For the first time in two years, a graduation ceremony was held on campus at Michigan Tech. Taking place inside the Student Development Complex at the Wood Gym, nearly 500 students received their diplomas at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels Saturday morning. Masks were required for all in attendance, and it perhaps holds a clue for what the larger spring event may look like, traditionally located at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.
Michael Pulick, who wrapped up his studies at Michigan Tech in 1986, served as commencement speaker. Pulick was one of four siblings from the same family to get a degree from the university. Pulick graduated as an electrical engineer, but now serves as a business professor at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is also on the Michigan Tech Fund Board of Directors, which manages the school’s endowment fund.
The student speaker was Jay Czerniak, a civil engineer who is staying on campus to pursue an MBA. In June he will begin his career at a construction firm in his home state of Wisconsin.