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Ngafeeson Applies Sabbatical Education to NMU

NMU Senior Helps Fellow Veterans

Dec. 7, 2021 —
Jessie Selissen was in 10th grade when a service member from her hometown of Boyne City was killed during an insurgent attack overseas. She vividly recalls residents lining the streets in silent tribute during the funeral procession. Now Selissen is an Air Force veteran who will graduate Saturday with a degree in multimedia production from Northern Michigan University. She recently put her military background and academic experience to work producing a “Northern Michigan Hometown Heroes” podcast highlighting veterans and reputable nonprofits that assist them. 

Student Commencement Speaker Selected

Dec. 6, 2021 —
Broadcasters: Her last name is pronounced Unter-KER-cher.Northern Michigan University graduating senior Lynda “Lyndie” Unterkircher of Sturgis finds herself in a position she never could have predicted when she first arrived on campus. The first-generation college student and self-described “quiet person” is the newly selected student speaker for NMU's Dec. 11 commencement. Her decision to apply for the honor is emblematic of her Northern experience, which has been defined by opportunities to push herself beyond her comfort zone and achieve personal growth.

Alumnus Joins SmartZone and Invent@NMU

Nov. 19, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University alumnus David Kronberg was recently appointed the first director of entrepreneurial services and outreach for Innovate Marquette SmartZone. As part of his new role, he directs the student-powered idea incubator, Invent@NMU. He is also focused on building both resources and relationships with local entrepreneurs and tech startups to foster a robust, supportive business and startup ecosystem in Marquette.