Leah Danielson of New Brighton, Minn., has been named the Northern Michigan University Communications and Media Studies (CAMS) 2020-21 outstanding graduating senior.
Earning a 3.95 grade-point average, Danielson is graduating in May with a degree in communication studies. She exhibited a high-level of leadership and mentorship with her peers in courses such as small group process and research methods. She served as both a campus-wide tutor and a CAMS department tutor.
In argumentation, Danielson's project on solar advancement in Marquette generated interest from the City Commission and a personal phone call consultation with the mayor. She was chosen as one of 10 students to travel to Cuba for a faculty-led study abroad trip. Her research on the role of revolutionary leaders and their rhetoric in the collective mindset of Cubans is being submitted for a regional conference presentation.
NMU's spring virtual commencement will be held at 10 a.m. EST Saturday, May 1. Bryan Terrell Clark, a Broadway performer who played George Washington in Hamilton, will be the keynote speaker. Learn more and access a link to watch it live at www.nmu.edu/commencement.