July 23, 2014

EMU marketing chief earns another major award

Associate vice president Ted Coutilish honored as distinguished alumnus by Grosse Pointe North High School

by Geoff Larcom, Published July 18, 2013

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YPSILANTI - The Grosse Pointe North High School Distinguished Alumni Selection Committee has named Theodore G. Coutilish a member of the 2013 Class of Grosse Pointe North Distinguished Alumni.

Ted Coutilish

Coutilish, associate vice president, marketing, for Eastern Michigan University, was selected one of eight graduates to be honored during a ceremony on Nov. 22. "Looking at the accomplishments of recent recipients, I am honored and humbled," Coutilish said.

Last year, Coutilish earned two major awards:

  • IABC Detroit named Coutilish the 2012 Communicator of the Year. IABC Detroit, the premiere association for professional business communicators, presents this distinguished honor to a veteran communications professional who exemplifies excellence in professional achievement across several categories of evaluation, including leadership, advancing the profession, encouraging professionalism and integrity, and civic/charitable contributions.
  • The National Fragile X Foundation recognized Coutilish and his wife, Mary Beth Langan, with the Halstead-Bresnahan Family Award at the 13th Annual International Fragile X Conference in Miami, Fla. The award recognizes those who make a profound difference to families affected by Fragile X Syndrome.

Coutilish joined EMU in 2006. He oversees a dual role of university and athletics marketing. He earned a master's degree from University of Detroit Mercy and a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University. He is a current board member of the National Fragile X Foundation. He lives in the City of Grosse Pointe with his wife, Mary Beth Langan, and their son, Andrew, who has Autism and Fragile X Syndrome.

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Geoff Larcom

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