Kendall Burmeister of Menominee, has been named the Northern Michigan University School of Clinical Sciences 2020-21 outstanding graduating senior.

Burmeister is graduating in May with a degree in speech, language and hearing sciences. With a 4.0 grade-point average, Burmeister has had many clinical opportunities while attending NMU. She is a member of the Mortar Board and the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.

Burmeister will attend graduate school to pursue speech-language pathology, with an emphasis on a career in medical or rehabilitation settings. She has a special interest in communication disorders caused by stroke. In her spare time, Burmeister enjoys hiking, searching for beach glass and pampering her cat.

NMU’s spring virtual commencement will be held at 10 a.m. EST Saturday, May 1. Bryan Terrell Clark, a Broadway performer who played George Washington in Hamilton, will be the keynote speaker. Learn more and access a link to watch it live at