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William Sproule ’68, Houghton, was honored with induction into the Michigan Tech Academy of Civil and Environmental Engineers in recognition of his career in 2019.
Chuck Collini ’79, Traverse City, Proforma Printing Advantage is celebrating 20 years as a successful Traverse City based business in the print, promotional products and decorated apparel industry. Chuck Collini founded the business in 2001 to help businesses grow by providing comprehensive marketing and branding services.
“I have built amazing relationships and partnerships with clients and suppliers over the past two decades,” said Collini. “The marketing solutions and products I provide to my clients may have evolved with the trends over the years, but I have always remained dedicated to providing the best customer service possible.”
Some of Proforma Printing Advantage’s clients include Independent Bank, Fremont Insurance, Mercantile Bank, Cherry Republic, Lake Superior State University, EJ USA, Inc and Ferris State University, to name a few.
“I am proud that the business continues to grow and thrive and I believe that has resulted from my customer first approach,” said Collini. “I am always looking for new and exciting marketing and branding solutions to bring to the table. I succeed when my clients succeed.”
Proforma Printing Advantage offers brand and graphic communication solutions through promotional products, commercial printing services, business documents and eCommerce solutions. For more information about Proforma Printing Advantage, please visit https://cc915.proforma.com.
Michael Desrochers ’77, Nashville, After 32 years of Service with the Michigan State Senate and 17 as the Director of Information Services, Mike has finally retired (Feb 4, 2021). A special tribute was read on the Senate floor recognizing his years of service and dedication.
Jim Evans ’74, Mackinaw City, retired after having a 50-year career with Mackinac State Historic Parks.
Michael Garcia ’81, Palmdale, CA, obtained his MBA/Management in 1988 from Golden Gate University, and was Six Sigma Black Belt, 2016, from Villanova.
Julie Vincent ’83, Brookfield, VT, retired from Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in September, 2020. She and her wife, Christine Jones, have relocated to Vermont where Chris is now the Priest of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Randolph, VT.
Mark Wuori ’88, Marquette, retired from from the Marquette City Police Department on January 17th, 2021. He served the citizens of the city of Marquette for 32.5 years. After graduating from Lake Superior State University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement with a minor in Fire Science, he was employed by the Marquette City Police Department in July of 1988. During that time he served in various functions of the department including, patrolman, narcotics detective and road patrol supervisor.
Jennifer France ’98, Sault Ste. Marie, was featured in the Winter 2020 Benchmark Magazine.
Carrie (Clark) Sharpe ’98, Gaylord, through her work as a Communication Consultant, Carrie served as Communications Director for the successful campaign of Ken Borton for State Representative of Michigan’s 105th district. Carrie crafted campaign messaging, strategized and managed the campaign’s social media presence, and consulted on speech/debate prep. Carrie co-owns He says, She says, LLC, a communication consulting agency. She is also co-host of the Speaking with Ryan & Carrie Sharpe podcast.
State representative Ken Borton presented Carrie Sharpe with a flag that was flown over the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing as a token of appreciation for Carrie’s work as Communications Director on Representative Borton’s campaign for office.
Amanda (Johnson) Tanner ’91, ’97, ’02, Cheboygan, was awarded the Outstanding Faculty of the Year award by Capella University.
Michael Baitinger ’06, Detroit, has been elected as the Board of Directors President for The Urban Hockey Foundation. Based out of Southwest Detroit, The Urban Hockey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization seeking to grow the game of ice hockey at a grass roots level by providing funding, mentorship & educational opportunities through ice hockey in non-traditional and diverse urban, underserved, and remote communities.
Patrick Bell ’03, Cheboygan, Joined AAA Michigan in January of 2021 as a Field Sales Agent, working out of the Petoskey office but also working from home.
Krista Nowka ’09, East Jordan, at her recently opened physical therapy and sports rehabilitation center in East Jordan, she aims to prepare clients for an active role in pursuing health and wellness goals.
Craig Salvalaggio ’03, Rochester Hills, was featured in the Robotics Industries Association’s Industry News (Jan. 2021 edition). RIA is the premier association for robotics industries in North America. Craig is the Chief Operating Officer at Applied Manufacturing Technologies in Orion, MI.
Vishnu Chander ’12, Sault Ste. Marie, has joined War Memorial Hospital as a hospitalist.
Diego Cuglietta ’19, Edmonton, is finding his footing in the ECHL.
Kevin Czuczman ’14, Toronto, Ont., shared how his late father keeps him cheery while waiting for first NHL action since 2014.
Kylee Fitzpatrick ’17, Grand Rapids, works in Grand Rapids at Saint Mary’s in the Birthing Center.
Zack Harvey ’17, Grand Rapids, Was hired in January at the West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball Team in Grand Rapids as the Staff Accountant.
Leslie Rosenberg ’14, Kasson, MN, Has been a Receptionist for America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses for 3 years.
Roxanne Steinhoff ’13, Roxanne Steinhoff ’13, Chicago, was recently spotlighted by the Sports Events & Tourism Association. Roxanne is currently a Marketing & Communications Specialist at Chicago Sports Commission | J.D. Candidate, DePaul University College of Law
Jordan Van Loo ’19, Charlevoix, was hired as a marketing and communication specialist for Grand Traverse County.