Distinguished Alumni

Recognizing outstanding alumni

Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Mike Dagenais standing in front of carts at Elmer's County Market

Mike Dagenais
Distinguished Alumni of the Year

Mike Dagenais has been named the 2018 Bay College Distinguished Alumnus of the year. A Delta County native, Mike graduated from Escanaba High School in 1978 and earned his Associate in Arts Degree from Bay College in 1981. Mike has been employed by Elmer’s County Market, an iconic grocery store located in Escanaba started by his grandfather Elmer, for nearly 44 years. Mike serves as President and Dairy Manager, and is responsible for day-to-day operations and public relations. Mike and his siblings, Pat and Barb, represent the third generation of Dagenais’ upholding the value of fresh products, outstanding service and customer appreciation at Elmer’s County Market.


Nominate Alumni

Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award are accepted year round. Potential candidates are reviewed each March by the Alumni Association, and are considered for two years. Current Bay College employees are not eligible for nomination. Submit a nomination for the the Distinguished Alumni Award by completing the Distinguished Alumni Award online nomination form.


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