Commencement Ceremony


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Jordan Butler, nursing major from Orlando, Florida

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Jordan Butler

Nursing major from Orlando, Florida

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NMU Board Appoints Schuiling Interim President

Kerri Schuiling is the new interim president at Northern Michigan University, effective immediately. The NMU alumna previously served as the university’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Her appointment was unanimously approved by the NMU Board of Trustees at its Oct. 1 business meeting.

Mulligan-Kehoe (left) with co-emcee Cynthia Thompson

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient: Mary Jo Mulligan-Kehoe

Northern Michigan University’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Mary Jo Mulligan-Kehoe, demonstrated both patience and adaptability on her journey to a highly successful career in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and in vascular biology at Dartmouth Medical School. She retired with four patents to her name, but remains active in service to her profession, and in creating visually engaging online science presentations for students in grades 6-12.