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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.

Find out more about Superior EdgeFind out more about Superior EdgeRachel Edwards is a senior from Wheaton, Ill., majoring in cellular and molecular neuroscience. Rachel’s favorite activity was her experience in the NMU Fish Laboratory where she had the chance to adapt mammalian research techniques for use in brook trout. Through this opportunity, she was also able to present at multiple professional conferences. In her free time, she participates in Honors College events, works as a program manager at Teaching Family Homes, hikes, and skis. Congrats, Rachel!Junior Meghan Hohenstein is from Bloomington, Minn., double majoring in nursing & Spanish. Meghan’s favorite activity in Superior Edge is the time she spent in Belize with NMU’s faculty-abroad program where she met many amazing people & was able to utilize both her Spanish & nursing skills. Meghan also really enjoyed a community service internship she conducted in the Dominican Republic, where she was able to lead lessons to local girls in negotiation & leadership. She is an avid scuba diver! Congrats!Alexa Olgren is a sophomore from Negaunee majoring in accounting and corporate finance. The most impactful activity has been volunteering at UPAWS because she was able to see the improvement in the lives of the animals as they healed and found loving homes and also got to witness the impact of the animals on the people who adopted them. In her free time, Alexa plays in the orchestra, loves her dog more than anything, is a big fan of Harry Potter, and hopes to travel the world one day. Congrats!Tyler Leightner is a senior from Cadillac, Mich., and will be graduating in May with a Bachelor of Science in social work. The most impactful activity Tyler has logged is traveling to Washington, DC for the Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum which he attended three times. Tyler is also an ambassador for the Alzheimer Association where he advocates for a cure. He enjoys the outdoors, fishing, and hiking and is happy that he can do these activities so close to campus. Congrats, Tyler!
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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