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Headshot of Kelsey Avery Name: Kelsey Avey
Hometown and High School: Warren Woods Tower High School, Warren Michigan
Major: International Studies and French
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): NMU "Pride of the North" Marching Band, NMU Pep Band, Symphonic Band, Band Counsel, Campus Cursive, NMU Campus Ambassadors, Model UN, House and Hall Government.  
Favorite Marquette Activity: Hiking and hammocking at Wetmore Landing
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Take advantage of meeting with your academic adviser. They are such a valuable resource when it comes to choosing classes and opportunities after graduation. 
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Name: Doug Bruno
Hometown and High School: Hoffman Estates High School, Hoffman Estates, IL
Major: History
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Superior Edge, NMU Campus Ambassador, Honors Student Organization
Favorite Marquette Activity: Cross Country Skiing
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Utilize a professor's office hours. 

Headshot of Amy Burley Name: Amy Burley
Hometown and High School: Superior Central High School, Chatham Michigan
Major: Secondary Education Integrated Science, Minor: Chemistry and Math
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): First Year Experience Teaching Assistant, Vinyl Record Club, Northern Colleagues, Student Michigan Education Association, Student Counsel for Exceptional Children, House and Hall Government. 
Favorite Marquette Activity: Going to the beach in the summer and avoiding the beach in the winter. Enjoying local restaurants, however, is great anytime of the year. 
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Don't be afraid to try new things and talk with people. In order to make new friends, you have to be friendly. 
Headshot of Mitch Butkonen Name: Mitchell Butkonen
Hometown and High School: Lake Linden-Hubbell High School, Lake Linden, Michigan
Major: Criminal Justice. Minor: Native American Studies
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Student Conduct Board, Boy Scouts of America-Eagle Scout. 
Favorite Marquette Activity: Enjoying the view at Blackrocks
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Take it one day at a time, and enjoy the journey!
Headshot of Abby Flamino Name: Abby Flaminio
Hometown and High School: Gladstone High School, Gladstone, Michigan
Major: Athletic Training
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Women's Lacrosse Team, Student Athletic Training Organization, Honors Program. 
Favorite Marquette Activity: Long boarding by the lakeshore and hammocking at Presque Isle
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Get Involved!

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Name: Danielle Gomulinski
Hometown and High School: Beulah, MI
Major: Nursing
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Hall and House Government, Live, Learn, Lead, Student Nurses Association, DARTS
Favorite Marquette Activity: Going hiking and camping
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Get Involved!
Headshot of Jess Gula Name: Jess Gula
Hometown and High School: Regina High School, Warren, Michigan
Major: Accounting
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): President of House Government, Events Coordinator, Vice President and President of Hall Government, College of Business Representative and Chair of Student Affairs of ASNMU, Vice Commodore and Secretary of the NMU Sailing Team
Favorite Marquette Activity: SAILING! Hiking is a close second
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Don't be afraid to try new things and get out of your comfort zone. 
Headshot of Hannah Hawkins Name: Hannah Hawkins
Hometown and High School: Clarkston High School, Clarkston, Michigan
Major: Chemistry
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Honors Program, Freshman Fellows, Club Track and Field, Vice President of the Club Cross Country Team, President of the NMU Vinyl Record Club
Favorite Marquette Activity: Swimming at hidden beach. Watching the start of the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Keep your residence hall room door open. You'll get to know everyone in your hall (and maybe even win a few open door wars)!
Headshot of Elizabeth Hodgson Name: Elizabeth Hodgson
Hometown and High School: Northwest Academy, Charlevoix, Michigan
Major: Accounting 
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Magers Hall Government, Neverland House President, Superior Edge, TEAM Business, Northern Arts and Entertainment, Campus Cinema. 
Favorite Marquette Activity: Hiking at Dead River Falls and attending NMU Football and Hockey Games
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Make friends and get to know faculty. It's true that who you know is just as important as what you know. 
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Name: Jared Jacques
Hometown and High School: Ashwaubenon High School, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Major: Criminal Justice with a Communications Studies minior
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): South Superior Climbing Club, House Government, Tree Musketeers, First Year Experience Teaching Assistant, and Marquette Ending Hunger
Favorite Marquette Activity: Relaxing on the beach in the summertime
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Be genuine, stretch your comfort zone and have fun!

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Name: Hillary Land
Hometown and High School: Grand Haven High School, Grand Haven, Michigan
Major: Geomatics
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Superior Edge, President of Ultimate Frisbee, Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), House and Hall Government
Favorite Marquette Activity: Discovering new places to bike and hike
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Join a club or organization. You're guaranteed to meet people with similar interests as you. 

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Name: Alex Lasher
Hometown and High School: Parchment High School, Parchment, MI
Major: Multi-Media Journalism
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Writer for the North Wind, Student Manager for NMU's Men's Basketball team, Intramural Flag Football
Favorite Marquette Activity: Hammocking at Little Presque
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Don't be afraid to try new things or opportunities. College if a fresh start and a chance to grow and learn about yourself. 

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Name: Shannon Oliver
Hometown and High School: Alcona Community High School, Lincoln, MI
Major: General Psychology with a Social Work Minor
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Student Psychology Association
Favorite Marquette Activity: Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Go to every activity you can! You never know who you may meet there. 
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