Mark Wilcox

Mark Wilcox


  • News Writer, University Marketing and Communications


Mark is a veteran Upper Peninsula journalist and former managing editor of the Houghton Daily Mining Gazette. Mark's work has been honored by the Associated Press, Michigan Press Association and the Upper Peninsula Good News Awards. He enjoys fishing and spending time, along with his wife Maryann, with their grandchildren. Mark regularly appears in Michigan Tech Theatre Company productions.

His Beats

  • VPA, Humanities, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Social Sciences
  • CDI/Diversity
  • K-12/Youth Programs
  • Student Leadership and Involvement/Student Affairs/Financial Aid/Advancement
  • ROTC

Recent Stories 

MTU Junior Kaylee Meyers Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Kaylee Meyers is the 12th Michigan Tech recipient of the prestigious Barry Goldwater       Scholarship. The junior from Essexville, Michigan is a biomedical engineering major.

Kaylee Meyers, a third-year student at Michigan Technological University, has received one of the nation’s highest accolades for college undergraduates. The biomedical engineering major from Essexville, Michigan is the 12th Michigan Tech student to receive the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. . . . Read More

Beyond the Lab

Rose Turner is a graduate student studying environmental engineering at Michigan Tech.

$100 Answer to a $100,000 Problem More than two years ago, Blue Marble Security, born out of Tech’s Enterprise program, was given a daunting, albeit straightforward challenge—make something old, new again. Ford Motor Company had a problem: An important piece of analytical equipment, an older-model JEOL 6300 scanning electron . . . Read More

Phi Kappa Tau Repeats as Statues Champ

For the third time in the past four years, the overall winner of Michigan Tech's Winter       Carnival snow statue competition is Phi Kappa Tau.

For the third time in the past four years, Phi Kappa Tau was the overall winner of the month-long snow statue competition. Their statue "Dongson Fishing Village" is located outside of the fraternity house in Hancock. There were three divisions in the month-long competition—men, women and co-ed. Prizes were awarded to the top three . . . Read More

MTU Winter Carnival: Finding What Shines

Members of Guardians of the North put the final touches on their statue during the       2019 All-Nighter.

Sponsored by Blue Key Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival has been thriving for nearly a century. Familiar events and spectacles, like mammoth snow statues and NCAA Division I hockey, have been and still are its backbone. This year’s theme "Discover What Shines from Prehistoric Times" promises to inspire both the creativity and . . . Read More