Five Northern Michigan University alumni were honored during Homecoming festivities Sept. 21-22 for significant achievements in their fields, substantial contributions to society and demonstrated exceptional leadership and civic qualities. The recipients and their awards were: Keith Nelsen (’86 BS) of Minneapolis, Minn., and Scott Schloegel (’90 BS) of Springfield, Va., Distinguished Alumni; Beth Millner (’08 BFA) of Marquette, Outstanding Young Alumni; Michele Butler (’76 BS, ’78 MAE) of Marquette, Alumni Community Service; and Skye Patrick of Downey, Calif., Alumni Achievement.
Steve VandenAvond, Northern Michigan University vice president for Extended Learning and Community Engagement, received the UPCEA Central Region’s John L. Christopher Outstanding Leadership Award. UPCEA is the Association for Professional, Continuing and Online Education. VandenAvond was honored Sept. 27 at the regional conference in St. Louis.
Sep. 28, 2018 —
NMU alumna Morgan Sundberg recently joined the Flat Rock Police Department in Wayne County as a patrol officer. According to a story in the Monroe News, she has worked in law enforcement since 2014. Sundberg earned a criminal justice degree and completed the NMU Regional Police Academy. She started her law enforcement career with the Huron-Clinton Metroparks Police Department and also worked as a deputy with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department.
Sep. 28, 2018 —
Northern Michigan University’s Career Services will give students a chance to beef up their résumés and even have professional photos taken at Career Week, set for Monday, Oct. 1-Thursday, Oct. 11.