We’re “gearing-up” for another exceptional weekend as we open the 51st annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) today on our Midland campus. This year’s theme - Take the Wheel - focuses on getting people into the driver’s seat of cars from all over the world. The 2014 NUIAS features more than 500 new vehicles of all types and an extensive aftermarket exhibit, as well as food, entertainment and fun for the family. From the economical Mini Cooper to the super-fast Maserati Ghibli and every automotive design in between, the Show will give you a renewed appreciation for the comfort, convenience, technology and independence of today’s cars.
NUIAS is the finished product of 600 Northwood University students from every academic major, who plan each detail and implement the Show to perfection. Our students proudly host more than 60,000 guests on campus each year, demonstrating all the best qualities we have to offer as a University whose focus is on entrepreneurship and innovation.
The opening ceremonies of the NUIAS begin at 10 a.m. today and include our VIP Panel featuring keynote speaker, Andrea Riley, Director of Ally Financial. New to the NUIAS this year is the Automotive Female Leadership Panel, Saturday at 10 a.m., with keynote speaker Jody DeVere, Marketing and Selling to Women Expert of AskPatty, Inc. Additional information regarding the NUIAS can be found at www.northwood.edu/autoshow.
As always, the show coincides with homecoming weekend and the traditional festivities of football, the gala and our 2nd annual Woody’s Taproom alumni party. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the fall colors, watch our Timberwolves be victorious on the field, and connect with students, alumni, friends and the community. We hope to see many of you Take the Wheel at Northwood University this weekend.
We are saddened to tell you of the passing of Irma Elder, Trustee of Northwood University and Detroit’s first female Ford dealer. She was a great counselor and advocate for her community and especially Northwood University, and we will miss her. Please keep her family and friends in your thoughts at this difficult time.
Enjoy your weekend.
Keith A. Pretty, J.D. President and CEO Northwood University 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 989.837.4203