Classes Commence on Northwood's Ft. Worth Campus

(L-R) Capt. Gil Miller, Commanding Officer, NAS Fort Worth JRB and Brian Rolfes, Northwood University Program Center Manager, Fort Worth

Students at the Fort Worth Campus were officially welcomed into Northwood University at convocation this week. Convocation is the first step in a student's academic journey at Northwood University; it is the official welcome for all students.

Brian Rolfes, Program Center Manager, began by explaining to the students what it means to be a Northwood Student.  He explained the Northwood core values as well as the mission statement.

Capt. Gil Miller, Commanding Officer, NAS Fort Worth JRB who was also present, commended the students for choosing to further their education and encouraged each of them to absorb what they learn and apply it to their everyday life.

Academic Dean, Dr. Terry Silva expressed to the students how proud he was of each of them for choosing to continue their education.  He went on to encourage the students to attend events at the Cedar Hill campus such as Haunted Forest and Crossing Over in October.

Christi Anguiano, Associate Director of the DeVos Graduate School of Management also encouraged the students to continue their education after receiving their degree by enrolling in the DeVos Graduate School of Management.  Anguiano explained The DeVos curriculum focuses on integration over specialization. Rather than concentrations or majors, DeVos offers a focused management program. Students study management by practicing management. Through the team cohort learning model, students become a standout thinker and problem solver in their professional and personal endeavors.

The Fort Worth Program Center has been in operation for over 26 years facilitating both military and civilian students who want to earn an associate of arts or bachelor of business administration degree. The student base is comprised of retired, reserve and active duty military service members, corporate employees, federal government employees and dependents of the armed forces. Northwood also operates program centers on military bases in New Orleans, Louisiana and Selfridge, Michigan.

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Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.