The spring semester always flies by fast, and this spring it was no exception. Nevertheless, in addition to classes and engagements, many of our Northwood University students found time to engage with the community and volunteer. A key part of the Northwood philosophy is learning to share our success and to give back. We believe in making a difference, solving problems and working together to achieve goals. Here in the Midland community, this commitment is a year-round effort. From collaboration with children and the “Lunchbox Learners” program, to reading in elementary schools across Midland County during the month of March, our students have been out there giving back with their time and talents.
This spring, we sent a group of students to Texas for an Alternative Spring Break project, and our women’s softball team collaborated with our student Circle K group at two local elementary carnivals. Our hospitality students and others worked the Chef’s for Shelterhouse event, and our staff, faculty and students all participated in a blood drive on our campus. There are numerous other projects, activities and initiatives the Northwood University family have been involved in this semester, too many to list!
In addition to these, students in the DeVos Graduate School of Management will be completing their fieldwork exercises soon. These projects are not only the capstone to a semester of work developing a business plan into a real application for a real business, they are a huge benefit to the businesses themselves. We are proud to support new start-ups and fledgling businesses right here in Midland because we know that they enrich our community, provide additional jobs, and align with our beliefs in the value of a free enterprise society.
Have a great weekend!
Keith A. Pretty, J.D. President and CEO Northwood University 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 989.837.4203 firstname.lastname@example.org