Current Students

There are many opportunities for Michigan Tech students to volunteer, give back, connect with alumni, and learn about the Huskies community from a philanthropic perspective.


Looking for a way to network with alumni while gaining fundraising experience? A student caller position at the TechLine may be a good fit for you.

“TechLine is great opportunity to learn more about the University and connect with alumni. Working at TechLine is fun and gives me the chance to support departments, scholarships, and organizations. It’s a great networking opportunity to be able to connect with alumni and help raise funds to support the University.”
—Paul Bork, TechLine senior caller


In 1977, Michigan Tech Student Foundation was founded, ushering in the first group of students to pick up their phones to call alumni across the United States. About 15 student callers raised thousands of dollars for the Annual Fund in their first year—sparking Michigan Tech’s rich TechLine tradition.

Since its inception, TechLine, the student call center, has grown to become the largest fundraising opportunity for current students to become involved with on campus. Beginning July 1 of each year, students work together to call thousands of alumni, parents, and friends of the University. Student callers share news of exciting things happening on campus in the coming year, and procure donations for programs and activities that each Tech student benefits from daily.

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.

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

Student Development Officers

  • 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

Husky Bucket List

It's all about Husky Pride! Experience these Tech Traditions and lay the groundwork that will make you a Husky for life!

Class Tributes

The Class Tribute program allows you to honor a special person or group that positively impacted the your time at Michigan Tech. For $10, your tribute will be printed in a special section of the Commencement program. Proceeds from the Class Tribute program fund a scholarship for an incoming student in the fall.

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