41 Notable alumni of
Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University is 1314th in the world, 466th in North America, and 438th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 41 notable alumni from Northern Michigan University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Howard Schultz

    Howard Schultz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurwriterfinancierbusinessperson
    Biography

    Howard D. Schultz is an American businessman and author, who is currently the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Starbucks Coffee Company. He served as both chairman and CEO of Starbucks from 1986 to 2000, and then again from 2008 to 2017. Schultz also owned the Seattle SuperSonics basketball team from 2001 to 2006.

  2. Steve Mariucci

    Steve Mariucci
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    coachAmerican football playerCanadian football playerAmerican football coach
    Biography

    Stephen Ray Mariucci, nicknamed "Mooch", is an American sportscaster and former football coach who was the head coach of two National Football League teams, the San Francisco 49ers (1997–2002) and the Detroit Lions (2003–2005), and for a year at the University of California, Berkeley.

  3. Shani Davis

    Shani Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    short track speed skaterspeed skater
    Biography

    Shani Earl Davis is an American former speed skater.

  4. Mikaela Mayer

    Mikaela Mayer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    boxer
    Biography

    Mikaela Joslin Mayer is an American professional boxer. She is a unified super featherweight world champion, having held the WBO female title since 2020 and the IBF female title since November 2021. As an amateur she won a bronze medal at the 2012 World Championships and competed for the U.S. at the 2016 Olympics. As of February 2021, she is ranked as the world's second best active female super featherweight by BoxRec and third by The Ring, as well as the tenth best active female, pound for pound, by The Ring.

  5. Norm Breyfogle

    Norm Breyfogle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-2018 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    Norman Keith Breyfogle was an American artist, best known for his comic book art on DC Comics' Batman franchise from 1987 to 1995. During this time, he co-created the villains Ventriloquist and Ratcatcher with writers Alan Grant and John Wagner, and the characters Anarky, Jeremiah Arkham, Victor Zsasz, and Amygdala with Grant alone. He co-created with writers Gerard Jones and Len Strazewski the Malibu Comics Ultraverse flagship hero Prime, and both wrote and drew the Malibu-published series featuring his original character Metaphysique.

  6. Erik Gustafsson

    Erik Gustafsson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Erik Gustafsson is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays as captain for Luleå HF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

  7. Dallas Drake

    Dallas Drake
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Dallas James Drake is a Canadian former professional ice hockey winger in the National Hockey League who last played for the Detroit Red Wings. Having played the beginning and end of his NHL career with Detroit, he won his first and only Stanley Cup championship in his final NHL season in 2008.

  8. Mike Santorelli

    Mike Santorelli
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Michael Santorelli is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played with Genève-Servette HC of the National League A and in the National Hockey League with the Nashville Predators, Florida Panthers, Winnipeg Jets, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Anaheim Ducks.

  9. Dick Pole

    Dick Pole
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Richard Henry Pole is a former professional baseball player and a former pitching coach. A right-handed pitcher, Pole was 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall and weighed 210 pounds (95 kg) during his playing career.

  10. Jared Coreau

    Jared Coreau
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jared Coreau is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing for the Steinbach Black Wings Linz of the ICE Hockey League.

  11. Nathan Oystrick

    Nathan Oystrick
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Nathan Oystrick is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. Oystrick has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues. He was originally drafted by the Thrashers in the seventh round, 198th overall, at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Oystrick was named head coach of the Humboldt Broncos on July 3, 2018, but quit the position less than six months later without explanation.

  12. Tuomas Tarkki

    Tuomas Tarkki
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Tuomas Tarkki is a Finnish former professional ice hockey goaltender and current goaltending coach for Oulun Kärpät of the Naisten Liiga. He played college ice hockey in the NCAA and professionally in the Finnish Liiga, the American Hockey League (AHL), the Swedish Elitserien, the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), the Czech Extraliga, and the Danish Metal Ligaen.

  13. Darin Olver

    Darin Olver
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Darin Olver is a Canadian-born German professional ice hockey left winger. He is currently an playing for Schwenninger Wild Wings of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

  14. Mark Olver

    Mark Olver
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Mark Olver is a Canadian-German professional ice hockey centre currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played under contract to Eisbären Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He previously played in the National Hockey League with the Colorado Avalanche. Mark is the younger brother of Darin Olver, who was his teammate with Eisbären Berlin.

  15. Adam Hamari

    Adam Hamari
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    athlete
    Biography

    Adam Curtis Hamari is an American Major League Baseball (MLB) umpire.

  16. Justin Florek

    Justin Florek
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Justin Jacob Florek is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. Florek was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 5th round (135th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

  17. Caitlin Compton

    Caitlin Compton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    biathletecross-country skier
    Biography

    Caitlin Compton Gregg is an American cross-country skier who has competed since 2001.

  18. Spenser Mango

    Spenser Mango
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    amateur wrestler
    Biography

    Spenser Mango is an American Greco-Roman wrestler. He has represented the United States in numerous international competitions including the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, he competed in the 55 kg weight class. He won his first match against Romanian, Virgil Munteanu, before losing the South Korean, Park Eun-chul.

  19. Robert William Davis

    Robert William Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2009 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politicianfuneral director
    Biography

    Robert William Davis was an American politician from the state of Michigan. He represented the state's 11th congressional district, which at that time included the Upper Peninsula and a large portion of Northern Michigan, in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 until 1993.

  20. Andrew Sarauer

    Andrew Sarauer
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Andrew Sarauer Canadian-Hungarian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for Alba Volán Székesfehérvár of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He has previously played in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Lake Erie Monsters, Norfolk Admirals, Rockford IceHogs and Hershey Bears, as well as the ECHL for the Johnstown Chiefs, Reading Royals and Las Vegas Wranglers.

  21. Bobby Jurasin

    Bobby Jurasin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    American football playerCanadian football player
    Biography

    Robert Jurasin is a former defensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1986–1997 and the Toronto Argonauts in 1998. He was a CFL All-Star in 1987, 1988, 1992 and 1997. He was a part of the Roughriders 1989 Grey Cup winning team. He also won the Molson Cup Most Popular Player in 1987 and 1997.

  22. J. P. Vigier

    J. P. Vigier
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jean-Pierre Vigier is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Atlanta Thrashers and in Switzerland's National League A for Genève-Servette HC and SC Bern between 2000 and 2012. Vigier served as captain for SC Bern during away games.

  23. Mark Beaufait

    Mark Beaufait
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Mark David Beaufait is an American former professional ice hockey player. He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He played 5 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the San Jose Sharks during the 1992–93 season. The rest of his career, which lasted from 1992 to 2009, was spent mainly in the International Hockey League and in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Internationally he played for the American national team at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

  24. John D. Holum

    John D. Holum
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Biography

    John D. Holum was Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security under Bill Clinton.

  25. Whitney Conder

    Whitney Conder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    amateur wrestler
    Biography

    Whitney Conder is an American freestyle wrestler. In September 2012, she joined the U.S. Army as part of the World Class Athlete Program and serves with the military police. As a WCAP athlete, Conder has been a World Team member four times, a five-time national champion, and won a Military World silver medal. She won the gold medal in the 53 kg weight division at the 2015 Pan American Games.

  26. Geoff Waugh

    Geoff Waugh
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Geoff Waugh is a retired Canadian-Croatian ice hockey defenceman who last played for the Nottingham Panthers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).

  27. Juha Alén

    Juha Alén
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Juha Alén is a Finnish former professional ice hockey player. He played in the SM-liiga for Ilves, Espoo Blues Lukko and Lukko and also played in the American Hockey League for the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan for Mora IK and the Austrian Hockey League for Hungarian side Alba Volán Székesfehérvár. He was drafted 90th overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

  28. Shahzada Jamal Nazir

    Shahzada Jamal Nazir
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shahzada 'Prince' Jamal Nazir is a Pakistani politician. In 2011, he was appointed by Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani as adviser with the status of Federal Minister of State for the Ministry of National Regulations and Services. In 2013, he served in the interim cabinet as the Federal Minister for four ministries that included Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of National Interfaith Harmony (old Minorities Ministry), Ministry of National Health Services Regulations & Coordination, and Ministry of National Heritage & Integration. Currently, he is serving as Member National Commission on Minorites as a former Minister for National Interfaith Harmony.

  29. Sheila E. Hixson

    Sheila E. Hixson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sheila Ellis Hixson is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party who has served in the Maryland House of Delegates since 1976. Hixson represents District 20 in Montgomery County, Maryland which includes parts of Burtonsville, Takoma Park, and Silver Spring neighborhoods of Hillandale, Woodmoor, White Oak, Indian Spring, East Silver Spring, and Colesville. Hixson is chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, and the first woman ever to chair that committee in Maryland.

  30. Ray Pilon

    Ray Pilon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ray Pilon is a former Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 72nd District, which includes northern Sarasota County, from 2012 to 2016, and the 69th district from 2010 to 2012. Pilon unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination for Florida Senate District 23 in 2016, placing 4th, and was his party's unsuccessful nominee for his former seat in 2018, losing to Margaret Good.

  31. Kory Karlander

    Kory Karlander
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Kory Karlander is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who most notably played for the Kalamazoo Wings in the ECHL.

  32. Dieter Kochan

    Dieter Kochan
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Dieter Kochan, is a Canadian-born American former professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the United States men's national ice hockey team at the 2002 IIHF World Championship as well as 21 games for the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning and Minnesota Wild between 2000 and 2003. He was the first player to be called up directly from the UHL to the NHL. He notably scored a goal for the B.C. Icemen, on January 5, 1999. He was a member of the Calder Cup champion Houston Aeros in 2002–03. Internationally Kochan played for the American national team at the 2002 World Championship.

  33. Jerry Dennis

    Jerry Dennis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Jerry Dennis is an American writer of nonfiction and short fiction. He is known for writing about the effect of human culture on the natural environment.

  34. Brianna Buentello

    Brianna Buentello
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Brianna Buentello is an American politician who is a former member of the Colorado House of Representatives. A Democrat, she represented the 47th district, which includes parts of Fremont and Pueblo counties and all of Otero County, for one term. She served on the Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee, and was the vice-chair of the Education Committee.

  35. Steven E. Day

    Steven E. Day
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Steven E. Day is a United States Coast Guard rear admiral who currently serves as the director of Reserve and leadership,. In this role he also commands the United States Coast Guard Reserve. He previously served as the US deputy commander for mobilization and reserve affairs, Atlantic Area, US Coast Guard.

  36. Ray Kaunisto

    Ray Kaunisto
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Ray Kaunisto is an American former professional ice hockey forward. He last played with the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

  37. Brad Paquette

    Brad Paquette
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Brad Paquette is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives.

  38. Nick Sirota

    Nick Sirota
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Nick Sirota is an American professional ice hockey Right Winger who is currently playing with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL.

  39. Joe Borri

    Joe Borri
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Joe Borri is an artist and writer. Born and raised in Detroit, Borri graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1984. He is married and has four children.

  40. Charles H. Varnum

    Charles H. Varnum
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-1999 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Charles H. Varnum was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing a portion of the Upper Peninsula for 26 years.

  41. Jack Gingrass

    Jack Gingrass
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2010 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jack L. Gingrass was an American politician who was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing a portion of the Upper Peninsula in the 1960s and 1970s.