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 (Especially with her 2 young children, Karson and Lillian). 




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 senior this year at NMU with a major in Communications 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.


Jump Start Team Leader

Favorite Quote: "The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one." -Malcom S. Forbes

Ravyn is a junior at NMU with a major is Social Work and a minor in Human Behavior. She is from Dunedin, Florida and enjoys going to the beach, volunteering and watching movies. She loves sour patch kids, Beyonce and people. Ravyn is a first generation student and has a blended family of eight siblings. She continues to work at the MERC because she loves the environment of the office and the people who are constantly in it. 



Elizabeth Noble -
GEAR UP Coordinator
Favorite Quote: “Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder”

Liz is a Senior double majoring in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Biology with a concentration in Microbiology. She is from Rochester, MN. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, volunteering, and spending time with her friends and family.