Michigan Tech & Finlandia Commencements

It’s the end of a chapter, but not the story, for the class of 2012. Graduation ceremonies were held at both Michigan Tech and Finlandia over the weekend.

The first student body to don the cap and gown were the Huskies, who approached commencement with the same enthusiasm that they approach all things.

Mechanical engineering major Grant Cox said he could hardly put into words what Tech has meant to him.

Zimbabwe native Tsitsi Hungwe will be heading to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, but she says she’ll never forget the teamwork she has experienced.

Redridge resident James Brandt earned a degree in accounting at age 55, and now he has many options.

He’s not sure yet if he’ll go into business for himself, get to work for someone else or head to grad school.

Some, like mechanical engineering major Brennan Tymrak, aren’t through making memories at Tech.

He’s returning in the fall as a grad student in the Peace Cops Masters International Program.

Finlandia students had their honors bestowed on them during a moving ceremony on Sunday.

Dollar Bay resident and Student Representative Dawn Engman said she’s ready to move on and see the world.

She wants to get a Master’s in social work from Western Michigan University.

Engman’s message during her speech was to meant to empower her classmates to get started on their next opportunity in life, saying that this is a time to take chances.

Posted by: Mike Hoey