Category: Alumni

Golden Moments with the Golden M’s

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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.


St. John Family Provides Another $1 Million Estate Gift to Michigan Tech

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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.