MARQUETTE, Mich. — In memory of Larry Heiskanen, the Comley Hockey Scholarship has been renamed the Comley-Heiskanen Hockey Scholarship.
The renaming recognizes Heiskanen, who passed away suddenly on Oct. 13, 2016. Heiskanen worked for many years at Northern Michigan as the director of development for athletics and as an equipment manager for the hockey team. He was a close friend of Comley.
In addition to his work in the Wildcat athletics department, Heiskanen was known as an avid golfer, walker, poker player and fan of the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs.
The scholarship was originally established in 2001 in honor of Comley's historic career and 26 years of service to Northern Michigan.
The Comley-Heiskanen Scholarship is awarded annually to a member of the hockey team. If you would like to make a gift to the scholarship, please contact the NMU Foundation at 906-227-2627 or make a gift online at nmu.edu/give.