The Northwood family was recently saddened by the death of alumnus, friend, and university booster Richard “Dick” Huvaere from the class of ’68. Dick passed away on Feb. 16, 2017, in Ocean Reef, Fla., surrounded by his family. He will be remembered for his leadership in the automotive industry, his dedication to Northwood and his community of Richmond, Mich., and for his love of life. Dick often said his Northwood education made a difference in his success, and he graciously gave back to the University throughout his adult life. He and his wife, Stephanie, established the Huvaere Family Endowed Scholarship to support students pursuing degrees in the Entertainment, Sport, & Promotion Management program. As the chairman of the Michigan campus Capital Campaign Committee and a member of the Board of Governors, he was proud to be a founding member of Northwood’s 1959 Society.
“Dick was one of the first Northwood grads I met when I came to the university in 1995, and over the next 22 years I witnessed his dedication to his alma mater. He wanted to see Northwood succeed and grow and invested his time, talent, and treasure to make sure it did,” said Brian Parr, Northwood senior advancement director. “Thanks to his enthusiasm and fun-loving nature, he encouraged countless other alumni to get involved and support the university. He was a wonderful friend personally and is greatly missed.”
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