Folsom NMU's Outstanding Sociology Grad


Zoe Folsom of Portage, Mich., has been named the Northern Michigan University 2020-21 Sociology and Anthropology Department's outstanding graduating senior in sociology. She earned a 4.0 grade-point average and will receive her bachelor's degree May 1. 

Folsom's student biography for the award says, “Without exception, every faculty member in sociology is laudatory about Folsom's character, intelligence and academic accomplishments. Folsom embodies the ideals of scholarship and commitment to positive social change the discipline seeks to imbue in all our students.”

One faculty member wrote, “Folsom has top analytical skills, which she couples with a normative critique of injustices.” Another wrote, “Zoe, more than any other student I've ever known, has everything it takes to succeed as a teacher-scholar. I was astounded at the wide variety of topics of which Zoe has an in-depth understanding.” 

NMU's 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 about commencement and access a link to watch it live at  

Prepared By

Jill Vermeulen
Student Writer

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