Recent GSA Accomplishments

The following are some of the recent accomplishments of the Northern Michigan University Graduate Student Association.

Fall 2010

Graduate Student Professional Development Conference - The conference was designed primarily for graduate students and undergraduate seniors interested in graduate education and in teaching. Speakers included Robert Belton, Janet Koski, Derek Anderson, Mary Pelton-Cooper, Christine Greer, Kyle Rambo, and keynote address, Deb Veiht. In all, 70 students attended the conference. 


“Make a Difference Day” - The GSA supported the NMU Volunteer Center with registering over 1,700 participates during ‘Make a Difference Day’. 


Graduate Assistant Pay and Benefits Proposal - GSA worked extensively on developing a proposal to increase Graduate Assistantship benefits and pay.  The process is ongoing as we continue to work with NMU Graduate students and the University’s administration. If you wish to view the proposal, please e-mail


Winter 2011

Excellence in Education Grant Workshop – The GSA with the assistance of the College of Graduate Studies presented a workshop on applying for the Excellence in Education internal grant.  


Volunteering at the U.P 200 Dog Sled Race – The GSA volunteered for the U.P 200 dog sled race in Harvey on Feb. 18.  Our main duty was to monitor and help direct the teams at road crossing in Harvey. 

Want to get involved in GSA?  New ideas and projects are always welcome!