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Alicia Blodgett

January 1, 2019

2001 – Palm Beach, Florida

Alicia Blodgett has earned the respect and admiration of the Palm Beach community as a generous hearted leader. Her humor and effectiveness have lightened the load for many, making hard work both palatable and productive. Alicia has spent most of her adult life raising her family. In 1988, she married manufacturing entrepreneur William W. Blodgett, a Northwood University Outstanding Business Leader honoree who is listed in Who�s Who in America. Bill and Alicia have a combined family of six children and seven grandchildren. Alicia and Bill spent seven years sailing around the world on their 62-foot yacht. She describes their adventures through 47 countries and 45,000 miles in her book Just the Two of Us. It is a captivating story of life at sea and in seaport. The Blodgetts returned to life on land in 1997. Since then Alicia has devoted her time �giving back�. Her many civic and charitable activities in Florida include chairing the American Cancer Society Ball that raised over $2 million and the Ultimate Dinner Party for the Children�s Home Society. She serves the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, United Way/Community Chest, American Cancer Society, Children�s Home Society and the Palm Beach Republican Club and is a regular participant in Northwood�s Florida campus activities. Alicia was honored by the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce with the Charitable Achievement Award and nominated for Wachovia and Junior League Woman Volunteer of the Year. A recent article said, �Alicia is lauded by friends, colleagues and peers for her encouraging, down-to-earth and gentle manner, tempered with an infectious spirit that ensures success in all she undertakes.� She says, �The best gift we can give our children is a good education and a desire to help others. As a native of West Palm Beach, I have watched Northwood growunder the guidance of Drs. Arthur Turner and [the late] Gary Stauffer. Their example has inspired many young people to reach high goals and to contribute to their com