Office Staff

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Emilee Rowe

Emilee Rowe

Principal Secretary

orient@nmu.edu 906-227-1707
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Alee Spagnotti

Alee Spagnotti

Orientation Program Assistant

orient@nmu.edu 906-227-1707
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Jessica

Jessica Kurtycz

Orientation Program Assistant

orient@nmu.edu 906-227-1707

Summer 2020 Orientation Staff

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Chad Allard

Chad Allard

Hometown:

Skandia, Michigan

Degrees:
  • B.S. in English Writing from Northern Michigan University

During the school year, Chad works as the Resident Director of Magers Hall. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, and watching hockey.

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Alex

Alex Kissel

Hometown:

Fenton, Michigan

Degrees:
  • B.A. in Psychology from Oakland University
  • M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University
  • Pursuing M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis at Northern Michigan University

During the school year, Alex works as the Resident Director of Maple Hall. Alex loves tabletop games, being outside and active, and is passionate about social justice topics. 

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Aster

Aster Bechek

Senior

Hometown:

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Major:

Fisheries & Wildlife Management & Theatre

Aster has been involved in multiple theatre productions here including The Full Monty and Significant Other and is a current member of the Hip Hop Dance Crew.  After graduation, they hope to pursue a graduate studies and continue to help the advancement of conservation and wildlife issues through the entertainment industry.

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Nathan

Nathan Born

Junior

Hometown:

Larsen, Wisconsin

Major:

Public Relations

Nathan is the resident advisor for Breakwater House on the fourth floor of Cedar West Hall, and is also involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America.  In his free time, Nathan enjoys coffee, camping, listening to music, and adventuring outside with friends.  After Nathan graduates, he hopes to work in some aspect of student affair...

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Jordan Butler

Junior

Hometown:

Orlando, Florida

Major:

Nursing with a minor in Spanish

Jordan is on the Women's Track and Field team as a triple and long jumper.  After she graduates, Jordan plans to become a NICU nurse and live abroad in Puerto Rico.

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Reese

Reese Jeakle

Senior

Hometown:

Gaylord, Michigan

Major:

Elementary Education

Reese's favorite things to do at Northern are go to the beach, grab coffee with friends, and hike around Presque Isle.  After graduation, she hopes to get a job in an elementary or middle school teaching social studies.

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Valeta

Valeta Gage

Senior

Hometown:

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Major:

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Val is the president of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association and the student leader of the NMU Wesley Campus Ministry.  She loves to hike, read, write, take photos, and hang out with friends. 

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Faith

Faith King

Junior

Hometown:

Pound, Wisconsin

Major:

Social Media Design Management

Faith is the Library Outreach Assistant, a volunteer writer for The North Wind, and a member of SLFP.  An avid runner, Faith is currently training for the Marquette Half-Marathon.  After graduation, Faith hopes to continue to pursue her French education abroad.  

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Karine

Karine Pratt

Junior

Hometown:

Midland, Michigan

Major:

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Karine is a CA in the Center Street on-campus apartments.  She is a first year fellow in the Student Leader Fellowship Program.  After she graduates, Karine hopes to take a gap year to travel before graduate school.  Karine loves to be outdoors and try new things whenever she can.

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Joe

Joe Sturm

Senior

Hometown:

Kingsford, Michigan

Major:

Secondary Mathematics Education

Joe represents students in the College of Arts & Sciences for ASNMU. He is a proud member of the Wildcat Marching Band. Joe also works as a developmental mathematics teaching assistant. After graduation, Joe plans to work as a math or chemistry teacher. When he's not studying, Joe enjoys running, road trips, and avidly checking his email.

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Patrick

Patrick Myers

Junior

Hometown:

Lake Linden, Michigan

Major:

Mobile and Web App Development

Patrick is a transfer student from Easter Michigan University, he volunteers his time as a consultant for NMU's incoming transfer students.  He enjoys music, film, and chess in his free time. 

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Courtney

Courtney Stone

Senior

Hometown:

New Lothrop, Michigan

Major:

Secondary Education Mathematics

Courtney was her house president in the Galleon House of Hunt Hall before she was an RA for 3 semesters in Spooner Hall, but she is now preparing to student teach in the fall semester.  She is a graduate of the Student Leader Fellowship Program.  After graduation, Courtney plans to teach in the Upper Peninsula.