Day: February 7, 2020

Class of ’60 Gift Effort

Michigan Tech campus from the air

It is a long-standing Michigan Tech tradition for the honored Reunion classes to have a friendly gift competition. Help show everyone that your class cares the most. Members of the Class of 1960 are invited to make a contribution in support of the reunion gift program and to honor all that we have achieved.

  • Class donations to date: $1,075,842.54
  • Members donating: 44 (9.7%)

Honor Roll

All class of 1960 members who give toward the Class Reunion Gift effort will be included on the class honor roll, but there will be a special emphasis placed on the Class of 1960 Endowed Scholarship Fund.

New gifts made between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020—no matter the size or designation—are counted in the reunion gift total.

Gifts can be made by mail, by phone, or online. Multiyear pledges (up to five years) are also encouraged, as the entire pledge amount will be included in the project total.

The honor roll is updated near the middle of each month. If you have made a gift and your name is not yet on the list, please email us or call 906-487-2400. Sometimes gift records take a while to update and we want your gift to be recognized.

Noel J. Alarie
Henry A. Black Jr
Jerald A. Blumberg
Roger E. Bokeny
Margaret M. Buchmann
Gary B. Fort
Phillip V. Frederickson
Arthur R. Garfield P.E.
Kenneth L. Graesser
Gary C. Hammond
John E. Hansen
Ronald O. Harma
Edwin A. Heribacka
Thor A. Jackola
Dr. Joe A. Jenney
Leonard A. Johnson
Thomas E. Joiner, P.S. & P.E.
Marlene C. Jordan
Peter R. Kamarainen
Elgin J. Karklins
John S. Kirby
Raymond G. Latvala

William J. Lubitz
Frederick F. Maki
William D. Maki
William J. Millar
Dr. Michael E. O’Neill
Stanley C. Rajala
William A. Redman
Robert H. Richards
Ross E. Roeder
Daniel M. Romes P.E.
Dr. Richard B. Sher
Dr. Thomas C. Simonen
James E Sorenson
Daniel A. Stock
Frederick A. Subosits
Andrew Tczap
Anton B. Usowski
Daniel E. Walls
Franklin P. Weigold
George B. Whitman
Richard H. Wibbelmann
Robert A. Wickman


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Class of ’60 Stats and Facts

Michigan Tech campus from the air

  • Top 3 Majors: ME-EM 24%, Civil Engineering 19%, EE 18%
  • 1959 – Two buses brought fifty-two women to Michigan Tech for the Winter Carnival Sno-Ball. A tradition begins.
  • 1959 – Harold Meese is named Dean of Students (a post he held until 1983)
  • 1960 – The Sheldon Heights (Lower Daniell Heights) Apartments were opened for married students.

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A Message from Your Class Reunion Chair

Dear Class of 1960

As you may be aware, 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of graduating from Michigan Tech and the Keweenaw of our youth. The Class of 1960 will celebrate these past 60 years and return to Houghton August 6-8, 2020, for our reunion. You and our classmates have gone on to do some amazing things, and I look forward to hearing about what we’ve all been up to. The weekend will be a great chance for us to reconnect, see the changes on campus, and enjoy the hospitality of the Copper Country once again.

It is also a long-standing Michigan Tech tradition for the 60th anniversary class to hold a special gift effort to commemorate our milestone. I personally invite all members of the Class of 1960 to make a contribution in support of the reunion gift program and to honor all that we have achieved.

You may remember that a Class of 1960 Endowed Scholarship Fund was set up years ago. Throughout the years this fund, which carries a current balance of $186,819, has awarded $70,281 in tuition support to 47 Michigan Tech students.

I’ll be in touch with details of our reunion as well as the progress of our gift effort. I’m looking forward to returning to Houghton and my alma mater, and I’m sure you, like me, have many great memories. Let’s do all we can to make this a memorable reunion celebration for our entire class.

Sincerely,

Ron Harma
Class of 1960 Reunion Chair


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