Three Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center graduates were inducted into the CTC Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 6, 2014 during the Annual Advisory Committee Dinner. The criteria to be nominated for the Hall of Fame are at least ten years post high school graduation, success in a career related to training received at CTC, and community involvement as an adult.
The Honorees are:
Stephen Donahue was a student in Automotive at CTC and graduated from Cadillac High School in 1980.
Stephen attended Northwood University and Ferris State University and earned an associate’s degree in automotive. He is currently employed as a manager with Weller Reman, a heavy equipment remanufacturer. Stephen serves on the Heavy Equipment Mechanics Advisory Board and volunteers his time coaching football.
Mike Downey was a student in the Welding and Metal Fabrication program and graduated from Manton High School in 1987. Following graduation, Mike worked at Four Winns. For the past 10 years, he has been employed at Volvo Penta as a Senior Applications Engineer. Mike serves on the Power Sports and Equipment Advisory Board and volunteers his time with the Cadillac Motorcycle Club.
Kyle Mellema was a student in the Marketing/Sales program and graduated from Cadillac High School in 2001. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing along with a certificate in Retail Management from Ferris State University. He is currently employed as the Store Director at Meijer in Petoskey. Kyle volunteers his time in food pantries and helps high school students with career opportunities.