Category: Class Notes

Back in the UP: Back Then and Now

I spent the first few days of deer season in the UP with Keith Montambo, (Forestry Class of 1955). We were DHH room-mates and first hunted together in the fall of 1951. Keith flew to New Jersey and we got together at my Camp in Pennsylvania in October for the early deer season. Then I flew into Iron Mountain for the Mich. hunt at his Camp.

Forestry graduates John N. Kressbach (1956) Keith R. Montambo (1955)

While in Michigan, Keith showed me the attached photo of his Dad, Ray J. Montambo displaying his “Fast and Fancy” handgun expertise for what appears to be a Forestry Class. We have no idea where the photo was taken or the time frame. We can identify Bert, Gene, Hammer and Sloan, but that’s about it.

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Best regards,
John N. Kressbach
(Forestry, 1956)
Keith R. Montambo
(Forestry, 1955)

Cherri Huelsberg Farren 2001

A quick note from Cherri Huelsberg Farren 2001.

Currently life is good, I recently got married to Simon James Farren on August 27, 2010 in Colchester UK and some pictures can be viewed at this link,  if anyone is interested. My immediate family and friends attended our wedding in the UK, where we sailed the Mersea shores in a classic barge.

I am teaching science full time at Tendring Technology College in Frinton-on-Sea UK. It is a great position and allows me lots of practical investigation work. I currently am working on integrating Ecology and Environmental Science programs into the College and working cooperatively with Cambridge University on STEM programs in the college. I completed my master’s degree in Secondary Education Science from WSU the spring of 2009.

John Bedford – MDA Honors Outstanding Employee

John Bedford (1983), Pest Response Program Manager in the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division, received the Department’s 2010 Front Line Ambassador Award in a ceremony in Lansing on October 15, 2010.
Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Don Koivisto today honored several department employees for their outstanding commitment to teamwork, leadership, and excellence during its annual employee awards ceremony. Winners were both nominated and selected by their fellow MDA colleagues. “Even as we work to weather this economic crisis with less staffing resources, MDA employees step up to the plate every day to make sure their fellow Michiganians are receiving top-notch customer service from the grocery store to the gas pump to agricultural job creation,” said Koivisto. “I count it both a blessing and a privilege to count this high caliber group of state employees among my colleagues.”
Front Line Ambassador Award: John Bedford of Coopersville
The “Front Line Ambassador Award” is given to an employee who is regularly put in precarious and difficult situations, all the while demonstrating a positive attitude, identifying creative options for resolution, and following through with the constituent. The award is not given for a singular achievement or activity, but rather reflects a continuing commitment to the mission and values of MDA.