MARQUETTE – Three Northern Michigan University alumni will be recognized for their achievements as part of Homecoming 2003 activities. Mark Lovell of Mt. Lebanon, Pa., and Albert Milford III of Flossmoor, Ill., will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards. David Gregory of East Lansing will receive the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The trio will be honored at the annual alumni awards breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Lovell is director of the sports medicine concussion program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has pioneered the application of neuropsychological assessment technology to concussion management in athletes and is the developer of the ImPACT concussion management software package, which is used nationally by hundreds of high schools and colleges.

Lovell directs the concussion assessment programs for the NFL, the Indianapolis Racing League, and the Competitive Automobile Racing League. He also founded and co-directs the concussion assessment program for the NHL and provides similar services for the USA womenÂ’s Olympic ice hockey team. Lovell serves in numerous consulting positions for the International Olympic Committee, NASCAR, the International Ice Hockey Federation, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), and the Centers for Disease Control.

After receiving a bachelorÂ’s degree in psychology from NMU in 1977, Lovell completed his doctorate in clinical psychology/neuropsychology at the Finch University of Health Sciences, the Chicago Medical School. He also completed a clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska.

Milford is a clinical professor of surgery with tenure at Midwestern University-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and was American Osteopathic Association (AOA) board certified in general surgery in 1984.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  A 1966 graduate of NMU, Milford began his career as an attending surgeon at the Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center and the Olympia Fields Osteopathic Medical Center. He has served the latter facility as director of the trauma surgery section and both facilities as senior attending and consulting surgeon, secretary-treasurer of the medical staff, and associate chair of the department of surgery. He also directed the general surgery residency training program at Midwestern University and was active in the universityÂ’s mentor program. Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚   Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ 

Milford was a clinical investigator for the Federal Drug Administration during one of his research projects and has authored and coauthored numerous articles and publications. He is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons since 1983. This year, he will be sworn in as president of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

Gregory specializes in legislative, regulatory and state executive branch matters at Kelley Cawthorne, PLLC. He joined the Lansing-based law and government relations firm at its founding in 1999. He served as lead counsel to the Michigan Society of Planning in the land-use planning reform package of 2001, and as lead counsel to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in the historic addition of Indian tribes to MichiganÂ’s Inter-Governmental Agreements Act.

While attending Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Gregory worked as a contributing writer for Inside Michigan Politics and as a law clerk in former Gov. John Engler’s Offices of Legal Counsel and Regulatory Reform. After law school, he worked as a legislative assistant for state and federal issues at Jackson National Life Insurance Company, and as an associate in the governmental and administrative law practice group of Butzel Long, P.C. in Detroit before joining Kelley Cawthorne. 

Gregory entered NMU on a football scholarship and graduated with a political science degree in 1992. He maintains close ties to Northern. Gregory recently served as an adjunct instructor for the masterÂ’s of public administration satellite degree program based in Lansing and became an NMU Alumni Association board member this summer.

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