July 2021

NMU Grad Accepted to Med School

Jul. 26, 2021 —
NMU alumna Madiline McNamara has been conditionally accepted to Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine through its highly competitive early assurance program. She graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in biology with a physiology concentration and said she hopes to practice medicine in her hometown of Iron River or elsewhere in the Upper Peninsula.

NMU Offers New HR Management Degree

Jul. 26, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University's College of Business will begin offering a new bachelor's degree program in human resources management this fall, based on student interest and projected job growth. The curriculum will be aligned with Society for Human Resource Management standards so that students can earn a professional SHRM credential after they fulfill their degree requirements.

UPLINK Memberships Available to Digitize Historical Records

Jul. 16, 2021 —
Upper Peninsula heritage organizations are invited to become members of the U.P. Digital Network, UPLINK. Regional service hubs are available to assist them in creating digital versions of their collections, increasing visibility and public access. Materials can be added to DPLA, a national database for digitized historic records, and preserved for the long term through the Michigan Digital Preservation Network.

Alumnus Wrestler Coaching Two Olympians

Jul. 13, 2021 —
Two-time Olympian and NMU alumnus Spenser Mango ('10 BS) is now a staff sergeant and coach with the Army's World Class Athlete Program. He will join two WCAP Greco-Roman wrestlers in Tokyo, including Alejandro Sancho, who trained at what is now NMU's National Training Site (NTS) from 2012-17. Other Olympians with NTS ties include women's freestyle wrestlers Adeline Gray and 2016 gold medalist Helen Maroulis, along with 2016 bronze medal-winning weightlifter and former NMU student Sarah Robles.