Michael L. Marcotte
Work Phone: (Retired, and NOT seeking employment)
Bachelor of Arts: Economics, 1979
Bachelor of Arts: French, 1979
Master of Business Administration, 1981
(U.S. Department of Defense German and French linguist certifications).
Short Course in Professional Writing, 1997, 1998 and 1999
Other Professional Writing Education:
Writing Romance (1999), Criminology for the Mystery Writer (1999), Literary Character Development (2000), through Moore-Norman Technology Center.
The Archaeology of Britain, September 2023, (via The Smithsonian at Oxford program, in conjunction with Oxford's Department of Continuing Education)
Military Service: U.S. Army, (Honorable Discharge), Active Duty: September 1973 - September 1976
MOS: 95B2LGMFRV5 - Military Police Investigator / German and French Linguist
August 2015 - present, RETIRED (and NOT seeking re-employment!).
July 2008 - July 2015, University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc., Vice President for Technology.
July 1986 - June 2008, University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc., Director, Information Systems.
June 1981 - July 1986, Arthur Andersen & Co., Management Information Consulting Division \ Andersen Consulting.
September 1979 - June 1981, College of Business Administration, University of Oklahoma. Graduate Research Assistant, Office of Undergraduate Programs
July 1977 - September 1979, I.A.T.S.E., Local 112 (The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States), Journeyman.
September 1973 - September 1976, United State Army, Active Duty (Inactive Reserves, September 1976 - September 1986).
June 1970 - May 1973, I.A.T.S.E., Local 112 (The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States), Journeyman.
Professional and Community Affiliations:
Past Member, Norman Galaxy of Writers.
Past Member, Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc.
Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity, Past Chapter President, past District
Past Member, Norman Sooner Rotary Club: President 1995/96; Board of Directors 1992/93, 1993/94,
Rotary District 5770 Chairman, Youth Exchange Program, 1994/95.
Rotary District 5770 Chairman, Rotaract Committee, 1995/96, 1996/97 and 1997/98
Rotary District 5770 Ambassadorial Scholarships Committee, 1997/98
C.C.S.P. Certification (Certified Checkpoint Security Professional).
Six Sigma Methodology (SixSigma.US certification).
Past Member, Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP)
Past Member, International ORACLE Users Group (IOUG)
Board of Deacons, First Presbyterian Church of Norman, Oklahoma, 1996/99. (Moderator 98/99),
Member, First Presbyterian Church of Norman, Oklahoma, 1989/present
Board of Directors, Cleveland County Chapter, American Red Cross, 1996/99
Lifetime Member OU Alumni Club, OU President's Associate member (2008-2019),
"EDP and the Big Bad Auditor," INTERACT magazine, August, 1989.
"Teaching a New Dog, Old Tricks," INTERACT, April, 1989.
"Migrating to MPE XL" INTERACT, June, 1990.
"All That Glitters..." SuperGroup Magazine, September/October, 1991
"The Sharks' Dining Room" On-the-Edge Adventure Travel Magazine, Winter, 1999
andDeeperBlue Online Scuba Magazine, December, 1998 issue.
Gold in the Shadow - an action-packed novel of archaeological suspense, set in the remote reaches of the Amazon Basin, 376pp, Writers Club Press/iUniverse.com, copyright 2000, ISBN:0-595-09414-7
"A Walk On the Wild Side," published 2001 by ThemeStream E-zine
""Digital Publishing: Fatal E-ttraction or Economics in Action?", Kudlicka Publishing Newsletter, February, 2001.
"The Marcottage of Oklahoma - the French in the Land of the Red Man," American-Canadian Genealogist Journal, Issue #111, Vol. 33, 1st Quarter, 2007, a publication of the American-Canadian Genealogical Society.
"Best Practice in Scholarship Stewardship "Current-Use & Endowed Funds," with Lynne Becker, principal and owner of eAdvancement Services, February 2014, for the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP).
Honors, Awards and other Certifications:
Team Leader, 1993 Group Study Exchange to Brazil/Amazon Basin - Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Second Dan Black Belt, Rugh Institute of Tae Park Tae Kwon Do, and World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF).
Advanced/Open Water II Diving Certification, (YMCA, 1989).
Lead American presenter, (presentations and discussions held entirely in German language), 1976 NATO-SOFA, U.S.- Germany retreat\negotiations, "Status of Retired U.S. Military residing in the Bundesrepublik," held at Regen, Germany.
1971 Appointment to Umited States Air Force Academy (which I declined in summer of 1971), following nomination by U.S. Congressman John Jarman, of Oklahoma. (Appointment was subsequently withdrawn, in 1973, due to disqualification from pilot training, due to childhoood history of migraine headaches.)