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alumni Class Notes


Fay M. Poissant (BBA98) was elected 2014 National President of the United States Junior Chamber, a non-profit


organization that provides development opportunities that empower active citizens between the ages of 18 and 40 to create positive change.


Robert A. Zalewski (BBA98) has been named the new senior vice president of Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance at Hantz Bank.


Earl A. Boykins (BS98) has been inducted into the 2013 Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame for his standout basketball career.


Wesley S. Coller (BS99) has co- produced of the movie, “Man of Steel,” which was released in theaters this past summer.


Lee P. Pritts II (BS99) is an assistant wrestling coach at Romeo High School and a camp advisor for the Romeo Wrestling Camp.


2000s Amanda E. Kulikowski-Clark


(BA00) is the CEO and president of Grammar Chic, Inc., a professional writing services company located in York, S.C.


Matthew Long (BS00) has been promoted to dean of students at Greensboro College. He joined the staff in 2007 as director of residence life before becoming the associate dean of students.


Aaron D. Rose (BS00, MA05) was named principal of Erickson Elementary School in the Ypsilanti Community School District.


Jason R. Struble (BS00) has published an article for the American Law Institute Continuing Legal


Education Group titled, “A Brief Guide to Comparative Advertising.”


Cindy L. Hasselbring (MA01) recently accepted an appointment from the Maryland State Department of


Education as the special assistant to the state superintendent for special projects.


Mark A. Howison (BS01) has been appointed to the position of clinical manager at Joak American Homes.


Jay P. Kennedy (BS01) has received the Graduate Minority Fellowship from the American Society of Criminology, as well as the Distinguished Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the University of Cincinnati.


Matthew J. Montange (SEPU01) is the new principal of Harper Creek High School in Battle Creek. He began his career in 2001 as a teacher at South Hill Academy.


Nina L. Davis (BS02, MA09) has been promoted to principal of L’Anse Creuse Middle School East in Chesterfield. She


previously served as L’Anse Creuse Middle School’s associate principal for two years.


Jason W. Stoicevich (BBA02) has been named head of Fiat North America. He will retain the position as director of the California Business Center.


Megan M. Andrus (BFA03) has won first place at the 2013 Masters Nationals Swimming competition in the 200-meter butterfly event.


Melissa A. Bentley (BS03) is the associate field producer for the television series, “The First 48,” which airs on Thursday nights on A&E.


Te’Sah M. Hemphill (BS03) has been promoted to manager of Michigan State University Federal Credit Union’s call center.


Brett P. McWethy (BS03, MS06) has been hired as associate director of communications for the Big Ten Conference’s Video Services Division. He began his career in athletic communications at the Mid- American Conference in 2005.


Hyeuo M. Park (MA03) is the new principal of Bach Elementary School in Ann Arbor.


Natalie R. Turner (MA03) is the new principal of Ypsilanti Community Middle School. She previously served as the assistant principal at the Willow Run Intermediate Learning Center.


Julie Reiff (BBA04) has joined Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors. Prior to joining the company, Reiff worked as a marketing analyst at Plastic Packaging.


Melodie J. Wiseman (BBA04) is a licensed attorney in Wisconsin and also works as a senior compliance specialist in suburban Chicago.


Geoffrey D. Dryer (MBA05) has been promoted to corporate treasury manager at Molex Incorporated in Lisle, Ill.


Devon M. Akmon (MS06) has been selected as director of the Arab American National Museum. Akmon has worked at the museum since 2005, and was hired as curator of community history before being promoted to deputy director in 2009.


Brian D. Wickstrom (EDD06) is the new athletic director at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.


Charles B. Tate (MS07) has joined Schafer Industries as manager of the company’s Driveline Division.


Lamanzer D. Williams (BS07) is the new athletic director and assistant principal for Ypsilanti Community Schools.


Megan Lee Crosbie (BBA08) has joined Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors. Prior to working for the company, Crosbie worked as marketing coordinator for Reinhart.


Haitham A. Fakhouri (BS08) has launched his own web development business, Bold Media. The company has developed 250 websites since 2008, and has expanded its services offerings to a number of different areas, including search engine optimization and digital marketing.


Brian J. Cook (BME09, SEPU09) is the new band director for Edmonton North High School in Oklahoma.


Brea D. Gates (MS09) has become a recognized leader in the field of engineering and sustainable facility


operations management. Gates currently holds the position of manager of engineering area support at Sodexo in the Business and Industry Division.


Carol B. Diglio (SPA09) was promoted to assistant superintendent of Human Resources by the Novi Community School District Board of Education. Digilio has served the Novi school district for the past 18 years.


Meaghan K. Troup (MS09) has had her paintings accepted at the Bridge Gallery in Rochester, N.Y. Troup’s pieces have also been featured at the Bare Metal Gallery in Northumberland and the Kind Café in Selinsgrove, Pa.


2010s Katie E. Booth (MA10) is the new


principal of Hamilton Elementary School in Westland. Booth has been with the district since 2008.


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