The 52nd annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) is this weekend, and the theme “Driven” focuses on the brand identity and the uniqueness of each manufacturer. From the students at Northwood University to the CEO in the corner office of a leading manufacturer, the individuals involved in the auto industry must be “driven” to excel in one of the most competitive industries in the world. The NUIAS is made possible due to months of hard work by 600 students who are led by General Chair Michael Duffy, Vice Chair Christina Salmon and Vice Chair of Divisionals Tanner Sova. They are assisted by a 13-member executive board.
The show kicks off today with our VIP Panel at 10:00 AM and the ribbon cutting to start the show at 1:00 PM. Tonight is the 5th Annual “Wood You Believe!” Gala, which raises funds for student scholarships.
Events will continue all weekend, where guests can check out over 500 brand new cars and even take in Saturday’s Timberwolves Homecoming festivities – Northwood University vs. Walsh in football at 1:00 PM and Woody’s Taproom for Alumni starting at 7:30 PM. On Sunday, take a walk down memory lane by visiting the Classic Car Show where old-time favorite Mustangs, Corvettes and other vehicles will be on display.
We know experience is the best teacher, and the Auto Show offers an excellent opportunity for students to put their knowledge into practice at this major event. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to the entire student team. Thank you for making us proud. Special thanks also go out to alumni, friends, corporations and foundations whose support helps to make the event possible.
We look forward to seeing everyone on campus this weekend for this annual event. The weather will be beautiful and the friendship warm.
Keith A. Pretty, J.D. President and CEO Northwood University 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 989.837.4203