trustees elected Grand Rapids native and entrepreneur Daniel (Dan) G. DeVos as board chair at its annual meeting on May 17. DeVos, who served as vice chair during the previous term, is a 1980 Northwood alumnus and national co-chair with his wife, Pamella, of Northwood’s capital campaign.DeVos is chairman, president and chief executive officer of DP Fox Ventures, LLC, a diversified management company with interests in real estate,...

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Northwood Texas Alumni at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Students may be on break for the summer months, but the Texas Alumni Network is as busy as ever. Several activities are planned to welcome our newest graduates to the alumni family, as well as opportunities to engage our seasoned alumni with their alma mater. An event on June 6th will help kick off the summer event calendar. The Texas Alumni Leadership Council invites all alumni to join them from 6:00-8:00PM at The Oasis at Joe Pool Lake for...

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Robert J. Grubb

On May 17, Robert Grubb was elected to Northwood University’s Board of Trustees during its annual meeting. Grubb also serves as national co-chair of Northwood’s capital campaign along with his wife, Julie, and is a member of Northwood’s Board of Governors.Grubb earned an associate’s degree in banking and finance, an associate’s degree in automotive marketing and a bachelor’s degree in management from Northwood University in 1980. He...

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