Catherine Bammert (Clinical Sciences) received certification as a molecular biology technologist from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).  Considered the “gold standard” of laboratory professional credentialing, the ASCP molecular biology technologist certification requires a degree from a university accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, clinical training and experience, and successful completion of the certification exam. Bammert earned a certificate in molecular diagnostics from Michigan State University (’05) and has 23 years of clinical laboratory experience. The molecular biology certification is recognized by the healthcare industry as a significant career achievement and denotes individuals who have demonstrated extensive knowledge in the field of molecular clinical laboratory science.

Lori Nelson (Clinical Sciences) completed her doctorate in speech-language pathology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Her research interests involve supervision of student clinicians and her dissertation titled “Experiences of Student Speech-Language Pathology Clinicians in the Initial Clinical Practicum: A Phenomenological Study” was approved in the fall of 2011. Nelson has 26 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist, working in the United States and Canada in a variety of settings including long-term care, hospitals, home health agencies and schools.  She earned her master's degree in audiology and speech sciences from Michigan State University in 1986. She is certified in speech-language pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

An illustration by Steven Hughes (Art and Design) titled “Cecropia Bot” (acrylic and collage, pictured) was accepted in the Richmond Illustrator's Club fifth juried show and received the Phillip B. Meggs Award, named in memory of the noted graphic design historian. Visit the show's online gallery here.


Russell Magnaghi (History) is a recent addition to the NMU Foundation board. He was nominated by the executive committee and approved by the full board.

Dan Truckey (Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center) was selected by the NMU history department as the recipient of the Dwight B. Waldo Award. He's pictured at right with Chet DeFonso (History). Truckey has been influential in the establishment of the center, located in 105 Cohodas Hall at NMU, as a valued community resource for learning about history through a variety of programs and exhibits and for connecting the past with the present through cultural events that celebrate the region’s unique heritage. The award is named after the first professor of history at Northern State Normal School. Waldo also served as the institution’s first president, from 1899 to 1904. The award is given by the NMU history department to an individual who has made “a substantial contribution that enhances the study of history at NMU.”

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