President's Messages

The campus of Northwood University grew in strength and stature on Thursday, as we celebrated our long-standing relationship with the DeVos family during the ribbon cutting of the new Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management building. Richard and Helen DeVos have embodied the Northwood spirit during their many years of entrepreneurial and philanthropic work in […]

Our commencement ceremonies at Northwood are built on tradition, weaving together symbolic and practical elements in celebration of the graduates’ new beginnings. One important tradition we observe is the recognition of our honorary degree recipients. These individuals, who embody the spirit of The Northwood Idea and our mission to develop future leaders of a global, […]

Global business is continually transforming, becoming more diverse than ever. Today’s world requires our students at Northwood University to engage in that diversity, participating in activities that help them gain cross-cultural fluency, an essential skill to their success as they become future business leaders. Our students had the opportunity to gain a better understanding of […]

Each year, we host Honors Convocation to recognize the academic achievements of the highest performing Northwood University juniors and seniors in the current year’s class. Our 2016 Honors Convocation was this past weekend (April 10), and our guest speaker was 2009 alumnus Bryce Rucker, an outstanding student and Arthur E. Turner Award recipient who left […]

Freedom, free enterprise and American democracy are so foundational to the Northwood Idea that for 38 consecutive years, the University has hosted a springtime Freedom Seminar. This multi-day day symposium held on our Midland campus, which begins Thursday, April 14 and runs through Sunday, April 17, is led by distinguished academic and business leaders who […]

At Northwood, we’re big on partnerships. Fifty-seven years ago, together, Dr. Arthur Turner and Dr. Gary Stauffer opened the doors to the first 100 Northwood students, envisioning a new concept in education, the kind of environment where new opportunities and hard work could help develop the world’s future leaders. This spring, we are proud to […]

Four Northwood University students made us exceptionally proud this week when they took home the Western Michigan Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup for undergraduate students. The prestigious ACG Cup is a nationwide case study competition where students present a case to judges who act as the board of directors of a fictitious company. Seniors […]

It is always a special pleasure to highlight the activities of students and faculty as they help address important human service needs in our community. Garden City Junior Laura Rhodes was recently named Student United Way member for the United Way of Midland County Board of Directors. Laura’s motto is the familiar Mahatma Gandhi quote, […]

The values of freedom, respect, integrity, spirituality, honesty, achievement, empathy and responsibility will ring strong in the coming weeks as we celebrate the 28th Values Emphasis Week on the Midland campus of Northwood University. The week of March 21-25 will feature a series of presenters who are well-versed in ethical business practices. These industry leaders […]

As an institute that thrives on the principles of free enterprise and entrepreneurial thinking, it was fitting for us to host the inaugural Family Owned Business Days in February. At least half of all companies in the U.S. are family businesses, according to Harvard Business School. Stats show that these companies – which contribute to […]