Administration

Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan

Director of News and Media Relations

906-487-4521
Cell: 906-281-7530
jbdonova@mtu.edu
Administration Building G07A

Her Beats

  • Research Centers & Institutes (other than KRC)
  • School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
  • Executive Team/Board of Control
  • International Programs

About Jenn

  • Her specialties include working with local, regional, national and special-interest news media.
  • She is skilled at finding and developing University news and research stories and interesting the news media in covering them.
  • She maintains the University Experts Guide.
  • She is a former newspaper reporter and magazine writer.
  • She enjoys reading detective stories and science fiction novels.
Mechelle Normand

Mechelle Normand

Administrative Aide

906-487-2360
mnormand@mtu.edu
Administration Building G13
Dawn Pichette staff photo

Dawn M. Pichette

Administrative Aide

906-487-2354
dmpichet@mtu.edu
Administration Building G13
Kara Sokol

Kara Sokol

Senior Strategist—Content

906-487-3497
kwsokol@mtu.edu
Administration Building G16

About Kara

  • She is the lead writer and project manager for Admissions, the Center for Pre-College Outreach, and Student Affairs.
  • Her favorite part of her job is getting to work with students; she advises the Michigan Tech Lode and works closely with Keweenaw Pride.
  • She adores fresh, snappy nonfiction and spends her spare time writing and trolling the web for cool books and blogs.
  • She believes that the world would be a better place if everyone embraced the serial comma.
Brandy Tichonoff

Brandy Tichonoff

Senior Strategist—Design and Digital Services

906-487-3527
btichonoff@mtu.edu
Administration Building G15

About Brandy

  • She has over a decade of design experience.
  • Her multimedia designs have won numerous industry awards and been published in Communication Arts and HOW Design.
  • Her specialty is enterprise-scale website design.
  • She is an incurable video game junkie.
Crystal Verran

Crystal Verran

Senior Strategist—Operations

906-487-3526
ceverran@mtu.edu
Administration Building G06A

Links of Interest

About Crystal

  • She is the first person to contact when you are interested in working with UMC on a project.
  • She loves to brainstorm new ideas for publications with clients and enjoys the variety of projects that come through UMC.
  • Crystal is a great source when questions arise regarding University Identity Standards.
  • A self-described “design nerd,” she finds herself picking up publications from a variety of different places (to read and critique).