Gogebic Community College
William Perkis

William Perkis


Department: Math and Science
Phone: 906-307-1334
Room Number: B-17

Bill obtained his BS ('76)  and MS('79) in Forestry from Michigan Technological University. He started work mapping soils with the consulting firm SALUT in Nevada, Wyoming, California and Borneo. He then went on to the Natural Resource Conservation Service working on and then leading Soil Survey projects in Florida, and Michigan.

While in Gaylord, he was integral in the design and establishment of the Conservation Demonstration Gardens which are still thriving 25 years later!

After ‘retiring’ he developed a Forest Technology degree program at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood.  His program prepares students to be ready to work with a 2-year Associates degree or have the ability to transfer to MTU or other schools to complete a 4-year degree.

He works tirelessly to mentor upcoming Forestry students. He volunteers with Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts and lives In Ironwood with his wife, Betty, who is also a graduate from the Forestry Program at MTU.

Scenic Background