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Alumni Buzz: June 29, 2011

by Chris Vilag, Published June 29, 2011

June 22

Eagles in Action at Michigan Amateur
"EMU alum Marty Jeppesen (Saline, Mich-Saline) is also participating in the event."

June 23

WASHTENAW COUNTY: Local residents bring suicide to light with annual walk, fundraiser 'Out of the Darkness'
"With hope, Wessel rebuilt his world by regaining his driver's license, working odd jobs, getting his general equivalency diploma, earning a degree from Eastern Michigan University, working for an accounting firm and ultimately joining his church home at The Naz about seven years ago."

Jefferson's Cooley earns Region Coach of the Year honors
"Cooley competed in track at Amherst Steele High School in Ohio, then ran four years at Eastern Michigan University."

June 24

River traveler to present program at The Heritage
"Fletcher is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University who took his first canoe trip in 1978 on the Pere Marquette River."


Business Briefs: Business offers healing touch in Brighton
"Ashley Watterson, a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and certified in therapeutic massage, opened Tocca Massage Therapy this year in the Millpond Parke Building at 730 W. Grand River Ave. in downtown Brighton."

June 28

RIVERVIEW: Supt. Dennis Desmarais leaves school district after 36 years
"The Eastern Michigan University graduate began his teaching career at Seitz Junior High School and Riverview Community High School."

Teachers on break: Webb art teacher presents work in Montana gallery
"Johnson has his MFA in ceramics from Eastern Michigan University but has been teaching art since 1996." Niese Passes Tests After Rapid Heartbeat; Collins Returns Home "Collins grew up in nearby Midland as a Tigers fan, and went to Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, which is closer to Detroit than Midland."

June 29

Fore the Record
"Graham Hill was a two-time Ontario Amateur champion, member of the Canada team and a graduate of Eastern Michigan University before buckling down at his desk job."


Class Notes

Michael Ferguson (BS73, MA76, SPA84) is retiring as the principal of Brandon High School in the Hillsborough County Plic Scubhool District after 34 years of service in education.

David Peterson (BS77) is the new superintendent of the Lakeview School District of St. Clair Shores.

Steve Gilzow (MA79) was selected to participate in the Artist-In-Residence Program at Porcupine Wilderness State Park.

Angela Arndt (BS88) has completed her Ph.D. in Educational Studies through the University of Cincinnati.

Theresa Joseph (BS88) has been named as the new assistant principal at the Arborwood Elementary School campus in the Monroe Public School District.

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

David Korff (MA96) was the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Award winner at St. Clair County Community College of Port Huron.

Melanie Caughey (BS98) is now a secretary at the University of Michigan College of Engineering in Ann Arbor.

Rosemary Johnson (BS98, MA02) was selected to participate in an American Industrial Revolution workshop at the Henry Ford Museum at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.

Lindsay Buhagiar (BS06) has earned a masters of science in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University and is now a marketing program manager at the satellite radio station ReachMD.

Susan Banning (MSN09) has earned her family nurse practitioner degree from the University of Toledo Medical College.

Benjamin Garrison (BS09) was accepted into the 122nd Michigan State Police Trooper Recruit School and is now assigned to the Mt. Pleasant post for field training.