Attention all ALUMNI! We are updating our records and website and need your help! Please email with your current contact information and graduation year so that we can add you to the alumni directory. We also want to know what amazing things you are up to! Please email an update (include a photo if you'd like) so that we can share in your accomplishments! Can't wait to hear from you!

Alumni Blog

Alex (Aleman) Hanson

I graduated OEC in 2012. Crazy that has been 10 years since the opening of OEC. It doesn’t surprise me that a program like this has exceeded exception & is thriving! Since graduation I have earned my B.A in Theology at a Seminary in Indianapolis. I am recently married & will be moving from Michigan to Bloomington,Indiana with my husband to work full time in Ministry. I have loved seeing where my friends from OEC are and what they are accomplishing, but let’s not forget those Town Halls we come from :)

Marshall Marcero


I'm an OEC alum, year 2015. Here is my current email address:

I am currently a Senior majoring in Psychology at Kalamazoo College and am applying to Wayne State University and University College London. 

Please feel free to include me on any initiatives to connect current students to alum.

Let me know what else I can provide to help,

Marshall Marcero

Nicholas Newman

My name is Nicholas Newman. I graduated from OEC in 2012. I'm currently working for the West Bloomfield School District as a substitute special-ed para, and afternoon Kids Klub instructor.

Blaine Irving

Blaine Irving graduated from Oakland Early College in May of 2012.

Immediately following graduation Blaine Irving returned to his home country of South Africa for an extended trip of soul searching and healing. This was his first time returning to the country after immigrating to American in 2005. Shortly after arriving in the country Blaine was offered a position at The Wedding Warehouse, the largest wedding planning company in Southern Africa as an events coordinator. The gift seemed to take off almost immediately and over the course of the next 5 months Blaine took part and helped coordinate and organize between 150-170
wedding including printing over 5,000 wedding invites.

By October, 2012 Blaine decided that it was time to return to the USA and arrived back in New York just a few days shy of Hurricane Sandy. 

In October 2017, Blaine got married to Haydee. The husband and wife duo now run Worship Radio Detroit together from their World Headquarters in downtown Detroit. 

Blaine is currently working on a documentary to share his story.

Alyssa Ford

Hey there! My name is Alyssa Ford and I graduated from Oakland Early College and from Oakland Community College with a Liberal Arts degree in 2014. Now,  I am attending Oakland University and working as a Behavioral Therapist at The Healing Haven in Madison Heights. Some of the worst and best years of my life all occurred while I was a student at Oakland Early College. I gained friends, family, and a whole lot of knowledge, not only about myself but the world around me. I cherish my experiences there to this day and wouldn’t have changed a thing!

Mitchell Krieger

I left my teaching job this past June to pursue new adventures and opportunities. I am currently working and living in New York City as a consultant for an education start-up, in addition to working as a private tutor and on theater productions in scenic design and props. 

Hope all is well at OEC! Can't believe its been10 years since we started! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help out.



Alice Buczkowski

I am currently majoring in public health at Wayne State University and pursuing a minor in Polish language. I am a member of Students for a Democratic Society and we are currently campaigning for gender neutral bathrooms in all buildings on campus. I am also a member of Libertarian Socialist Alliance, an anti-authoritarian socialist group, and we are advocating to keep the university pharmacy open.

That's it! Hope the school year is going well :)

Alora Adams


I am Alora Adams, class of 2012. 

Currently I am in my 3rd semester of Grad School at EMU in the Historic Preservation program studying to be a museum curator. I am planning on graduating next December and then heading down to Southeastern Oklahoma to start as the Assistant Curator at the Choctaw Nation Museum. I also own my own embroidery and custom t-shirt business, Uniquely Geek, and work at Starbucks to get through school!

Victoria Nichols

My name is Victoria Nichols and I graduated in 2015.
I am a full-time student with two semesters left at Eastern Michigan University studying Supply Chain Management and Marketing!
I’m a full-time food and beverage manager at the Polo Fields Country Club in Ann Arbor.

Maggie Lane-Moore

As for an update, I'm currently living in Chicago with my boyfriend, Alex. I moved here just about two years ago now. I recently started working as a Senior Recruiting Associate at Arabella Advisors, a certified B Corporation that works to help philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact and achieving the greatest good with their resources. Prior to my time as a recruiter, I was working on Arabella's client-facing team, Managed Organizations, as a Human Resources Assistant. In that role I provided coordination and administration of vital human resources functions and responsibilities for Arabella's nonprofit affiliates, primarily the New Venture Fund. When I'm not working, I'm usually exploring the beautiful city of Chicago with my boyfriend.

The photo I've included is from our recent road trip across the country. This particular photo was taken at Sawmill Canyon Cabin in Montana with our Friends Cait and Jim. (From left Me, Alex, Cait, and Jim). We drove a total of about 5,000 miles and visited several national parks, including Glacier, the Grand Tetons, and the Badlands.

I look forward to hearing updates from my fellow OEC alum and hope all is well with the staff and current students! 

All the best,


Ariel Davis

Soon to be: Ariel Davis-Foskey 

I’m getting married May 27, 2018 and I’ll try to send an address update at that time. Also I will be a registered nurse at some point during 2018. I graduate nursing school in April 2018 and I’ll be taking boards soon after. 

Aja Johnson (Pettiford)

I graduated from Wayne State University  with my Bachelor's of Arts in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies with a minor in Health Psychology. I'm currently at Oakland University on my last semester for my Master's of Education in Higher Educational Leadership. I work ad the Student Retention and Success Coordinator for the Oakland University/ Pontiac Initiative.  I'm also the graduate intern for the Gender & Sexuality Center at Oakland University. My husband and I also just had a beautiful baby girl in April named Skylar.

Best Regards,

Aja Johnson