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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.

Julia is a sophomore from Midland, MI, majoring in biochemistry. Julia’s most impactful experience was a summer internship with Next Step Ministries in Fairbanks, Alaska, working to provide short-term mission trips for high school & college students to create long-term community development. She worked with students alongside locals through various construction projects to improve relationships, living conditions, & to spread the gospel. She learned more about the Athabascan natives and culture. Congrats!Find out more about Superior EdgeWould you like to win $200 for your house or on-campus apartment? All you need to do is log your hours (remember to select your house or apartment). House Competition: 1st - Arctic House, Hunt Hall – 1,253.5 hours; American Graffiti, Van Antwerp Hall – 605 hours; Shady Grove - 423 hours.  On-Campus Apartments/Spooner: Spooner Hall - 458.5 hours; Norwood Apartments - 429.3 hours; Woodland 3rd floor - 290.8 hours. Remember you need 3 residents to log and the max hours a person can log is 600 hours.Shayla is a junior from Marquette studying sports science. Shayla says attending Skill Builder! Workshops has expanded her knowledge on a variety of topics, especially one titled "Students with Disabilities at NMU." She gained tips on proper etiquette when interacting/communicating with people with disabilities. This info impacted her as a counselor at the UP Sports Training Camp this past summer. She learned that fitting in is overrated, weakness isnKate is a junior from Mattawan, Mich., majoring in community health education. The most influential activity she participated in was the Project NOMAD Migrant Education Program because it allowed her to work with a really passionate & diverse group of people, It also allowed her to work with children in a way that most non-education majors donMcKenzie is a senior from Lewiston, Mich., double majoring in public relations & economics. Her favorite activity logged is the New Zealand Service Project. Her favorite thing about Superior Edge is that it can be done at each individual’s own pace, and she loves that anyone can join. McKenzie transferred to NMU as a junior with an associate’s degree. She is an RA in Hunt Hall & treasurer of PRSSA. Her favorite hobbies include hiking, chasing waterfalls and the sunset, as well as photography. Congrats!
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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