Mark Wilcox

Mark Wilcox


  • News Writer


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

Recent Stories 

Making Music

Michigan Tech music faculty are among the best in the business.

Michigan Tech has a secret. It isn’t an intentional secret. In fact, students who have been part of any music group, from the Pep Band to the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, know the secret well. We’ll let you in on it. Michigan Tech’s music faculty contains world-class composers, conductors, and performers. In fact, . . . Read More

Q&A: Curtis Fortier

At Michigan Tech, Curtis Fortier earned a BS and MS in mechanical engineering. But       it was involvement with the improvisational comedy team The Troupe that set him on       his eventual career path. Today, Fortier is working steadily as an entertainer, actor       and stand-up comic in Los Angeles.

Fortier’s first job after leaving the University was with Delphi Energy and Engine Management Systems, a former subsidiary of General Motors. He worked in their development lab, making and testing roller-lifters for car engines. It was his first and last engineering job. After two years, he hit the road as a stand-up comic. Now based out of Los . . . Read More

Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers

Participants in a 2018 Women in Engineering Program work on a team project. Thanks       to a $40,000 gift from ITC Holdings Corp., 40 middle-school girls will attend Junior       Women in Engineering.

This month, 40 girls in sixth through eighth grades will take part in a life-changing opportunity to explore future careers in engineering. The program, part of Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs (SYP), is made possible with a $40,000 gift from ITC Holdings Corp. The University will host the Junior Women in Engineering (JWIE) . . . Read More

Lawrence Sutter Named Assistant Dean of Research and External Relations

The Minerals and Materials Engineering Building houses Michigan Technological University's       College of Engineering. CoE Dean Janet Callahan has announced that Lawrence Sutter       has been appointed assistant dean of research and external relations for the College.

Janet Callahan, dean of the College of Engineering, announced that Lawrence Sutter had been selected as the College's assistant dean of research and external relations. Sutter is currently a professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Michigan Department of Transportation-sponsored Transportation Materials Research Center at . . . Read More