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Northwood University co-founder Turner dies

November 24, 2010

Arthur E. Turner, who in 1959 cofounded Northwood Institute, now Northwood University, died Sept. 2 at his Midland, Mich., home. He was 71. Turner and his partner, the late R. Gary Stauffer, pioneered the "Northwood Idea" of private enterprise education focused on preparing graduates for successful careers in management. From Northwood Institute's beginnings in Alma, Mich., the university has blossomed to open campuses in Midland, Mich., Cedar Hill (Dallas/Ft. Worth) Texas, and West Palm Beach, Fla. Remembrances for the Arthur E. Turner Memorial at Northwood University may be forwarded to David E. Fry, president of Northwood, at 4000 Whiting Dr., Midland, MI 48640.