Full Steam Ahead

EDUCATION
Western Michigan University (WMU), Mechanical Engineering, B.B.S. ’17

HOMETOWN
Scotts, MI

EMPLOYMENT
Application Engineer, Steam and Condensate Department, Armstrong International

ALL IN A DAY’S WORK
I have been working at Armstrong International since March 2018. Armstrong designs and manufactures mechanical solutions for steam, air, and hot water applications. Our products are used everywhere from education and healthcare to the food and beverage industry. As an application engineer, my job is to directly support Armstrong’s third-party representatives by thoroughly answering any and all technical questions. Sometimes, my team has to calculate a quote for a big project. Other times, there may be an issue with a product, and we have to troubleshoot it. I never know what question I am going to get.

Outside the Box

EDUCATION

Western Michigan University (WMU)

Graphic and Printing Science, B.B.S. ’16

HOMETOWN

Sylvan Lake, MI

EMPLOYMENT

Material Management Analyst,

Graphic Packaging International

LOVING THE LOCAL FLAVOR

NAME
Andy Cullen

EDUCATION
Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC)
Web Design and Development (A.A.S.) ’17

Software Development (A.A.S.) ’17

HOMETOWN
Bellville, Michigan

EMPLOYMENT
Junior Software Development Engineer, National Flavors

ON THE JOB
My job at National Flavors spans both the development and IT worlds, so my responsibilities consist of everything from fixing surprise bugs in our homemade business software, constructing new capabilities in our data software, and building a new online customer portal. My previous experience as a lab assistant helped me fit into the company culture quite well, but the main thing that helps me thrive in this position is the wide range of experiences I have gained from my instructors at KVCC.

Engineering the Future

Matt Bruinsma

EDUCATION
Western Michigan University (WMU)
Mechanical Engineering, B.B.S. ‘15

HOMETOWN
Wayland, Michigan

EMPLOYMENT
Research and Development Engineer, Flowserve Corporation

Kalamazoo Scores Big

Zach Terrell
Western Michigan University (WMU)
Finance, B.B.S. ’15, M.B.A., in progress)

Hometown
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Employment
Executive Development Associate, Zeigler Auto Group

A Favorite College Memory (or Two)
Athletically, winning the Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship and going to the Cotton Bowl are at the top of my list of highlights. Running out of that tunnel in Texas, hearing everybody chant “Row the Boat,” and seeing three-fourths of that stadium filled by Bronco fans was breathtaking. Personally, my greatest accomplishment in college though is having met my wife.