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Introducing the 2023 Class of Distinguished Women

September 13, 2023

Northwood University is pleased to announce the 2023 Class of Distinguished Women.

“It is an honor to continue Northwood’s rich history of honoring the significant contributions of women,” said Northwood First Lady Mary-Ellen MacPhee. “From public health and journalism to outdoor recreation and law, this year’s class exemplifies a wide array of success in many fields.”

The Distinguished Woman Awards are a recognition of excellence. Its 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. This year’s honorees include:

• Alice Croll Sieloff, founder of Detroit Metropolitan Woman

• Mary Ellen Hess, executive vice president of business development for Corporate Travel Management

• Gail Perry-Mason, founder of Money Matters for Youth

• Lydia Watson, MD, CPE, president and CEO of MyMichigan Health

• Amy Wilson, general counsel and corporate secretary for Dow

New this year, a Distinguished Young Women award will be awarded to Brooke VanderKelen Alba, vice president of sales and marketing for Snow Machines Inc.

All the honorees will be recognized during the 54th Distinguished Women Awards Gala, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, at the H Hotel in Midland.

To learn more about the Distinguished Women Awards and purchase tickets to the Gala, visit https://www.northwood.edu/dw/awards.

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