Northern Michigan University

Michigan Industrial & Technology Education Society

State of Michigan University Representative

Gary Herschell, Junior

Major: BS in Industrial Technology Secondary Education

Northern Michigan University


    Gary Herschell was recently selected by the president of MITES, Mr. Abe Zain, to represent all teacher education students in Michigan Colleges and Universities by serving as their student representative for the 2008-2009 school year.  Gary is from Sault Ste Marie, MI and last year was one of three NMU IT teacher education students to receive a MITES scholarship.  After graduation Gary hopes to teach career and technology education in the Upper Peninsula.  He is a member of NMU-SITES.


Gary was also recently selected to model for the recruiting magnetic business cards as pictured below. 

Congratulations on your successes, Gary!


    My name is Gary G. Herschell Jr. and I was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan.  Iím currently a junior at Northern Michigan University in the Industrial Technology Education Program.  I grew an interest in Industrial Technology by being exposed to many activities through my father that involved technical skills and problem solving.  Such activities as welding, construction, auto mechanics and carpentry became something that I grew to know, love and respect.  Upon graduating from Sault Area High School and Career Center, I decided to take my knowledge that I had received and share and encourage others to do the same as my father and teachers did with me.

    While being interested in Industrial classes I became involved with the MITES (Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society) program starting in the seventh grade.  MITES is an excellent program for young children to become involved in.  MITES holds a state wide competition for children to have their projects compete with others throughout  Michigan.  This encourages kids to do well, as well as becoming more cultured by seeing what other students have been doing, and maybe gain an idea or two.  My success in the Industrial program has been greatly increased due to MITES support, as well by the support of my teachers who are involved with it as well.

 - - Gary