This year, Northwood University is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Throughout the years, Northwood strives to continuously be an active community participant through education, service and partnerships. In this regard, we encourage all members of the Northwood family to Go M.A.D. - to Go Make A Difference - in the communities around them.
Northwood has had the privilege to assist in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tournament at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational throughout the duration of the event. A team of 50 volunteers from Northwood helped staff hole 17 and assisted in crowd control, giving the golfers a quiet environment to execute their best game. In addition, we had the opportunity to house a number of the caddies and players from the tournament in our new North Village Apartments with modern amenities to give them all a comfortable stay.
Northwood students are also getting involved with the LPGA Tournament by partnering with Dow Chemical to promote sustainability. Last spring, Assistant Professor Chelsea Butcher’s sustainability science class had to come up with an innovative sustainable idea for the LPGA tournament and pitch the idea to Dow. The Dow Event Leaders chose to partner with Northwood to promote their sustainability initiative to give away an environmentally-friendly basil plant kit. The kit comes in 100% compostable materials; from shipping and packaging to the pot itself, everything is 100% recyclable.
As you can see, the Northwood family seeks to build the community at every opportunity. Leaders are not born, they are made. Here at Northwood University, we believe in training future leaders who act upon the very ideals our institution instills in them.
Have a great weekend!