Bill Hawker ('95 BS) built a career in professional sports, establishing corporate partnerships for three NFL north division franchises: the Bears, Packers and Lions. Now he has returned to Green Bay as director of business development for Elevate97. The business creates and distributes marketing solutions for world-renowned retail brands. Clients include Carhartt, Calvin Klein, Pandora jewelry, Tommy Hilfiger, TaylorMade Golf and his former employer, the Packers.
Northern Michigan University’s UAW 2178 union, which represents administrative/professional employees, has ratified a three-year contract. Of the members who voted on Oct. 1, 80 percent approved the agreement.
The contract is effective Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2021. Terms include across-the-board 2 percent wage increases for each of the three years of the contract. The first year will also include a one-time $500 payment per employee, which will not impact base salaries.
The contract is pending approval by the NMU Board of Trustees.
Northern Michigan University is the featured example in a Chronicle of Higher Education special report titled "Rural Colleges Make the Most of 'Off the Beaten Path' Locations." The article references NMU's ability to draw students by implementing distinctive programs and by using its location and scenery as a marketing tool. Read the full story here.