Current Board Members

Executive Committee

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Kristin J. Kolodge '95
President
BS in Mechanical Engineering
email

"Tech has been and always will be considered my home, independent of where I live. I joined the MTU Alumni Board to rekindle my love affair with the University, and it has far exceeded my expectations."


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Emily C. McDonald '12
Vice President
BS in Environmental Engineering
email

"I love connecting with current students and finding opportunities to engage and interact with our amazing alumni community."


Adam Mitteer '03, '17

Adam A. Mitteer '03 '17
Secretary
BS in Business Administration
MS in Data Science
email

"I have always had an affinity and love for MTU due to my experience as a student and an alumnus. I volunteer to keep traditions alive and to make a difference for future and past generations."


Andrew VanDyke '11

Andrew J. VanDyke '11
Treasurer
BS in Forestry
email

"I volunteer for Tech so that: I can stay engaged with students and faculty, while doing my part in maintaining Michigan Tech traditions and values."


Dan Batten '88

Daniel S. Batten '90
President Emeritus
BS in Business Administration
email

"The reason volunteer for Michigan Tech is to give back to the University that laid the foundation for my success in my career. Michigan Tech course work prepared me to 'think differently' about problem solving. Throughout my career with the help of 'Tech Tenacity', I’ve been able to apply problem solving skills acquired at Tech to bring creative solutions for complex business problems. Michigan Tech helped shaped the person that I am.

"I can remember my high school graduation party, a family member, and MTU alumnus asked me where I was going to college. I proudly responded, Michigan Tech. His response to me was, 'if you can get through Michigan Tech, you will be able to get through anything in life.' His words still hold true today as they did back at my high school graduation party."


Jennifer (Jung) Lucas

Jennifer (Jung) Lucas '09
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement
Ex Officio



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Britta Anderson '15

Britta Anderson '15
Term ends: 2024
BS in Electrical Engineering
email

"I wouldn't be who I am without Tech and the opportunities I was afforded and I want to give back. I am passionate about helping others to have positive and memorable experiences."


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Matthew J. Barens '05
Term ends: 2022
BS in Mechanical Engineering
email

"I volunteer for Tech because I appreciate the impact my degree has had on my life and I want to ensure future Alumni have equal or better chances of success achieving their dreams."


Andrew Burton

Andrew J. Burton '83, '97
Term ends: 2022
BS in Forestry
PhD in Forestry Science
email


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Derek S. Chapel '05
Term ends: 2022
BS in Electrical Engineering
email

"My MTU degree has opened many doors for me, and I want to help ensure that MTU continues to provide a valuable, special and unique experience to future generations. I also love visiting the Keweenaw!"


Arick Davis

Arick Davis '15
Term ends: 2026
BS in Electrical Engineering
email


Nathan Ford

Nathan Ford
GSG Student Representative
email


Jackie Jiran '96

Jackie L. Jiran '96
Term ends: 2024
BS in Civil Engineering
email

"I had a positive experience at MTU that prepared me well, and it’s my time to reach back and forward. Tech students, faculty, staff and alumni do remarkable things and I want to support that."


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Jenna M. Joestgen '10
Term ends: 2022

Past Treasurer
BS in Biomedical Engineering
email

"Michigan Tech was a very large part in helping me get to where I am today in my career, and shaped me to be a better human being. I firmly believe it is one of the best universities in the world and if there is anything I can do to keep this tradition alive, I owe it to Michigan Tech."


Daniel Madrid

Daniel Madrid '10
Term ends: 2026
BS in Computer Network & System Administration
email

"Michigan Tech is a fantastic community and I love being an active volunteer to build that vibrant Husky family."


Scott McBain '86

Scott A. McBain '86
Term ends: 2024
BS in Civil Engineering
email

"You know that tinge of excitement you get when you see a Tech t-shirt? I volunteer for Tech, because I am always meeting someone new that I already know–who shared the same unique Keweenaw experience."


Peter Moutsatson

Peter Moutsatson '88
Term ends: 2026
BS in Mechanical Engineering
email

"I have always enjoyed the sense of purpose in serving a cause that benefits others. First was the military, and now the institution that shaped, tested, and launched me into the world."


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Dennis M. Sage '86
Term ends: 2022
BS in Scientific and Technical Communication
email

"I volunteer for Michigan Tech because the university has made a big impact on my life and the lives of others. As a first generation college student, the education and experience I received at Michigan Tech prepared me not only for my MBA and PhD work, but also to be successful in my career. By volunteering I hope to help support Michigan Tech to continue having that impact on current and future students."


Drew Vettel

Drew Vettel '05 '06
Term ends: 2026
BS in Mechanical Engineering

MS in Mechanical Engineering

email

"I'm continually inspired and enriched by interactions with all Huskies; past, present, & future. Forging and maintaining these connections is very fulfilling."


Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams '00
Term ends: 2026
BS in Electrical Engineering
email

"In addition to Tech being an incredible experience, it was the foundation for the life I’ve built. I volunteer to help today’s students see what the future can hold for them as alumni."


To Be Determined
USG Student Representative
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Life Directors

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Life Directors are past members of the Michigan Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors who wish to remain engaged in the activities of the Board. They may participate in Board meetings as ex-officio non-voting members and serve as a source of institutional memory for the Board. 

Chad Arney

Chad A. Arney '99
Term ended: 2020
BS in Biological Sciences
email


Joseph Azzarello

Joseph A. (Joe) Azzarello '78, '80
Term ended: 2020
BS in Mechanical Engineering
MS in Environmental Engineering
email


Ed Eiswerth '77

Ed Eiswerth '77
BS in Forestry
Past President


Lisa Fernstrum '91

Lisa Fernstrum '91
BS in Biological Sciences
Past Secretary, 2008–2013


Sean Fernstrum

Sean Fernstrum '90
BS in Scientific and Technical Communication


Kevin Grzelak

Kevin Grzelak '89
BS in Electrical Engineering


Sally Heidtke '81

Sally Heidtke '81
BS in Chemical Engineering


Cynthia Hodges '87

Cynthia Hodges '87
BS in Mechanical Engineering
MS in Mechanical Engineering


SherAaron Hurt

SherAaron N. Hurt '09
BS in Business Administration
email


Kerry Irons

Kerry A. Irons '72
Past Secretary
Term ended: 2018
BS in Chemical Engineering
MS in Business Administration
MS in Chemical Engineering
email


Stephen Kamykowski

Stephen L. Kamykowski '70
BS in Metallurgical Engineering 


Linda Kennedy

Linda Kennedy '91
BS in Scientific and Technical Communication


Fred Koerschner '81

Fred Koerschner '81
BS in Mechanical Engineering


Rom LaPointe '92

Romuald LaPointe '92
BS in Scientific and Technical Communication


Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell '77
BS in Biological Sciences


Paul Ninefeldt

Paul Ninefeldt '96
BS in Chemical Engineering
Past Treasurer, 2006–2008
Past Vice President, 2008–2010
Past President, 2010–2013


John Peavey

John Peavey '74
AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology


Michael D. Peterson '85

Michael D. Peterson '85
Term ended: 2020
BS in Civil Engineering
email


Gerald Philo

Gerald Philo '80
BS in Mechanical Engineering


Darnishia Slade '98

Darnishia Slade '98
Past President
BS in Business Administration


Denise Slattery

Denise A. Slattery, PE '94
Term ends: 2018
BS in Civil Engineering
email


Jacque Smith

Jacque Smith '85
BS in Mechanical Engineering


Jeffrey Sudderth

Jeffrey A. Sudderth '06
Term ends: 2016
BS in Mining Engineering/Economics


Tim Thomas '81

Timothy N. (Tim) Thomas '81
BS in Mechanical Engineering


Dick Timmons '69

Dick Timmons '69
BS in Civil Engineering


Scott Usitalo

Scott Usitalo '81
BS in General Engineering


Ashwin Vekaria

Ashwin K. Vekaria '12
Term ended: 2020
BS in Materials Science and Engineering
email


Robert Wojcik

Robert G. (Bob) Wojcik '91
Past President
BS in Electrical Engineering
email


Sheryl Wright '91

Sheryl Wright '91
BS in Chemical Engineering


Jeffrey Zeman

Jeffrey J. (Jeff) Zeman '97
Past Treasurer
BS in Environmental Engineering