Board committees and ad-hoc committees provide advice, counsel, and review of Alumni Association programs and services. Committees are comprised of assigned/appointed board members, a designated chair, and other alumni as deemed necessary.

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Chair: Jessica Durkin '97, '01


Primary Responsibility:
Review nominations and select no more than two recipients for each of the following awards, that will be presented at the Alumni Award Brunch during Homecoming:

  • Distinguished Alumni
  • Alumni Achievement
  • Alumni Service
  • Outstanding Young Alumni
  • Website


Board DevelopmentChris portrait

Chair: Christopher Charboneau '93


Primary Responsibility:

  • Solicit, review and select candidates for the Alumni Association Board of Directors.




Career and Professional Services

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Chair: William Laakso '84


Primary Responsibility:

To enhance academic and career success, we connect NMU alumni volunteers with students, faculty,
administration and peers to offer ideas, insights, networking and mentorship.




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Chair: Allison Bowles '07


Primary Responsibility:

The Initiatives Committee is charged with advising Alumni Relations staff on overall NMU alumni
engagement initiatives including strategy and tactical measures to develop programs and activities to further
engage the 70,000+ strong alumni network that supports university priorities.