Dennis George, a business attorney and NMU alumnus, will deliver
the keynote address and receive an honorary doctor of science degree
at the May 7 commencement ceremony.
2003, George has operated his own private law practice in Seattle
, Wash. He specializes in business counseling, litigation, mediation
and arbitration. He handles matters relating to responsibilities
and liability of corporate directors and officers, and business
negotiations and transactions.
also deals with contracts and other issues related to biotechnology.
He previously worked in the biotech industry as senior vice president
of corporate affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary for
the Seattle-based Dendreon Corp.
graduating from NMU with a bachelor of science degree in 1960, George
spent three years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps
before completing his juris doctorate at the University of Wisconsin
Law School in 1966.
was previously honored by Northern with a Distinguished Alumni Award.
He has served as an executive in residence for the College of Business
and as a member of the strategic planning committee for the NMU
his free time, George plays soccer for the Madison Park Rainstorm
over-50s team. He was also active for many years at the youth soccer
level in various administrative and coaching capacities.
commencement ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Superior Dome.
It will be broadcast live on Public TV 13.