Our campuses are a bit quieter this week since spring semester ended and over 1,100 students graduated from Northwood University. While our students return home for the summer or to other locations for internships and learning experiences, we take only a few minutes to exhale before we shift our focus to prepare for the upcoming academic year. Our student athletes are in the midst of finishing their competition in tournaments. Congratulations to our Michigan baseball, men’s golf, and men’s and women’s tennis teams; and to our West Palm Beach baseball, #1 ranked women’s golf team, and other sports for making it to post-season play. The Michigan track team will head to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Championships later this month. Keep your eye out for a standout performance by junior Jeremy Wilchcombe, who has broken school records for indoor and outdoor triple jump and is currently ranked ninth in the country. For more information regarding their tournament progress, check out our Timberwolf and Seahawk athletic web sites.
We are beginning our efforts to further position the university as a premier global business school based on the free-enterprise model. This past week we broke ground on our new DeVos Graduate School of Management building in Midland, a 26,800 sq. ft. facility that will offer state-of-the-art learning and administrative space for graduate level programs. We also began the expansion of our Bennett Sports Center on the Midland Campus. Both projects are part of the major system-wide restructuring initiative, “Moving Northwood University Forward,” that we announced in March. Watch our web site for more developments as we continue on this exciting path for Northwood.
Thank you as always for your support of Northwood University.
Enjoy the warmer weather!
Keith A. Pretty, J.D. President and CEO Northwood University 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 989.837.4203