Advancement Staff Listing

Eric Halonen

Eric Halonen

Assistant Vice President for Advancement

906-487-3325
ehalonen@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 704

Specialties

  • Oversee Advancement Officers team and Office of Gift Planning
  • Advancement liaison for Graduate School, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
Karla Aho

Karla Aho

Director of Gift Planning

906-487-1811
kaho@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 609

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech's mission and programs through financial support and other activities
Randy Heinonen

Randy Heinonen

Athletics Advancement Officer

906-487-1604
randyh@mtu.edu

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech’s mission and programs through financial support and other activities
  • Advancement liaison for Athletics
Christopher Hohnholt
"Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. Repeat."
—John Boyd

Christopher Hohnholt

Director of Advancement and Outreach—School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Student recruitment
  • Donor contact
  • Alumni visits
Dale Kero

Dale Kero

Senior Advancement Officer

906-487-2937
djkero@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 701

Specialties

  • Oversee University fundraising activity
  • Advancement liaison for College of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering
Linda Korpela

Linda Korpela

Manager of Donor Outreach and Communications

906-487-3325
lkkorpel@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 703

Specialties

  • Coordinate marketing, communications, and stewardship initiatives for Gift Planning program
  • Draft and edit individual proposals
Ben Larson

Ben Larson

Senior Advancement Officer

906-487-2464
balarson@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 606

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech’s mission and programs through financial support and other activities
  • Advancement liaison for College of Sciences and Arts, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, Humanities, ROTC, Social Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts
Nathan Ruonavaara

Nathan Ruonavaara

Advancement Officer

906-487-1612
nathanr@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 610

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech’s mission and programs through financial support and other activities
  • Advancement liaison for Engineering Fundamentals, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, and Seaman Mineral Museum
Connie Scott

Connie Scott

Advancement Officer

906-487-3387
cscott@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 603

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech’s mission and programs through financial support and other activities
  • Advancement liaison for Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Physics, Rozsa Center, and Van Pelt Library
Sarah Vertin

Sarah Vertin

Staff Assistant for Office of Advancement

906-487-3305
scvertin@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 601A
Rex Wilson

Rex Wilson

Senior Advancement Officer

906-487-3102
rlwilson@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 607

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech’s mission and programs through financial support and other activities
  • Advancement liaison for Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and School of Business and Economics
Gail Mroz

Gail Mroz

Director of Donor Stewardship and Advancement Events

906-487-1972
gamroz@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 702

Specialties

  • Develop and coordinate stewardship plans for donors
  • Provide support to campus on identification of Michigan Tech Fund dollars to support the strategic plan