NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
MAY 1, 2010
HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT
STATE SENATOR, MICHIGANíS 38TH DISTRICT
Senator Michael Prusi will be the keynote speaker at Spring Commencement and will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree.
Senator Prusi has represented Michiganís 38th District in the Michigan Senate since 2003.† He currently serves as the Senate Democratic Leader, and as the Democratic Vice-Chair of the Senate Government Operations Reforms and Restructuring, and Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Recreation Committees.† Mike is also a member of the Legislative Council and the Senate Fiscal Agency Governing Board.† He served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives prior to his election to the Senate.†††
Prior to his legislative career, Mike worked for over twenty years for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, now Cliffs Natural Resources, as a miner.† He was elected to three terms as President of Local Union 4950 of the United States Steelworkers of America.† He was a member of the International Unionís Wage Policy Committee and Upper Peninsula Delegate for the unionís Committee on Political Education.† Mike also served on the Executive Board of the Marquette County Labor Council and has been active in the United Way and with Bell Memorial Hospital as a Board member.