News for NMU Employees


Mary Jane Tremethick (HPER) received the Professional Service Award from the American Association for Health Education (AAHE)  at its annual conference. This national award recognizes association members who have made substantial contributions to the association and the health education profession.

Three NMU swimming and diving team members—Megan Crowder, Tara Dowling and Dakota Sechena—completed a five-mile swim, crossing the Straits of Mackinac on July 7. The trio left Straits State Park in St. Ignace and swam south to the Old Mackinac Lighthouse beach in Mackinaw City. Dowling completed the crossing in 1 hour 53 minutes while Crowder and Sechena finished in 1 hour 55 minutes. Coach Heidi Voigt escorted the swimmers in a kayak. There were also two other kayakers and a support boat in the group. The swimmers were greeted by family members and friends, as well as cheering vacationers in Mackinaw City. Assisting the swimmers was the U.S. Coast Guard, which provided marine safety broadcasts to ships and other marine vessels in the area during the event.