NMU Alumni Hubs

Northern Reach Alumni Hub

Connect with fellow Northern Michigan University Alumni in your area or affinity by participating in an Alumni Hub!

Alumni hubs can be geographically, affinity or industry/employer-based. For example, a regional hub would include alumni in your region. Geographic regions are identified by NMU Alumni Relations and are generally areas with the largest alumni populations.

Do you want to keep your campus ties strong after you leave campus? Affinity hubs connect alumni from academic majors, athletics/club teams, residence halls or student organizations. In some areas, you’ll find several alumni working in the same industry, often for the same employer.

With more than 72,000 alumni nationwide, the Alumni Hubs are a resource for alumni to make personal and professional connections wherever you are!

Hub Ambassadors

What is a Hub Ambassador?

Alumni ambassadors serve as a primary point of contact for alumni in their region or affinity.

Interested in becoming an Alumni Ambassador for your region or affinity? Check out the Roles & Responsibilities below and reach out to us at alumni@nmu.edu.

  • Your name will be listed on the Alumni Hubs page of the Alumni Relations website. Alumni who want to get involved can email Alumni Relations and staff will pass their contact information on to you.  
  • Proudly wear your NMU Green ‘N Gold during events
  • Share NMU information relevant to alumni in your hub
  • Promote upcoming virtual and in-person alumni events in your hub  
  • Share feedback from alumni in your hub with the Alumni Relations Office
  • Share life events (as appropriate) of fellow alumni in your hub
  • Help Alumni Relations staff by advising on event locations in your area, welcoming alumni, answering questions, helping attendees mingle at events and sharing event details with alumni in your region
  • Coordinate events in your region or affinity, like a pre-game event before an NMU athletic contest taking place in your area or an informal meet-up (group coffee chat, Happy Hour, etc.)
  • Post upcoming events, fellow alumni success stories, or other NMU news on the official NMU Alumni social media groups
  • Passion for NMU
  • Desire to connect, network, and share your experience with fellow alumni
  • Basic computer skills; proficiency with email and social media 
  • Basic knowledge of your geographic area and ability to identify popular, local locations and activities
  • Respect all NMU alumni and friends at all times

Liaises with: NMU Alumni Relations and members of the Alumni Board of Directors.

Benefits:  Alumni ambassadors can grow their personal and professional networks, enjoy social events and be among the first to receive NMU updates.

Training Provided:  On-going support from Alumni Relations and the Alumni Board of Directors. Conference/virtual calls with other ambassadors, regular hub updates (frequency to be determined)

Estimated Time Commitment:  2-10 hours/month.  Remember, this is a volunteer opportunity, and you can choose to step away from this role at any time.

Regional Hubs

Hub Ambassadors

Marquette County Area:

Jeri Hosang '92 BS, '99 BSN: jerihosang@gmail.com

Houghton Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Iron Mountain Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Escanaba Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Hub Ambassadors

Detroit Area:

Alicia Chenhalls '93 BA: achenhalls@yahoo.com

Jeff Ferrington '22 BS: jeferrin@nmu.edu

Grand Rapids Area:

Angela Thompson '97 BS: taz@darkfiber.org

Traverse City Area:

Brendan Franklin '13 BSN: bfranklin@alumni.nmu.edu

Saginaw/Bay City Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Hub Ambassadors

Green Bay/Appleton Area:

Scott Jensen '11 BS: scott.jensen34@gmail.com

Milwaukee Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Hub Ambassadors

Twin Cities Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Hub Ambassadors

Chicago Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Hub Ambassadors

Tampa/Sarasota Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Naples Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Ft. Lauderdale/East Coast Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Hub Ambassadors

San Francisco Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Los Angeles Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

San Diego Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Hub Ambassadors

Houston Area:

Kurt VanWormer '77 BS: kvwhouston@gmail.com

Dallas/Ft. Worth Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Hub Ambassadors

Denver Area:

Tera Holzschuh '01 BS: tholzschuh@loandepot.com

Amalea K. Vega ''02 BS: amaleakk@hotmail.com

Hub Ambassadors

Phoenix/Scottsdale Area:

Denise van den Bossche '82 BS: denise@desnisevdb.com

Hub Ambassadors

Seattle Area:

Alumni Ambassadors needed! If you are interested in becoming a Hub Ambassador for this area, please contact us at alumni@nmu.edu.

Hub Ambassador:

Loren Aho '00 BS, '07 MPA: lorenkaho@gmail.com

Abigail Beekman '16 BS: abeekman@alumni.nmu.edu

Heidi Hill '11 BS: heidihill@hotmail.com (located on the border in Northern Virginia)

Have questions or wish to apply to be an ambassador? Contact NMU Alumni Relations.

Click here to see a list of upcoming alumni events and activities.