There’s something about the New Year that energizes us here at Northwood University. Beginnings are always exciting, especially for our students who return to campus rejuvenated and ready to take on a new class load. Our faculty, administration and staff feel the same energy. At Northwood University, our students, faculty and staff have the unique opportunity for two “beginnings” every year with the start of the fall semester and this, the spring semester. The new year and new beginning offer an opportunity to write an impressive account of innovation, discovery and achievement. We start with a blank roadmap of sorts. Our goals are set and our plans in place; we know where we’re going yet how we get there is the journey we take with eager anticipation. There will be detours and forks in the road, but we are certain the destination will be one that involves the highest quality education with a focus on the best our free enterprise, entrepreneurial minded institution can offer.
We look forward to walking the journey of 2015 with all of you, and do so with gratitude for everything you offer to Northwood University.
On a separate note, it is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of one of Northwood’s dear friends. The wonderfully talented Virginia “Ginny” Morrison – Midland-based historian, journalist, philanthropist and volunteer – passed away in late December at 91 years young. Ginny led the Northwood Press in the 1970s and ‘80s, helping us publish books on subjects such as history, architecture, the arts, poetry and theater. She was actively involved in many aspects of the community and beloved for her generous spirit, and her dedication to Northwood was tireless. We offer our deepest sympathies to Ginny’s family and to the many people she touched during her lifetime.
Have a great weekend.
Keith A. Pretty, J.D. President and CEO Northwood University 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 989.837.4203