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Northwood University to Recognize Distinguished Women

September 30, 2014

Northwood University will honor the contributions of seven nationally known women at its 45th Annual Distinguished Women Awards Gala to be held at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa on Saturday, November 8th at 6:30pm.For additional information regarding the event and to make reservations, please contact Allison Tardonia, at (561) 478-5539 or .

The seven honorees in the Distinguished Women Class of 2014 are:

  • Laurie Cunnington, Birmingham, MI and Delray Beach, FL
  • Tamara Darvish, Potomac, MD
  • Patti Webster Hamilton, Tequesta, FL
  • Donna Niester, Fort Gratiot, MI
  • Catherine Rodewald, Frisco, TX
  • Lynn Heinzerling Stinson, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Martha Tiller, Dallas, TX

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Established in 1970 by the Northwood University Board of Trustees under the inspiration of founders Dr. Arthur E. Turner and Dr. R. Gary Stauffer, the Northwood University Distinguished Women Awards were created to recognize the enormous contributions women make to communities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and public and private sector services world-wide. The awards are presented annually and never in absentia. Each Distinguished Woman receives a medal that was originally designed by the late sculptor, Giulio Tamassy.

With Distinguished Women events providing the occasion to bring Northwood University to the attention of those who share a dedication to its principles of higher education, the University encourages honorees to become involved with its students and to participate in their growth. The honorees represent the values that Northwood espouses to its students: commitment to free enterprise, partnership of arts and business, and management in a global society. They serve as role models and mentors for students.

On Friday, November 7th, the day preceding the awards gala, Northwood University students will ask questions of the Distinguished Women at an afternoon forum held at Northwood University Florida from 2:00pm – 3:30pm. The forum provides the opportunity for honorees to share anecdotes relating to the obstacles and challenges they encountered while on their personal road to business success, as well as remedies relating to how they overcame them. For additional information please call (561) 478-5539.

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