Local students graduate from Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON — Four students from Delta County were among the more than 360 graduates honored at Michigan Technological University’s midyear commencement held on the Houghton, Michigan campus on Dec. 16, 2017.

James Parm, a partner in Inc. CEO Project, was the commencement speaker. Parm has a long and distinguished career leading international companies, including Inmarsat Solutions, Stratos and Shell Offshore Services. He is a 1981 Michigan Tech grad.

The following students received their degrees:


David Falish, Master of Science In Civil Engineering, Escanaba Area Public High School, Laurie Falish and Allan Falish

Jeremy Pepin, Bachelor of Science In Environmental Engineering, Escanaba Area Public High School, Patrick Peppin and Kim Peppin

Kyle Pinozek, Bachelor of Science In Mechanical Engineering, Escanaba Area Public High School, David Pinozek

Matthew Spreitzer, Master of Science In Applied Science Education,


Michael Grassel, Bachelor of Science In Computer Science, Escanaba Area Public High School, Michelle Grassel


Kelsie Nummilien, Bachelor of Science In Finance, Mid Peninsula High School, Tracie Nummilien and Shawn Nummilien