News: Texas Campus

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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): 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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Knights Logo

A new Knight has shown up on Northwood University’s Texas campus.  The Knight, which is actually a redesigned graphic rendition of the school’s longtime Knights mascot, will be used in conjunction with not just athletic teams, but across the university. “We felt we needed a fresher, more aggressive looking Knight – one that has a more college-mascot look and feel,” explained Northwood Athletics Director Jack Allday. ...

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Colton Reavis

Colton Reavis, who saved eleven games during a 2013 baseball season that saw the Knights advance to the Avista-NAIA World Series for the first time in school history, has been drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays. A 5’11”, 205-pounder from Paris, Texas, Reavis was taken in the 30th round.  In his senior year Reavis had a 2.73 ERA while saving eleven games.  He struck out 32 opposing batters and walked only 16 in 33 innings.  Reavis held opponents to a...

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Pitcher Cody Faulkner threw a World Series no-hitter, the first since 1992.

This was a season like none other for Northwood’s gritty baseball team.  Consider: The team made its first ever appearance in the AVISTA-NAIA World Series Shortstop Elvin Rodriguez was only the second player in school history to be named an NAIA first-team All-American Pitcher Cody Faulkner threw a World Series no-hitter – the first since 1992 and only the fourth in the event’s 57-year history Northwood was conference champion in its final year in...

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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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Northwood’s Lady Knight Seniors Taylor Jones, Bethany Armstrong, Katie Cowan and Shelby Johnson

Northwood’s Lady Knights finished their final season in the Red River Athletic Conference in style, winning both the conference and the conference tournament, and advancing to the NAIA Regionals in Lubbock.  Additionally, Houston senior Bethany Armstrong was named NAIA second team All-American. The Lady Knights finished the year with a 29-19 record and were 19-5 in conference.  Their season came to an end when they were eliminated by Houston-Victoria in the...

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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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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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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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