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The NLA at EMU has certified over 100 Certified Nonprofit Professionals (CNPs). Some of our outstanding alumni are profiled below!

 Arika LycanArika Lycan
CNP ‘07
Foundation Membership Specialist at CHIME
“While I was getting my CNP, the NLA really enhanced what I was studying and learning through my Social Work major. It was a natural pairing.” Read more about Arika.

Courtney MorrisCourtney Morris
CNP ‘15
College Advisor at Michigan College Access Network
"NLA was a wonderful experience and allowed me to explore off-campus in ways I would not have been able to otherwise. I highly recommend this program for individuals willing to work hard and serve their surrounding communities." Read more about Courtney.

David PalmerDavid Palmer
CNP '08
Director of Business Partnerships at Workforce Intelligence Network and Realtor
"As the Director of Business Partnerships for the Workforce Intelligence Network, I enjoy having a direct impact on regional workforce development and the economy." Read more about David.

Dominique ZanderDominique Zander
CNP ‘13
Therapist at The Guidance Center
"NLA has impacted who I am today because I understand how the agencies I've worked for operate. I understand the importance of grant funded positions and why certain procedures have to be followed and documented." Read more about Dominique.

Heather MooneyHeather Mooney
CNP ‘04
Ph.D. Candidate at Wayne State University
"I chose to get the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential because I always intended to work in the nonprofit field as board member or employee. NLA helped me develop both an amazing professional skill set and network." Read more about Heather.

Jennifer ChaseJennifer Chase
CNP ‘07
Claims Technical Expert at Social Security Administration
"I ended up working in the nonprofit sector after graduation, and the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential helped separate me from some of the other candidates." Read more about Jennifer.

Kristen AlonziKristen Alonzi
CNP ‘12
Executive Director at Special Ministries of Livingston County
"My current career allows me to build connections and work alongside passionate people, and I know that my work has immeasurable value for the people we serve." Read more about Kristen.

Maia HardyMaia Hardy
CNP ‘11
Loan Officer at Community LendingWorks
"My favorite part of being in the NLA was the internship experience." Read more about Maia.


Robin MillerRobin Miller
CNP ‘09
Associate Licensed Banker at Citizens Bank
"The CNP credential was an easy choice for me. As a community-minded Public Administration major at EMU, the certification provided a way for me to weave my academic and extracurricular passions together seamlessly." Read more about Robin.

Sara IrvingSara Irving
CNP ‘16
Unit Service Executive at Boy Scouts of America
"I chose to get the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential to enhance my knowledge and experience in the nonprofit sector." Read more about Sara.

Sophia WilliamsSophia Williams
CNP ‘15
Development Associate at Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
"The NLA gave me a chance to explore the nonprofit world before I entered the field. My internship for the NLA turned into the full-time job that I have now." Read more about Sophia.