Category: Alumni

Alumni Outreach

Cadets in front of a Michigan College of Mining and Technology bus circa 1950s

We want to recognize our ROTC alumni whose service to the United States, our local communities, Michigan Technological University and Finlandia University exemplifies the values and traditions of the Army and our program. 

Do you know a graduate of our program whose accomplishments are deserving of being recognized? Please help us shine the spotlight on them and give our current Cadets inspiring alums to look up to. Use the form on the link below to nominate an alumnus

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Alumni Kevin Erkkila Featured in Midland Daily News on Deployment to Middle East

Kevin Erkkila during Commissioning Ceremony at 2015 Commencement.

Michigan Tech alumnus Kevin Erkkila ’15, was featured in the article “Midland Remembers First Lieutenant Kevin Erkkila, Operation Inherent Resolve in the Middle East,” in the Midland Daily News. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Erkkila completed the Army ROTC program at Michigan Tech and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army upon graduation. Erkkila is currently deployed in the Middle East serving as an engineering officer with the 3-21 Infantry Division.

Errkila’s story is part of the “Midland Remembers” series this November in the Midland Daily News. The series shares stories of veterans with ties to Midland, Michigan.

As some of you already know, my unit has been selected to deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve overseas in the Middle East. Because of this, I’ll be leaving the country for several months here shortly. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve my country. The Army has taken care of me for the last four years and I’m excited to see where the next adventure leads. Once I get overseas and have an address, I’ll share that and additional information with those who want it. Thank you all for your love and support. See you next year! –Kevin Erkkila