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The mission of the Northern Michigan University Foundation is to cultivate and promote the private philanthropic support of NMU’s mission through a comprehensive advancement effort.

Kayley Porta completed an internship at the Milwaukee Crime Lab. She couldn’t have done it without gifts to The Northern Fund. 

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Read more about Kayley's internship here.

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‘54 Magna Cum Laude Graduate Provides Bequest to NMU

An Upper Peninsula native and Northern Michigan University graduate has made a substantial bequest to her alma mater. Olive (Kuehnl) Sain ‘54 passed away at the age of ninety-eight in Marquette.  At NMU she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from the College of Technical and Applied Sciences. Read more about Sain's donation here.

"The MidSchoolMath National Conference was a gathering of over 700 math educators from around the country. Paige and I were some of the only undergraduate students in attendance. In addition to the privilege of attending, we also got to present our work on middle school robotics.""The trip to the MidSchoolMath National Conference helped me grow as an adult, traveling without my parents for the first time, and also as a processional. Preparing for the presentation, planning how to make it engaging, and talking in front of about thirty math education professionals…will be useful when I begin my professional career.""Talking with peers and professionals alike made students understand how competitive the Fish and Wildlife filed is, what career path options are, and make connections with colleagues. Attending this conference made a huge impact on and provided an advantage to the Fish and Wildlife students at NMU.""Attending this conference helped me get further explosed to real world applications and developed my general professional skills. Being surrounded by more than a thousand fisheries and wildlife professionals was an eye-opening experience, and I am confident this has made me competitive for graduate school, summer opportunities and a career in conservation."


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