Celebrate 60 Years! Class of 1959


Welcome to the Class of 1959’s 60th reunion web page. It’s a special year for us! Seven classes, including ours, will celebrate a milestone anniversary during Michigan Tech’s Alumni Reunion, set for August 1–3, 2019. To register, please click the button below. If you want to reconnect with a class member, just let us know and we’ll be happy to help!

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Do you remember?

There’s no better time than Reunion to reminisce in person. Meet up with friends, tour campus and the Copper Country, and share your Tech experience with your family. All are welcome. Click the buttons below for lists, facts, and a welcome message from your Reunion Class Chair.

Link to the greeting page - a message from Mel Visser '59, Class Reunion Chair Link to the Honor Roll page - see the classmates who have donated Link to the facts page - facts about the Class of 1959 Link to the Class of '59 Map - See where your classmates live Link to the gifts page - learn about the Reunion Gift Projectd

Where Has Life Taken You?

Share your Tech memories Don’t forget pictures!


Make a Class Gift

Class of ’59 Page

Main Reunion Page

4 responses to “Celebrate 60 Years! Class of 1959

  1. Am retired since 2002 in Farmington Hills, MI after rewarding career in first metallurgy, then computer sciences and finally bar code scanning systems. Worked at a golf course for 12 years following retirement and still play a lot of golf.

  2. Harold (Hal) Seppala
    May 15, 2019 at 4:30pm
    Retired from Monsanto (not Roundup!) and 34 years at 3M (St. Paul, Minn). Avoided being in management, by collecting 18 U.S. patents. Five kids, seven grandkids. Loved the Minnesota Boundary Waters Canoe area. Retired to the Copper Country and and it’s attractions, including MTU events. Praise God!

  3. In 1959 I joined Hughes Aircraft Co. (Howard Hughes). Employed there for 33 years, working on various space programs. Retired in 1992 to live in the Palm Springs, Ca. area, enjoying golf and the weather. We have four grown children with advanced engineering degrees, working on various space programs. We have six grandchildren which we enjoy. We would thank MTU for all the assistance over the past years. Thank you.

  4. Please look again at the Photo above titled – “Class of 1959″ !….I am the 2nd from the left in the front row. That photo is cropped from the ” 1957 Keweenaw Year Book”. titled 1957 Engineering Show. Cut from the back row is Don Lemont on the left and Socrates Christopher on the right. Both from the class of 1957? That photo was taken in May of 1957. I was 19 years old. I love that Photo…….After graduation in 1959 I went to Stanford Univ. in Palo Alto, California for an MS inCivil and worked in many areas ending up in the last 30 years with my own business in Green Bay. We have 5 children, 17 grandkids and 6 great grand kids. I wouldn’t have changed a thing!

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