The M&M Building opened for business in 1992. See TechAlum Newsletter, “The Class of 1992,” Vol. 18, No. 25, 2012.
Thomas Spence, Met. Eng. ’70, talks about Fastpitch Softball in 1969 and 1970. See TechAlum Newsletter, From the Email Bag, “Fastpitch Softball,” Vol. 18, No. 23, July 3, 2012.
Metallurgy alum Bob Carnahan provides a sports photo from his freshman year while relating some of his adventures at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (Michigan Tech’s former name). See TechAlum Newsletter, From the Email Bag, “Sports Memorabilia from 1950,” Vol. 18, 2012.
1953 alumnus Bob Carnahan, metallurgical and materials engineering, has offered a comment on the Pat Paulsen wine now being auctioned. Read his comments in “Pat Paulsen’s Son Offers to Sign the Wine” in the From the Email Bag section of TechAlum Newsletter, June 4, 2012.
From the Email Bag in TechAlum Newsletter, part of the famous College Bowl team of 1964 was Byron Boyd, son of legendary metallurgy professor Gil Boyd.
Metallurgical Engineering alum Bill Olson posted a letter in From the Email Bag in TechAlum Newsletter for February 28, 2012. Read the story about life in married housing.
Joe Nowosad ’87 was on campus this week for some recruiting and a check presentation on behalf of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company. They also had a nice display in the library.
Freshmen traditions and faculty favorites were a couple of the themes when the Class of 1961 convened Friday to get their Golden M pins and certificates from President Glenn Mroz and Director of Annual Giving Paula Nutini.
Gilly Boyd, legendary tough metallurgy teacher, helped Jay Rowe get through a couple of last classes before he graduated. “He wasn’t hard-hearted,” Rowe said.
Karl Rundman, who would take Boyd’s place when he retired, remembered Boyd’s tests for ME’s, where he asked them to pick the best answer. “Well, he changed the best answer every year.”
“He hated ME’s!” someone shouted.
One of Michigan Technological University’s most generous benefactors and his wife, Franklin and Lorraine St. John, have recently established a $1 million charitable trust to support the Generations of Discovery Campaign.
St. John earned a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1960. Since then, he has received numerous honors from his alma mater, including an Honorary Doctorate of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and the Board of Control Silver Medal. Additionally, he has been inducted into what is now the Academy of Materials Science and Engineering.