Archives—October 2015

Three Inducted into Academy of Educators 2015

The Academy of Educators induction ceremony was held on Saturday, October 3, 2015. This year two alumni educators and one honorary member were recognized as those who brought distinction to themselves, Michigan Technological University and the Teacher Education program, through their participation, commitment, outstanding leadership, and/or public service in the field of education.

Awards were presented by Bruce Seely, Dean, College of Sciences and Arts, Susan Amato-Henderson, Chair, Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, and Shari Stockero, Director of Teacher Education, Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences.

The 2015 inductees are:

Dennis P. Harbour
Master’s in School Administration, ‘77
Bachelor of Science, Business Education, ‘74
Superintendent of Schools (retired)
Copper Country Intermediate School District

Darrell R. Hendrickson
Bachelor of Science, Forestry, ‘77
Secondary Teacher Certification, ‘01
7th Grade Teacher
Washington Middle School
Public Schools of Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw

Charles G. Schepke
Master of Science, Applied Science Education, ‘05
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, ‘87
Secondary Teaching Certification, ‘94
5th – 8th Grade Teacher
Roscommon Middle/High School

Portraits and brief vitae of these distinguished academy members will be prominently displayed in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences to serve as inspirational role models for Michigan Tech students.

Academy of Educators 2015
Academy of Educators – 2015 Inductees

Kenneth Showler Inducted to Sciences and Arts Academy

Kenneth Showler
Kenneth Showler

Kenneth Showler, BA 2007 in Sound Design, was inducted into the College of Sciences and Arts Academy on October 1, 2015.

Ken Showler enrolled at Michigan Technological University in the fall of 2002, as an electrical engineering major. Ken’s interest and skills prompted his transfer into the newly available BA in sound design. Shortly after graduation, Ken began a short internship with the Detroit Chop Shop, a sound effects production house. Ken’s strong computer skills landed him a fortuitous freelance gig, developing video playback systems for a theme park attraction mock-up in London. This job brought him into contact with his next boss from the audiovisual systems integration company Bond Communication. Following a pattern, Ken met his next bosses while working with their product (7thSense Delta Media Server) at Ferrari World.

The company established 7thSense LLC in the US and opened a small support/service office in Southfield, MI. In April 2015, Ken and fellow partners Matt Barton, Ian Cannell, and Richard Brown assumed ownership of the company through a management buyout from Adam Neale and Ian Macpherson. 7thSense provides high resolution, uncompressed video playback products and support to respected visitor attractions globally. Ken feels very fortunate to be involved.

Learn more about Kenneth Showler.

Read the Comments from the Dean for the 2015 ceremony.