Escanaba, MI

High School:

Escanaba High School


Master of Arts - Central Michigan University

  • Higher Education Administration

Bachelor of Science - Central Michigan University

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Minors in Leadership and Child Development


Abigail has been at CMU since 2016 when she started her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. During her first four years at CMU, she was involved in Greek Life, Circle K International, Leadership Safari, and was a Leadership Advancement Scholar. She also worked in the Office of the President as a Student Assistant. Through her previous involvements in her undergrad education, she realized her passion for working at a university, and decided to pursue a Masters in Higher Education.

In her free time, she loves to hang out with her friends and family, kayak, try new cooking recipes, and watch hockey.

She met her partner, Derek, in high school, and engaged in a long distance relationship throughout their time in college. Derek works for Thrivent Financial as a Software Developer. 

Favorite Place on Campus:

Warriner Mall by the seal, especially in the fall when all the leaves are changing. It is the perfect spot to study and sit outside!

Advice for Incoming Students:

Try something new! College is  a place for you to really figure out who you are and try new things like a club or event. It will also help you meet new people and get involved on campus.

Fun Facts:

  • Abigail was born in Arizona.
  • Abigail plays the violin.
  • Both of Abigail's parents went to CMU. Now, both Abigail and her brother are studying at CMU!

Contact Abigail:

Email: claes1ar@cmich.edu

Phone: 989-774-7685

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