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VitaMaria Loduca

VitaMaria Loduca

Student Stories

Just as her parents did when they named her, VitaMaria Loduca is approaching her culinary career in ways both traditional and unique. An avid baker since childhood, she cinched a production baking course at Fraser High School before following her siblings to Macomb. She took a few exploratory courses, at the encouragement of her mom, before deciding the Culinary Arts program was the best fit.

Jill Moffatt

Jill Moffatt

Alumni Stories

Jill Moffatt’s last job was registering patients at the front desk of a medical practice. After completing Macomb’s six-month Certified Professional Coder program, she’s now accompanying physicians into the examining rooms with laptop in tow.

Brooke Jankowsky

Brooke Jankowsky

Student Stories

Somehow in between working on her second associate degree, a part-time job at C.J. Barrymore’s, multiple responsibilities with Macomb’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter and being a vocal champion for community colleges, Brooke Jankowsky has found time to study piano.

Erin Weimann

Erin Weimann

Alumni Stories

California’s Disneyland has long been billed as the Happiest Place on Earth, but after two internships and two years of seasonal work at Disney World in Florida, Erin Weimann found it to be a universal theme in the Disney enterprise.

Robert James

Robert James, Business

Faculty Stories

Robert James knows entrepreneurship as well as he does hockey; scoring goals in both arenas and loading up on experiences that he shares with students in the classes he teaches at Macomb.

Alyssa Wood

Alyssa Wood

Student Stories

Sometimes in life, the most important decision you can make is either not to do something or, rather, to pivot and go in an entirely new direction. Alyssa Wood, 25 and from Shelby Township, is the perfect example.

Justine Vescio

Justine Vescio

Student Stories

To borrow from Irene Cara, Academy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Justine Vescio intends to dance right through her life. A fitness instructor, dance teacher and weight trainer, the Macomb student is pursuing two (more) degrees at Macomb in Exercise Science, and Health and Wellness Promotion (WHES collectively) while teaching at a fitness center and two dance studios.

Charles Havern

Charles Havern

Alumni Stories

Charlie Havern thought he was sailing toward a career as a restaurant chef when he graduated from Macomb in 2019 with an associate degree in culinary arts and a lasting friendship with Professor Chef Scott O’Farrell. But a job cooking in the galley of a cruise ship with port of calls in the Hawaiian Islands sent him in a completely different direction.

Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson

Student Stories

Amy Jackson has been playing basketball since she was four. But even after setting a record for earning varsity letters (17) at Flat Rock Community High School and being named Female Athlete of the Year 2018-19 by Monroe Evening News, she didn’t think she was good enough of an athlete to make a college team.