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CMU awards and highlights

August awards and highlights

Here’s a recap of recognition for CMU faculty, students and alumni from the past month.

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston


​Central Michigan University faculty, students, staff, alumni, colleges and departments regularly receive accolades and honors. Here's a roundup of recognition from August.

Student wins Muter scholarship

Magkena Szemak of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a junior environmental science major, has been awarded the John A. Muter Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship recognizes college undergraduates who are committed to engaging new audiences and new generations with Michigan's natural resources and outdoor heritage.

Grad's thesis project in spotlightmug-quinney-1.jpg

The International Textile and Apparel Association has selected "Double Consciousness," a design work by CMU alum Alexis Quinney, for exhibition at its annual symposium this October in Las Vegas.

Quinney, of Lansing, Michigan, created "Double Consciousness" as part of her thesis in CMU's apparel product development and merchandising technology master's degree program and received her degree in spring 2018.

CMU prof appointed to veterans post

David Rutledge, a political science faculty member, has been appointed to the Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority Board of Directors.  

The board consists of nine members who have professional knowledge, skill or experience in long-term care, health care licensure, finance or medicine. 

History faculty member honoredmug-Jay-Martin-Midland-ACS-Salute-to-Excellence-Award-2019[1].jpg

Jay Martin, a faculty member in museum studies and history, has received the Salute to Excellence Award from the Midland chapter of the American Chemical Society.

The award recognizes his professional guidance and enthusiastic support of the chapter's centennial historical exhibit.

Martin is director of CMU's Museum of Cultural History, the graduate cultural resource management program and the museum studies program.


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