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Winning Futures President and CEO Kristina Marshall (center) recently received the Michigan Technological University (MTU) Outstanding Young Alumni Award for career achievement from MTU President Dr. Glenn Mroz (left) and MTU Alumni Association President Paul Ninefeldt (right).

WARREN, MI, August 10, 2012 – Michigan Technological University awarded Winning Futures President and CEO Kristina Marshall with its Outstanding Young Alumni award at its August 3, 2012 alumni recognition banquet. The Houghton, Michigan based university bestowed the award upon Marshall in recognition of her distinguished professional achievements while still under the age of 35. She was the sole recipient of the award.

Marshall graduated from Michigan Tech in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She subsequently attended Oakland University where she attained a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership.

In her 14 years at Winning Futures, Marshall has led the non-profit mentoring program through an impressive period of growth and expansion. Under her leadership as President and CEO, the organization has impacted over 22,000 youth and distributed over $1.6 million dollars in scholarships to students in Birmingham, Detroit, Harper Woods, Madison Heights, Pontiac, Sterling Heights, and Warren. In 2009, she launched the Winning Futures’ curriculum nationally where it has now been implemented in schools and organizations in 38 states.

In addition, Marshall has personally mentored 42 teens throughout her tenure at Winning Futures. She has also co-authored two workbooks for youth and two manuals for mentors and teachers. When not involved in her professional duties at Winning Futures, she serves as a keynote speaker on non-profit, education and youth development issues.

Marshall resides in Troy, Michigan with her husband Duane and son Trevor.

Winning Futures is an award winning nonprofit organization that makes a difference in the lives of young people by offering school-based mentoring programs and workshops for middle school and high school students in Southeast Michigan. Its programs focus on the life skills of character value identification, goal setting, career preparation, and strategic planning. Founded in 1994 by entrepreneur Sam Cupp, Winning Futures now partners with organizations throughout the country to implement our life skills workbooks and activities. For more information, visit or call 586-294-8449.