Student Philanthropy Council

The Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) is a group of student volunteers who are dedicated to sharing the impact and importance of private support on Michigan Tech's campus. SPC gives students a close-up look at University fundraising operations through direct involvement in philanthropic marketing and campaigns.

SPC’s goals are to provide a student perspective on giving back, to promote awareness of the ways private gifts impact student life, and to establish a legacy of philanthropy that enhances the future of Michigan Tech.

Executive Team

  • Alissa Alexander — Student Development Officer, Vice President Undergraduate Student Government, Order of Omega Vice President of Scholarship, Theta Chi Epsilon Sorority, Young Women's Leadership Council Mentor, ExSEL teacher's assistant/mentor, Parents' Fund Committee Member
  • Wesley McGowan — Heritage Committee, Culture of Philanthropy Committee, 3rd Medical Informatics, President of Film Board
  • Tyler Brose — Michigan Tech Student Foundation
  • Hannah Lyons — Relay for Life, Delta Zeta Sorority, Society of Women Engineers
  • Elizabeth Champagne

Council Members

  • Colleen Barbary
  • Jake Brown
  • Eric Celerin
  • Wen Fay
  • Alyssa Gafner
  • Mark Heinrich
  • Chris Helmer
  • Bryton Hutchings
  • Jason Jakary
  • Geena Karsama
  • Lauren Kirwin
  • Amanda Laramie
  • Kari Oja
  • Sarah Philamalee
  • Kaitlin Reinl
  • Jacqueline Slovak
  • Maggie Stangis
  • Kaitlyn Sterling
  • Andy Stevenson
  • Derek Taylor
  • Valerie Watros

Interested in joining the Student Philanthropy Council? Submit an application.