Bonus Story! Alum Rina Harun Applies Northwood Perspective as Government Leader in Malaysia

Bonus Story! Alum Rina Harun Applies Northwood Perspective as Government Leader in Malaysia

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.

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They Do: Alumni Find Happiness in Weddings (Lots of Weddings)

They Do: Alumni Find Happiness in Weddings (Lots of Weddings)

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.

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Alums Share Their Passion on Northwood Board

Alums Share Their Passion  on Northwood Board

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 CEO 

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Students Shine in the Headlights: The Northwood Style Show 2018

Students Shine in the Headlights: The Northwood Style Show 2018

“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.

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The Best and the Brightest: Northwood Students Excel on National Stage of Competitive Organizations

The Best and the Brightest: Northwood Students Excel on National Stage of Competitive Organizations

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.

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Day of Giving

Day of Giving

Northwood’s Values Emphasis Week 2018 was full of opportunities to be inspired, learn, volunteer, and reflect. And for the first time this year, Northwood alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends from all over the world were invited to participate in the new NU Day of Giving, a single-day global online fundraising event for Northwood University. 

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Go MAD Day Earns NCAA Award

Go MAD Day Earns NCAA Award

“I wish everyone in this room would have had the chance to meet Pat Riepma,” Northwood Dean of Student Affairs Andy Cripe told a gathering at the NCAA Convention in Indianapolis as Northwood’s award was announced. “He used to tell us in staff meetings that we have some of the greatest jobs on Earth – we have the opportunity to make an impact on young people every single day. And he would say, ‘If that doesn’t get you jacked up, you’re in the wrong place.’”

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