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Ford Center

Ken Vrana

Ken Vrana

  • Director, Ford Center, SFRES
  • Director, Isle Royale Institute
  • Professor of Practice, SFRES
906-487-4384 (Ford Center)
kjvrana@mtu.edu
906-487-4335 (Noblet Building 132)

Ford Center and Forest (FCF)

21235 Alberta Ave.
L'Anse, MI 49946
Phone: 906-487-FORD (3673)
Fax: 906-487-4389
fordcenter@mtu.edu

Ford Forest

Robert Froese

  • Associate Professor, SFRES
  • Coordinator of Forest Planning and Research, Ford Center and Forest
906-487-2723
froese@mtu.edu
Noblet Building 175

James Schmierer

  • Forester/Instructor, SFRES
906-487-2963
jmschmie@mtu.edu
Noblet Building 130

Staff Listing

FCF Management Team

Outreach Staff (Outdoor and Environmental Education)

  • Karen Bacula, instructor-guide
  • Andrew Bek, instructor-guide
  • Thomas Hurst, instructor-guide
  • Joseph Pilkington, Michigan Tech graduate employee

Hospitality Staff

  • Andrea Sikkila, administrative aide (customer service)
  • Amy Sikkila, head cook
  • Charlene Tanner, cook’s assistant
  • Kathy Hemmila, cook’s assistant
  • Jennifer Allen, lead housekeeping
  • Amber Peshka, housekeeping assistant
  • Terry Sikkila, lead maintenance
  • Michael Rodriguez, maintenance assistant

Additional Ford Center Phone Numbers

  • 906-487-4380 Computer lab
  • 906-487-4381 Dorm courtesy
  • 906-487-4382 Dave Stimac’s office
  • 906-487-4384 Ken Vrana’s office
  • 906-487-4385 Back office 
  • 906-487-4386 Dorm/Kitchen
  • 906-487-4387 Kitchen
  • 906-487-4388 Classroom 1

Ford Center Location