President's Messages

Our free-enterprise society is one with deep roots in entrepreneurialism. From these roots, our democracy – cultivated by innovative, action-oriented citizens – grows and blossoms. Northwood University was proud to join free thinkers around the world in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week – a celebration of those who launch businesses that bring ideas to life, […]

It’s been said that supporting our nation’s military veterans and their families is a sacred responsibility. At Northwood University, we wholeheartedly agree. We believe one way to demonstrate our commitment to that responsibility is by making sure our programs and services match our reverence for military veterans’ service. Northwood University currently has 500 military, veteran […]

“Go make a difference.” It’s a simple saying that has been transforming our Northwood University community. It all began with Northwood University Athletic Director and Football Coach, Pat Riepma, who passed away earlier this year. He inspired our campus with the notion that each one of us can make a difference. He left a legacy […]

Last week, we inducted six new members, the 10th class, into the Northwood University Athletic Hall of Fame. These former student-athletes were chosen based on their physical prowess, contributions to their respective sports and most importantly the character they brought to the field of play and Northwood University. At the ceremony, we paid special tribute […]

Forty-two years ago, Northwood University tennis coach Zane Colestock began his coaching career. In that time, Zane has won 32 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships, has been named GLIAC Coach of the Year 20 times and led his players to victory in 878 dual matches. Zane is the winningest coach in collegiate tennis. […]

Affordability of higher education has prompted much discussion in recent years. It’s a key question for parents and students as they determine where to spend their higher education time and dollars. Our ongoing desire to demonstrate a strong return on investment (ROI) has been rewarded recently with several national rankings that prove an education at […]

Last weekend, a Northwood student filmed part of the 52nd Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) while riding across campus on a longboard skateboard. What made his journey special is that he shared the film via live stream, giving off-site viewers a chance to experience the fun and excitement of our signature event remotely. Live […]

The 52nd annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) is this weekend, and the theme “Driven” focuses on the brand identity and the uniqueness of each manufacturer. From the students at Northwood University to the CEO in the corner office of a leading manufacturer, the individuals involved in the auto industry must be “driven” to […]

Tonight Northwood University celebrates and congratulates eight women who are recipients of the Distinguished Women Award. These are women who have made an impact on their organizations and communities through leadership in private, public and nonprofit endeavors. Time and again they lead by example and demonstrate the Northwood Idea through creativity, vision, hard work and […]

This past week, a who’s who of talented, thought-provoking leaders of economics and capitalism—from our own university, across the country and around the world – made presentations for Freedom Week. Authors, entrepreneurs, economists, public servants, political philosophers and even our own students spoke on topics such as capitalism, prevailing wage, libertarianism, free trade and much […]