Whether you crossed Northern’s commencement stage last year or decades ago, our faculty, staff and administrators still are committed to serving you.

How can we help you continue to engage in lifelong learning, reach the next level of your professional career and remain connected to your alma mater? We’d love to hear from you. Send your stories, questions and ideas to And, drop your old professors a line when you have the time to update them on what’s been happening with you; you can quickly find all their contact information on the faculty directory page.

As Northern Michigan University and the Chemistry Department strive for continuous improvement, we’d be very interested in knowing what aspects of your NMU education have served you best in your career endeavors and what areas of weakness you had when you entered your professional field.

We strongly encourage you to keep your alumni information up to date so that we can let you know about what’s happening at NMU. The alumni Web site has an online update form for your convenience.

We hope to see you back on campus for a visit, but if that’s not possible, stay connected virtually. Welcome back to NMU!

Northern Michigan University had approximately 500 students graduate this December. Nine of these students graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Chemistry Department. We would like to congratulate Conor Graydon a Chemistry major (ACS Certified), Annastiina Kesti (pictured below) and Jacob VanDenBerg both Forensic Biochemistry majors, Jesse Martinez, Marcus Martingilio, Morgan Naumann, Lauren Polick, Max Reznitchenko (pictured below) and Ricky Rietjens, all Medicinal Plant Chemistry majors. Wishing you all continued success in the future!

Chem Dept Grads F22


Out of the 1,012 eligible graduates for both May and August 2023, 62 from the chemistry department received a Bachelor of Science degree. Of the sixty-two, 36 were Medicinal Plant Chemistry majors, 14 were Forensic Biochemistry majors, 9 were Biochemistry majors and 3 were Chemistry (ACS Certified) majors. The department would like to say "Congratulations!" And, wish them all the best with their future endeavors. For a list of graduates please click the following link