MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Northern Michigan University’s class of 2023 graduated this past weekend with the ceremony held in the superior dome. 880 NMU Wildcats had a memory-filled commencement, some may not even believe it.
Faculty and staff broke out in a flash mob in the middle of commencement singing the popular song “Don’t Stop Believing”. Even the students and the crowd of family and friends joined in for the surprise performance. Some graduates say walking across the stage brought on nerves but that the moment is something they’ll remember forever. “At first when you’re walking up the side it’s a little bit nerve-racking,” said NMU Graduate Calvin Glodz.
“It was a little bit of adrenaline I was pretty freaked out I can’t lie, but it was cool seeing everybody it was cool being able to get my little moment of fame, I like the spotlight,” commented NMU Secondary Education Graduate Rory O’Connor.
Family, friends, and some familiar faces shared in Saturday’s excitement.
“Well, of course, as a mom, we all remember when they were babies, and watching them walk across that stage is like wow,” said Kathy Klingseisen.
“Definitely excitement it’s been an honor working with everyone it’s been an honor to work with the faculty with WZMQ there is not a single person that I have come into contact with this year that I have not learned something from ”, commented 19 news NMU Graduate Aimee Doyle.
“Everything four years of just going through all this finally paying off,” said Joel Hulsethurbrugge.
“Did it in three years so a bit of an accomplishment for myself I would say,” continued Glodz.