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The Team, The Team, The Team

“The Team, The Team, The Team … Think what a great thing it is to be a part of something that is The Team.” Football fans will recognize the words of legendary University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler. He delivered what is considered by many to be one of the most inspirational speeches about teamwork ever recorded in college athletics. At just 77 seconds, Schembechler’s words have motivated and encouraged teams of all kinds for more than 30 years.

Reflecting on the start of the 2015-16 academic year, at Northwood University, we’re grateful for our outstanding team. We have, a passionate and committed student body; exceptional athletes; a wonderfully talented group of professors and advisors; visionary leaders; and fantastic donor and alumni support.

Because of that great team, we are experiencing success. We have been able to launch multi-million dollar construction projects and a successful capital campaign, earn national recognition for our academic programs; gain important accreditations; watch our athletic and extracurricular teams excel; and most importantly help usher in a new era of freedom loving business leaders.

The mortar holding together this success is the Northwood Idea, which is our foundation for developing leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs with the character and skills to drive personal, organizational and societal success.

For certain, it IS a great thing to be part of a team – especially this Northwood University team.

Enjoy these final weekends of summer.


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

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