Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer of the Month

If you know someone who should be recognized for their wonderful volunteering efforts, please fill out an online nomination form! The winner will receive a $20 gift card from Domino's Pizza,  recognition on our website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a spotlight in our display cases! 

 

September 2019:  Amber Manitowabi-Huebner

Amber Manitowabi-Huebner is the September 2019 Volunteer of the Month!

From Marquette, Amber is a junior studying community health education with a minor in business administration. Amber was selected for her work with Special Olympics. Along with her NMU women’s basketball teammates, Amber assisted during the Bocce Ball games. She is also a proud Sun Block in the Student Leader Fellowship Program. 

After graduation, Amber hopes to become a health care administrator or a public health educator. In her free time, you can find Amber at the PEIF lifting weights, enjoying quality time in nature, spending time with my family, or attending Skill Builder! workshops.

Keep up the great work, Amber! 

March 2019: Jessica Podlesak & Maddie Hagg

 

Jessica Podlesak and Maddie Hagg are the March 2019 Volunteers of the Month!

From Aurora, Illinois, Jessica is a junior studying speech language and hearing sciences. An athletic training major, Maddie is a junior from Roscoe, Illinois.

Jessica and Maddie were nominated for their combined efforts on the NMU Food Pantry. Together they helped coordinate food deliveries, manage all of the PR, and facilitate access to the Food Pantry. This volunteer work is fulfilling their Community Service Internship component of the Student Leader Fellowship Program. They are both proud Storm Blocks!

After graduation, Jessica hopes to become a speech language pathologist.  Maddie hopes to work as an athletic trainer for the NFL. In their free time, Jessica can be found watching stand up or reading while Maddie enjoys hiking and scuba diving.

Thank you for all of your hard work Jessica and Maddie!

A special thanks to Doncker's for sponsoring the Volunteer Center's effort to reward outstanding NMU volunteers.

February 2019: Chloe Rinkel

 

Chloe Rinkel is the February 2019 Volunteer of the Month!

A senior studying biochemistry and criminal justice, Chloe is from Royal Oak, Michigan.

Chloe was nominated for Volunteer of the Month for her service work abroad in New Zealand, Peru, and Ireland as part of the Superior Edge International Service Projects. She worked on environmental sustainability projects, provided veterinary care to animals and volunteered with youth. She is also president of Rotaract and coordinates the mobile food pantry.

After graduation, Chloe hopes to become a forensic scientist in a state lab facility. In her free time, she can be found hiking, biking, scuba diving, and kayaking.

Keep up the great work, Chloe! 

A special thanks to Doncker's for sponsoring the Volunteer Center's effort to reward outstanding NMU volunteers.

January 2019: Mark Holmgren


Mark Holmgren is the January 2019 Volunteer of the Month! 

Mark is a senior from Ishpeming, Michigan, studying chemistry and accounting.

He is being honored for his volunteer experience as the Ishpeming High School Cross Country Assistant Coach. With his help, the Ishpeming Boys Cross Country team went undefeated and became UP State Champions. 

On campus, Mark is also President of Campus Cinema. He has also volunteered at the annual Make A Difference Day for multiple years. Mark has completed all four edges and earned the Superior Edge!

Thank you and congratulations once again!

A special thanks to Doncker's for sponsoring the Volunteer Center's effort to reward outstanding NMU volunteers.

November 2018: Kim Santiago


Kim Santiago is the November 2019 Volunteer of the Month!

Kim is a junior studying biology with a physiology concentration and a Spanish minor from Gwinn, Michigan.

Kim was nominated for Volunteer of the Month for his work at Camp STAR. Kim was a camp counselor for the child bereavement summer camp for two years and worked closely with children to help them overcome this challenging obstacle. Kim also coordinated a 100-hour project with the Children’s Museum, through the Student Leader Fellowship Program, where he developed interactive science exhibits.

After graduation, Kim hopes to pursue his doctorate in anesthesiology or cardiology. In his free time, Kim can be found snowboarding, mountain biking, or tending to his saltwater aquarium.

Thank you for being an inspiration, Kim!

A special thanks to Doncker's for sponsoring the Volunteer Center's effort to reward outstanding NMU volunteers.

October 2018: Margo Keuler

 

Congratulations go out to Margo Keuler for being chosen as the October Volunteer of the Month!

 

Margo is a junior from Wrightstown, Wisconsin, majoring in both Spanish Education and International Studies.

 

She volunteered 100 hours for Green Bay Literacy where she taught English as a second language to children in the community.  Margo is currently studying abroad and is involved with many organizations including the Student Leader Fellowship Program.

 

It is evident through both her work as well as other organizations that Margo has great compassion, appreciates diversity, and desires to serve others.

 

Extraordinary work, Margo!

 

A special thanks to Doncker's for sponsoring the Volunteer Center's effort to reward outstanding NMU volunteers.

 

September 2018: Sarah Schollmeyer

 

Congratulations go out to Sarah Schollmeyer for being chosen as the September Volunteer of the Month!

 

Sarah is a junior from Hudsonville, Michigan, majoring in public relations.

 

Sarah has been involved with ASNMU, Black Student Union, the Student Finance Committee, and much more. Sarah has also been involved in various volunteer opportunities, including Stuff the Truck, Shoe Box for Street Persons, Make A Difference Day, and Wildcat Weekend.

 

Sarah has completed over 100 hours in the Citizenship Edge in Superior Edge, with 84.5 of the hours logged as civic engagement.

 

Outstanding work, Sarah!

 

A special thanks to Doncker's for sponsoring the Volunteer Center's effort to reward outstanding NMU volunteers.

 

 

March 2017: Kayla Argeropoulos

Congratulations go out to Kayla Argeropoulos for being chosen as the March Volunteer of the Month!

Kayla is a senior from Marquette graduating in May with a degree in history with minors in Spanish and Business administration. As coordinator for the Social Justice Committee, Kayla has had the opportunity to create and assist with many volunteer opportunities. This included the coordination of Global Citizen Week at the end of March. She has also be involved with events such as human trafficking awareness campaigns, Spring Break Abolitionist Plunge, Graveraet Elementary School Library volunteer, coordinating Laura Ling's presentation on diverse and challenging journalism experiences, and involvement in the monthly Diversity Student Alliance meetings.

Kayla has been grateful for the many opportunities to be involved in her community, and looks forward to continued engagement in the future. She’s been a great influence on her peer at Northern Michigan University and in the Marquette community. 
 
Keep up the great work, Kayla!

A special thanks to Doncker’s for sponsoring the Volunteer Center’s efforts to reward outstanding NMU volunteers.

February 2017: Joe Roberts

Congratulations go out to Joe Roberts for being chosen as the February Volunteer of the Month!

He’s an active member of the Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) where he does everything he needs and then some. Joe has been able to motivate and inspire his friends, classmates, and fellow SLFP'ers to get out and volunteer.

He dedicates his time to his Community Service Internship (CSI) where he has already completed over 100 hours with the Noquemanon/trail fest event. The SLFP isn’t the only way that Joe gets involved, he also volunteers with VITA, the volunteer income tax group on campus.

Keep up the great work, Joe!

A special thanks to Doncker’s for sponsoring the Volunteer Center’s efforts to reward outstanding NMU volunteers.

January 2017: Sarah Dartt

Congratulations to Sarah Dartt for being nominated as January's Volunteer of the Month! Through her involvement and volunteerism, she has been an inspiration to everyone around her.

Sarah is an active member in the student organization, Many Shades of Sisterhood. This group brings together women from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds by performing different types of volunteer work within the community. Sarah is also a mentor through the YMCA Reach and Rise program. She has to dedicate time each week to volunteer with her mentee and expose them to different life and learning experiences. 

Thank you for your service and congratulations, Sarah! Keep up the great work.

A special thanks to Doncker’s for sponsoring the Volunteer Center’s efforts to reward outstanding NMU volunteers.

November 2016: Yunyi Cho

Yunyi Cho is attending NMU for a semester abroad from South Korea.  During her short time on campus and in Marquette, Yunyi has spent a significant amount of her time volunteering.

Two notable contributions include her participation in the Forest Roberts Theater Halloween Haunted House and Make A Difference Day. When the Volunteer Center was contacted with a request for yard raking services following the completion of Make A Difference Day, Yunyi was the only person who responded willing to help. Yunyi persevered through heavy rain and never stopped raking until the job was complete! The family she helped out was beyond thankful for her services.

Thank you for your service, Yungyi!  Congratulations and keep up the great work!

A special thanks to Doncker’s for sponsoring the Volunteer Center’s efforts to reward outstanding NMU volunteers. 

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October 2016: Angela Brown 

Angela Brown is a senior biology/philosophy major. Her involvement in the community both inside and outside Marquette is admirable in that she also works a full time job, goes to school full time, shadows at the hospital, and is president of the club softball team. Angela has participated in a vast majority of volunteer projects. One of her most memorable experiences was traveling to Westmoreland, Jamaica for two weeks too mentor elementary students in math and reading.

Angela has also volunteered at Camp STAR, the Marquette summer homeless shelter, and has been a camp counselor for a science camp at Bay Cliff Health Center. She is very dedicated to improving the lives of others, and from each of these experiences it is clear that Angela truly values others.

Thank you, Angela, for your service and congratulations! Keep up the great work!

A special thanks to Doncker’s for sponsoring the Volunteer Center’s efforts to reward outstanding NMU volunteers. 

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September 2016: Michael Donnermeyer 

Michael Donnermeyer is a junior electrical engineering technologies major and a resident adviser in Van Antwerp Hall. During the summer of 2016, Michael was very involved in the community, specifically with volunteering at the Marquette Maritime Museum. He quickly became an excellent tour guide, giving tours of the lighthouse and informing guests of its historical facts.

Michael is an excellent volunteer, always very welcoming and personable to the guests. He loves giving tours and quickly became very dependable for the museum staff. On top of this, he was also a 2016 Summer Orientation Staff Assistant.

Thank you for your service and congratulations Michael! Keep up the great work!

A special thanks to Doncker’s for sponsoring the Volunteer Center’s efforts to reward outstanding NMU volunteers.