Serving Michigan educators since 1976.
The organization continues to grow and garner support for education and technology.
Within the MACUL organization there has always been a spirit of exploration. Look to MACUL for leadership. The spirit of early MACUL pioneers always will find a warm home within our amazing organization.
Greg Czarnecki, long-time MACUL Newsletter columnist
The First Year
The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning or MACUL was started in 1976. On February 24, 1976 there were 49 attendees that met to ratify the organization’s proposed constitution and name.
MACUL’s leading group was President Tom Hartsig, President Elect Larry Molloy, Secretary Margaret Nielsen, Treasurer Roland Meade, and Communications Secretary Lary Smith. The Board of Directors included John Camp, Garrett Vander Lugt, Bessie Cobbins, and Leighton Price.
The first board meeting was on July 8 of that year. They decided to sponsor sessions in October 1976 at the MAEDS (Michigan Association of Educational Data Systems) and hold a conference in the Spring of 1977.
Jo Ellen Miskowski
Mary Lynn Kovach
On February 24, 1976, 49 attendees that met to ratify the organization’s proposed constitution and name.
The first MACUL Grants were given out.
January – The first executive director Ric Wiltse started.
MACUL received 501c(3) designation. The first Student Technology Showcase was at the MACUL conference.
Over 5,000 attendees were at the MACUL conference in Detroit.
MACUL canceled because of COVID Pandemic 2020. First Virtual Conference held in 2021.