Current Board Members

Executive Committee

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Emily C. McDonald '12
President
Term ends: 2024
BS in Environmental Engineering
email

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


Britta Anderson '15

Britta Anderson '15
Vice President
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."


Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams '00
Treasurer

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."


Drew Vettel

Drew Vettel '05 '06
Secretary

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."


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Kristin J. Kolodge '95
President Emerita
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."


Jennifer (Jung) Lucas

Jennifer (Jung) Lucas '09
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement
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Katrina Black

Katrina E. Black (Vestal) '03
Term ends: 2028
BS in Physics
email

"Michigan Tech has been a part of my life in so many ways. I’m looking forward to helping others maintain that connection!"


Diane Cesarz

Diane Cesarz (Chamberlain) '94
Term ends: 2028
BA in Scientific & Technical Communication
email

"To me, the question is not why volunteer for MTU. The question is, 'Why NOT give back to something that has given so much to me?'"


Arick Davis

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

Leanne Jensen (Kozicki) '01 '09
Term ends: 2028

AAS in Mechanical Design Engineering Technology
BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology
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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."


Christina Jufliak

Christina Jufliak '13
Term ends: 2028
BS in Biomedical Engineering
email

"Looking forward to being able to support and give back to MTU, as well as continue fostering and building amazing relationships with alumni and students."


Ranit Karmakar
GSG Student Representative
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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."


Adam Mitteer '03, '17

Adam A. Mitteer '03 '17
Past Secretary
Term ends: 2024
BS in Business Administration
MS in Data Science
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"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."


Tanya Moore-Bouchard

Tonya Moore-Bouchard '96
Term ends: 2028
BS in Electrical Engineering
email

"Volunteering at Michigan Tech gives me the opportunity to give something back to the MTU community and make a difference to the people around me."


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."


Donald Straughen

Donald Straughen '15
Term ends: 2028
BS in Electrical Engineering Technology
email

"Volunteering provides the opportunity for continued growth in my professional and personal careers. As a lifelong learner, I look forward to connecting and making a difference in our alumni community."


Andrew VanDyke '11

Andrew J. VanDyke '11
Past Treasurer
Term ends: 2024
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."


Michelle Wazny

Michelle Wazny (Foy) '10
Term ends: 2028
BS in Environmental Engineering
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"I am honored to learn from alumni that came before me and I'm excited to volunteer my time and strengths for those that come next."


Stephen Williams '86
Term ends: 2028
BS in Mechanical Engineering
email

"Since my first days on campus, Michigan Tech has had a profound impact on my life. I volunteer and remain engaged to ensure the presence of this great place continues."


Emma Zawisza

Emma Zawisza '12 '16
Term ends: 2028
BA in History
MS in Industrial Archaeology
email

"Michigan Tech made me into the person I am today. It only makes sense to pay that forward to current students and to make connections with other alumni to do all we can to support the MTU community."


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


Joseph Azzarello

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


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


Dan Batten '88

Daniel S. Batten '90
Past President

Term ended: 2022
BS in Business Administration


Andrew Burton

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


Derek Chapel

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


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


Kerry Irons

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


Jenna Joestgen

Jenna Joestgen '10
Past Treasurer
Term ended: 2022
BS in Biomedical Engineering


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


Gerald Philo

Gerald Philo '80
BS in Mechanical Engineering


Dennis Sage

Dennis Sage '86
BS in Scientific and Technical Communication


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


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


Robert Wojcik

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


Sheryl Wright '91

Sheryl Wright '91
BS in Chemical Engineering


Jeffrey Zeman

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