Dr. Apelgren graduated from Michigan Technological University with a B.S. degree in Biology in 1970. He went on to Medical School at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1974 followed by a one year rotating internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Jim Brodeur, a retired physician and long-time financial supporter of Michigan Tech, figures he’s got twenty-seven good reasons to help the institution. That’s the number of people in his family who have attended Tech over five generations, beginning with one of his grandfathers in 1897.
Gary Fahnenstiel was born in Saginaw, Michigan and has lived in the state his entire life. Gary earned his BS in Biology and Chemistry at Eastern Michigan University in 1978, but his vocation started at Michigan Technological University, where he had the chance to engage in research on Lake Superior as a MS student in Biological Sciences (’80). He pursued a doctorate at the University of Michigan (’86) and worked as a research scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Richard Faleschini is Vice President and General Manager for American Medical Systems Gynecology (AMSG), a newly formed business unit of American Medical Systems. Rick joined American Medical Systems in November, 1999, as Vice President of Marketing and Sales and served in that position until he assumed his current role in 2003.
Dr. Fleming graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences in 1970. Graduate work at the Medical School of Wayne State (M.D. in 1974), at the Medical College of Wisconsin (M.D. in Family Medicine in 1977), and as Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina (M.P.H. in Epidemiology, 1986) prepared him for a distinguished career in the field of Family Medicine. He is currently Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School.
Randall E. Isaacson graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1986 with a BS in Biological Sciences and an MS in Rhetoric and Technical Communication in 1988. His master's thesis studied language patterns in small group communication during simulated scientific problem solving.
A resident of Ypsilanti, Michigan and graduate of Ypsilanti High School, Dr. Jentzen is a 1975 graduate of Michigan Technological University. He received a B.S. degree in biological sciences. While at Tech he also played varsity football and competed in wrestling. He was the 1971 Outstanding Freshman Athlete.
Olive Cornish Kimball, a native of Calumet, graduated with a bachelor's degree in general science (medical technology) in 1952. She also earned both a master’s degree in science education and a PhD in educational psychology from Northern Illinois University. In addition, she has studied at Bryn Mawr College and Harvard University.
Dr. Robert Martin joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC in 1999 as Director, Division of Laboratory Systems, PHPPO. His responsibility is to assure quality laboratory testing in the United States and to provide leadership in the development of laboratory systems and quality assurance programs in developing countries. Dr. Martin was formerly with the Michigan Department of Community Health since 1973 where he was the Laboratory Director since 1991.
He has been involved with the Alumni Association for eight years, and as he strives to strengthen ties between alumni and their alma mater, he looks forward to working with the people whom he has come to admire. "I have a great amount of respect for them," he says, speaking about University alumni, administrative staff, and faculty.
Peri Ozker received a B.S. degree in Biology in 1974, followed by a M.S. degree in 1977. After leaving Michigan Tech she first supervised a clinical microbiology laboratory and then returned to graduate school in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan to receive a second master's degree in Epidemiology in 1983. She relocated to Cambridge, Massachusetts where she began a distinguished career in the biotechnology industry.
She is the first person to be honored by the Molten/Women's Division II Bulletin as both an All-America Player (1995) and Coach of the Year (2006). As well, she has been named Coach of the Year in the conference, the state, and the nation. Plitzuweit has been an assistant coach for Tech, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Dr. Skochelak graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. degree in Medical Technology in 1975 and a M.S. degree in Biology in 1977. Graduate work at the Medical School of the University of Michigan (M.D., 1981) and as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina (M.P.H., 1986) prepared her for a very distinguished career in the field of primary care medical programs.
She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School and serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Her many honors include the 1997 Patient Care Magazine . . .
Dr. Matthew N. Songer has distinguished himself as both an orthopedic spine surgeon and an entrepreneur. Songer earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Michigan Tech in 1979; a doctor of medicine from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1983, where he also completed his orthopedic residency in 1988; and a spinal surgery fellowship at Northwestern University in 1989.
When she graduated from Michigan Technological University with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, Eva Szyszkoski had never seen a whooping crane. Now, as tracking field manager for the International Crane Foundation (ICF), she migrates with the big white birds each year from southern Wisconsin to Florida and back to Wisconsin, monitoring and tracking the Eastern Migratory Population on its semi-annual trek.