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2024 President’s Freedom Celebration

June 6, 2024 – Northwood University Hach Student Center

(Construction on campus, follow the event signs to the Bennett Sports Center Parking)

Join us to celebrate the achievements and significant commitments from supporters who believe in The Northwood Idea and Liberty and Business For All. Look forward to a prosperous future and share your successes with like-minded individuals. The President’s Freedom Celebration honors the Northwood tradition and celebration of unending commitment to ethics, education, and free market values.

You are all welcome at America’s Free-Enterprise University, and it is our honor to be your host as you learn more about Northwood’s optimistic future.

Please wear Summer Cocktail attire.

  • State of the University Address from President Kent MacDonald
  • Mont Pelerin, Cumulative and Consecutive Awards

5:30 p.m. – Welcome Reception and Strolling Dinner

Cash bar will be available.

6:45 p.m. – Program

Dessert Afterglow immediately following the program.

Preferred Hotel – Available June 5th through June 7th.

The H Hotel
111 W. Main Street
Midland, MI 48640
Main hotel entrance is located off Ann St.

(989) 839-0500

Keynote Speaker: Arthur C. Brooks, Harvard Professor & Best-Selling Author

Arthur C. Brooks is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on leadership and happiness.

He is also a columnist at The Atlantic, where he writes the popular “How to Build a Life” column. Brooks is the author of 13 books, including the 2023 #1 New York Times bestseller Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier with co-author Oprah Winfrey, and the 2022 #1 New York Times bestseller From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life.

He speaks to audiences all around the world about human happiness and works to raise well-being within private companies, universities, public agencies, and community organizations.

Professional photo of Arthur C. Brooks, Harvard Professor and Best-Selling Author

HUGE Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Official Title Sponsor


Reynolds & Reynolds logo
Display Group logo
Feldman Automotive Group logo

Scott and Kristi Baker

Goto Transport Inc Logo
Graystone Consulting from Morgan Stanley logo
Three Rivers Corporation logo
Warner logo

Thomas Latham ’69

James and Kristine Mestdagh

Dr. Daniel Morris

William and Linda Stavropoulos

Dr. Graham and Jennifer (Griffin) Williams ’83

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