1983 – Midland, Michigan
Patricia Naegele is a native of Marshfield, Wisconsin. She graduated from Milwaukee Business Institute and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee. Patricia’s record of volunteer service spans six communities in the United States and Canada and centers on education, art and medical research. Patricia is past chairman of the Midland Art Council. This organization, which she has chaired three times, presented her with its 25th Anniversary Award for volunteer leadership. She received an honorary membership in Arts Midland:Galleries and School in 1998. Patricia was honored by Northwood in 1996 with an honorary degree, Doctor of Humanities. She is now a Trustee Emeritus of the University. She is currently a member of her hometown Marshfield, Wisconsin Clinic Medical Research and Education Advisory Council and charter member of the Lawton Society of the Clinic focusing on research and education. She is an active member of the Executive Board of the Town & Campus (Midland) chapter of Northwood’s National Women’s Board. Patricia served as Northwood’s National Women’s Board & Friends National Chairperson from 1993-1996. She believes that communicating and networking skills are vital for the continuing success of the philosophy of the Northwood Idea and Northwood University and is a remarkable role model for those skills.