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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.

Tristan is a senior from Richmond Hill, Ga., majoring in biochemistry. His favorite and most influential activity logged is holding the position of ASNMU President. Tristan learned so much about community engagement and processes working with NASA, AISES, and the Native American Language and Culture Club on celebrating Indigenous People’s Day on campus. He also learned a lot about himself, university procedures, and what it means to advocate for others. Great job, Tristan!Lauren is a sophomore from L’Anse, Mich., majoring in biology. Her favorite and most influential activity in Superior Edge was a dental internship in her hometown dental office this past summer where she was lucky enough to assist the dentist during procedures. The internship taught Lauren a lot about the dental profession and solidified her decision and passion in the field of dentistry. Lauren is also very active in the pre-dental club and was elected as their secretary for this school year. Great job!Find out more about Superior EdgeMark Holmgren is a junior from Ishpeming, Michigan, majoring in chemistry and biology with a minor in business administration. His most influential and favorite thing he has done in Superior Edge is serve as an assistant coach for Ishpeming High SchoolCongratulations to Arctic House, Hunt Hall, & the Norwood Apts. for winning our 10th Annual Competition! They each will receive $200, a plaque, a perpetual plaque that is displayed in the LRC, & their photo on the Superior Edge website. House Competition: 1st - Arctic House, Hunt Hall – 1,603 hours; American Graffiti, Van Antwerp Hall – 669.5 hours; Shady Grove, Hunt Hall - 526.5 hours. On-Campus Apartments/Spooner: Norwood Apartments - 803.5 hours; Spooner Hall - 607 hours; Woodland 3rd floor - 293.3 hoursHolly is a senior from Flushing, Mich., studying environmental science, alternative energies, & Native American Studies. Holly volunteered at Vidas, an orphanage for young girls in Lima, Peru, which allowed her to spend time with and learn new perspectives from people from all over the world. Conducting research to describe weather patterns along the southern shore of Lake Superior has also been a great experience. Holly says that both of these experiences were really amazing. 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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