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Winter Wonderland

December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents, I hope you all had a great break with your students last week! I know I enjoyed the time off, and I hope your students did, too! It’s nice to come back refreshed for the last two stressful weeks of the semester. There is only one more week left in the semester and [...]

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Steve Hicks and Lenora Ashford

Michigan Tech Thanks Retiring Board Members

December 19, 2014

At its regular meeting on Dec. 19, 2014, the Michigan Technological University Board of Control applauded the accomplishments of retiring Board members Lenora Ashford and Steve Hicks. Ashford and Hicks are finishing 8-year terms on Dec. 31. Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder appointed two new Board members to take their place: Brenda Ryan and William Johnson. 

 “We would like to thank Steve for his leadership as chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and as Board Chair, and Lenora for her leadership as Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee,” said Board Chair Julie Fream. “Both Steve and Lenora’s contributions to . . .

Dale F. Elliott

Elliott, Mack to Speak at 2014 Midyear Commencement

December 18, 2014

Michigan Technological University’s 2014 Midyear Commencement will take place Saturday, Dec. 20, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held in the Wood Gym of the Student Development Complex. Dale F. Elliott will be the commencement speaker, and graduating student Melissa Mack will address the class as well.

Elliott, president and CEO of FCM Advisory Group Ltd, received an MBA from Michigan Tech in 1979, and went on to work with Brunswick, and Emerson Electric’s Dremel division. He assumed the presidency of the industrial and power tool business at Snap-on Tools Inc. in 1995. Over the next several years, his responsibility was greatly . . .