A native of Laurium, Michigan, Jackson owned and operated NWR Electronics in Marquette, Michigan, from 1958 to 1980. The company served the utility and mining industries in the upper Midwest. In 1971, Jackson, a person of vision and resolve, founded a cable telecommunications operation, CableAmerica Corp.
Michelle is a second generation Michigan Tech graduate. Her father, Robert Jarvie, received a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1962. Michelle received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering in 1996 and went on to earn her master’s in Environmental Policy in 1999. In 2007 she then earned a PhD in Environmental Engineering.
Jason is a flight director at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. He is responsible for managing and carrying out human space flights to the International Space Station (ISS). Only seventy-five flight directors have served at NASA in the fifty years of space flight.
A resident of Ypsilanti, Michigan and graduate of Ypsilanti High School, Dr. Jentzen is a 1975 graduate of Michigan Technological University. He received a B.S. degree in biological sciences. While at Tech he also played varsity football and competed in wrestling. He was the 1971 Outstanding Freshman Athlete.
Following distinguished military service in World War II, Mack Johnson attended Michigan Tech and graduated 1950 with dual BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Administration. His career began as a sales engineering trainee at Square D, and he soon advanced through various positions, becoming district manager. In 1958, he became marketing manager for the Federal Pacific Electric Company, earning promotion to a company vice presidency two years later. Mack joined Ideal Industries in 1965 as director of corporate planning, rising to the position of president and chief executive officer in 1973. He retired in 1985. In 1994, Mr. Johnson was inducted into Michigan Tech’s Academy of Business and Engineering Administration.
Al Johnson received an Associate Engineering Degree from Muskegon Community College before being drafted into the U.S. Army. While in the army, he became a Master rifleman and won two legs towards a Distinguished Riflemans Badge, the highest honor for a rifleman.
After his honorable discharge, he attended Michigan Tech and graduated with a B.S. in Geological Engineering in 1965, an M.S. in Geological Engineering in 1967, and a Ph.D. in Geology in 1971. Beginning part time as a student and then full time after finishing his Ph.D., Al worked at the Institute of Mineral Research here at Michigan Tech. In 1986, Al was . . .
Greg began his professional career as a project geological engineer for Buchart-Horn of York, Pennsylvania. He then served as a senior geological engineer at W W Engineering & Science of Grand Rapids, Michigan and then as division manager of Sundberg Carlson Associates of Marquette. In 1991, Greg opened MJ Environmental Consultants, Inc. of Marquette where he serves as President.
Throughout his career, Greg has published several articles on groundwater, subsurface mapping, and pollution. He has presented these papers at several conferences and symposiums, some internationally. Greg is an avid fisherman and runs a charter boat on Lake Superior out of Marquette.
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President (CEO) and part owner of Hoover Construction Company, Virginia, Minnesota; Part owner and Director of Minnesota Explosives in Biwabik, Minnesota, as well as Mining Services Inc., in Virginia, Minnesota; Chairman of the Board of Michigan Limestone Operations in Rogers City, Michigan; Director of the Marshall H. and Nellie Allworth Memorial Fund; Director of the Queen City Federal Savings and Loan; Past President of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota; Director of Minnesota Power; AIME, Engineers Club of Northern Minnesota, Michigan Tech Presidents Club.
From 1997 Induction to the Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences Academy
"Being a graduate student at Michigan Tech was an invaluable experience. I was exposed to opportunities unavailable at the larger universities while at the same time performing research in an unsurpassed environment. The faculty's genuine interest in my education more than prepared me for a career in academia."
Colleen earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1983.
After graduation, Colleen joined Chevron Corporation as a Project Engineer. She has been challenged for twenty-eight years by progressing through a variety of assignments in Chevron’s Marketing business, product supply operations, asset management, lubricants and retail functions. Her varied assignments have required eleven relocations, including two international assignments.
He began his career as a process engineer at a refinery owned by Creole Petroleum Corporation, a subsidiary of Exxon, and he quickly moved into management. After the Venezuelan petroleum industry was nationalized, he worked in many technical and managerial positions for the state-owned oil company, Petroleum of Venezuela, which owns CITGO Petroleum.