Campus Visit Staff

Photo Coming Soon! Name: Ryan Grant
Hometown and High School: Lake Orion High School, Lake Orion, MI
Major: Nursing
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Student Nurse Association, SLFP (Student Leader Fellowship Program), First Wildcats, Superior Edge, Resident Adviser
Favorite Marquette Activity: Hiking and hanging out by Lake Superior
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Try as many new things as you can! 
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Name: Katie Purmal
Hometown and High School: Merrill High School, Merrill, WI
Major: Nursing
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): NMU Dance Team, SLFP (Student Leader Fellowship Program), Superior Edge, Yarn Club
Favorite Marquette Activity: Biking down to Lower Harbor and reading in Mattson Park
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Never miss a chance to go outside! (But do your homework first.) 

Headshot of Amy Burley Name: Amy Burley
Hometown and High School: Superior Central High School, Chatham Michigan
Major: Secondary Education Integrated Science, Minor: Chemistry, Math and Deaf Studies Certificate
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): First Year Experience Teaching Assistant, Vinyl Record Club, Northern Colleagues, Student Michigan Education Association, Student Counsel for Exceptional Children, House and Hall Government. 
Favorite Marquette Activity: Going to the beach in the summer and avoiding the beach in the winter. Enjoying local restaurants, however, is great anytime of the year. 
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Don't be afraid to try new things and talk with people. In order to make new friends, you have to be friendly. 
Photo Coming Soon! Name: Paul LaPlant
Hometown and High School: Marinette High School, Marinette, MI
Major: Spanish/Pre-Medicine
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Spanish Club, Quiz Bowl, Ski Club, House Government, Honors Program, Intramural Sports
Favorite Marquette Activity: Swimming in Lake Superior in the summer and skiing at Marquette Mountain in the winter
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Go to class!
Headshot of Abby Flamino Name: Abby Flaminio
Hometown and High School: Gladstone High School, Gladstone, Michigan
Major: Athletic Training
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Women's Lacrosse Team, Student Athletic Training Organization, Honors Program. 
Favorite Marquette Activity: Long boarding by the lakeshore and hammocking at Presque Isle
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Get Involved!

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Name: Danielle Gomulinski
Hometown and High School: Beulah, MI
Major: Nursing
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Hall and House Government, Live, Learn, Lead, Student Nurses Association, DARTS
Favorite Marquette Activity: Going hiking and camping
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Get Involved!
Headshot of Jess Gula Name: Jess Gula
Hometown and High School: Regina High School, Warren, Michigan
Major: Accounting
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): President of House Government, Events Coordinator, Vice President and President of Hall Government, College of Business Representative and Chair of Student Affairs of ASNMU, Vice Commodore and Secretary of the NMU Sailing Team
Favorite Marquette Activity: SAILING! Hiking is a close second
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Don't be afraid to try new things and get out of your comfort zone. 
Headshot of Hannah Hawkins Name: Hannah Hawkins
Hometown and High School: Clarkston High School, Clarkston, Michigan
Major: Chemistry
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Honors Program, Freshman Fellows, Club Track and Field, Vice President of the Club Cross Country Team, President of the NMU Vinyl Record Club
Favorite Marquette Activity: Swimming at hidden beach. Watching the start of the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Keep your residence hall room door open. You'll get to know everyone in your hall (and maybe even win a few open door wars)!
Headshot of Elizabeth Hodgson Name: Elizabeth Hodgson
Hometown and High School: Northwest Academy, Charlevoix, Michigan
Major: Masters of Business Administration
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Magers Hall Government, Neverland House President, Superior Edge, TEAM Business, Northern Arts and Entertainment, Campus Cinema. 
Favorite Marquette Activity: Hiking at Dead River Falls and attending NMU Football and Hockey Games
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Make friends and get to know faculty. It's true that who you know is just as important as what you know. 

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Name: Alex Lasher
Hometown and High School: Parchment High School, Parchment, MI
Major: Multi-Media Journalism
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Writer for the North Wind, Student Manager for NMU's Men's Basketball team, Intramural Flag Football
Favorite Marquette Activity: Hammocking at Little Presque
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Don't be afraid to try new things or opportunities. College if a fresh start and a chance to grow and learn about yourself. 

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Name: Shannon Oliver
Hometown and High School: Alcona Community High School, Lincoln, MI
Major: General Psychology with a Social Work Minor
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Student Psychology Association
Favorite Marquette Activity: Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Go to every activity you can! You never know who you may meet there. 
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