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Cathy Leslie


Catherine Leslie '83 has an open hand and an open heart these days. Leslie, whose degree is in civil engineering, is president and executive director of EWB-USA, a job that wears her out, but she wouldn't trade it for the world. The volunteer work takes about twenty hours per week on top of her regular employment. "I get tired," she says, "but I'm not sorry I'm doing it in the least. I love it."

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Amy Trahey


Michigan Tech is known as a very successful engineering university. It is also known for its male-dominated population. Despite the fact that women are a minority on Tech's campus, it is clear that they, like men, can find success, even in the field of engineering. Amy Trahey, a 1994 civil engineering graduate of Michigan Tech is living proof of this fact.

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Brenda O'Brien


Brenda O’Brien earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1984.  She continued her education while advancing in her career and will earn a master’s degree in Mathematics from Eastern Michigan University in May 2008. Not your typical student, Brenda was a single parent with two small children when she earned her degree.  Although unable to join clubs or to participate in extracurricular activities, . . .