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Superior Edge 2017 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.

Teressa is a senior majoring in biology from Taylor, Mich. Her most influential activity was a trip to Zambia where she spent a month going through 4 national parks, camping, & running research projects developed by students. This gave her the opportunity to test her skills as a field biologist. She had the chance to talk/work with two conservation organizations while conducting her own research. Teressa’s free time is dedicated to the music dept through marching, symphonic, & pep band. Congrats!The Center for Student Enrichment is now hiring for 2018-19 Student Staff Positions: Special Events Coordinator, Superior Edge/Volunteer Center Coordinator (2); Superior Edge Graduate Assistant; and Graphic Designer. Job descriptions and an application can be picked up in the Center for Student Enrichment, 1205 University Center. The deadline is Friday, March 23.Michaela McLeod is a senior double majoring in computer science/math from Green Bay. Michaela was a Parkee for the Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept. where she planned weekly special events to get the kids involved in city-wide events. It was an amazing job, but there is a lot more than playing outside with kids. She became a role model. They were able to come to her with all of the good/bad things in life. They taught her more than she could imagine. Congrats, Michaela!Ryan is a junior from New London, Wisc., studying neuroscience. The most influential activity Ryan has been involved in is the Line 5 Paddle Protest at the Mackinac Bridge. He has been involved during the last two years and has learned numerous lessons about community challenges and the process of protesting the advancement of the Line 5 campaign. Ryan is currently spending the semester abroad in Chile. Ryan is also a member of the Student Leader Fellowship Program and has been a Resident Adviser.Kyle is a junior from Amherst, Wisc., majoring in forensic biochemistry. His favorite activity is his position as a Resident Adviser because he has had the chance to meet so many amazing people as well as further develop his interpersonal/leadership skills! He likes that Superior Edge can be implemented into planning house events & that hours can be completed as a group such as his house’s involvement in Make A Difference Day! In his free time Kyle enjoys hiking and searching for new places to explore.Wear your Superior Edge t-shirt on Wednesday, April 11.
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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