DALLAS City of Winners

Nestled cozily in the woods on the beautiful campus of Northwood Institute, the old Sloan Cabin seems to project the ray spirit of courage, independence, pioneer strength and private initiative for which Northwood is recognized.



One of the five oldest buildings in Dallas, the Sloan Cabin was originally built in the mid 1840’s on 320 acres of land on the west bank of the Trinity. Samuel Sloan and his wife Nancy had moved to Texas from Arkansas in 1836. The Sloan Cabin became the birthplace of many of the couple’s thirteen children, several of whom lost their lives in the Civil War. The cabin was donated to Northwood by the Milke family and was beautifully restored and moved to its present site in 1983-84 by the Sloan family descendants in collaboration with architect Keith Downing and Joan Swalwell, chairman of the National Women’s Board of Northwood Institute.



Northwood Institute was founded in 1959 in Alma, Michigan by Arthur E. Turner and R. (Gary Stauffer who envisioned a college that would offer students practical career skills melded with solid business principles, ally itself in concept and practice with free enterpiise and commit itself to a partnership between business and the arts.



This “Northwood Idea” has attracted national attention and support. From a converted house with 100 students, Northwood has grown to a multi-campus complex with 2200 full time students and 1,250 adult students in Continuing Education and External Degree programs. Throughout its capital growth and development the college has neither solicited nor accepted government funding.



National and international in its scope, Northwood is an accredited, private co-educational business management college with campuses in Midland, Michigan. Cedar Hill, Texas and West Palm Beach, Florida. The Margaret Chase Smith Library Center in Skowhegan, Maine, a residence and teaching facility for overseas study in Paris and extension centers throughout the United States complete the multi-campus complex.

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