Mike was born July 20, 1952, and died May 2, 2017, in Lexington, Ky.

At Princeton Mike committed his life to Jesus through the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ and became a leader. He enjoyed Campus Club and joining in Frisbee free-for-alls.

Upon graduation, he pursued a master’s degree in architecture at N.C. State, where he continued to develop a keen interest in landscaping. He began his career in Tampa, where he met his wife, Debbie. In 1984, he joined Chuck Hultstrand ’74 at the Boudreaux Group in Columbia, S.C.

Mike loved developing his yard using circles, rectangles, and free forms to welcome friends and showcase native plants and a wide variety of daylilies. He even transformed a bush into a ukulele for his wife. Mike was a dedicated spiritual leader for his family, church, and community.

He served as the president of the Christian Business Men’s Committee, led prison chapel at the Department of Juvenile Justice, and counseled young men at Daybreak Crisis Pregnancy Center. He is most loved as a man of integrity, wisdom, and faith.

Mike is survived by Debbie, five children, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one granddaughter, and his mother, LaVerne.

Undergraduate Class of 1974