The most important lesson Edwin Eiswerth ’77 learned as a forestry major and US Air Force cadet at Michigan Tech was the value of hard work. The experience he missed out on was applying his valuable skill set to community service.
“When I went to Tech, I found Houghton had a volunteer fire department, but they wouldn’t let in any students,” he remembers. “That ticked me off. I knew there were good firefighters in the student body.”
Larry Golin is at Michigan Tech for his fiftieth class reunion, and he confesses that he hasn't seen many familiar faces on campus. This is probably because most members of the Class of '58 aren't from Bangladesh, or Bengal, or Brazil, and most of them have two reasonably good legs.
Dan graduated in 1970 with a BS degree in forestry and continued his education by earning a master’s degree in business administration from Michigan Tech. While a student at Tech he was active in Xi Sigma Pi, Blue Key, Air Force ROTC and he played football for MTU.
Norm is a 1961 graduate of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. He began his 34-year career with the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division, in 1963 as an inspector working with a cereal leaf beetle and nursery inspection program.
Conservation could be Amber Roth's middle name. She loves anything to do with nature. Birds, trees, grasses, ecosystems: she's fascinated by it all.
So after tucking a BS in Conservation Biology and International Relations and an MS in Wildlife Ecology under her belt, the Green Bay, Wisconsin, native came to Tech to earn a PhD in Forest Science.
Dr. Dennis Teeguarden earned a bachelor's degree in forestry from Michigan Tech in 1953. After service in the US Navy, he earned a master's in forestry and a doctorate in agricultural economics, both from the University of California, Berkeley, where he has served as chair of the Department of Forestry and Resource Management, and as associate dean of the College of Natural Resources.
Bob Todd sums up his 38 year career by saying, “All in all it was a good career, working with and meeting hundreds of people from Florida to Alaska and Oregon to Kentucky in diverse political, social and environmental communities.”
That career began in 1951 after Bob’s graduation from Tech. He headed to Idaho for a summer position with the Forest Service doing Blister Rust control on the on Kaniksu National Forest.
After serving in World War II in England, France and Germany as a commissioned officer in the Army Air Corps as a pilot with the 87th troop carrier squadron, Gordon went to college and completed the two-year forestry program at the Sault Ste. Marie Branch. Gordon went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in forestry at Michigan Tech.
Following graduation, Turino began her career in procurement - working in the private sector of Forestry. In 1999, she accepted a position with Weyerhaeuser Company based out of Grayling, Michigan, where she continues her work in procurement. She is responsible for supplying raw material to the Grayling Oriented Strand Board mill and hardwood sawmill located in Lewiston, Michigan.
Nancy came to Michigan Tech after receiving an associates degree from Delta Community College in Saginaw, Michigan. She graduated from Mich Tech in 1977 with a bachelors degree in Forestry. Later, she received her masters degree in Fire and Emergency Management from Oklahoma State University in 2002.