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ArcelorMittal Alum On Campus: Recruiting and Giving Back

(Left to right): Ryan Hoagland ’98 EE; Mark Plichta, MSE chair; Paul Sanders, MSE; Adam Johnson, Corporate Partnerships; Joe Nowosad ’87 metallurgical and materials engineering; Jim Turnquist, Career Services director; Jim Frendewey, School of Technology dean; Bill Lepak ’90 EE; Rick Berkey, College of Engineering; Not pictured: Kate Nowosad, freshman; Chad Arney, J. R. Van Pelt and Opie Library. Joe Nowosad ’87 was on campus this week for some recruiting and a check presentation on behalf of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company. They also had a nice display in the library. Joe had a successful recruiting session during the Career Fair, too. He’ll be offering some twenty students positions at the company, and there are more internships, too. “We have many baby boomers retiring who we must replace,” he said. Looks like he came to the right place.

High School Enterprise Lauded

Square One Education Network has honored Michigan Tech’s High School Enterprise as a “model program” that is an example of “outstanding collaborative partnerships between K-12 education and postsecondary education.” The award, “Winning Combination in Education,” was bestowed Aug. 17 at the group’s Synergy Summit 2011 in Ypsilanti. Last year Purdue University received the recognition.


Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan Tech’s Institute for Leadership and Innovation is one of the great successes in the state

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in the inaugural address on January 1, 2011, said Michigan Tech’s Institute for Leadership and Innovation is one of the great successes in the state.

Near the conclusion of the inaugural address, the governor said: “For the reinvention of Michigan going ahead, at a minimum, we need to commit to the four following objectives:

Number one, we will be a globally competitive leader in innovation.

Number two, we will create more and better jobs.

Number three, we will create a bright future for our young people.

And finally, we will do this together and not leave some behind.

“Part of the process is to celebrate some of the great successes we already have going for us. Over the next year, you’ll hear of “Power of Michigan” events to highlight great entrepreneurial and innovation activities in our state. We’ll be highlighting things we are already doing. Things such as Art Prize in Grand Rapids, the Accelerate Michigan innovation contest in Southeastern Michigan, Michigan Tech’s Institute for Leadership and Innovation up in Houghton. We have great things going and we will celebrate them.”

The governor said: “We all want to live in a state of high expectations and, more importantly, high results. We can only achieve extraordinary things if we aspire beyond traditional thinking. The old unbelievable needs to become the new achievable — new expectations for our lives and the lives of our children. Let today be the birth of a new chapter in Michigan’s history. Let today be the birth of the era of innovation and the reinvention of Michigan.”

The ILI is home to the Enterprise Program, the Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership, and the High School Enterprise Program. Under the direction of Professor Robert Warrington and Professor of Practice Robert Mark (School of Business and Economics), the institute seeks to develop innovation, discovery and leadership skills among students from all academic departments.