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Superior Edge 2018 May Graduates

Superior Edge

Northern Michigan University's Superior Edge is a student development program encompassing a wide range of experiential activities complementing classroom instruction to provide students with a distinct advantage by preparing them for lifelong learning, graduate school, careers and life as engaged citizens.

The Edges

Superior Edge consists of four “edges”

  • Citizenship – Become an engaged, involved citizen
  • Diversity – Develop sensitivity and awareness of global and domestic diversity issues
  • Leadership – Become a competent, ethical and effective leader
  • Real World – Relate classroom theory to workplace practice in real-world settings

Watch this video to find out more about Superior Edge. To find out opportunities to get hours towards these edges, click here.

Why Participate?

Students who participate in Superior Edge make new friends, build community contacts and a great resume, formalize the recognition of activities they participate in, enhance the ability to relate theory to practice, and more.  Want to join?  Register for one of our orientation sessions.  Learn about other benefits to the program.

Andre is a freshman environmental studies & sustainability major from Orion, Mich. The most influential activity he took part in was the RE 372 Fire Crew course in Florida where he got hands-on experience before he begins work for the Forest Service this summer. Andre was able to work alongside firefighters in wildland firefighting. He gained practical knowledge & learned valuable skills. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, surfing, mountain biking, camping, & climbing. Keep up the great work!Dylan is a junior from Midland, Mich., majoring in chemistry. The most influential activity Dylan has completed with Superior Edge has been working with Environmental Science Organization (ESO), which has provided him with lots of great opportunities, discussion, and friends. Dylan’s favorite part about Superior Edge is the ability to reflect on all of his experiences. In his free time, Dylan enjoy snowboarding, hiking, and playing chess. Keep up the great work, Dylan!Lindsey is a senior student majoring in art & design from Marquette. The most influential activities have been her internship with The Jamar company & working at Lake Ellen Camp as a counselor. In both situations, she learned about leadership styles & her strengths/weaknesses. Lindsey likes how Superior Edge pushes you to get outside of your comfort zone & teaches you to work hard & get involved in the community. Lindsey is a member in Cru & is the photo editor for the North Wind. Congrats!Abby is a senior fisheries & wildlife management major from Alanson, Mich. Abby is most proud of her participation in the Fisheries & Wildlife Assoc. where she engaged in numerous workshops, research, & volunteer opportunities. She has gained valuable skills & knowledge that she applied to courses and summer positions. Abby’s favorite part about Superior Edge has been the opportunity to record all of the activities she has participated in. It amazes her to reflect on the great opportunities she has had.Emma is a senior industrial tech/secondary ed & French ed major from Appleton, Wisc. Her most influential activity was working as a treatment specialist at Teaching Family Homes, where she worked with youth who chronically display atypical emotional, physical, & sexual behaviors. Emma taught basic life skills & alternatives to their unfavorable actions, but she says that the children taught her as much about life as she was teaching them. In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking, taking photos, & cooking.Sarah is a senior biology & Spanish double major from Merrill, Wisc. Sarah was the coordinator for a Day of Service as a part of Free Week Service Project in her home community. She worked with the city to identify homes that were being fined due to neglected repairs &/or paint jobs & get local businesses to donate paint/brushes. About 20 people were able to work alongside a family to paint their two-story house in one day at no cost to them. In her free time, she likes to hike, cross country ski, & read.
Log Your Hours

Log Your Hours

The only way you can get credit for your activities is to remember to log your hours as you go. Log your hours here.  If you want a refresher on how to log, watch this video.  We look forward to reading your logs.  If you want more information about how to write your reflection paper, please check out this short video.

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