Shirley A. Brozzo -
Associate Director
Favorite quote: Life is a one-time offer.  Use it well.

Shirley has been with the Multicultural Center since 1994 and holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing. She is a contingent professor with the Center for Native American Studies. Originally from Ironwood, Shirley relocated to the Marquette area in 1989. She has three adult children, one grandson and one granddaughter.  In her spare time she likes to read, knit, and catch Glee or America's Got Talent on TV.


Rena GregorichRena Gregorich - 
Senior Secretary 
Favorite Quote: "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." – Unknown

Rena is originally from Gwinn, Michigan.  She holds her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Lake Superior State University.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, movies, traveling, fourwheeling, volunteering, and family time.  Rena’s favorite location that she has traveled to, so far, is Anchorage, Alaska.




Jump Start Team Leader
Favorite Quote: “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”

Samanthia is a senior majoring in zoology. She was born and bred Jamaican and takes great pride in her Jamaican nationality and culture.  She loves sharing her culture with others, so feel free to come and ask her about it. She is a member of Northern's women's track and field team as a thrower and as a two time All-American and All-Academic athlete. She enjoys working at the MERC and meeting the many different students that come in on a daily basis.



Jump Start Team Leader
Favorite Quote: “It’s not the places that you visit, but the people that you are with while visiting.” –Unknown

Julia is a pre-medical student and is seeking a Neuroscience degree. Her future career goals are to become an emergency medical doctor in a hospital somewhere near mountains as she is highly passionate about rock and ice climbing, backpacking, kayaking, and swimming. If you ask, she will tell you all the best places where to climb or hike around Marquette. 

Jump Start Team Leader
Favorite Quote: "In life, those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

Madeline is a sophomore this year at NMU with a major in Psychology and a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is from Gladstone, Michigan and loves Fall in the U.P. Madeline hopes to be a transgender advocate while using her small town experience as an inspiration to Trans youth. In her free time she loves to kayak and binge watch Orange is the New Black.
Samantha Cole - 
Jump Start Team Leader
Favorite Quote: "Fear is stupid.  So are regrets." - Marilyn Monroe

Samantha is a senior majoring in Psychology from Detroit, MIchigan.  She hopes to open her own practice focusing on intimate relation communication and family matters.  Choosing Northern was a great decision.  She's learned so much about herself and has been exposed to so much in the past three years that she would not have received at another university.  
Rachel Klitzke -
GEAR UP Student Coordinator
Favorite Quote: " Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first?”― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Rachel is a senior majoring in Community Health Education with a minor in Health education. She is a true Yooper raised in Menominee, MI. She loves being out doors, rowing, reading Nicholas Sparks, and Grey's Anatomy. She is a member of Northern's Club rowing team and founded NMU Active Minds an organization aimed to end mental health stigmas. Rachel loves working with both college and high school students and always jumps at the opportunity to meet someone new.