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Song in her heart, fame in her future
Tamara Bedricky, SBA '03, has been working her way onto the local and national music scene since her college days. Her steady progress is reflected in national television appearances, performing with Michelle Branch at a gig in New York’s Central Park, and a dizzying travel schedule that takes her all over the country, playing primarily at college venues. Bedricky has played virtually every local music venue with her favorite being Ferndale’s Magic Bag.
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Former educator brings his lesson plan to mayor’s post
Clarence Phillips, SEHS ’74, has a job fraught with challenges. Though he won the Pontiac mayoral election with more than 70 percent of the vote, Pontiac isn’t a city that tends to re-elect mayors. And with a $50 million deficit to contend with, Mayor Phillips, a lifelong Pontiac resident, has already begun making hard decisions for his city.
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Using biomagnetic signals, physicist can map what’s on your mind
Susan Bowyer, Ph.D ’98, jokes that life experience helped her get into the doctoral program in biomedical sciences with a specialization in medical physics at Oakland University. After all, this mother of an 11-year-old son also worked at a bank while earning a bachelor’s degree in applied science from the University of Michigan — she knows self-discipline.
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The Big Thaw
It’s a long way from analyzing armored tank treads in a basement laboratory to launching a product that promises to make ice scrapers obsolete for luxury car owners, but Gary Pilibosian, ME ’86, SECS ’84, has made that journey.
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