Michigan Tech named Harvard biomedical engineer David A. Edwards '83 (chemical engineering) the winner of its highest honor, the Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction. This is only the fifth time the University has awarded the prestigious medal since it was created in 1985.
Ted Edwards earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech with honor in 1950. Prior to attending Tech he was a corporal in the U.S. Army, stationed in Europe, during World War II.
He began his career in the pulp and paper industry with Marathon Corporation as a Management Trainee. In 1957, Marathon was acquired by American Can Company and Ted assumed various positions in management for the company. In 1980, he became Vice President of Productivity. In 1982, American Can's paper-based businesses were purchased by James River Corporation and Ted became Vice President of Manufacturing Productivity. His final positions prior to . . .
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.”
Phil served as a rifle squad leader in the 397th Infantry regiment, 100th Division, in France and Germany during WWII, before completing his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1950. Following the completion of his degree, he spent a short time in the Gogebic Range for the Jones and Laughlin Ore company.
In 1951 he joined the US Atomic Energy Commission as an exploration geologist out of Grand Junction, CO where he was assigned to a field camp in the Lukachukai Mountains on the Navajo Reservation, and later to an office in Grants, NM. One year later he joined a uranium . . .
Mr. Euers was Captain of the varsity football team and President of Kappa Delta Psi Fraternity while a student at Michigan Tech. Dennis began his career with Johnson Controls, rising through the ranks to become Vice President and General Manager for Systems Operations of Process Automation Systems and Services of Johnson Yokogawa Corporation in Newnan, Georgia in 1990. Since 1993, Dennis has been the Vice President and General Manager for Sales and Marketing of Process Automation Systems and Services at the Newnan location. He has served as Alumni Association Board President and as a member of the Michigan Tech Fund Board.
The year was 1986 and Jayson Eurick, a junior-high student from Saginaw, Mich. was watching the movie Top Gun, featuring Tom Cruise as "Maverick," a young naval aviator aspiring to be a top Navy pilot. Little did Eurick know that he would eventually follow Maverick's footsteps and his own childhood dreams, earning his own way to top gun instructor in the Navy.