Alumni in Action


Northwood alumni and friends gather around the country to recognize fellow graduates and enjoy a variety of fun activities.

The Project 100 group met on Oct. 7 to evaluate projects and selected “Woody’s Wheels” from the Student Life Dept. for the $10,000 funding opportunity. Pictured above are Northwood SGA leaders Emily Williams and Josh Weckesser with the Project 100 certificate.

Northwood University Alumni Department has been hosting “Alumni VIP Campus Tours” this summer and fall to show off new buildings and renovations, showcasing recent investments in their alma mater. Most buildings on campus have been renovated in some way or built new in the past few years.

Alumni were invited to participate in the 2017 Convocation luncheon and program held this fall. This annual event is the formal opening of the new school year. The alumni had the opportunity to share their advice with our students on how to “be the best you” which is our theme for the year.

The Northern Michigan Alumni & Friends chapter’s successful happy hour at Northwood alumnus-owned microbrewery in Mackinaw City, Mich., may turn into an annual event. Danny Ranville explained the process of opening the microbrewery and his plans for expansion.

On Saturday night of Auto Show/Homecoming weekend, more than 350 Northwood alumni and friends gathered in Woody’s Taproom to celebrate fellowship, football, and fall fun.

NU’s Black Alumni Association (NUBAA) hosted their annual tailgate party during the 2017 Auto Show/Homecoming weekend by partnering with the Northwood Black Student Union organization and considering future events together.

Phi Beta Lambda alumni held a reunion in Midland during 2017 Northwood Auto Show/Homecoming weekend. More than 65 alumni and friends attended.

Chicago Alumni & Friends chapter gathered for their annual Chicago Cubs outing on Sept. 10 and plans another fun family-friendly event this winter.

Alumni enjoyed the Northwood suite at Great Lakes Loons games many times this past baseball season at Dow Diamond. A great time is always waiting at this amazing ball park in Midland, Mich.