New Faces at the Archives!

The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives is excited to announce two new additions to our Archives family! Glenda Ward and Alex Eisner have recently joined our staff and we’re thrilled to have them on board.

portrait of Alex EisnerAlex Eisner, from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, graduated from NMU in December with a Bachelor’s degree in Entertainment and Sports Promotion and a minor in Journalism. She is now back at NMU working on a second degree in Finance and Risk Management.  During her time at NMU she has been a secretary at the North Wind Newspaper on campus and heavily involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America (P.R.S.S.A). As you probably guess, she’s a huge sports fan and also loves to travel.  In her free time she enjoys trying out Pinterest recipes and knitting scarves. Alex will be trained in as the new External Reference Request Coordinator here at the Archives, so if you email or call us in the future, you can expect to talk to Alex!

portrait of Glenda WardGlenda Ward was born in Oklahoma but grew up in Eastern Tennessee. After living at the K.I. Sawyer airbase outside of Marquette during her time as a member of the U.S Air Force in the Vietnam era, she chose to stay in the Upper Peninsula and attend NMU. She is currently working on an Individually Created Program in Native American Studies with a minor in Public History, possible because of the many valuable and unique resources here in Marquette. Glenda is also a mother to two children, a 21 year old daughter named Alexis and a 24 year old son, Alex.  Glenda enjoys reading, writing, watching documentaries, doing historical research (good thing!), and listening to music. As an added bonus, her favorite smell is old papers and books. It looks like she’s in the right place! Glenda will be the new Arrangement and Description Specialist here at the Archives, and will take over for Jaime Ganzel at the end of the semester.

We would like to congratulate Alex and Glenda for being such stellar applicants. Welcome to the Central Upper Peninsula and NMU Archives team!

Prepared by Savannah Mallo and Olivia Ernst.

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