Keith Thomas Collins Kathleen (Kathy) May Czekaj
b. 1947 b. 1947
Keith Collins was born in Detroit at Henry Ford Hospital. The parents, Helen Collins (Loghrin) and Clyde Collins lived on Epworth Street in Detroit at the time. In 1950, the family moved to the Detroit suburb of Farmington. Keith attended the public school system and graduated from Farmington Senior High School in 1965. During his high school years he participated in athletics and studied in a college preparatory curriculum.
In 1965 Keith attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a major in Economics and a minor in Business. At this time, the Vietnam War was in full operation and he was classified 1A (eligible for service) upon graduation. He was not required to serve as a result of the draft lottery and returned to graduate school at Western Michigan University. In 1971, Keith married Kathleen (Kathy) Czekaj of Dearborn, MI. Keith left graduate school in 1972 and began career employment with UARCO Business Forms of Adrian, MI. Kathy is a Registered Nurse and was employed by Bixby Hospital. During their residency in Adrian their daughters were born.
In 1977, the family moved to Brighton, MI and Keith began a long career with American Sunroof Corporation and employment as a manager of accounting, engineering and information systems. Kathy returned to nursing at McPherson Hospital in Howell, MI in 1980 as a labor and delivery nurse. Both of their daughters graduated from the Brighton Public Schools and also graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) with degrees in Business.
Keith returned to graduate school and completed his Masters Degree in Adult Education in 1999. Currently, he teaches business and technology for Lansing Community College as a part-time Internet instructor. He is also employed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics as an Economist. In addition, he holds various professional certifications as well as a residential builder's license. Keith and Kathy continue to reside in Brighton, MI at the present time.