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NWTC honors alum and Miron Construction Vice President

Author: Kara Leiterman

Wednesday November 4, 2015
GREEN BAY – Greg Douglas, vice president of construction innovation at Miron Construction, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Distinguished Alumni Award.

The NWTC Alumni Association chose Douglas, who graduated from the College’s Architectural Technology program, for his individual accomplishments, strong community involvement and contribution to technical education.

“I have been blessed with a strong educational foundation from NWTC which placed me on a successful path,” said Douglas. ”The hands-on approach of learning at the College was very beneficial for me. When I graduated, I was ready join the workforce.”

After graduating from NWTC in 1981, Douglas began his career at an engineering firm in Texas. He eventually moved back to Northeast Wisconsin, where he worked at an architectural and engineering firm and became a registered architect.

In 2000, Douglas moved to Miron Construction and started the company’s Design-Build services– which today brings in over $100 million a year in business. The Green Bay native also served two terms on the board for the American Institute of Architects in Wisconsin.

While balancing work and family life, the father of two continued his lifelong commitment to the future of architecture. Douglas is a mentor for future architects and also led the Architectural Explorers program for six years, which encourages high school students to pursue careers in architecture.

“Teaching someone about the architectural profession and watching them grow is very rewarding,” said Douglas.

He also plays an active role in the community, participating in projects or programs for Feeding America, St. Joseph’s Food Program, and Loaves & Fishes.

In addition to his volunteer and mentor work, Douglas is actively involved with the College. He serves on the NWTC Architectural Advisory Committee, helps in course curriculum review and connects students with industry scholarships.

“Greg is an exemplary representative of NWTC," said Karen Smits, NWTC vice president of advancement. “His achievements and dedication to the community prove that a technical college education is the starting point to success.”

In his spare time, Douglas and his wife, Inez, enjoy playing pool, riding his motorcycle, playing golf and spending time with their family. 
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