Hussein M. Zbib earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1981, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1983 and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics in 1987 all from Michigan Tech. In 1988 he was hired as an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University. He was promoted to Professor in 1998. Currently he is Interim Director and Professor of the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University (WSU) Pullman, WA. While at Michigan Tech he taught for seven years as a graduate student, Instructor and Visiting Assistant Professor. He is . . .
She began work at Michigan Tech in the Mechanical Engineering Department as an academic advisor in 1991 and has advanced to her current position as Director of Operations and Finance. She directs the financial and operational activities for this nationally ranked academic department with annual external research expenditures of over $4 million and a salary and wage budget of $7.5 million.
Ming-Ming Zhou, PhD is the Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Professor and Chairman of the Department of Structural and Chemical Biology, and Co-Director of the Experimental Therapeutics Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is also a Professor of the Departments of Oncological Sciences, and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics at Mount Sinai.
Gerald Ziarno joined the Packard Electric Division of General Motors and left after a short period to fulfill an Air Force ROTC commitment, spending two and a half years in Japan. He joined Dow Corning Corporation in Midland, Michigan, in 1962 and served in a number of management positions in locations as diverse as Belgium, Japan, and Hong Kong. He retired from Dow Corning in 1996 as Corporate Vice President and Director of Global Sales and Marketing. He is a past president and life trustee of Michigan Tech Fund Board of Trustees. Jerry remains professionally active as an independent consultant in international business.
Jean Petermann Zimmer was born in Calumet and graduated from Calumet High School in 1935. She attended Michigan Tech from 1935 to 1939 when there were 13 women and 600-800 men. When AE Seaman died in 1937, Jean, with pay from the NYA assistance of $10/month, became secretary and museum assistant to K. Spiroff. In 1939 she received her BS degree and was the first recipient of the "Key Award" to the year's outstanding graduate.
Jean then went to the University of Michigan where she received an MS degree in mineralogy in 1940. She became an instructor in mineralogy at Michigan Tech from . . .
Following graduation, Glen began working as an Exploration Geophysicist with the former Anaconda Company, and in 1969, was promoted to District Geophysicist. In 1971 he began a 15 year stint with Molycorp, Inc. (Unocal). While there, his job titles included Chief Geophysicist, Regional Exploration Manager of the southwest and Rocky Mountain Districts, Western Regional Exploration Manager, and Manager of Metals Exploration.
In 1986, Glen was appointed Assistant to the President of Hecla Mining Company, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and two years later was promoted to Vice President to the Chairman. In 1990, he served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Exploration and was . . .
The last time Kristian Zoerhoff ’97 had entertained a crowd was as a deejay for WMTU. Sitting alone in a darkened booth playing music for invisible listeners didn’t quite prepare him for the dazzling lights and the flock of TV cameras on the Jeopardy! set.
"And then there’s that pesky audience," he remembers. "I was absurdly nervous."
Howard Zollinger is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After receiving his BSEE from Michigan Tech in 1951, Howard joined Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Pittsburgh. While working he attended the University of Pittsburgh and received his MSEE in 1958 and a Business Management Certificate in 1961. Mr. Zollinger’s career has been in the field of bulk material handling. He started, grew, and managed the Computer and Controls division of Rapistan Incorporated in Grand Rapids, MI. His work at Rapistan led to his joining of Mannesmann Demag Corporation, the largest materials handling company in the world, as a Vice President. Howard continues to be very active in the affairs of Michigan Tech. He and his wife have established the Howard and Wilma Zollinger Endowed Basketball Fund.