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Photos by Jennifer Gomori, MAFF Editor                                                                                        MAFF Labor Relations Specialist Joe O’Connor (from left) and MAFF Executive Director Fred Timpner congratulate Carl Parsell Scholar Nolan Campbell (second from right). Campbell’s step-mother is MAP member Heather Marie Campbell (center), a St. Clair Shores Police Sergeant, and his father (right) is retired Eastpointe Police Lieutenant Martin Campbell.


By Jennifer Gomori, MAFF Editor

Carl Parsell Scholarship recipient Nolan Campbell of Shelby Township has not one, but two parents in law enforcement and he also has aspirations of helping others through his own career.

“Like Carl Parsell, I want to help defend the rights of others,” Campbell wrote in his 2023 Carl Parsell Scholarship application. “I plan to attend Grand Valley State University and study Computer Science with a focus in Cyber Security.”

Stuart Raider of the Raider Dennis Agency (right center), a V.I.P. Sponsor of the Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing, congratulates 2023 Carl Parsell Scholar Nolan Campbell (left center) pictured with his step-mother, MAP member Heather Marie Campbell and father Martin Campbell.

Campbell, 17, is the stepson of MAP member Heather Marie Campbell, a St. Clair Shores Police Sergeant. He is the son of Monica Harvey of Shelby Township and Martin Campbell of Macomb, who retired as an Eastpointe Police Lieutenant in 2022 after 26 years of service.

His $2,500 Carl Parsell Scholarship will help him focus more on his studies and worry less about the cost.

"This scholarship will help me achieve my dream to attend college,” he wrote. “If chosen, I will be able to take more classes at a time and to have more time to continue my involvement to support my community.”

He’s already done an excellent job of preparing to be successful in his pursuits, completing three computer science courses in high school. He graduated summa cum laude with a 3.75 GPA from Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills in May 2023 and received a 1220 on his SAT.

Campbell was a National Honor Society member during his junior and senior years. Through the National Honor Society, he participated in food drives for local charities and the Caleb White Project, collecting and delivering furniture and other houseware items, and painting and making repairs to complete housing projects in Detroit for homeless veterans.

He was active in athletics as a Stoney Creek High freshman and JV football player and freshman and JV basketball player. When Campbell is not busy with extracurricular activities or his studies, he's working to earn money for college.

This is Campbell’s second summer working at Midwest Analytical Services, Inc. in Ferndale as a field agent and in analytics, collecting water samples and performing chemical testing of swimming pools to rate compliance. He interacted with clients if their pools were not up to standards. He also worked at Fogler’s Greenhouse and Farm Market in Rochester Hills in 2022 in customer service, directing and assisting customers with purchases and answering questions, and as a greenhouse specialist handling greenhouse materials maintenance.

In addition to his $2,500 Carl Parsell Scholarship, Campbell was awarded a $3,500 Grand Valley State University Award for Excellence, based on his GPA and SAT score, and a $5,500 Michigan Achievement Scholarship.