Mike died suddenly on June 15, 2012 as a result of a motorcycle accident.
Mike graduated from Merrimack College in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a double minor in electrical and computer engineering and mathematics. He was also enrolled in the graduate program at University of Massachusetts in Lowell, where he was pursuing a master’s of science degree in computer science. On his LinkedIn page, he wrote that he expected to graduate in 2015.
Mike was a software engineer at OPNET Technologies in Nashua, but held several technology jobs in the area before that.
He was previously a system administrator at Dynamic Network Services in Manchester; a software engineer at Harris RF Communications, a corporate company with multiple locations; and a Flash programmer at Forever Endeavor Software in Milford.
Professor Toth of Computer Science said about Mike: “I cannot recommend Mike highly enough, The best way I can describe Mike is to say that he’s ‘the total package.’ Mike is extremely bright, hard-working, punctual, and has great people skills and a can-do attitude. He is intellectually curious, happy and able to learn independently, and loves a challenge. He is one of the best students I have had the pleasure to teach to this day.”
Professor Vance Poteat of Computer Science said “… He is a natural leader, He is very pleasant and an extremely hard worker. He never hesitates to ask for help on those occasions that he needs it.He never gives up and is relentless in his pursuit to understand.”
Mike leaves behind many family and friends including his wife Kim and new daughter Kaylee. He will surely be missed by all.