About & Mission

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We can help you get to the next level in your professional career by offering you a quality graduate education. Our programs are designed to engage you in an active faculty-student exchange of ideas and to provide you with extensive hands-on learning and high-caliber research opportunities. Faculty members challenge and support students to deliver their top performance, enabling students to get the most out of their graduate school experience. When students complete their programs, they are prepared to take the next step in their professional careers. 

View our Mission Statement, learn about our history, or meet the office.

 

Mission Statement

The Office of Graduate Education and Research at Northern Michigan University encourages an education that

  1. Upgrades professional competence by providing programs designed to train for careers in a wide variety of areas

  2. Prepares individuals for advanced academic work, particularly in the academic disciplines

  3. Provides research opportunities such that the student becomes knowledgeable regarding research techniques and participates actively in research

  4. Serves the unique needs of students by providing post-baccalaureate educational opportunities for individuals and groups at convenient geographic locations and times

  5. Serves the university and the student by

    1. Providing a synergy between undergraduate and graduate student learning and faculty research

    2. Contributing to the provision of a cost-effective education that enhances learning and career opportunities for future success in both the realm of the discipline and society's ever-evolving demands

 

Meet The Office

Lisa Eckert 

Interim Director of Graduate Education

leckert@nmu.edu

Heather Pickett

Director of McNair Scholars Program

hpickett@nmu.edu

 

 

 

 

Erica Goff

Director of Grants & Contracts

efranich@nmu.edu

 

Jennifer Broadway

Coordinator of McNair Scholars Program

krbeck@nmu.edu

 

Kristin Beck

Assistant Director of Grant Development/ Training Coordinator

krbeck@nmu.edu

Lindsay Haukkala

Principal Secretary

lhaukkal@nmu.edu

Helen Bicigo

Executive Secretary

hbicigo@nmu.edu

Janelle Taylor

Principal Secretary

jantaylo@nmu.edu

 

 

 

Katie Joseph

Graduate Administrative Assistant 

kjoseph@nmu.edu

Caroline Compton

Student Worker

 

 

 

 

Lindsey Graham

Student Worker

 

Hayli Cox

Graduate Admissions Counselor

hcox@nmu.edu

 

Your Future Is Bright!

 

 

 

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