Margaret (Peg) M. Pierce, MS, LPC
Before she joined the Lawrence Tech Career Services team in August of 2008, she served as the Assistant Dean of Career Services at the University of Detroit Mercy for 6 years. Prior to UDM, she served for 10 years as the Employment and Training Counselor for the City of Southfield, a Michigan Workforce Development program. Margaret has a Master of Science degree in Higher Education with a specialization in College Student Personnel Counseling from Southern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the State of Michigan, Board of Counseling. She is the Vice President for Colleges on the board of the Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance and served as the Chairperson for the Midwest Cooperative Education and Internship Association Conference, held in Detroit Michigan in October 2008. She is also a member of the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA), and the American Society of Engineering Educators.
I graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with my B.A. in History and Women's Studies. After graduation I realized my passion was working with students and became the Graduate Resident Director for the First Year Experience Residence Hall at UDM. After a short time I became the Interim Resident Director. I am excited to work at LTU and hope to get the students involved because I want every student to get the most out of their college experience.
I am a recent graduate of Lawrence Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. This is my 5th year on the housing staff here at LTU and my 2nd year serving as the Residence Hall Coordinator of Donley Hall. Raised in Dallas, Texas, LTU has become my home away from home and I hope to help residents find their place in college. I am looking forward to meeting more students and watching them grow during their time at college.
I started my journey in higher education as a First-Generation College Student at Millikin University and earned a B.A. in English Literature. I was a Resident Assistant for three years while at Millikin, and after graduating, I moved into a professional role as the Student Engagement Coordinator/AmeriCorps VISTA. Then, I continued my work and studies at Western Illinois University, where I earned my M.S. in College Student Personnel Services in 2018, serving as an Assistant Complex Director. From these experiences, I learned the value of promoting personal and professional growth, leadership development, and building community with students in the residence halls. I also found passion in supporting First-Generation College Students and advising student groups. I am excited to continue learning and growing with the students in Reuss Hall this year!
I originate from central Pennsylvania, where I attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) for my Bachelor of Science in Energy Resources Geology, as well as my Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Although I enjoyed my time in Geology, I realized I had far more interest in working with students during their time in college! This will be my second year as the Residence Hall Coordinator for South Hall.