Matthew Goss was selected as the Outstanding Nontraditional Student by the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees. He will graduate April 30 with a bachelor's degree in construction management, after previously earning an associate degree in building technology.
Within the construction management program, Goss was a teaching assistant and worked on initiatives to advertise and promote the program to veterans. He had an on-campus job as a student employee with NMU Telecommunications for three years.
Goss has also been active in local politics, serving as executive chair of the Michigan 109th District GOP for two years, as well as the chair of the Marquette County GOP for two years.
Originally from Rising Sun, Md., Goss arrived at Northern after serving in the U.S. Army and Air Force, as well as working as a police officer for the Department of the Navy in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
He and his wife will be moving to North Carolina, where he will be the senior field engineer for Whiting-Turner Construction Company, working with their federal group at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base.