July 2021

Alumni Award Recipients Announced

Jul. 13, 2021 —
The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association has announced the four recipients of 2021 Alumni Awards who will be honored during Homecoming this fall. They are: Mary Jo Mulligan-Kehoe, Ph.D. ('68 BS) of Huntington Beach, Calif., Distinguished Alumni; Susan Meier ('87 BS) of Riverdale, Mich., Alumni Achievement; T.J. Weber, ('11 BS) of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Outstanding Young Alumni; and Lina Blair ('05 BS, '08 MS) of Grand Rapids, Mich., Alumni Service.

NMU Special Board Meeting Friday

Jul. 8, 2021 —
A special formal session of the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will be held remotely at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 9. The only agenda item is the Technical and Office Professional (TOP) union negotiated agreement. The meeting will be live-streamed on YouTube at: https://bit.ly/nmuavstreaming. 

Alumna and Mom Bike 411 Miles to Marquette

Jul. 7, 2021 —
When Melaina Mrozek Stypulkowska ('16 BA) was an NMU freshman, she and her mother made a pact to bike the scenic route from their home state of Minnesota to Marquette. They planned to tackle it her senior year, but the dream was deferred by injury and a study-abroad program that led to an extended stay overseas. The women finally achieved their goal at the height of a heat wave in June, traveling 411 miles over seven eventful days.

Concussion Research Expands with Clinic

Jul. 7, 2021 —
Protocols for diagnosing and treating concussions have improved significantly through enhanced education and training, expanded academic research, and more sophisticated technology tools. Maggy Moore of NMU's School of Health and Human Performance is dedicating more time to all of the above as the first five-year recipient of the Mark. R. and Eileen Lovell Endowed Professorship. 

Gould Earns an Excellence in Service Award

Jul. 6, 2021 —
Lee Gould, NMU safety/fire marshall, is a 2021 Excellence in Service Award recipient. He was asked to co-chair the Safety and Risk Enforcement Logistics team, composed of individuals from different areas across campus and charged with developing a plan to promote the health and safety of the university. The group met at least weekly, and often multiple times a week, to work through safety plans.