MANISTIQUE, Mich., March 22, 2018 – mBank is pleased to announce its recent donation to Northern Michigan University (NMU) Foundation’s General Scholarship Fund. The donation was tied to the Northern Michigan Wildcats men’s ice hockey team making it to the 2018 WCHA Championship game and their accomplishments.
This donation is part of a larger initiative started by mBank titled ‘Score for Scholarships’, an enterprise to support students at the University. The premise being that every time the Wildcats men’s ice hockey team scores a goal at a home game, mBank will make a donation to the NMU Foundation.
“While certainly not the outcome we had all hoped for in the Championship Game on Saturday night, the NMU hockey team had a terrific season and so much to be proud of,” said Kelly W. George, mBank President and CEO. “We also congratulate Michigan Tech on a well-played hard fought victory and best of luck in the NCAA tournament representing the UP. It was a great game, by two great schools, with an energizing positive atmosphere on display for collegiate athletics for many to notice. A win / win for all involved.”
NMU President Fritz Erickson commented, “I am happy to see mBank and Northern Michigan Wildcats Hockey partner together to provide funding to our NMU Foundation. These ‘Score for Schloarships’ donations will help provide student scholarship recipients access to an affordable and first-rate education. We look forward to fully intergrating this partnership into our next hockey season. It will undoubtedly add to the excitement felt at Wildcat games played at the Berry Events Center.”
Pictured L to R:
Amy Lee (mBank), Jamie Van Buren (mBank), Sherry Arnold (mBank), Dr. Fritz Erickson (NMU President), Robbie Payne (Captain, NMU Hockey), Bethany Cody (mBank)
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About Northern Michigan University
Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs. For more information, visit: nmu.edu