Boxing athlete Michael Nunnally in boxing gear and gloves.

The Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center has announced that it will once again be awarding the Michael D. Nunnally Individual Student Volunteer Award.

To the world, Mike Nunnally (1973-1996) was a member of the U.S. Olympic Education Center boxing team at Northern Michigan University and one of the nation’s top-ranked amateur boxers.  To his friends and community, he was a tireless volunteer who gave much of his time working with children.  So much was his love for children that his life’s goal was not an Olympic medal – for which he was a contender – but to be an elementary teacher and role model for inner city kids of his hometown of Jackson, Tenn. 

The Michael D. Nunnally NMU Student Volunteer Award was created in his honor by his friends who respected and loved him very much. Nunnally drowned in Lake Superior in 1996.

NMU student Brendan Franklin received the award this year, congratulations!