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HANDMADE — Northern alumni Julia Bolton models a sea glass necklace that she handcrafted. Bolton fell in love with metalsmithing after taking an extracurricular class at NMU during her junior year.

Northern alumni makes hand-crafted jewelry

Andie Balenger March 23, 2023

While in high school, Northern alumni Julia Bolton was never given the opportunity to take a class focused on the fine arts. But during her junior year at NMU, she found some room for an elective in between...

PROFILE — Morgan Waller was elected Vice President of Cook County Public Schools, which she described as a full circle moment in relation to her time at Northern. Waller graduated Northern with a Bachelors in Public Relations in 2016 and again with a Masters in Public Administration in 2018.

PROFILE – Morgan Waller Discusses How Northern Helped Lead Her To Her Future Career

Harry Stine February 8, 2023

If there is anyone you could truly call a jack of all trades, it might just be NMU alum Morgan Waller. Morgan Waller graduated from Northern twice, once in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in public...

Kyle Storm headshot

Alumni Profile – Kyle Storm reflects on Master’s program, work at Institutional Research Department

Harry Stine October 28, 2022

“Obviously, when you start out as a freshman, you don't really know what you want to do,” NMU Alumni Kyle Storm said; a sentiment that is possibly felt by a universal amount of college students. Storm,...

A photo of Aubrey Kall

Alumni Profile — Aubrey Kall speaks on entrepreneurship, Luminous Harmony

Willow Rasch October 12, 2022

Hailing from Davenport, Iowa, Aubrey Kall initially chose to attend Northern Michigan University for color guard and media production, but ultimately didn’t continue to pursue those fields through her...

PROFILE - Justine Pinskey, now employed as a science writer, used to run tests for research projects through the McNair Scholars program. Pinskey enrolled at Northern in 2005 and continued here for graduate school.

Alumni Profile – Justine Pinskey credits McNair program for science field success

Harry Stine, Assistant Features Editor October 5, 2022

Justine Pinskey started her freshman year as a first generation student at Northern in 2005. Fast forward 17 years, and she now works remotely as a Senior science writer at the University of Massachusetts...

Old North Wind Article written by Brian Rowell

Alumni Profile – Brian Rowell Reflects On NMU, Daily Press

Harry Stine, Assistant Features Editor September 9, 2022

Brian Rowell has been working a long time. Even before he started at The Daily Press, Escanaba’s local paper, 35 years ago, he already had his fair share of experience. But before any of that, he started...

Diane Husic (second from left) travels with her students to give them hands-on research opportunities. Her current work is at the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge where she and her students monitor the life coming back to the contaminated environment.

Alumni profile — Diane Husic restores nature at the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge

Madoline Plattenberg, Copy editor March 15, 2022

In her intro to environmental science course at Moravian University in Pennsylvania, Diane Husic took first-year college students on a field trip to the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge, a site that has undergone...

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