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Alumni Buzz: June 22, 2011

by Chris Vilag, Published June 22, 2011

June 16

Etelamaki named director of finance for Naples Airport Authority
"Etelamaki holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and has completed post-baccalaureate work in accounting."

Recent EMU graduate Kayla Potter responds to Joplin tornado as part of AmeriCorps team
"Social work major draws on training, perspective she received at Eastern as she helps city cope with disaster"

June 17

Local league aims to teach kids the game, have some fun
"Hogan, who has been a pro for 20 years and golfed at Eastern Michigan University, is offering a free individual clinic once a month for youth players."

June 18

Roush lining up to storm Michigan
"He earned his master's degree in mathematics at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and worked for Ford before starting his own company."

June 19

Kriengkrairut and Giulietti-Schmitt are ready for the spotlight
"Giulietti-Schmitt is part of an elite group of student-athletes who have earned a college degree while competing. In December 2008, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Geology from Eastern Michigan University."

June 20

Phys Ed Teacher Marcie Dryden Anticipates New Career as Keller Principal
"Dryden graduated from Eastern Michigan University where she received a bachelor's degree in physical education and health and a master's degree in physical education."

June 22

Robert Wendzicki Signs Contract With Lake Erie Crushers
"Recent Eastern Michigan University graduate and left-handed starting pitcher/first baseman, Robert Wendzicki has signed a professional contract with the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League."


Class Notes

Robert Winning (BA64) is a professor of biology and has received a Distinguished Professor of the Year Award from the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.

John Malacos (BA68) was the commencement speaker for the graduates of the University of Findlay in OH.

Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom (BBE72, MLS96) was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Crime Victims Services commission.

Linda Veach (BS72, MA78) is retiring after 37 years of service in education.

Mark Davidson (BS73, MA77) and his family were inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Michigan Chapter.

Donald Mende (BS85) is the new city development director of Sterling Heights.

Kathy Tarnacki (MA87) is the new principal of St. Catherine of Siena Academy in Wixom.

Robin Collier (BS90, MLS00) was promoted to deputy chief in charge of the uniform division for the Westland Police Department.

Julieanna Frost (BA93, MLS95, MLS00) has had her book, a pictorial history titled “Adrian”, published by Arcadia Publishing.

Thomas Denney (BS95) was inducted into the Westerville North High School Alumni Hall of Fame.

Michael Armour (BS96) is the offensive coordinator for the University of Northern Colorado football team.

Karen Sterzik (BBA00, MS10) is an accounting, business, and internet and design teacher at Milan High School in the Milan Area School District.

Margaret Acker (MSN01) is the administrator of Southwest Surgical Center in Grand Rapids.

Craig Morton (BS04) is now the head golf professional at The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs, Fla.

Lindsay Younger (MA09) has been named as the president and CEO of the nonprofit organization Resource Genesee.