Day: February 12, 2020

Class of ’80 Gift Effort

Michigan Tech 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 1980 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: $98,157.35
  • Members donating: 68 (4.3%)

Honor Roll

All class of 1980 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 1980 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.

Lt. Paul A. Lindstrom Jr
Casimir A. Litwinski
Michael D. Abbott
Thomas E. Abramson
Randall F. Absolon
Betsy M. Aller
James C. Bates, P.E.
Timothy H. Bedenis
Michael D. Bertsch P.E.
Holly M. Cote
Raymond H. Duelfer Jr
Barry C. Felton
Kenneth D. Foster P.E.
Ricky S. French
Thomas C. Geske
Elizabethe G. Gilreath
Melissa R. Goodwin
Richard M. Hackbarth M.D.
Joseph H. Havens
Steven C. Hein
Arnold J. Herberg
Jeffrey T. Jack
Joseph D. Jacobsen
David B. Jahn
Dana M. Johnson
Gregory P. Jonas
Jean Malzahn Kampe
Ellen J. Kehoe
Carol-Ann Ley
Stephen R. Makowski
Lynne D. Mannard
Carl J. Manoogian
Lawrence E. Miller
Paul R. Miller
Kenneth S. Murphy

Timothy J. Nelson
Steven P. Onsager P.E.
Greggory A. Parker
Robert E. Parssinen
La Rae S. Paulson
Anita R. P. Paulssen
Dennis F. Petrucci
Joseph G. Potts
Kenneth G. Raiche
Sharen K. Robertson
Gordon T. Salt
Donald A. Scanlon
Ronald S. Schowengerdt
Alan J. Sipinen
Michael W. Smaby P.E.
W. Bertram Smith
Laura J. Songer
Michael D. Stremlow
Barbara H. Swan
William P. Swan
Steven T. Sylvester
Raymond J. Tibbles
Joseph A. Tinetti
Dr. Steven L. Tomsovic
Vincent J. Ursini
Ellen W. Vanderboom
Joanie E. Walcheski
Dr. Daniel L. West
M. Bridget Wetzel
Sandra L. Whaley
Stephen J. Wuori
Thomas M. Young
Dennis Allen Zebell P.E.
David R. Ziegler


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Class of ’80 Stats and Facts

Michigan Tech from the air

  • Total Graduates: 1261
  • Top 3 Majors: ME-EM 16%, Civil Engineering 10%, EE 12%
  • 1977 Board of Control approves a trial plan for a limited 24-hour visitation program in the residence halls. This contentious issue of Women’s rights had been debated on an ongoing basis since the early 70s, the right of women to have the same freedoms in the residence halls as men.
  • 1979 Winter Carnival theme was “Snowy Scenes from the Silver Screen” A Canadian band, the “Guess Who” performed two concerts
  • 1980 Hockey Huskies win the Great Lakes Invitational Hockey Tournament for the fifth year in a row.

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A Message from Your Class Reunion Chair

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Dear Class of 1980

As you may be aware, 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of graduating from Michigan Tech and the Keweenaw of our youth. The Class of 1980 will celebrate these past 40 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 40th anniversary class to hold a special gift effort to commemorate our milestone. I personally invite all members of the Class of 1980 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 1980 Endowed Scholarship Fund was set up years ago. Throughout the years this fund, which carries a current balance of $31,491, has awarded $40,174 in tuition support to 64 Michigan Tech students.

If you haven’t made a 2019-20 fiscal year gift yet, or if you would like to make an additional gift, please consider doing so using the link below.

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

Jerry Philo
Class of 1980 Reunion Chair


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Class of ’70 Gift Effort

Michigan Tech 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 1970 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: $1,131,980.00
  • Members donating: 71 (7.2%)

Honor Roll

All Class of 1970 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 1970 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.

Arthur W. Abramson
Richard C. Aiken
Michael A. Aimone P.E.
Thomas A. Ala
Terry L. Anderson P.E.
John A. Benaglio
Raymond M. Berg
Ronald M. Bergeron P.E.
Ronald N. Buswell
James D. Carpenter
John R. Chamberlain P.E.
Thomas Leonard Drielick, PE
Ira J. Eick
Raymond A. Fischer
H. Paul Gay
Marvin K. Gayfield, II
Robert B. Gemignani
Sandra L. Gersky
Stephen G. Goranson
Glen L. Gray, PhD, CPA
Lawrence E. Groff
Michael S. Herman
George W. Hicks, P.E.
William T. Hicks II, P.E.
Donald D. Horton III, P.E.
James C. Hudson
Richard L. Jauron
Stanley J. Jefferson
Dr. Mahesh C. Jha P.E.
Paul F. Johnson Jr
W. Thomas Johnson
Daniel G. Keane
Leonard A. Krumm P.E.
Mark H. LaFond
Lt. Paul A. Lindstrom Jr
Casimir A. Litwinski

Philip A. Luedtke
James A. Mattson
Ronald E. Mizia
Thomas M. Paniwozik
Robert L. Pawling
Eric G. Peterson
Michael W. Peterson C.P.A.
James L. Porth
Edward A. Prebihalo
Ronald G. Ray
Ronald E. Rintamaki
Joseph H. Rowe II
Alan J. Schneider
David A. Sleeper
Richard W. Snyder
Thomas C. Spence
William J. Sproule
Michael R. Sterk
Thomas T. Stoner
Richard L Strohkirch
David A. Talford
Joyce J. Ten Haken
Capt. Richard E. Ten Haken
Ronald W. Thomas
Ronald J. Uutala
Dennis A. Van Liere
Peter J. Wacker
Stephen P. Watters
Franklin C. Wheatlake
Susan P. Wheatlake
James C. Wiester Jr
Frances H. Worley
Robert H. Yonker
David A. Zawacki
James J. Zechlinski P.E.


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Class of ’70 Stats and Facts

Michigan Tech from the air

  • Total Graduates: 907
  • Most Popular Majors: ME-EM 18%, Civil 14%, Business 13%
  • 1968-70—Concerts on campus included Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, John Denver, Bob Seeger, Oliver, James Cotton Blues Band, Pair Extraordinaire, Ian & Sylvia Tyson, and comedians Dave Klayman, Dick Gregory, and Fred Smoot
  • 1969—Hockey Huskies win the Great Lakes Invitational Hockey Tournament in Detroit for the first time.
  • 1969—Football Huskies win the NIC title.
  • 1969—A six-foot rotating lighted globe is installed in the library

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A Message from Your Class Reunion Chairs

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Dear Class of 1970

As you may be aware, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of graduating from Michigan Tech and the Keweenaw of our youth. The Class of 1970 will celebrate these past 50 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 we 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 50th anniversary class to hold a special gift effort to commemorate our milestone. We personally invite all members of the Class of 1970 to make a contribution in support of the reunion gift program and to honor all that we have achieved.

In an effort to further the legacy of the Class of 1970, we are providing a $100,000 matching gift to Michigan Tech starting January 1, 2020, on a dollar-per-dollar basis. Let’s make an impact on today’s students from the Class of 1970.

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

Sincerely,

Richard (BSBA) and Joyce (BSBA) Ten Haken
Class of 1970 Reunion Co-Chairs


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