Principal Secretary I
Office: 123 Jacobetti Complex
Kathy Solka has worked at NMU since April of 1985 and has been with the School of Technology and Applied Sciences since 1995. She is currently one of the principal secretaries for both the Technology and Occupational Sciences and the Engineering Technology departments.
Kathy loves interacting with students and assisting them in registering for classes and solving student problems, and doing anything she can to make their educational experience a positive one. She also loves hearing success stories of graduates and keeping in touch with alumni. Student interaction is her favorite part of working at NMU, and she feels that the programs offered through the School of Technology and Applied Sciences prepare students for excellent jobs upon graduation.
Kathy and her husband, Allen, share their country home with her lovable golden retrievers and cats. Kathy's second love is her mustang gelding named Rye. The pair enjoy learning and trail riding together, as well as an occasional trip to the swimming hole. Kathy also enjoys mountain biking, riding her ATV, quilting, baking, crocheting, cooking, berry picking, canning and snowshoeing.