Co-chairs Tom Blake and Mark Canale.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County United Way campaign co-chairs stopped in at the SUNNY 101.9 WKQS studios this morning to encourage listeners to consider making a financial contribution before the end of the year.

Co-chairs Tom Blake and Mark Canale joined Mark Evans to talk about the campaign so far and how people can still become a part of it.  They also explained where the money goes and what agencies are included under the blanket of the United Way in Marquette County.

To listen to this morning’s interview with Mark Canale and Tom Blake, please click on the audio link below:

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To visit the website of the Marquette County United Way, please click “HERE“.



Northern Michigan University President Dr. Les Wong

Northern Michigan University President Dr. Les Wong joined Mark and Walt today to review the academic year that came to a close last weekend with Spring Commencement, which had the largest number of participating graduates in the history of the school.

Dr. Wong discussed the successes and challenges that NMU faced in the last year including a campus-wide bomb threat, a visit from President Barack Obama, a daunting financial picture concerning state funding and the largest alumni gift ever received by the university.

He also discussed the time line for the possible rounds of staff and program cuts and departmental reorganizations that are needed at the university due to the substantial cuts in state funding for Michigan’s public universities.

To listen to the complete interview with NMU President Dr. Les Wong, please click “HERE“.  To visit the website for Northern Michigan University, please click “HERE“.