In 1996, my wife, Ginger, and I moved into Southwest Michigan. I worked at the Whirlpool St. Joe Tech Center, and one day I saw that Lake Michigan College had a booth in the lunchroom inviting engineers to apply for teaching various classes as adjunct instructors.

LMC offers many majors leading to an associate degree in a variety of fields. I applied and started teaching algebra-based physics at the LMC MTEC (Manufacturing & Technology Enterprise Center) building and now in the LMC Hanson Technology Center.

Joe Hanchey is a retired global engineering manager and lives in St. Joseph with Ginger Hanchey.