Kurt Brandly ’12:  A Record of Service and Achievement

(Kurt and his mother, Gail '83)

Kurt has made his years at NMU count. As Kurt has stated:

“From living in Germany, to volunteering to help underserved kids in India, serving as a Big Brother to a troubled youth or catering to the needs of the elders in the community, my experiences here at Northern have been life-changing. I am forever grateful for all the opportunities I have been granted.”

Here are a few more things Kurt spent his time doing while a Wildcat:

Kurt was Vice-President of Alpha Lambda Delta.

Kurt completed the two-year Student Leader Fellowship Program and was selected for the Dean’s Advisory Council and completed all four components of the Superior Edge program, logging over 1,000 hours of community service, job experience, leadership development and promotion of cultural diversity.

Kurt was a volunteer at Marquette General Hospital and helped to raise money for Beacon House, an organization that provides support services for patients who are undergoing medical treatment and their families.

As a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Kurt served as a youth group camp counselor.

Kurt also served as a Big Brother and participated in service and fundraising projects such as Relay for Life, Make a Difference Day and Spring into Service.

Awards and Recognition

2012 Board of Trustees Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

2010 Michael D. Nunnally Student Volunteer of the Year Award

Marquette County Outstanding Volunteer Award

Carol Anderson Service Award

Northern Michigan University on Target Award

Michigan Campus Compact Heart and Soul Award (Twice)

Roger Ashton James Memorial Scholarship

David Lahti College of Business Scholarship

Gloria & William Jackson College of Business Scholarship (Twice)

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

Dean’s List – Multiple Semesters

Positions, Involvements and Organizations at Northern

Elder Errands, President

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Vice-President

College of Business Deans Advisory Council

Student Leader Fellowship Program, Graduate

Superior Edge, Graduate – Citizenship Edge, Leadership Edge, Diversity Edge, Real World Edge, Superior Edge – 1,000+ hours logged

Student Leader Fellowship Program Selection Committee, Member

Superior Fund Investment Group, Member

NMU Organ Donors Club, Member

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Member

National Honor Society, Inductee

Pre-Med Club, Member


(Kurt after receiving his NMU Board of Trustees Outstanding Graduating Senior Award)