Commencement is always an exciting time at Northwood University. Tomorrow, 218 students will graduate as part of our Winter Class of 2015. These students began two, four or – in some cases - more years ago working toward their futures and envisioning the promise that comes with completing a degree and imagining a career that fulfills their dreams. The future looks fantastic for our 2015 winter graduates because they are focused thinkers who know the value of hard work, and embrace an entrepreneurial spirit.
Commencement will be even more special because of the venue as we will celebrate, for the first time, the achievements of our winter graduating class in the newly renovated Riepma Arena, within the E.W. Bennett Center. The renovation of the Bennett Center is symbolic of a new era of Driving Northwood University Forward. From facility upgrades as part of our campus master plan, to an enhanced academic strategy, to the recent addition of the Corporate and Executive Education program and new enrollment and career advancement strategies, we are creating more powerful opportunities for learners of all ages and from all walks of life to benefit from the Northwood difference.
We are especially proud to have James C. Fabiano, II, as our commencement speaker. Mr. Fabiano is a partner and owner of Fabiano Brothers, a fourth-generation-owned adult beverage distributorship serving central and northern Michigan. Jim, a trustee of Northwood University, will be vested with an honorary doctor of laws degree during the ceremony.
Please join us Saturday for our commencement ceremonies if you are able. We will send this graduating class out into the world with our warmest regards and a wish for prosperity, good health and a fulfilling career.
Have a great weekend!
Keith A. Pretty, J.D. President and CEO Northwood University 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 989.837.4203