Mark Wilcox

Mark Wilcox

Contact

  • News Writer, University Marketing and Communications

Biography

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 

Michigan Tech and Northwestern Michigan College to Create Engineering Pipeline

In a signing ceremony held August 7, Michigan Technological University and Northwestern
      Michigan College (NMC) formalized a new partnership designed to expedite degree completion
      for engineering students transferring to Michigan Tech from NMC.

Michigan Technological University and Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) have formalized a new partnership designed to expedite degree completion for engineering students transferring to Michigan Tech from NMC. In a signing ceremony held Wednesday, Aug. 7 on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus in Traverse City, Michigan, Michigan Tech President . . . Read More

A Perfect Example: Alumna's Story Told at Round Table

Michigan Tech alumna Audra Thurston speaks with Small Business Administration Interim
      Administrator Chris Pilkerton while Janet Callahan, dean of Michigan Tech's College
      of Engineering, looks on. All three were on a tour of Calumet Electronics, where Thurston
      is a process engineer, on Tuesday July 23. Photo courtesy of Calumet Electronics

Michigan Tech alumna Audra Thurston ’18 has a degree in chemical engineering, but after an internship at a local manufacturer of printed circuit boards, her career took an unexpected turn — and it seems to have worked out well. Thurston’s story was held as an example of current trends in small . . . Read More

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