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Welcome to the U of M Club of Manistee

On behalf of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, we’d like to invite you to join the U of M Club of Manistee, your connection back to all things Michigan!

The U of M Club of Manistee is part of a network of regional clubs within the U.S. that are affiliated with the Alumni Association. Alumni who are paid members of the Alumni Association are automatically a member of the U of M Club of Manistee, with no additional dues to pay.

The dues paid by Alumni Association members help provide the U of M Club of Manistee with the financial resources, communication tools and support that local club volunteer alumni need to host club events.  

Celebrating Scholars and Donors at the March 11, 2017 event held at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business on the University Campus

Front Row, left to right-Fallon Gates, Joshua Johnson, Jan Newman-Graham, Jo Ann Smith. 

Back Row, left to right-Cathy Webster, Nicole Mooney, Sammie Gould

Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army. Click HERE for more information and to Sign Up. 



Spotlight on....  What are our local UM grads doing now....!


Spring Tailgate Extravaganza a Great Success

About 70 grads, students and friends gathered at Maistee National Golf and Resort to enjoy each other company and honor the 18 students from our area that will be attending the University in the fall. Special scholarship awards were given to nine of the students from six different high schools. (See below).  A silent auction raised about $1300.00 for the scholarship fund. Please consider donating so we can continue to help encourage and enable local student to attend what we know is one of the best universities in the world.

Our Leaders and Best for 2016

The U of M Club of The Greater Manistee Area presented Scholarships to the following students at the Annual Tailgate Dinner.

Samantha Ruth Gould - Ludington High School\
Griffin T. Gonzales - Ludington High School
Fallon Gates - Manistee High School
Jakob Nezki - Manistee High School
Samuel Tiesworth - Frankfort High School

In addition, special Bruce H. and Jo Ann Smith Awards were given to

Joshua Dale Johnson - Ludington High School
Jordyn Sanders - Mason County Central High School
Nicole Mooney - Baldwin High School
Carly Wagatha - Mesick High School

Above are some of the UM Students enjoying themselves at the Annual Tailgate Awards Dinner. Front Row Left to Right: Sheldin Wilks, Fallon Gates, Sammie Gould (partially hidden), Nicole Mooney, Alyssa Schmid, Carly Wagatha, Jordyn Sanders, Jacy Larson Back Row: Griffin Gonzales, Jakob Nexki, Sam Tiesworth, Joshua Johnson.



 OUTSTANDING.......Local U of M Alumni Club Receives Award

Each year, the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan honors and recognizes Clubs in regards to their efforts to promote engagement, membership, student relations, and other areas of involvement within their respective regions. The University of Michigan Club of Manistee, which is responsible for these activities in five Northern Michigan counties, is proud to announce that it was recognized with a 2016 Outstanding Club Award by the Clubs Council and Alumni Association.

This recognition of the U of M Club of Manistee comes upon the heels of the 2015 Outstanding Award received by the group.  The Club demonstrated excellence not only in its annual programming — such as the “Tailgate Extravaganza” new student send-off each summer — but also due in part to the club’s community engagement efforts, including highway cleanup through the MDOT Adopt-A-Highway program, bell ringing for the Salvation Army in Manistee and Ludington, the Family Health Fair, Scottville Library reading events and numerous social gatherings intended for networking and general outreach. 

All alumni in the counties of Mason, Manistee, Wexford, Lake and parts of Benzie and Oceana are welcomed to participate in future events. Please visit the U of M Club of Manistee website for further information:



Get in touch!

Club President:
Cathy J. Webster

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