Northland Alumni Present
Northland College Alumni are remarkable and Chris Case ‘74 is no exception. A Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, Chris attributes his underlying environmental consciousness directly to the years he spent with the faculty, staff, and students while at Northland.
Chris had a varied and exciting career with the National Park Service beginning with an internship opportunity while a Northland student that launched his career. Through photographs and narrative, Chris will share the experiences and adventures of a National Park Service career lifestyle that exemplifies the feeling of “never having to go to work.” According to Chris, any degree from Northland can lead to a great career in the National Park Service. Learn more about Chris.
Chris Case began a career with the National Park Service immediately after graduating from Northland in 1974 with an environmental studies degree. His thirty-eight years with the Park Service allowed him duty stations at seven National Park areas working as a ranger/naturalist, law enforcement ranger, maintenance foreman, and his last twenty-four years as a facility manager at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
While at Pictured Rocks, Chris led the park’s nationally recognized, award-winning Environmental Leadership program that showcased “on the ground” environmental practices demonstrating that “Sustainable is Attainable”.
Chris continues championing sustainable practices as a Biobased Coach with the United Soybean Board. Through presentations and on-site visits, he promotes practical and effective ways to reduce the environmental impacts of daily activities through the use of soy biobased products.