Andre Stringer - December 2016

Andre Stringer is a business student from Detroit, Michigan majoring in marketing. During his time at Northern, Andre quickly became involved and active in the community through service and leadership. Andre developed his leadership skills by serving as president for both the Black Student Union and the Student Law Forum. Andre is an avid advocate for diversity. He has demonstrated his passion for diversity while serving on the President’s Committee on Diversity and using his voice to promote diversity and inclusiveness on campus at various events. This outstanding, dedicated student is also a fellow in the Student Leader Fellowship Program, finishing the program as a recipient of the Top Block Award.

Andre developed a passion for service, earning the Superior Edge after completing 400 volunteer hours in various areas. Additionally, Andre volunteered at the Lake Superior Youth and Family Center.

Not only is Andre a leader and frequent volunteer, he is a scholar. Andre is a member of the McNair Scholars Program where he conducted undergraduate research and refined skills that will help him achieve his goal of becoming a corporate attorney in the near future.  Andre is a true testament that hard work pays off and opportunities are available if you look. After completing his sophomore year at NMU, Andre received an internship with the Department of Veteran Affairs through The Washington Center. The following summer, Andre was accepted to participate in the Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program at IIT- Chicago Kent College of Law.

Andre spends his free time playing on the men’s club lacrosse team, hanging out with his friends, enjoying funny movies and encouraging students to attend NMU as a Student Ambassador. Andre worked as a resident adviser on campus for two years. During his 2nd year as an RA, he was nominated as resident adviser of the year along with residence house of the year. This semester Andre worked as a student engagement and community outreach coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Andre will be entering law school in the fall of 2017 and intends to become a corporate law attorney. After law school, he plans to work in corporate America and to create a nonprofit organization that serves underprivileged students while teaching them to be competent leaders. This year Andre received the campus Impact award and he plans to continue to be involved and impact people wherever life leads him. Andre said, “if you can believe it you can achieve it so go out and make your dreams come true.”

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