Since joining the School of Business and Economics in 2003, Mari Buche has immersed herself in campus and community life, including actively participating in community service through the Houghton Rotary Club (president 2007-08). She has served as advisor to various student organizations, such as the Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club, Beta Gamma Sigma honor society in business, and Alpha Gamma Delta. She was elected to serve on the Provost Search Committee (2009) and was SBE Senate Alternate for 3 years. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Mari supports Michigan Tech’s athletes by loudly cheering on the Huskies at hockey, basketball, football, and volleyball. Two of her fondest achievements are being recognized as a finalist for the Michigan Tech 2008 Distinguished Teaching Award and receiving the School of Business and Economics 2005 Wells Fargo Teaching Award.