MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan UniversityÂ’s football locker room was named the Dr. John and Mary Jane Beaumier Football Locker Room in a dedication ceremony at halftime during the NMU vs. Saginaw Valley State football game on November 9th.

    The Beaumiers provided the leadership gift to the locker room renovation project that took place in the 1990s. That campaign resulted in 75 donors “buying” the naming rights to individual lockers and raising $400,000 in support for the locker room renovation.

    Dr. Beaumier, a retired orthopedic surgeon, is a 1953 NMU graduate and a former Wildcat football player.

    Ã‚“John and Mary Jane have generously given to both athletic and academic programs for many years,” said Virginia Zinser, executive director of the NMU Development Fund. “In addition to the locker room gift, they also made one of the largest gifts to our campaign, This Decisive Season: The Campaign for Northern Michigan University, and John has served as the campaignÂ’s national chair.

    Ã‚“The naming of the Beaumier Locker Room is a way for the university and football program to show their gratitude to John and Mary Jane for their continued support of Northern.”

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Cindy Paavola
Director of Communications