One Coach, Two Teams, and Three Athletes Added to 13th Class of Athletic Hall of Fame. Every year, the Athletic Hall of Fame Board of Directors inducts five to six people into the Northwood Athletic Hall of Fame. This year, they’re adding 21.Read More
Think back on those first days at Northwood. It was exciting, liberating, and completely overwhelming. To help our freshmen with their first-week butterflies, Northwood welcomed and invited them to #lead during Welcome Weekend and Opening Convocation.Read More
No one knows the automobile business as well as Northwood, which explains why the University’s Executive Master's in Business Administration program (E.M.B.A), developed specifically for General Motors employees has proven so successful.Read More
An existential force in the development of Northwood University was lost this fall when Richard DeVos, 92, died Sept. 6 at his home in Ada, Michigan. DeVos was the co-founder of Amway, co-owner of the Orlando Magic professional basketball franchise, and namesake of Northwood’s Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management Building.Read More
People sell cars differently in Germany than they do in the United States. Johannes Gnauck recognized some of those differences soon after arriving in Florida in 2005 to complete his Bachelor’s degree at Northwood’s campus there. He understood the differences more fully when he returned to his native land to begin his sales career at a German dealership. And he capitalized on that understanding in 2012 when he and a partner launched a start-up company that uses big data technology to boost vehicle sales.Read More
Years of sustained success by many Northwood graduates have established the University as one of the best places to begin a career in automotive marketing. Now, that reputation is being reinforced by a new generation of young leaders. • When Automotive News released its latest list of 40 outstanding industry leaders below the age of 40, three Northwood grads were among them. • All three – Mark Foster (’04), Jesse Peterson (’02), and Larry Zinn (’08) – were advised by friends to attend Northwood. And all three say it was great advice.Read More
Great friends, great venue, and great entertainment came together for a great cause at the annual Auto Show Gala. To help accelerate our future, gala guests and sponsors, including presenting sponsor CDK Global, mixed fun and purpose to raise record-breaking funds for Northwood’s Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship and Town & Campus Endowed Scholarship.Read More
Technology was front and center at the 2018 Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS). The students who planned and ran the Auto Show found many exciting ways to bring to campus the technological innovations that are accelerating the auto industry and shaping its future.Read More
Rina Harun knew a Northwood education would help her build a career in finance, but she had no idea that someday it would help her to build her country.
After two years in Midland that culminated with a bachelor’s degree in 1997, Rina returned to her native Malaysia and began working for a bank. After two decades in the private sector, Rina’s career took a dramatic turn this spring when she won a seat in parliament during an election that saw her party earn enough seats to form a new government. To the surprise of many people – including Rina herself – she was named Minister of Rural Development.Read More
Two people make a marriage. To make a wedding, though? Well, that takes two – plus a whole bunch of wedding professionals. As part of the estimated $72 billion U.S. wedding industry, Northwood alumni are saying yes to success by helping couples say their “I dos.” Four Northwood alums are using their business educations to parlay romance into revenue and satisfaction. But they didn’t find their happy career match right out of school.Read More
The Northwood University Board of Trustees recently added two new members, both alums, which means alumni now make up a majority of the Board’ membership for the first time ever.
“The Board of Trustees leverages tremendous vision and understanding of the modern business world to set a course for Northwood University that leads to excellence.”
– Keith Pretty, Northwood President and CEORead More
“Fashion in the Headlights,” Northwood’s 17th annual style show held in April, focused runway lights on the savvy art of trend forecasting in the fashion and automotive industries. The student-curated ensembles highlighted in the 2018 Style Show gave shape to the challenge of predicting the next hot colors, materials, and more in fashion and automotive.Read More
Don Foss is a true legend in the automotive industry. Growing up working in his father’s dealership, Don learned about cars and entrepreneurship early. His first foray into business was in high school when he used the money he earned washing cars at his dad’s business to buy a tow truck.Read More
Chloe Allen is the kind of student that’s attracted to the Northwood Idea.She’s bright, hardworking, has a nose for business, and succeeds in a variety of competitive environments.
Allen was one of 34 high school students who attended the Learn About Business (LAB) Camp for a week this summer on Northwood’s Midland campus.Read More
Mock Trial, DECA, Business Professionals of America (BPA). For a relatively small university, Northwood has a lot of great opportunities for students to gain experience through academic competitions. These events help students develop skills they can use inside the classroom, outside the classroom, and long after they graduate. During the 2017-2018 school year, these Northwood competitors had some big-time national success.Read More
Northwood is an alma mater that supports alumni and their children through two scholarships specifically designed for children of alumni. The Northwood University Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship and the Northwood University Alumni Scholarship are available to help our alumni keep NU all in the family.Read More
Not so long ago, America’s beer business was dominated by a handful of brands, all of them fighting to be the choice of customers who were reliably loyal to a regular favorite.
Times have changed, and the brand choices now seem endless, which is good news for beer drinkers, and also for many Northwood grads who apply their special skills to careers built around brewing.Read More