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Stronger Together

Last Friday, 700 Northwood University students, faculty and staff teamed up with 30 area agencies to serve our community and Go MAD. In the end, volunteers collected 2,844 hours of service to our community and 3,000 pounds of food for area food pantries. When we come together with a common goal, the results are nothing short of incredible! Whether we are serving our communities or leading businesses, caring for each other is how Northwood makes a difference.

The Northwood football team had an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a very special young man last week. Our friends at The Arc of Midland introduced football fan Derrick to coach Leonard Haynes and the team. Derrick has a rare form of blood cancer which keeps him from being able to play football himself. However, his dream to play became a reality when he tossed the ball with players in practice and cheered our team to victory from the sidelines this past Saturday. Derrick’s presence was inspiring, and we wish him the best. See more photos from his visit here.

The Go MAD mantra helps us demonstrate the importance of working together to achieve goals, and accountability for the care and welfare of others. Respect and empathy are at the heart of our mission because Northwood graduates leaders prepared to shape the world, leaders who make a difference.

Have a great weekend!


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

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