For the week of July 7, 2003

From the 6th floor

Ain't nothing to complain about! I have been to the beach 6 times in the last two weeks. That's about twice as many times as I went to the beach ALL LAST SUMMER!!! We have definitely been enjoying summer here in Upper Michigan. Sure, we've had some lousy days, and even some heavy rain on the Fourth of July, but all things considered, I think we're doing pretty well in the weather department. The weatherman says it will cool off for the next couple days but then warm back up for the weekend.

Summer Reunion 2003

It started with the Wildcat Golf Outing on Thursday, June 26th, and didn't quit until the wee hours of Sunday, June 29th. Summer Reunion Weekend, 2003.

Among the groups that got together, either formally or informally: The Barracks Boys; the Classes of 1952-54; the Theta Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma; football players from the late '80s-early 90s; and several other groups.

Golf and socializing were the orders of the day for this group of NMU football players from the 1980s.

Back row: Dennis Dahlke '92, Chuck Whelpley '90, Mark Strube '92, Andy Kroll '90, Bob Morin '93.

Second row: Vito Gill '88, Coach Herb Grenke, Phil Virnoche '88, John Tessaro, Chris Allison '90.

Bottom row: Rick Popp '88, '90, Brad Schuenemann, Coach Al Sandona '62, Pat Modjeski '93.


The NMU "Barracks Boys" in the 1950s.

The "Barracks Boys" today

Standing left to right, are Cory Hartbarger, Lowe "Sandy" MacLean, Axel Anderson, Gil Canale, John Faccio, Bob Monck, Paul Gingrass, (kneeling left to right) Vic Fochesato, Dick Stephens, Jerry Saundri, Cornelius "Corney" Sochay, Jerry Pangrazzi and George Tomasi.

The Classes of 1952-53-54:

Back row: Delores Hugo, Charles Hugo '52, Axel Anderson '54, John Beaumier '53, Don Hakala '54, Marcia Hakala, Matt Haukkala '53, Roy Hivala '53, Linda Stubenrauch, Nancy Carlson, Lester Carlson '53, Robert Williams '53.
Front row: Vern Kloster, Marie Roosen Kloster '54, Lauriann Gant Coffey '54, Arne Kortema '52, Clyde Pohlman '52, Frank Stubenrauch '53, Eileen Anderson Schultz '52, Viola Salo Williams '52, Gary Schultz.

Viola Salo Williams '52 and Eileen Anderson Schultz '52 were roommates in Carey Hall.
They had not seen each other in 50 years!
Their class reunion bought them back together.

Wildcat Golf Outing brings out alumni

NMU Wildcat Club Robert "Bart" Bartkowiak
'72 and NMU Athletic Director Ken Godfrey.

Rich Tegge '85 and Bob Stefanski '84.

Andy Kroll '90, Vito Gill '88, Phil Virnoche '88, Rick Popp '88, '90 and NMU Interim President Mike Roy.

Cristy Freese, Annie Van Dyke '79, L. Garn Lewis '86, Vicky Cobb.

NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors meets

The NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors held their spring/summer meeting June 27th on the campus of Northern Michigan University.
The Board of Directors is an advisory group to the Alumni Relations office.

Action items included the appointment of Don Hartman '65 to the board. Read more about Don.
In other business, the board selected this year's recipients of the Annual Alumni Association Homecoming Awards.
Those awards will be announced in August.

Last chance to sign up

The Fourth Annual Golfing for a Goal takes place at the Western Golf and Country Club in Redford on Monday, July 21.
Join in the fun with NMU coaches, staff and former Wildcat athletes. Special guests include Atlanta Thrashers G.M. Don Waddell, NMU hockey coach Walt Kyle, MSU hockey coach Rick Comley, CCHA commissioner Tom Anastos, NMU Interim President Mike Roy and many others!

Golfing for a Goal
Monday, July 21, 2003
Western Golf and Country Club
Redford, MI

For details, contact Mike Nelson or Mike Harris.

NMU Class of 2007 visits campus

Freshmen Orientation has been taking place during the past several weeks. The two-day sessions allow incoming students to tour the campus, meet their roommates and see where they are going to live for the next couple years of their lives.
We caught up with Belinda Sweeney and Tia Armstrong of Detroit while they were checking out the NMU Bookstore.




Public Radio 90 Exceeds Summerfest Goal

Listeners across Upper Michigan and northeastern Wisconsin helped Public Radio 90 exceed its Summerfest campaign goal. The station raised more than $152,000 in pledges and contributions over the 10-day on-air campaign, which ended June 25.

“It’s simply amazing,” said Evelyn Massaro, WNMU-FM station manager. “I never doubted the commitment of our listeners. The future of local public radio here in the U.P. will depend on more and more members giving more. That’s why in addition to its lofty $150,000 goal, the station hoped to recruit at least 90 new contributing members during the campaign. We’re thrilled to welcome more than 200 new members.”

The station sent a pre-drive letter to Public Radio 90 members who had previously made a contribution over the past year, informing them of the budget situation at Northern Michigan University and requesting additional support. It received $25,000 from 285 of these members, which counted toward the Summerfest total.

“Our listeners realize that NMU simply does not have the resources to maintain its current funding levels for Public Radio 90,” Massaro said.

Several businesses and individuals provided incentive challenges during the campaign to encourage listeners to become new supporting members or to increase their current membership contributions.

Public Radio 90 has 2,300 active members who have pledged financial support within the past year. The station celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

Homecoming 2003: "Green and Gold, Young and Old: Northern through the ages."

Homecoming 2003 will be celebrated on the campus of Northern Michigan University Friday-Saturday, September 26-27.
This year's theme will highlight some of the history of Northern: "Green and Gold, Young and Old; Northern through the ages."

Among the many activities scheduled for the weekend is the NMU Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, Friday, September 26th. Six new members will be inducted into the NMU Sports Hall of Fame. Those inductees will be announced in August.

Click here for a tentative homecoming schedule.

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