Campus Corner

Hailey Szymanski

Roose earns master’s at Mich. Tech.

Gina Roose was awarded her Master of Science degree in accounting at Michigan Technological University’s winter commencement on Dec. 15, 2018. She received the MTU Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Her undergraduate work included a double major at MTU in accounting and finance, graduating summa cum laude in May 2018.

While studying at MTU, Roose worked for Residence Life, was a Student Success Center mentor, School of Business student advisor, joined Circle K, the quiz bowl team, and concert choir.

She is a 2014 Alpena High School graduate.

Carlee Giordano

Roose has accepted a position as an associate accounting analyst with the Kohler company and currently lives in Sheboygan, Wis.

Roose is the daughter of Rob and Jane Roose of Alpena. She is the granddaughter of Mike and Marguerite Roose of Iron Mountain, and the late Wes and Evie Thomson of Long Rapids.

Cody Tucker graduates from WMU

Cody Tucker of Alpena graduated on April 27, 2019 from Western Michigan University.

He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in personal financial planning.

Gina Roose

Tucker is the son of Rich and Lori Tucker of Alpena.

He has accepted a position with Farm Bureau Insurance in Lansing.

Giordano graduates with honors

Carlee Giordano recently graduated summa cum laude from the Saginaw Valley State University Honors Program with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

She was named Outstanding Graduate from the social work program and was awarded the Mayme Hamilton Award in Excellence in Tutoring.

Cody Tucker

Giordano will begin her master’s program in the fall at the University of Michigan as one of 10 students accepted into the Community Based Initiative Fellowship.

She is a 2014 graduate of Alpena High School and is the daughter of Charlie and Christine Giordano.

Plume graduates from Ferris

Jared Plume of Alpena graduated from Ferris State University in December 2018.

Plume graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in health care systems administration.

He is the son of Brian and Miranda Plume of Alpena. He is the grandson of Mike and Thelma McDonald and Jerry and Andrea Plume, all of Alpena.

Brianna Fitzpatrick earns honors

Seven seniors were recently named Alma College Presidential Honors Scholars, including Brianna Fitzpatrick of Onaway. The students were announced at the April 19 senior dinner event on Alma’s campus.

Honors students participate in special seminar opportunities and faculty-guided research projects that fit and enhance their majors and interests. The program’s primary goals include stewardship, citizenship and leadership. Honors scholars are encouraged to immerse themselves in campus and community service and act as role models for their student peers. Students have specific requirements to complete during each of their four years of enrollment in college.

Fitzpatrick is majoring in physics and English at Alma College, and is a graduate of Onaway High School.

Szymanski earns MS from MSU

Hailey R. Szymanski graduated with a Master of Science recently through Michigan State University.

She completed her undergraduate degree at Central Michigan University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in dietetics.

Szymanski completed her internship in dietetics through MSU and Mercy Hospital in Muskegon in May 2018.

She is currently employed as a Registered Dietitian at SKLD by Illuminate HC in Muskegon and Whitehall.

Szymanski is a 2012 graduate of Alpena High School. She is the daughter of Paul and Robin Szymanski and granddaughter of Daniel and Jeanne Szymanski, all of Alpena.

Samuel Tuscher wins National Merit Scholarship

Alpena High School’s Samuel Tuscher has been chosen as a National Merit Scholarship winner, earning a $2,500 scholarship.

Tuscher, from Presque Isle, is planning on majoring in biochemistry.

Winners were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2019 program. A total of 2,500 winners named for this round of scholarships. National Merit Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

These scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors who appraised the following information: academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.


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