Mike O’Keefe, Class of 1965
Mike did not pursue sports in college, but concentrated on his studies and his interest in design. He attended Alfred State College from 1965-1967, graduating with an Associates’ Degree in Mechanical Technology. After that Mike attended the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He completed the five-year program in Architecture, which, he says, was every bit as grueling as football practice – and then some. He recently completed 24 hours of continuing education, enabling the extension of his architecture license in Georgia. He has received numerous local, state and national awards from NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. In addition, one of his projects was featured on the cover of Remodeling, a special publication of Better Homes and Gardens. Finally, three of his projects were featured on the HGTV program “Before and After.”
Mike and his wife Charlotte have been married for 51 years. They have two daughters, Jenny (Jordan) Bennett of Leesburg, Virginia and Mary Bradley (Austin) of Decatur, Georgia, along with grandchildren Avery and Liam Bennett and Arlo Bradley. All of them have enriched the O’Keefe family greatly and brought them much joy.