RENSHAW VISITS ALMA MATER "Driver Part Of International Auto Show" LEBANON, TN (October 10, 2005) While the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series enjoys a three week break in their schedule, driver Deborah Renshaw took the opportunity to make a visit...
RENSHAW VISITS ALMA MATER
"Driver Part Of International Auto Show"
LEBANON, TN (October 10, 2005) While the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series enjoys a three week break in their schedule, driver Deborah Renshaw took the opportunity to make a visit to some of her roots. Renshaw was the guest of her alma mater, Northwood University, as part of the 42nd annual Northwood University International Auto Show from September 30th -- October 2nd.
Northwood University, located in Midland, MI; is a private institution specializing in management and entrepreneurial education. Northwood emphasizes the importance of free enterprise and a market-based economy, as well as the strong connection between business and the arts in its master's, bachelor's and associate's degree programs. With its close proximity to Detroit and the automotive industry, the school has become well known for their automotive marketing program and its annual International Auto Show that is put on by the students.
"It was a real honor to return to Northwood for this very special annual event," stated Deborah. "I got to visit with many old friends as well as special members of the faculty and administration at the school. I get to do and see a lot of neat things being around the sport of racing, but the annual Auto Show at Northwood still ranks at the top of the list for me. I had a blast during my visit and I look forward to going back again sometime soon."
In addition to catching up with some old friends, Deborah served on the VIP Panel Presentation just prior to the opening of the annual Auto Show. She joined other panelist, Kevin Finnerty (College Relations & Diversity, Ford Motor Company) and Kathleen Schamtz (President & CEO, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association). Following the panel, Deborah was a guest at the VIP Luncheon before the show was formally kicked off with the opening ceremony. Renshaw was also joined by her No. 8 DODGE show truck that was on display for the entire auto show. Before leaving town, Deborah filmed a segment for Speed Channel's Two Guys Garage show with host Dave Bowman -- the segment will air later in the year.
"Deborah Renshaw is a great source of pride for all of us at Northwood University," commented Dr. David E. Fry, President of the University. "She is a successful entrepreneur, a community volunteer where she lives and works, and reflects Northwood's Code of Ethics, all which are so vital to the freedoms we enjoy in the United States. She is a perfect role model for our students as she is guided by her devotion to her family, her passion for her work, and her modesty, integrity and honesty. We are extremely thankful for the time and energy Deborah has devoted to promoting Northwood University over the past several years, and we look forward to more exciting opportunities in the future. She has inspired us all to "Dare to Dream"."
Renshaw gets back to her regular job at hand this week with a test session at the Martinsville Speedway in preparation for the next event on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule on October 22nd.