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New Year's Resolutions Happen All Year

If you made a New Year’s resolution, you’re like 45% of Americans. Many of us ushered in 2016 with promises of eating less, exercising more or spending less time on bad habits. If you asked our Northwood University students about their resolutions, the responses might be somewhat predictable: Study more. Make good connections. Graduate and find a job.

Now ask our administrators, faculty and staff the same question. Their responses would be similar, with more of an academic twist:

  • Encourage more study by demonstrating that productivity and hard work have inherent value, not just in academics but in all aspects of life.
  • Help students connect through experiential learning opportunities that enable networking, collaboration and long-term relationship building.
  • Walk beside each student toward graduation day and future employment by being a strong role model and mentor, and by living the Northwood Idea.

Our resolutions begin January 1 with the new calendar year. And we recommit to them July 1 when the new fiscal year begins. And in August, there’s the new academic year, once again giving us a chance to reaffirm our dedication to each student who engages with Northwood University. Our New Year resolutions happen all year because we see each season as a new opportunity to live up to our values as we strive to be the best business school based on free enterprise and to drive Northwood University forward.

Have a great weekend and Happy New Year!


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

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