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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

Michigan Tech from the air

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

Michigan Tech from the air

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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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.

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A Message from Your Class Reunion Chair

Michigan Tech campus from the air

As you may be aware, 2020 marks the 55th anniversary of graduating from Michigan Tech and the Keweenaw of our youth. The Class of 1965 will celebrate these past 55 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 55th anniversary class to hold a special gift effort to commemorate our milestone. I personally invite all members of the Class of 1965 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 1965 Endowed Scholarship Fund was set up years ago. Throughout the years this fund, which carries a current balance of $83,501, has awarded $56,761 in tuition support to 87 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

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: $89,475.20
  • Members donating: 47 (10.0%)

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 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.

Dan M. Ala
Alfred H. Alatalo
James M. Allen
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
Dale W. Dietz
Robert J. Fitzgibbon
Robert J. Frank
John C. Garland
Charles W. Gaskill
Krishan D. Gupta
Thomas M. Healy
Paul R. Heintz
Richard C. Honkonen
June M. Hoogenboom

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
George F. Manninen
Gary F. Millsaps
James A. Mitchell
Clay D. Reno
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
Wade D. Wood
Michael C. Young


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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: $1,075,842.54
  • 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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