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Distinguished Women Award

The Distinguished Women Award was created by the Northwood University Board of Trustees to honor the enormous contributions of women. The award is a recognition of excellence. The recipients represent the values Northwood espouses for its own students: commitment to free enterprise, the partnership of arts and business, and the management of global commerce. The honorees serve as role models for Northwood University students.

Outstanding Business Leader Award

The Outstanding Business Leader Awards are presented by the Northwood University Board of Trustees. Each awardee is selected on the basis of personal achievements which typify the unique philosophy of Northwood University.

Criteria used in the selection of awardees include a contribution to the philosophy of private enterprise, support of the integration of business and the arts, contribution to education, economic innovation, creative marketing ideas, community involvement, religious leadership, philanthropic contributions, as well as business success.

Auto Show Gala

The Auto Show Gala is an annual tradition that has raised over $1.2 million in endowed scholarship funds and celebrates the Northwood University International Auto Show and Homecoming weekend bringing alumni back to Midland, Michigan to celebrate. The event hosts a sellout crowd of Northwood friends, alumni and community partners; includes a live auction, and features the Blue Water Kings for a night you’ll never forget.

People dancing to live music at the Northwood Rocks Auto Show Gala

President’s Freedom Celebration

Join us on the Northwood campus to celebrate with friends, family and the Northwood community. Featuring the Wings of Freedom Award, the State of the University from President Kent MacDonald, gourmet food selections from Chef Casey Rae and other area Executive Chefs, finishing with international sensation and The Voice top 10 contestant, Dave Fenley.

Dr. Benjamin Carson accepting a Wings of Freedom award from the Executive Team at Northwood University

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