MARQUETTE, Mich.—Robin Feuerman of Longwood, Fla., has been selected as the student speaker for Northern Michigan University’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 4. She will receive a bachelor’s degree in social work with a minor in human behavior.
Feuerman enrolled in NMU for the main purpose of joining the weightlifting team at the U.S. Olympic Education Center—the only residential facility located on a college campus that allows athletes to train for elite international competition while pursuing a degree.
“Weightlifting brought me here, but I stayed because of NMU,” she said. “I absolutely love this university and community. I’ve grown so much here—not just through my sport and the incredible coach who helped me develop as a person as well as an athlete—but through other opportunities. I’ve been active in campus housing and Women for Women (a student organization). I’ve gained so much surrounding myself with strong, independent women and with people who want to make a difference in their communities.
“I like clear endings to things and really enjoy writing. Being able to write something to encompass my awesome experience at Northern was appealing and I wanted to write a speech that as many students as possible could connect to.”
NMU’s commencement is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. in the Superior Dome.