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Elzbieta Berak

'81, '85

In 1978 Elzbieta graduated from Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. While at Michigan Tech, she earned two degrees – a master’s in Civil Engineering in 1981 and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics in 1985. Elzbieta is the first woman in Michigan Tech’s history who has obtained a PhD in Engineering. After graduation from . . .

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Ronald Krump


Mr. Ron Krump came to Michigan Tech from Plymouth, Michigan and earned his baccalaureate in civil engineering in 1957. During his student years, he served three years on the Student Council, and chaired Winter Carnival. In addition, he was President of the Kappa Delta Psi Fraternity, President of the Inter-fraternity Council, and President of the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity. Following graduation, he served with . . .

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William Bier


William Bier, originally from Ironwood, Michigan, served for two years in the US Navy before attending Michigan Tech. He completed his baccalaureate degree in civil engineering in 1950. Following graduation he joined Dunn Construction Engineering, Inc. as a field engineer and over the course of his career rose to the level of CEO. After retiring in 1991, Mr. Bier formed his own consulting firm, WB Engineering. Mr. Bier . . .