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Robert Hitch

'56, '54

Robert Hitch earned his baccalaureate degree in civil engineering from Michigan Tech in 1954. Following graduation, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and returned to Michigan Tech for graduate study in civil engineering. He earned his masters degree in civil engineering in 1956 and served as an instructor from 1957 through 1960 teaching in the area of structural analysis and design. In 1960, he joined Yalmer . . .

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John Gierke

'84, '86

Steep slopes, seasons of persistent and intense rainfall, and unmanaged anthropogenic changes in the landscape all contribute to the potential for landslides. Superimpose limited financial and technical resources on the propensity for natural disasters and the situation becomes a recurring series of catastrophes, where the victims are often unable to completely recover from one before the next hits. Michigan Tech is . . .

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William Verrette


Mr. William C. Verrette, a 1961 civil engineering graduate of Michigan Tech, is President of Champion Incorporated. Bill is also Chairman of the Board of Herman Gundlach, Inc. of Houghton, MI, and of Charter, Inc. of Ishpeming, MI. Mr. Verrette is a National Director of the Associated General Contractors of America and a past president of the Michigan Chapter of the Associated General Contractors. He is a past chair . . .