The below videos are from the Campaign kick-off and goal unveil event held during the Homecoming festivities in September. Student, faulty and donors spoke to supporters of NMU on how private funding and scholarships impact their education, lives at NMU and futures. Listen to their stories and testament that correlate with the four themes of The Campaign for the Students of Northern Michigan University.

Access and Affordability


Emily Champion, the Elsie O. Treves Mayhew Scholarship Recipient, speaks to how private scholarships helped her realize her dream of attending college.

The Best and the Brightest


Dr. Lubig '91, Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Director of Education and Director of Education, proclaims how private dollars help attract the best and brightest students and faculty to NMU.

Research and Career-Building


Andrea Savord '13, Rutherford-Lewis Graduate Scholarship Recipient and Lundin Honors Summer Research Fellow, explains that without private funding her research here at NMU would have been even more difficault.

Innovative Learning Environments


Sean Coykendall, Telford Risk Management Scholarship Recipient, College of Business ScholarshipNOW Recipient and Timothy Herbert Management Scholarship Recipient, recounts his touching and meaningful appreciation for Ernie Telford '69. Ernie Telford established the Telford Risk Management Scholarship and was a catalyst donor for the creation of innovative risk management and actuarial programming. Ernie goes on to state why he gives to NMU and how it impacts his life.