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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

Dear Class of 1980

Alumni Reunion 2020 begins Thursday, August 6, with virtual content being posted on the reunion website. While this is not the way we would have liked to hold reunion, the Alumni Engagement staff has put together some fun content for us to see what’s going on at Tech and rekindle those memories of the Copper Country.

Be sure to log on to our Class of 1980 page and comment at the bottom of the page to share a memory or share what you’re up to now.

Also, if you haven’t contributed to our class gift effort yet, please consider doing so. Gifts of any amount to any area of campus will help current students and show what Michigan Tech means to us.

I look forward to interacting with you during our virtual reunion. Congrats on reaching this 40-year milestone!

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: $1,339,452.50
  • Members donating: 103 (10.5%)

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 the end of reunion (August 8, 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 periodically. If you have made a gift and your name is not yet on the list, please email us or call 906-487-2400.

Arthur W. Abramson
Donald J. Ahola
Richard C. Aiken
Michael A. Aimone P.E.
Thomas A. Ala
Ronald C. Amadio
Terry L. Anderson P.E.
Kathleen J. Beauchamp
John A. Benaglio
Raymond M. Berg
Ronald M. Bergeron P.E.
Michael L. Borta P.E.
Larry C. Brown
Michael E. Brunet P.E.
Martin J. Burger
Ronald N. Buswell
James D. Carpenter
John R. Chamberlain P.E.
Stephen C. Coburn
Gene P. Contardi
Thomas Leonard Drielick, PE
Ira J. Eick
Raymond A. Fischer
Dr. Michael F. Fleming
Dean G. Fletcher
William J. French III
H. Paul Gay
Marvin K. Gayfield, II
Robert B. Gemignani
Sandra L. Gersky
Stephen G. Goranson
Glen L. Gray, PhD, CPA
Dr. Thomas R. Greenlee
Lawrence E. Groff
Thomas E. Hamilton
John M. Hedin Jr
Michael S. Herman
George W. Hicks, P.E.
William T. Hicks II, P.E.
Douglas G. Hinton
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
Stephen L. Kamykowski
Daniel G. Keane
Charles A. Keskimaki
Lorraine A. Klemm
Robert W. Klemm
Leonard A. Krumm P.E.

Mark H. LaFond
Alan R. Larsen
Samuel A. Leonard
Lt. Paul A. Lindstrom Jr
Casimir A. Litwinski
Philip A. Luedtke
Robert E. Martin, Sr.
Joseph B. Masterson Jr CSP
James A. Mattson
Gordon F. Meuse
Ronald E. Mizia
Warren J. Noble
Thomas M. Paniwozik
Arthur V. Parzych
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
Terrance S. Samolewski
Alan J. Schneider
David A. Sleeper
Richard W. Snyder
Thomas C. Spence
William J. Sproule
Robert J. St. Pierre
Michael R. Sterk
Thomas T. Stoner
Gary R. Strobel
Richard L Strohkirch
Kim A. Sturm
David A. Talford
Joyce J. Ten Haken
Richard E. Ten Haken
Ronald W. Thomas
Ronald J. Uutala
Dennis A. Van Liere
Peter J. Wacker
Stephen P. Watters
Brian A. Watts
Franklin C. Wheatlake
Susan P. Wheatlake
James C. Wiester Jr
Frances H. Worley
Robert H. Yonker
David A. Zawacki
James J. Zechlinski P.E.

Updated August 4, 2020


2020 Golden M Inductees

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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

2020 Golden M Inductees

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A Message from Your Class Reunion Chairs

Michigan Tech from the air

Dear Class of 1970

Alumni Reunion 2020 begins tomorrow with virtual content being posted on the reunion website. While this is not the way we would have liked to hold reunion, the Alumni Engagement staff has put together some fun content for us to see what’s going on at Tech and rekindle those memories of the Copper Country.

Be sure to log on to our Class of 1970 page and comment at the bottom of the page to share a memory or share what you’re up to now.

Also, if you haven’t contributed to our class gift effort yet, please consider doing so. Gifts of any amount to any area of campus will help current students and show what Michigan Tech means to us.

We look forward to interacting with you during our virtual reunion. Congrats on reaching this 50-year milestone!

Sincerely,

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


2020 Golden M Inductees

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Class of ’65 Stats and Facts

Michigan Tech campus from the air

  • Total Graduates: 456
  • Top 3 Majors: ME-EM 18%, Civil Engineering 18%, Business 12%
  • 1964—the new Physics and Mathematics Building was dedicated to the late James Fisher, Jr., who had been Professor and Department head of Mathematics and Physics for over 40 years, on the faculty for 50 years
  • 1964-65—Concerts on campus included Newport Jazz, Rooftop Singers, Julie London, and Kaleidoscope
  • 1965—Hockey Huskies win the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey National Championship for the second time in Providence RI. The team included Tony Esposito, who went on to be a NHL hockey star.

Main Reunion Page


A Message from Your Class Reunion Chair

Michigan Tech campus from the air

Alumni Reunion 2020 begins Thursday, August 6, with virtual content being posted on the reunion website. While this is not the way we would have liked to hold reunion, the Alumni Engagement staff has put together some fun content for us to see what’s going on at Tech and rekindle those memories of the Copper Country.

Be sure to log on to our Class of 1965 page and comment at the bottom of the page to share a memory or share what you’re up to now.

Also, if you haven’t contributed to our class gift effort yet, please consider doing so. Gifts of any amount to any area of campus will help current students and show what Michigan Tech means to us.

I look forward to interacting with you during our virtual reunion. Congrats on reaching this 55-year milestone!

Sincerely

Paul Fernstrum
Class of 1965 Reunion Chair


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Class of ’65 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 1965 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: $201,275.20
  • Members donating: 59 (12.6%)

Honor Roll

All Class of 1965 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 1965 Endowed Scholarship Fund.

New gifts made between July 1, 2019, and the end of reunion (August 8, 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 periodically. If you have made a gift and your name is not yet on the list, please email us or call 906-487-2400.

Dan M. Ala
Alfred H. Alatalo
James M. Allen
Joseph S. Bartus
Gerald R. Benedict
James C. Bolthouse
James A. Brosio, P.E.
Royce G. Bunce
Wayne A. Camilli
Walter S. Cebulak
Richard L. Contardi
Stephen C. Cook
Elaine F. Crouter
Robert B. Cummings
Bruce G. Davey
Michael K. DeJonge
Dale W. Dietz
Herbert L. Eldredge
Paul W. Fernstrum
Robert J. Fitzgibbon
Jeffrey L. Floria
Robert J. Frank
John C. Garland
Charles W. Gaskill
Krishan D. Gupta
David E. Hackett
Richard H. Hammar
Thomas M. Healy
Paul R. Heintz
Richard C. Honkonen
June M. Hoogenboom

David L. House
Robert J. Hughes
Dean H. Hyrkas
Dr. Allan M. Johnson
William A. Jones Jr
Oliver O. Kingsbury
David Y. Kokko
Denis M. Labelle P.E.
Dr. Roger W. Liska
Terrence C. Maki
George F. Manninen
John W. McCombs
Gary F. Millsaps
James A. Mitchell
Clay D. Reno
William C. Riegel
Neil E. Robb
Dr. Joseph L. Roti Roti
Dr. Michael M. Shea
Robert E. Sloat
Sharon L. Suppelsa
Dale A. Van Wulfen
Franklin V. Vresk
Larry B. White
Helmuth Wilden, P.E., FPCI
Robert J. Wise
Wade D. Wood
Michael C. Young

Updated August 4, 2020


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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: $1,109,502.84
  • Members donating: 62 (13.9%)

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 the end of reunion (August 8, 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 periodically. If you have made a gift and your name is not yet on the list, please email us or call 906-487-2400.

Noel J. Alarie
Henry A. Black Jr
Jerald A. Blumberg
Roger E. Bokeny
George S. Brunner
Margaret M. Buchmann
David R. Courtney, Jr
Thomas R. Forsch
Gary B. Fort
Phillip V. Frederickson
David L. Funston
Arthur R. Garfield P.E.
James A. Gottstine
Kenneth L. Graesser
Gary C. Hammond
John E. Hansen
Ronald O. Harma
Edwin A. Heribacka
Anna M. Hradel
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
Dr. C. Daniel Kealy
John S. Kirby
John M. Kosiancic
Raymond G. Latvala
Adele M. Liimatta
William J. Lubitz

Frederick F. Maki
William D. Maki
William J. Millar
Jon A. Neely
Dr. Michael E. O’Neill
Allan D. Pedersen
John A. Petrusha
Stanley C. Rajala
William A. Redman
Robert H. Richards
Ross E. Roeder
Daniel M. Romes P.E.
Delmar J. Scelonge
Thomas W. Schmucker
Bruce C. Sdunek
Joyce L. Shelso
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
Clayton R. Willman

Updated August 4, 2020


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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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