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Howard T

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Last Login 10/3/2016
Location Kalamazoo, MI
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
Many trip reports over 4wheel drive roads in the SW have been used to promote or attract business. Camping and backpacking information has been written for promotional use in local stores in the Southwest of the United States.
Legal Education for Laymen, Backpacking and Camping, Physics specifically particle physics, and travel.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Aug 1982 – Dec 1984
Law Enforcement and Police Officer Certification, A.A.

This degree was earned in addition to further work in the area of Particle Physics after graduation. No degree in Physics was earned from an institution was granted.

Western Michigan University Sep 1966 – Mar 1969
Counseling, M.A.

The education was an 60 graduate hour program after which certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) was granted. This entitled the holder to also become certified as a "School Counselor" under the educational rules regarding High School and Elementary School certification.

Western Michigan University Sep 1962 – Mar 1966
Social Studies, Sociology, Education, B.S.

During this educational period, the military draft was started and students were not exempt from call to duty. Education became an option as it provided for deferring the draft until such time as educators were no longer a high demand occupation. Therefor it was obvious that a field of study in need at the time was a good option.

Honors and Awards
Offer of extended employment Jun 2006
An original terminal contract was changed to an offer of an undeclared extension for the excellent work done under a confidentiality agreement.

Employee of the Year Dec 2003
Civilian Employee of the Year - citation read in part "The first employee I have hired that has underplayed his talent and his abilities rather than overrating himself."

Promotion to Departmental Training Officer Dec 1989
This was a position that had not existed within the department but was created to fulfill a need for a standardized training format.

Association Memberships
Masonic Lodge Sep 1985
Fraternal Organization in which he chaired an annual scholarship award given to a graduating senior at our local high school.

FOP Jun 1985
Member of National and local lodges.

Michigan Education Association Sep 1966
Member and later advisor on school board negotiations. Elected Union President of our local union organization for several years. Negotiated multi-year contracts and also handled all grievances up to and including arbitration before a referee.

Projects by Industry

Development of a student discipline program that identified and tracked problem students within a school system. Presented program at workshops and the program was used by several school disticts. It included a software package that could be used in conjunction with the tracking program.


Developed reports of accounting activities within the BLM local office. This was done under a confidentially agreement and any further information about the project could possibly break that agreement.


The task was assigned to develop an organizational plan for increasing the effectiveness of customer service contacts and technical support calls made to a local internet company. This included a reorganization of internal workers and routing of calls seeking help or information. Upon completion of the report it was assumed there would reassignment manage the recommended changes within the departments.

Projects by Asset Type

Wrote a successful grant application under the title of "Enhancement of Probation Employment of Repeat Offenders" implemented in the Van Buren County probation offices. This was a grant through the State of Michigan.

Projects by Writing Style

This was written for a blog at the request from a blog site and is to be incorporated as part of a larger work. It is likely to be published on Amazon as a self published set of pieces revolving around places and adventures in the Western United States.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

The development of promotional, descriptive brochures listing available services, and review of past performance to be used to attract new customers for a sheet metal business.


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