Outstanding Graduates

Each year, the College of Business recognizes two outstanding graduates; an MBA student and  graduating senior. The 2012-2013 award winners are as follows:

Outstanding Master's of Business Administration graduate, Tony Plemmons

Plemmons headshotTony received his high school’s business student of the year award in 2007 and graduated from NMU with a bachelor’s degree in finance in 2011. As a graduate student, Tony served as a College of Business research assistant where he helped build the college’s mentorship program, assisted professors in their research and maintained a stellar 3.97 grade point average. He also helped design, promote and run the college’s business profession program. In addition, Tony taught a freshmen UN 100 seminar class. This past summer, he completed a highly competitive internship as a business analyst for SNC, a defense contractor in Folsom, California. His performance during this internship was so impressive he was offered a full-time position in the company’s Colorado office upon graduation. 


Outstanding graduating senior, Joseph Short

Joey is an exemplary accounting student at NMU. Graduating this year with a 3.77 GPA, his intellectual ability and commitment to academics are beyond question. Always prepared for class and willing to try, he was often the “go to” student for difficult ­questions, setting an admirable example for his peers while moving the class along. Joey attained his academic excellence while working for Northern Initiatives, Student Support Services, Upward Bound and Big Boy Restaurant. Amazingly, he also found time to serve as President of Beta Alpha Psi and on the advisory board for Student Support Services. Joey has been on the dean’s list since fall semester 2009, while earning Makela, Toutant, Hill & Nardi and Peter White scholarships.