Celebrating Scholarship Donors and Recipients

Scholarship recipient Julie Rueden, with her parents, Joan and Jeff Reuden. Julie was the recipient of the Centenniel Scholarship, which was established in 1998 by alumni and friends of NMU on the occasion of the University's centennial celebration and first comprehensive fundraising campaign.
Scholarship recipient Maria Cook, front, with John '62 and Susi '63 Dahlke. Maria received the John and Susi Dahlke Scholarship, which was established in 2001. Susi is former president of the NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Scholarship donors Millie Hanson, left, and Kathy Frazier, right, with scholarship recipient Cassandra Duursma. Cassandra was the recipient of the Elsie O. Treves Mayhew Scholarship, which was established in 2001 by a gift from the family of Elsie Treves Mayhew ’29 in honor of her 91st birthday.

Over 250 students, alumni, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community attended this year’s celebration of privately funded scholarship recipients and donors. The Luncheon was established to provide an opportunity to thank scholarship donors and bring them together with the students who are benefiting from their generosity.

This year, the brunch was held in conjunction with the presentation of the NMU Alumni Association awards. Featured speakers for the Foundation included R. Thomas Peters, Jr. ’55, ’60, sponsor of the R. Thomas Peters, Jr. Scholarship. The student scholarship recipient speaker was Julie Rueden who benefited from a Centennial Scholarship.

Privately Funded Scholarships and Student Success at NMU

For over a century, Northern Michigan University has dedicated itself to providing the widest possible access to uncompromised excellence in education and student enrichment. As a result, NMU graduates have gone on to become leaders in the arts, the sciences, business and industry and to demonstrate a commitment to civic and global engagement and to the health and welfare of their neighbors and the world.

A key to this success has been the growing private support provided to students through scholarships.

The critical role of scholarships in sustaining this legacy of access, service and achievement has never been more important.

Thank you to all of our generous donors.