Distinguished Women Class of 2015

Brittney Newton, Delaney Kenny, Olivia Grocholski, Amelia Jaskiewicz, Stephanie Curtis (DW’15), Margery Krevsky (DW’15), Jennifer Valoppi (DW’15), Faye Nelson (DW’15), Representative Miller (DW’15), Sophie Adams, Morgan Stempky, Morgan Ulseth, Justine Arvizu, Brenda Rowley (DW’15), Donna Yost (DW’15), Margaret Cooney Casey (DW’15)

We recently celebrated the 2015 Distinguished Women Awards in Royal Oak, MI, where we honored eight women and welcomed them to this Distinguished Women family.

The Distinguished Women Award is given annually to recognize the tremendous contributions of the honorees. In 1970, the Northwood University Board of Trustees, under the inspiration of its founders Dr. Arthur E. Turner and Dr. R. Gary Stauffer, established the Distinguished Women’s Award to recognize the enormous contribution women make to communities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and public and private sector services world-wide. It is awarded annually and never in absentia. Each Distinguished Woman receives a medal that was originally designed by the late sculptor, Giulio Tamassy.

DW-prettyPresident & CEO Keith Pretty starting the evening’s program where all Student Presenters were introduced by Officers of Northwood University

The 46th Annual Distinguished Women Awards Gala & Events kicked off with a private reception at Stone Hill Manor, the home of Patti (DW’ 14) & Jim Prowse.

Guests were able to enjoy each other’s company and the detail of the design & décor that was done by home owner, Patti Prowse.

The 46th Annual Distinguished Women Award recipients:

  • Margaret Cooney Casey Beverly Hills, MI
  • Stephanie D. Curtis Dallas, TX
  • Margery Krevsky Dosey Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Representative Candice Miller Washington, D.C. and Harrison Twp., MI
  • Faye Alexander Nelson Detroit, MI
  • Brenda S. Rowley Bay City, MI
  • Jennifer Valoppi Miami Beach, FL
  • Donna Yost Bloomfield Hills, MI

Each of these women were introduced by student presenters from Northwood Unversity that were able to get to know the presenters on a personal level and learn about their road to success.

When asked about the program, student presenter Morgan Ulseth said this:

“For a college student like me, this event was so empowering to be surrounded by such talented women who continuously encourage generations of women leaders. After introducing Stephanie Curtis, I now know why they honor these prestigious women as distinguished women. As a young woman, it is important to have women role models and mentors. After getting to know Stephanie Curtis, I can now say I have a powerful woman role model to look up to.”

DW-studentsStudents from Lake Orion High School
DW-HostessHostess Patti Prowse (DW’14) with Guests Shirely Wazny (NU ‘06) & Lynne Galsterer