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Team Innovation Award: Wildpups

Apr. 26, 2022 —
NMU Wildpups has been selected as Northern Michigan University's 2022 Team Innovation Award recipient. The Wildpups team included chair Michelle Andriacchi and team members Michelle and Dominic Andriacchi with Fonzie, Casey Hopper with Boris, Katie Taylor with Sadie, Rachel Nye with Maggie, and Anne Stein with Ramsey.

Excellence in Service: Brad Hamel, Executive Director of Global Campus Operations, Extended Learning/Community Engagement

Apr. 26, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University Executive Director of Global Campus Operations Brad Hamel is one of nine recipients of NMU's 2022 Excellence in Service awards. Hamel has taken all the skills he has acquired and all of his institutional knowledge from previous positions and applied them to help grow Northern's online offerings from a decentralized smattering of courses and programs into a highly organized and fast-growing Global Campus. 

Excellence in Service: Kim Hegmegee, Occupational/Environmental Health Specialist, Safety Department

Apr. 26, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University Occupational and Environmental Health Specialist Kim Hegmegee is one of nine recipients of NMU's 2022 Excellence in Service awards. She has demonstrated her hard work by developing and managing the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) research, procurement and distribution. 

Excellence in Service: Kristin Demboski, Pharmacy Technician, Health Center

Apr. 26, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University Health Center Pharmacy Technician Kristin Demboski is one of nine recipients of NMU's 2022 Excellence in Service awards. In order to help keep campus open and students on campus during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Demboski reached outside of her job description and acquired a certificate to immunize. 

Excellence in Service: Luanne Thurston, Executive Secretary, Nursing

Apr. 26, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University Executive Secretary Luanne Thurston is one of nine recipients of NMU's 2022 Excellence in Service awards. She was a member of the School of Nursing (SON) administrative team during the last academic year and helped to design a "virtual resource room" and created a PDF with easy-to-navigate links for the site visitors.

Excellence in Service: Claudia Mankee, Executive Secretary, Admissions

Apr. 26, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University executive secretary Claudia Mankee is one of nine recipients of NMU's 2022 Excellence in Service awards. Her contributions have positively impacted the university through her 28 years of employment. She started in Admissions and progressed to International Affairs, the NMU Bookstore, and the Financial Aid Office, before returning full circle to her current position in Admissions.