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55 Years & Growing

Sunday March 23 marks the 55th anniversary of Northwood University’s founding. Established in 1959 and based on the values of individual liberty, private enterprise, and business leadership, the mission of the then-Northwood Institute was the same mission that drives Northwood University today: the development of the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society.

In 1979, Northwood established its annual Founders’ Day and Values Emphasis Week celebrations to recognize and honor the accomplishments of Northwood University’s founders Drs. Arthur Turner and Gary Stauffer. In line with this proud tradition, our 2014 events highlight the legacy of Drs. Turner and Stauffer, the heart of which is the development of business leaders.

Founders’ Day & Values Emphasis Week 2014

In addition to classroom discussions and lessons on all our campuses, Northwood students, faculty and staff system wide are participating in a wide variety of unique activities and events. This past Wednesday, for example, students on our Florida campus participated in a Creativity Workshop led by Dr. Sherry Penn-Crawford and a Dance Workshop taught by Florida Registrar Dawn Musgrave-Demarest and her husband Greg.

Additional Founders’ Day and Values Emphasis Week activities include:

West Palm Beach, Florida

"A Conversation with Dr. David E. Fry"

Thursday, March 20, 3:30-4:45 PM

DeVos-Cook Academic Center, Room 100

Midland, Michigan

"Career Path Trials & Triumphs"

Curt Howell, CEO of Stant

Tuesday, March 25, 4:30-5:30 PM

Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies, Room 210

NU Players Presents - "The Top of Herbert’s Dog"

Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.

Griswold Lecture Hall


"Soft Despotism by Proxy? Tocqueville, Civil Society and Today’s Federal Government"

Dr. John J. DiIulio, Jr.

Thursday, March 27, 7:00 p.m.

Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies, Room 114

Sponsored by Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise

"Fireside Chat with Jazz Legend & Entrepreneur Bob James"

Thursday, March 27, 6:00 p.m.

Griswold Lecture Hall

Sponsored by Northwood University’s Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity & Enterprise

As each of these events highlights, 55 years after our founding we at Northwood University remain squarely focused on the development of the entire business leader.

Have a great weekend.


Keith A. Pretty, J.D. President and CEO Northwood University 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 989.837.4203

"Runway Rhythm" - Style Show 2014, Michigan Campus

Volunteering for Success