2022 Outstanding Alumni Awards

Presented by Northwood University

Congratulations to our 2023 Outstanding Alumni Awardees


Thursday, October 5, 2023

Hach Student Life Center

Event Details


For more information, please contact alumni@7272772.com.

About the Awards

Annually, Northwood University honors alumni with the Outstanding Alumni Award. Candidates are selected based on various criteria with emphasis on those who have shown dedication and achievement in their professions, community involvement and support and commitment to Northwood University.

The four awards that we bestow upon alumni annually are: Alumni Achievement Award, Alumni Leadership Award, Young Alumni Award and the Alumni Service Award.

Alumni Achievement Award

Nominees must have demonstrated outstanding achievement in his or her chosen career and support the Northwood Idea.

Alumni Leadership Award

Nominee's degree must have impacted his or her current success in his or her business and community. Nominee must have demonstrated his or her support to Northwood University through various opportunities.

Alumni Service Award

Nominee must currently serve the military or have served with honorable discharge. This award may also be given to an alumnus who has served our country by choosing a career in public service.

Young Alumni Award

Nominee must be a consistent active alumni participant and support Northwood University through various opportunities.

2023 Award Recipients

Achievement Award

  • Jim O’Polka ‘94 – Owner of York Auto Group

  • Dan Reimer ‘98 – Owner of Re/Max of Midland

Leadership Award

  • Regina Brickl ‘97 – Co-Founder of LeadCar

  • Jeff Cauley ‘83 – Owner & General Manager of Cauley Ferrari

  • Joe Cauley ‘09 – Co-Owner & Sales/Marketing Manager of Cauley Ferrari

Young Alumni Award

Ryan Talaga ‘16 MBA ‘17 – Account Manager at NMB Technologies Corporation

Service Award

Brian Harris ‘08 – Commander with the Detroit Police Department