Archives—August 2010

Reunion 2010 Recap

Over 600 alumni, families and friends—ranging from the Class of 1941 to 2010— converged on the campus, many for the first time since graduation. Twenty-one Tech Twosomes (alumni couples who met at Tech) were in attendance. The most senior of which were Larry ‘41 and Jeanne ’43 Farnum. Special affinity group reunions included two sororities, four fraternities, the PCDM/Thompson Scholars and the Michigan Tech Hockey program alumni.

Reunion classes collectively raised $856,891 to support Michigan Tech.

• 103 members of the Class of 2000 have made gifts totaling $121,302 to the University in honor of their 10-year reunion.

• 201members of the Class of 1985 have made gifts totaling $50,345 to the University in honor of their 25-year reunion.

• 168 members of the Class of 1970 have made gifts totaling $72,581 to the University in honor of their 40-year reunion.

• 142 members of the Class of 1960 have made gifts totaling $612,663 to the University in honor of their 50-year reunion.

More than 27 events were offered for alumni and friends, ranging from talks by Tech professors to canoe trips. Alumni had a chance to relive their Michigan Tech past and caught a glimpse of the university’s future when President Glenn Mroz hosted an all class breakfast. Campus tours and open houses included visits to residence halls and academic departments, the Keweenaw Research Center and Air Force ROTC. In addition to the Tech Talks with professors Kris Mattila and Larry Lankton, reunion guests had a chance to learn more about Tech’s Industrial Archeology Department as they hosted a tour of the field school and research projects at the Cliff Mine site north of Mohawk.

Alumni Reunion Class of 1960: Golden Years, Great Memories
“Anybody here still use a slide rule?” That refrain meant the Class of 1960 was back in town, some for the first time in a half-century, and they were being honored at the Golden M pinning ceremony. President Glenn Mroz ’74,’77 and Alumni Association President Mark Mitchell ’77 handed out the pins… More

Michigan Tech’s Alumni Hockey Game Ends in 4-4 Tie
Peter Rouleau (2005-08) scored twice for the Black Team in the final three minutes to earn a tie with the White Team in the 2010 Michigan Tech alumni hockey game. More

Alumni Reunion MBA Association Golf Event: “Fore!”
Seventeen two-person teams teed off at the first MBAA Golf Scramble Saturday at the Alumni Reunion. The event, run by the students, was held under perfect weather as the teams enjoyed the challenge of Portage Lake Golf Course. Plans are underway for next year’s event, as are plans for the rest of the Alumni Reunion, which filled the campus and communities with laughter and memories from “back in the day.”