President's Messages

When the holiday season comes along, it’s natural to find ourselves reflecting on the past year. Our focus has been on driving Northwood University forward and on our many efforts as we continue to strive to be the best business school based on free enterprise. With facility upgrades; an enhanced academic strategy; new programming; and […]

Commencement is always an exciting time at Northwood University. Tomorrow, 218 students will graduate as part of our Winter Class of 2015. These students began two, four or – in some cases – more years ago working toward their futures and envisioning the promise that comes with completing a degree and imagining a career that […]

Experiential learning took on an enhanced meaning this semester for 18 juniors and seniors of Northwood’s Automotive Marketing and Management program. Broken into six groups of students, the teams have been engaged since early September in an intense,  high-stakes product development competition to be named Finance and Insurance (F&I) Innovator of the Year by EFG […]

For more than 35 years, the E. W. Bennett Center has been a place for excitement, competition, and celebration. Today those same qualities apply, yet now the venue has more seating, better amenities and larger venues for practice and play. On Thursday of this week, we dedicated the renovated and newly named Riepma Arena during […]

Your dining table on Thanksgiving Day will probably include an abundance of holiday favorites. Delicious food, happy conversation and an eye on the football game all work together to make the holiday memorable, and to remind us why we give thanks. Northwood University is much like that holiday table. We are richly blessed with creative […]

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. […]