Northwood University Logo

Welcome to Northwood News.

Here you will find all the latest university news.

Celebrating Women of Distinction

This weekend Northwood University welcomes and honors seven women from across the nation who have made a difference in the businesses and the communities in which they live, work and play. The Northwood University Distinguished Women’s Awards honor and recognize women who uphold the Northwood Idea in all aspects of life. The 2018 class of honorees includes:

  • Roberta (Bobbie) Arnold, President and CEO of Charles J. Strosacker Foundation;
  • Mary Callaghan Lynch, professional opera singer, founder of Motor City Lyric Opera, and Vocalist with Lynch and Sons Funeral Directors;
  • Karen S. Carter, Chief Inclusion Officer at Dow Chemical;
  • Dolly Clement, Executive Director of the Robert W. Plaster Foundation;
  • Lisa Phillips, Principal of Cass Technical High School;
  • Annette Rummel, President/CEO of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureaus of Bay County, Midland County and Saginaw County; and
  • Linda Schinkle Rodney, Schinkle Fine Arts.

Tomorrow, each woman will be recognized at a formal gala where they receive a bronze medallion in honor of their dedication to their community, work and the Northwood Idea. As the fall season gets into full swing, I look forward to these opportunities to recognize the accomplishments and inspiring stories of women who have embraced their own “True North” and made a difference in the world which we live.

Have a great weekend!


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

Taking Learning Abroad

Taking Learning Abroad

It Starts With a Handshake

It Starts With a Handshake