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Northwood University Honors Aftermarket Industry Leaders

一道本不卡免费高清Northwood University recognized eight prominent supporters of educational initiatives and learning within the automotive aftermarket industry during its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Awards on November 5th, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award is given annually to industry leaders throughout the country who have made noteworthy contributions to education, on any level, inside or outside of the industry.

The awards were developed in partnership with the Auto Care Association, AWDA, MEMA and Northwood University. Recipients received their honors at a luncheon program held during AAPEX 2019. Also recognized at the luncheon were graduates of the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) programs.

The 2019 recipients include:

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Corey Bartlett, President, Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.

  • Mike Betts, CEO, Betts Company

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Ron Dahlhaus, General Manager, Samuels Inc./ Buy Wise Auto Parts

  • Collin Francis, Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Spectra Premium Industries

  • Ted Hughes, Director of Marketing, Mahle Aftermarket Inc.

  • Ryan Kooiman, Director of Training, Standard Motor Products

  • Chris Pruitt, CEO, East Penn Manufacturing Company

  • Molly MacKay Zacker, Vice President - Operations, MacKay and Company

In addition to our annual recipients, two individuals were presented with a special Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions for many, many years to the automotive aftermarket industry:

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Richard Hirsch, Chairman, Gold Eagle Company

  • Robert Hirsch, Chairman Emeritus, Gold Eagle Company

For more information about the Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Awards or Northwood University, visit mkbinfotech.com, or call 800.622.9000.

Stafford Dinner's "Storybook Tales" Give Students a Happily Ever After

Northwood University is pleased to announce the 45th Annual Stafford Dinner. This year’s theme showcases entertainment and student crafted cuisine centered around classical “Storybook Tales.” Net proceeds from the dinner, silent auction and other contributions will go to the Stafford Memorial Dinner Scholarship Fund. This fund supports Northwood University’s Hospitality Management Students by awarding scholarships to the best and brightest.

Stafford Dinner is held every year in memory of Mr. William D. Stafford, the first chairman of the Hotel, Restaurant & Resort Management Department at Northwood University (then Northwood Institute). From 1969 to 1972, Stafford incorporated his expertise from years in the hospitality industry into the curriculum. He introduced his students to the idea of a dinner with a theme in which the students prepared unique dishes and dinner festivities to showcase their skills and professionalism to alumni, family and leaders of the hospitality industry.

一道本不卡免费高清This year’s Stafford Dinner is planned and executed by an executive board of nine students:

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Ashley Phillips, Chair

  • Hailey Hartwick, Vice-Chair and Marketing Chair

  • Jessica Sierocki, Decorations and Logistics Chair

  • Tymbre Flint, Food and Beverage Co-Chair

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Raquel Escamilla, Food and Beverage Co-Chair

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Zachary Barton, Entertainment and Registration Chair

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Hannah Siegel, Service Chair

  • Justin Carter, Fundraising Chair

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Brianna Tibbs, Procurement Chair

Advisors for the event are Nicholas Hamilton, Karla Spaeth and Taffy Cline.

一道本不卡免费高清The Stafford Dinner is an excellent opportunity for Northwood’s students to showcase their industry skills and professionalism to alumni, family and leaders of the hospitality industry. Each year they step out of the classroom to apply hands-on skills to provide guests with a memorable evening.

Stafford Dinner will be held on February 22, 2020, at the Hach Student Life Center on the campus of Northwood University. Come dressed in your cocktail attire and enjoy an enchanted evening showcasing food, fun and classic stories throughout the night. Tickets are $80.00 per person for a five-course dinner, games and an evening of live improvisational entertainment.

For more information or to reserve your seat, contact Nicholas Hamilton at hamilt11@mkbinfotech.com一道本不卡免费高清 or (989) 837-4844.

Northwood University to Offer Degree in Esports Management

一道本不卡免费高清Northwood University announced today it will be the first university in Michigan to offer a degree in Esports management starting in fall 2020. After an in-depth examination of Esports events and facilities, Northwood University has developed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Esports management. Students will examine in-depth topics relating to the finance, marketing, branding, and management of the Esports industry.

一道本不卡免费高清“As a university rooted in free enterprise, we are responding to market demands by producing graduates who are ready to lead in this billion dollar industry,” said President Kent MacDonald. According to Newzoo Analytics, gaming is a $135 billion industry and Esports alone is estimated to reach $1.6 billion by 2021. Reinforcing the monumental impact Esports has had on the gaming industry, this audience reached 395 million viewers in 2018 and a study by Deloitte, in collaboration with The Esports Observer, states $4.5 billion was invested in the Esports market in 2018 alone.

Northwood was also one of the first universities in Michigan to develop a varsity Esports team in conjunction with the . The university has renovated an on-campus 2,000 square-foot space to create a state-of-the-art training facility. “It is not only appealing to our students as an extracurricular option, but we are pleased to offer this as a major” said Patricia Timm, Academic Dean.

Many of Northwood’s more than 20 business majors, such as sport management, cybersecurity and management information systems include aspects of gaming, data and analytics. The new Esports curriculum also promotes experiential knowledge through internships, practical experiences, and through approved projects in the Esports industry. “The uniqueness of this interdisciplinary program is that it brings together elements from various technological and digital disciplines, so students graduate with a well-rounded and marketable degree,” said Professor Jacob Augustin.

一道本不卡免费高清Generous merit scholarships are also available based on a student’s academic performance upon admission. Students must meet academic eligibility requirements and maintain good academic standing to qualify.

一道本不卡免费高清“We are pleased to offer this major to students who have an interest in the Esports industry,” said Timm. “We see the value in creating a program that helps our students develop effective communication skills, strategic business acumen, leadership, and critical thinking expertise. All of these skills are crucial in any career field.”

To learn more about the Esports major, or to apply for admission please visit mkbinfotech.com/esports.

CarNow Provides Northwood Students with Private Donor Scholarships

一道本不卡免费高清Northwood University students rely on various forms of financial aid to help support their educational experience. In particular, many students are able to attend Northwood University thanks to scholarships gifted by our generous Private Donors. One such Private Donor Scholarship is provided by CarNow, a market leader in the retail automotive industry.

“CarNow is thrilled to support Northwood’s CarNow Innovative Retail Scholarship. We are confident that our future talent will come from schools like Northwood, which we feel is best in class in producing talented automotive leaders.” 一道本不卡免费高清Said, Aaron Baldwin

Donors like CarNow make a difference in the lives of our students every day. Northwood University recently hosted the 26th anniversary of the Private Donor Scholarship luncheon, where students were able to meet their benefactors and personally thank them for their generous donations towards their educational futures. Students were given the opportunity to network, connect, and build professional relationships with their donors, giving them a path to reach out to the current job market.

“We congratulate Will Govan on his efforts, poise and professionalism in earning the CarNow Innovative Retail Scholarship. We hope our commitment will make a difference in his pursuit of lifelong learning.” Added Aaron Baldwin.

Students who do not have to worry about paying for college have the ability to focus heavily on their academics and increase their extracurricular involvement. On-campus activities offer students practical, experiential learning towards their degree as well as networking opportunities to connect with fellow students, professors and alumni. These scholarships confirm students’ belief that they are on the right career path at the right institution.

Northwood University named a “2019 Great College to Work For”

Northwood University is a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

一道本不卡免费高清The results, released today in The Chronicle’s twelfth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 236 colleges and universities.

一道本不卡免费高清Only 85 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Northwood included among the medium universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.

一道本不卡免费高清Northwood University won honors in four categories this year: Facilities, Workspace and Security, Respect and Appreciation, Job Satisfaction, and Work/Life Balance.

一道本不卡免费高清Northwood University is a private, non-profit organization founded on the principles of the Northwood Idea where the heart of capitalism beats strong and the development of future leaders is at the forefront of their mission. Northwood embraces the collective passion for free-enterprise, and the distinct, diverse differences of people that make them so valuable in industry today.

一道本不卡免费高清Today, America needs more capitalist leaders who strive to Go Make A Difference in their industry and community. Northwood University is unwavering in its mission to educate the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society. They do this by providing exceptional leadership and experiential learning opportunities, where students can gain industry knowledge inside and outside of the classroom.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit which captured demographics and workplace policies, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most comprehensive workplace study in higher education. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website at .

Northwood Names 2019 Distinguished Women

Northwood University has announced the 2019 honorees for the institution’s annual Distinguished Women Awards.一道本不卡免费高清 The awards honor women from across the country who have made a difference in their business and community, all while upholding the vision and ethical values of Northwood University.

一道本不卡免费高清The 2019 class of honorees includes:

  • Mary Anderson, Executive Director of Human Resources Global Markets & Mobility, Ford Motor Company

  • 一道本不卡免费高清JoAnn T. Crary, President of Saginaw Future Inc.

  • Kristen Hadeed Founder of Student Maid Inc.

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Molly MacDonald, Founder & CEO of the Pink Fund

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Kathleen B. McCann, Executive Chairman of the United Road Services Inc.

  • Sandy Lamerson Morrison, Former Vice president of Development of Oakland Family Services

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Rhonda Walker, News Anchor of WDIV Local 4 News and President of the Rhonda Walker Foundation

The Distinguished Women Award was created 50 years ago to honor the enormous contributions of women. The award is a recognition of excellence where the recipients represent the very ideals Northwood instills in its students: commitment to free enterprise, the partnership of arts and business, and the management of global commerce. All honorees past and present serve as role models for Northwood University students.

一道本不卡免费高清When organizations and institutions connect to contribute toward the common good, they have the power to transform the marketplace for the better. This class of Distinguished Women exemplifies the Northwood Idea and embraces what it truly means to Go Make A Difference.

Northwood University bestows the tremendous honor of the Distinguished Woman Award over a multi-day celebration ending with a formal gala event where the members will receive a bronze medallion. The 2019 gala will be held at the Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw, Michigan on November 2, 2019. For more information about the Distinguished Women event, or for a full listing of past awardees, contact Ashleigh Summers at (989) 837-4465 or summersa@mkbinfotech.com.

Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise Announces New Speaker Series

Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise is pleased to announce this semester’s speaker series “America and the World”. Throughout the next couple of months the forum will host speakers from around the world to discuss the United States’ role in the world today and in the past.

一道本不卡免费高清The first speaker will discuss “The U.S. and Japan in Modern History” with Professor Hiro Aida. He is a professor of journalism and intellectual history at School of Global Studies and Collaboration, Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. He is also a contributing editorial writer for Japan’s Kyodo News in Tokyo and an editorial board member of The American Interest magazine in Washington, D.C. where he has written highly regarded articles on American foreign policy past and present. Aida has also served as columnist, chief editorial writer, chief senior writer and bureau chief in both Washington and Geneva, and has been contributing writer for a number of major Japanese magazines. He has been a visiting professor at Kansai University in Osaka, as a research associate at the Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religions of Doshisha University in Kyoto and as a guest lecturer at prestigious universities in Tokyo while working as a journalist. Professor Aida is a graduate of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. This keynote will take place on Thursday, September 5th at 7 p.m. in the Griswold Lecture hall

一道本不卡免费高清The next Keynote in the series will discuss “America’s Relationship to the Middle East” with Mohammed Nosseir. He is a writer, entrepreneur and politician who works to advance liberty, political participation and economic freedom in Egypt and the Middle East. Nosseir has served in leadership in Egypt’s Democratic Front Party and the Free Egyptian Party. He has supplied Egypt’s government with public policy proposals intended to reform institutions and stimulate entrepreneurial ideas to challenge his country’s political, economic and social status quo. His work has earned him appointments as a fellow with Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development & Rule of Law, the Aspen Institute, and the Eisenhower Fellowships’ Multi-National Program. As managing director of Global Marketing Consultancy based in Egypt, Nosseir also assists a number of international and regional companies in expanding their businesses in the Middle East. He graduated from Ain Shams University, Cairo. This keynote will take place on Wednesday, September 18th at 7 p.m. in the Griswold Lecture hall

一道本不卡免费高清"Coming to a conclusion about America's proper role in the world requires knowing not only what Americans think about the world, but also what the world thinks about America. This is the global perspective our students need to be leaders, and these September speakers will help provide that perspective," said Glenn Moots, Northwood University’s Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, and the Director of the Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise.

There will be further keynotes and debates on “America and the World” that will be announced within the coming months. The event is free and open to the public.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Glenn Moots at (989) 837-4255 or moots@mkbinfotech.com.

Northwood University’s Mock Trial Team is Found Guilty of Success

The Northwood University Mock Trial Team has seen another successful year. At the start of the 18-19 season, the team hit the ground running with weekly practices, to teach fresh faces and sharpen the skills of existing members.

一道本不卡免费高清As the season progressed, the Northwood University team participated in a tournament hosted by the University of Michigan at the Washtenaw County Courthouse where NU finished 4th out of the 18 teams that participated. As a result, the team finished the tournament with a record of 6 wins and 2 losses, which qualified them for 4th place.

一道本不卡免费高清Northwood’s Mock Trial team later earned their bid to participate in the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Series. Northwood placed 10th in the Temple Law Division and finished as one of the top 20 teams out of over 700 registered to compete nationally. In addition to the team award, two Northwood students won individual awards. Simeon Lawrence earned an All-American Witness Award while Chris Grant received an All-American Attorney Award.

一道本不卡免费高清Northwood University allows students to develop these unique skills through its dedication to experiential learning opportunities.

Want to learn more about Northwood’s Mock Trial Team? Contact DeLois Leapheart at leapheart@mkbinfotech.com or watch the video below.

Omniquest Selection Fall 2019 - Dare to Lead

一道本不卡免费高清Recommended by the DeVos School of Management, our Omniquest selection for the 2019 fall semester is Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. (2018) by Brene Brown.

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. (2018) by Brene Brown Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and Artificial Intelligent can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start.

Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?

Dr. Kent MacDonald Starts First Day as Northwood University President

Dr. Kent D. MacDonald officially begins his tenure as the 6th president of Northwood University today. He was welcomed into office by outgoing president and CEO Keith Pretty, board chairman, Al Zehnder, Board of Trustees, alumni, as well as friends and family of the university at the 13th Annual Bay Harbor Celebration and leadership retreat.

The leadership retreat is an annual tradition to bring key Northwood University leaders together for two days of strategic planning. It caps off on Saturday with a symposium at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Bay Harbor, Michigan. Dr. MacDonald will serve as the master of ceremonies for the event, which features chief economist and Northwood alum Jonathan Williams as the keynote speaker.

MacDonald was announced as president in April and joins Northwood from St. Francis Xavier University, one of Canada’s most respected and historic universities, where he served as President and Vice Chancellor since 2014.

一道本不卡免费高清Since the announcement, Dr. MacDonald has been working closely with Northwood leaders to develop a 100-day strategic plan to move Northwood into the start of next 60 years of developing the future leaders of a global, free enterprise society.

“I plan to hit the ground running, using my experience in the higher education sector and effective leadership to close the gap between what universities teach and what businesses need,” said MacDonald. “Additionally, I’m looking forward to helping more people understand the terrific return they receive on an investment in a Northwood University education.”

In addition to fully immersing himself into the university community, Dr. MacDonald and his wife Mary-Ellen MacPhee, will be highly visible leaders on campus who plan to engage locally and nationally with a variety of committees and organizations.

Jonathan Williams to Speak at Northwood University Symposium

Jonathan Williams is set to deliver a keynote presentation at Northwood University’s 13th Annual Bay Harbor Symposium on Saturday, August 3 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Bay Harbor, Michigan.

一道本不卡免费高清Williams is a Northwood Alumnus and is the Chief Economist and Vice President for the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where he works to develop fiscal policy solutions for the states. In addition, Williams is the co-author of the annual Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer Economic State Competitive Index with fellow economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore.

Williams is a graduate of Northwood University where he received his Bachelors of Business Administration in banking and finance, economics and business management. He is also a contributing author to Northwood University’s 10th annual In Defense of Capitalism.

The symposium, “Why Some States Are Prospering, and Others Are Not,” also features Northwood’s Timothy Nash, Senior Vice President and Director of Robert C. and Janice McNair Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Northwood University. Nash, who is continuously analyzing key indicators in the economic landscape, will provide highlights on Michigan’s economy and a national economic review of the year so far.

一道本不卡免费高清Incoming Northwood University President and CEO Dr. Kent MacDonald will serve as the master of ceremonies for the symposium. Northwood University hosts the annual event for friends and family of the university; the public is welcome at no charge.

Northwood Partners With the Loss Prevention Foundation

一道本不卡免费高清Northwood University is pleased to announce its new strategic partnership with the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF). The new Loss Prevention Qualified certification course offered by Northwood University is set to begin Monday, October 21st, 2019. The course is available to all Northwood alumni, military and Adult Degree Program students.

 This unique partnership will give Northwood University’s degree-seeking students the opportunity to earn course credit and receive their Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) certification upon passing and completion of the final exam.

 In the ever-changing industry, asset management is becoming more crucial, and Northwood University is offering its students a way to become credentialed in loss prevention. Having the necessary certifications to mitigate loss is just one of the many skillsets larger corporations look for in their employees.

 “The partnership with the Loss Prevention Foundation is a wonderful opportunity for Northwood students to earn an industry credential that makes them marketable and positions them to add value to an organization,” said Tara Peters, Academic Dean of Texas Operations for the Adult Degree and DeVos Graduate Programs.

一道本不卡免费高清 Northwood University is focused on providing the best experiential learning education for all its students across the system. Having a partnership with the Loss Prevention Foundation is just one of the many reasons why Northwood University it so unique.

NSLS Leadership Reimagined

一道本不卡免费高清The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is an organization that seeks out to help developing leaders to find and achieve their goals while focusing on being a force that helps better their campus and community.

一道本不卡免费高清The Northwood Chapter of NSLS has reached record-breaking enrollment over the course of the 2018/2019 academic year with about 185 active members. The chapter’s executive board worked tirelessly during the year to offset the cost of annual dues and finished the year with no out-of-pocket expenses.

NSLS is now looking towards the future 2019/2020 academic year with their new key initiative, “Leadership Reimagined” that brings together four key components: accreditation, credit pathway, core refresh and elevating experience. NSLS has become the first organization of its kind to be an accredited leadership development program and students will be eligible to earn academic credit during their engagement with the program. NSLS will also be taking a new and refreshed visual feel and approach to their 5-step leadership process by updating videos, printed material and online features. Lastly, NSLS will be focused more heavily on the overall experience and making the program more personalized for its members.

一道本不卡免费高清Learn more about Leadership Imagined

Congratulations to the new Northwood University NSLS Chapter executive board:

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Samantha Magoon, President

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Nolan Wirth, Vice President

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Deb Schummer, Treasurer

  • Parker Fairbairn, SNT Coordinator

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Tyler Pashak, SNT Co-Coordinator

  • 一道本不卡免费高清William Suchy, Publicity Chair

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Lance Johnson, Co-Publicity & Community Service Chair

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Dylan Hughes, Fundraising Chair

  • 一道本不卡免费高清Emily Clark, Society Events Chair

Women in Automotive Supports Northwood Students

Women in Automotive (WIA), a group dedicated to empowering and inspiring females employed in retail automotive, has partnered with Northwood University to help develop the next generation of leaders in the retail industry.

一道本不卡免费高清They do this through their annual Women in Automotive Scholarship that will assist Northwood University students who have chosen to study automotive marketing and management. The announcement for the scholarship will be made at the WIA Summer Conference, held in Orlando, Florida June 23rd – 25th. More than 300 thought leaders, including executives from manufacturers, dealers, academics and industry professionals, will be gathered to focus on the importance of human capital in retail automotive.

Women in Automotive was founded by six female industry leaders in partnership with Orlando-based JKR Advertising & Marketing. The group is particularly interested in empowering and developing women in the auto industry. This philosophy benefits both women and dealerships and will help facilitate the training and hiring of more females in dealerships.

In today’s tight job market, the automotive industry realizes the importance of attracting and developing individuals who can build careers in a field that often struggles with female employee retention. As part of its partnership with Northwood, which offers a dedicated Automotive Marketing and Management major, the WIA has provided mentorships to acquaint Northwood students with the business and connect with WIA members. The WIA automotive team has also participated in a series of guest lectures that shares its industry experience, as well as interacting with the students.

一道本不卡免费高清 “Northwood has over 60 years of history working with the automotive industry, with more than 8,400 graduates employed in that industry sector. We are so pleased to have the WIA as one of our highly regarded partner companies. Ninety-two percent of our program graduates gain employment in the automotive industry, in large part due to the participation of organizations like the WIA that help provide a deeper understanding of industry career options specifically for our female graduates,” said Elgie Bright, faculty chair – automotive marketing and management department.

Attending the WIA June Summer Conference will be several students from the Automotive Marketing and Management program including Northwood student Isabel Leach who will be receiving the scholarship.

“Since coming to Northwood, I have not only become more confident in my abilities but have become a better version of myself. From the very first day at Northwood, so many doors have been opened up for me in the automotive industry. With the support of my private donor scholarships, I have been able to be focused entirely on school and my extracurricular activities." said Leach

Northwood University Launches Automotive Aftermarket Executive MBA

一道本不卡免费高清Northwood University is now enrolling for the Automotive Aftermarket Executive MBA, set to begin on August 26, 2019.

一道本不卡免费高清The Automotive Aftermarket Executive MBA program is designed to serve a wide-range of professionals employed by aftermarket organizations that provide products and services purchased for passenger and light to heavy-duty vehicles. This includes manufacturing, retail distribution, wholesale distribution, service and repair, as well as the aftermarket’s many support organizations, including associations, technology, training and sales. 

Richard (Rick) B. Guirlinger, a 40+ year veteran and executive of the Industry and alumnus of the program stated “in this dynamic and fast-paced industry, continuous learning is more important than ever. This program combines a comprehensive business education with specific needs of industry professionals. I continue to draw on my learnings from this program to make an impact with customers, employees and leaders in the industry.”

一道本不卡免费高清“Building on Northwood’s long-standing history with the aftermarket industry, this program offers students a results-oriented business curriculum that is led by academically and professionally qualified faculty with real-world industry experience,” said Dr. Lisa Fairbairn, Assistant Vice President and Dean of the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management. Highlights of the program include: a curriculum customized to the aftermarket industry, residencies for enhanced learning and networking opportunities, and a capstone project that leads to substantial financial impact.

For more information or to apply contact a DeVos Graduate School Representative at devos@mkbinfotech.com or visit http://mkbinfotech.com/academics/graduate/MBA/aftmkt-emba.

Northwood University’s BPA Program Competes Nationally

一道本不卡免费高清Northwood University’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) team wrapped up an outstanding season with national accolades at the BPA National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Anaheim, California.

 “We are proud of the accomplishments of this year’s BPA team. By competing at the state level, 22 Northwood students qualified for the national competition. Out of the 22 students that qualified, 18 were able to participate, and 13 earned awards for their performances at NLC” said Julie Adamczyk, Northwood’s BPA advisor and executive director of alumni relations. “Northwood was lucky to have Randall Madison, who recently completed his term as a member of the BPA State Executive Council. He was a perfect representation of Northwood and highlighted the university as one of the best business schools in the country.”

 Top finishers include:

  • 1st Place – Tristan Korzelius – Entrepreneurship

  • 一道本不卡免费高清1st Place - Jon Perrault – Presentation Management – Individual

  • 一道本不卡免费高清2nd Place – David Burkhardt – Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

  • 2nd Place – Samantha Handley – Ethics and Professionalism

  • 一道本不卡免费高清2nd Place – Jon Perrault – Graphic Design Promotion

  • 一道本不卡免费高清2nd Place – Jon Perrault – Fundamental Desktop Publishing

  • 3rd Place – Samantha Handley – Interview Skills

  • 一道本不卡免费高清3rd Place – Katie Keith – Fundamental Desktop Publishing

 Along with our top placed finalists, we had many students ranked top ten nationally including Morgan Bolinger, Jordan McCallister, Austin Ashley, Kyle Sparks, Olivia Walters, Dylan Hughes, Hailey Hochstetler and Chloe Ward.

一道本不卡免费高清 The annual conference hosted more than 5,500 students from across the United States. BPA is an organization for high school and collegiate students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, office administration and other related career fields with 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across 25 states and Puerto Rico.A full list of competition results can be found at .

NU DECA Leads the Field in 2018-2019 Academic Year

一道本不卡免费高清The 2018-2019 year has been the most successful year for the Northwood DECA Program and its students have accomplished many feats. In addition, the Northwood DECA program has been the leader in collegiate DECA for the last 24 years. All of the student’s success was made possible by the unwavering support of President Pretty, Executive Leadership, Faculty and Staff.

Allison Brown, graduated from Northwood University with her BBA in 2018 and MBA in 2019, campaigned for National DECA office and won the position of Executive Vice President. She is the first National Executive Officer from the State of Michigan in 24-years. During her term as Executive Vice President, Allison traveled extensively representing Collegiate DECA at numerous events, including a meeting with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in Washington D.C., to advocate for the continued support of career and technical education. Allison’s performance as an Executive Officer has been nothing short of exemplary. Allison’s leadership is a testament to the effectiveness of Northwood’s mission to create future leaders that make a positive difference in the world.

Annelise Norton is a Northwood senior, graduating in May with a BBA in Marketing. In 2018 she campaigned and won the position of Michigan Collegiate DECA President. Throughout the 2018-19 year, Annelise has excelled in her role and in doing so has represented Northwood University exceedingly well.

Elections for State Collegiate Officer positions were held in February of 2019. Three motivated Northwood students campaigned for and won each of the three State Executive Board offices, De’Andre Kemp-Jordan (Junior) won the office of President, Matthew Vaillancourt (Sophomore) won the office of Vice President, Elaine Murray (Freshman) won the office of Secretary. Northwood students have taken it upon themselves to lead Michigan Collegiate DECA.

一道本不卡免费高清In April of 2019, our high achieving DECA students traveled to Orlando Florida and competed in the annual Collegiate DECA International Competition. The 2019 International Competition brought nearly 2,000 of the best business students in the United States, Canada, Asia, South America, and Europe to Florida to compete against one another in a variety of business competitions. Our 2019 DECA team had the best performance in the history of Northwood DECA at the International Competition with 77.77% of our competing students placing in the Top Ten in the World in Entrepreneurship, Financial Statement Analysis, Emerging Technologies, Retail Management, Sales Management and Business to Business Marketing.

一道本不卡免费高清In addition to the work students are doing on the collegiate level, Northwood DECA students have developed a series of professional development workshops that are designed to teach high school DECA students how to compete at a higher level. Over the past year, our students traveled to a number of high schools and worked with high school students to prepare them for competition. Also, our program hosted a high school DECA Mock Competition which brought 130 high school DECA students to our campus for a day of experiential learning. Finally, our DECA team traveled to Detroit to engage high school students and teach them how to compete at a higher level.

In the News: Northwood's Military Programs

The video below is a segment from WFAA’s Good Morning Texas, and aired on February 18, 2019.

 

Northwood University Closes the Gap for Veterans

By: Mike Anguiano, MBA, 一道本不卡免费高清Director of Military Operations & Program Center Manager, Northwood University

The men and women of our military develop exceptional knowledge and skills while serving our country, but when they leave the military, many lack the degrees and credentials the civilian workforce is looking for in new employees.

Northwood University is working to close that gap by helping veteran and service members leverage their military experience in accredited degree programs.

一道本不卡免费高清Here are just a few reasons we are a good fit:

We know our students. One of the unique features of Northwood University is that for nearly 50 years we have provided degree programs and instruction on military bases to our Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard members and their families, which puts us in a unique position to understand the needs and qualities these students bring the higher education.

The focus for our military programs is to ensure these students encounter minimal barriers in the process and can leverage their training and experience to complete the degrees that will help them transition into rewarding careers after their service.

We know business. We also know that businesses value the skill sets that many veterans have when the leave the military.

From my perspective, and I am biased as veteran, the military does a great job of developing leaders that can elevate business performance:

·      They are trained leaders, and they know how to be good followers

·      They understand the concept of teamwork,

一道本不卡免费高清·      They are decisive in situations with limited information and resources to get the job done.

This is part of business. Northwood helps military students understand how to operate in a new environment through any of our majors. Whether it’s in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, or our graduate programs through an MBA or Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, any of these are great choices. The great thing is that every undergraduate degree program has room for military training to be counted as academic credit.

We understand that not all learning occurs in the classroom. Many of our veterans have extensive military training and experience with many leaving the military as experts in their field. Some Reservists and National Guard members also have civilian careers and our programs provide an opportunity to draw from both.

Take Gerald Glenn (BBA ’18) for instance. He is a retired Senior Master Sergeant with 33 years in the Air Force in the Cyber Security field, as well an established IT career with the City of Fort Worth. He knows a little about the IT field, and was awarded 60 credits through his dual career. This equaled about two years of coursework that he was awarded from his military and civilian experience.

Northwood University is built on the traditions and values of Freedom, and this group, more than any other, can appreciate what that means. We understand what an immense role education can play to a person who is transitioning from being a military professional to the civilian in the workforce, and we have been doing this a long time.

一道本不卡免费高清It’s an honor for us to continue our legacy of serving those who have helped keep our nation free.

Contact Mike Anguiano:

Office 817.737.6442

Cell: (214) 316-3326

Fax 817.737.6447

anguianm@mkbinfotech.com

mkbinfotech.com/military

Northwood University

一道本不卡免费高清Naval Air Station, Fort Worth JRB

1564 Headquarters Ave.

Fort Worth, TX 76127

Northwood University Students Elected State DECA Officers

一道本不卡免费高清Three Northwood University students were elected Michigan Collegiate DECA state officers at the DECA State Career Development Conference on February 3 in Dearborn, Michigan.

Northwood junior accounting and finance major De’Andre Kemp-Jordan, Detroit, was named President, sophomore international business major Matthew Vaillancourt, Chesterfield, was named Vice President, and freshman international business major Elaine Murray, Roscommon, was named secretary. Murray is also a Northwood BBA/MBA student, a rigorous pathway where students complete both degrees in four years.

一道本不卡免费高清The three officers will represent Michigan Collegiate DECA at the 2019 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference, April 13 to 16, in Orlando, Florida. Their adviser, Northwood professor John Gustincic, who has been instrumental in growing Northwood’s DECA team from just three students in 2015 to more than 30 in 2017, said the all-business school shares the values of the DECA organization.

一道本不卡免费高清“Both DECA and Northwood University have missions to prepare leaders and entrepreneurs for the future of business globally,” said Gustincic. “It is a natural fit for Northwood students who also participate in DECA to take on a leadership role in Michigan, and we are proud that they will represent our state at the international conference.”

The DECA organization represents more than 15,000 members on 250 campuses globally preparing for careers in business disciplines such as marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship.