Diane Husic '81
After graduating from NMU, Diane received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. She currently serves as the founding dean of the School of Natural and Health Sciences at Moravian College, where she previously served as professor and chair of Biological Sciences. Diane has attended the international climate conferences as a credentialed observer for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2009, and serves as a member of the steering committee for the International Research and Independent NGOs constituency group and on the Adaptation Taskforce of the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee. Nationally, she works with NCAA Division II on leadership development programming. At home in Pennsylvania, she is on the board of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, an organization that has restored a portion of a Superfund site to a wildlife refuge and environmental education center. Diane received the NMU Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013.
"As a Marquette native (and first generation college student), each trip back home includes a visit to the Northern campus to see what exciting changes have occurred. The campus has truly been transformed over the years with new buildings and programs. My education and experiences at NMU set the foundation for all the incredible opportunities I hae had in my career, so as a board member, I want to let current students and the world know what is possible with a degree from Northern."