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 

Teamwork: New Graduate School Dean Begins Duties

Will Cantrell began his new position as dean of Michigan Tech's Graduate School July
      1. He is succeeding Pushpalatha Murthy who retired at the end of June. Cantrell has
      been with the University for nearly 20 years.

Last month, Jacqueline Huntoon, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced that Cantrell, then the associate dean of the Graduate School and exiting director of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI), would assume his new role as dean on July 1. "It is a privilege to be entrusted with this position, . . . Read More

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