Class Notes 1970s

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Terry More, RN, MS, Class of 1970

Forty years ago, I was the (first male) to graduate from the associate degree nursing program.  SC gave me the confidence to work in many areas of nursing. I have had the opportunity to work at some of the leading hospitals in the country. In addition, I have held nursing administration positions. Since my graduation, I have been an advocate for men, encouraging them to enter nursing. I continue to work in nursing education, and have no plans to retire.

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Mary H. Fernimos, Class of 1974

I just LOVED being a student at Schoolcraft College in the early years of its development.  Every time I drive by the college wonderful memories come to my mind of the days I was a student there.  Now, my granddaughter is a student at Schoolcraft.  I feel blessed. Best regards and much success in your endeavors of managing the Alumni Relations Department.  I look forward to your e-mails and publications.

Sheila Ovington
Sheila Ovington, Class of 1972

I graduated in ‘72 with an AA in Art. At the time, I was thirty-four years old with a husband and four small children I was so proud to be part of Schoolcraft, it was just a good "fit".  In 75’ I earned my BA in Fine Arts/Interior Design from Eastern Michigan.  I worked for a design studio in Birmingham and then for Ethan Allen in Livonia.  I moved to St. Louis and I continued my career with Ethan Allen until I retired 15 years ago. 

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Ron Robinson, Class of 1972

I graduated from Schoolcraft College in ‘72 with an A.A. in Secondary Education. I have been teaching at Schoolcraft since January 1976. I am currently an Adjunct Professor of Political Science. I am also a Contract Negotiator for the U.S. Army TACOM, since June 1981. 

Mary Ellen King
Mary Ellen King, Class of 1974

In 1972, I entered Schoolcraft College with little academic confidence. The support I received helped me achieve my future success. I eventually went on to earn a Master’s degree and have enjoyed a successful career in social work for 25 years. Thank you SC for changing my life.

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Myra Mellberg, Class of 1974

Forty years ago, I was the (first male) to graduate from the associate degree nursing program.  SC gave me the confidence to work in many areas of nursing. I have had the opportunity to work at some of the leading hospitals in the country. In addition, I have held nursing administration positions. Since my graduation, I have been an advocate for men, encouraging them to enter nursing. I continue to work in nursing education, and have no plans to retire.

Shirley Cervenan 
Shirley Cervenan, Class of 1975

Since the age of 12, I wanted to be a nurse. Schoolcraft College helped me realize my dream. Over the last 50 years, Schoolcraft has made dreams come true for many students. Thank you SC.

Maria Johnston
Maria Johnston, Class of 1975

Schoolcraft College has always been a place providing academic excellence and service to the community.  The education and foundation skills I received at Schoolcraft College have enabled me to have a long and rewarding thirty-six year career as a nurse.

 Tom Getts
Tom Getts, Transfer Alum 1976

I attended Schoolcraft College from 1973 to 1976 part time in the evening. I transferred to Spring Arbor University in 1977 and received a B.A. in Business in 1979. In 1982 I received a M.A. degree from Central Michigan University. I have had many jobs through the years primarily in Sales capacities and in 2000 after being “downsized” I started my own company, RoboLase Solutions LLC selling LASER and robotic components to the OEM automotive industry and their tier suppliers. Early in the 2000’s I invented a device to capture and secure a LASER fiber as it is attached to a robot. This product was called EZ Whip and I sold many systems to various customers. In 2008 I saw a need for a EZ Whip type product to secure a tractor / trailer brake lines and electrical cables and after spending eight months working under a 53’ trailer performing research I was able to figure out how to make my product work. Shortly after this I formed a new company EZ Claw, Inc.  Today we have many different EZ Claw products and have sold thousands of systems for all OEM trucks and trailers. EZ Claw products are available through 1,200 locations and we manufacture them here in Charlotte, NC. Customers include hundreds of Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller independent truck owner / operator’s. I have received two United States Patents as well as registering the EZ Claw logo and mark. I am also the past President of the Inventors Network of the Carolina’s a not-for-profit organization helping to educate the individual inventor. INOTC is one of the largest inventor organizations in the United States and I have mentored 100’s of individual inventors. My passion is inventing industrial products and successfully commercializing these. I have figured out how to invent a product, how to patent it and how to make money from it.

   
   
 

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