Schmeltzer top MPA graduate

MARQUETTE – Randi Schmeltzer of Marquette was recently named the 2014 Outstanding Graduating Graduate Student of the master’s in public administration program at Northern Michigan University.

Schmeltzer graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from NMU in 2011, double majoring in communication studies and Spanish. In the fall of 2012 she began pursuing her master’s in public administration.

She has been employed as the graduate assistant to the MPA program and a public relations intern for Marquette Area Public Schools.

Schmeltzer has also served the community as part of the member experience staff at the YMCA of Marquette County. In the summer of 2013, she represented the local Y at a leadership conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

In addition, she has coached volleyball at Marquette Senior High School the past two seasons.