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Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell

'65

Jim Mitchell has a long history of service to Michigan Tech. As a student he was active with Theta Tau fraternity, served as treasurer of Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, junior class student government representative and senior class president. He served on Michigan Tech's Board of Control from 1993-2001, including three years as its chair.

His service to the university also includes a 1975-1985 stint as a trustee of the Michigan Tech Fund, where he continues to participate actively . . .

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Steven Johnson, '10

Steven Johnson

'10

"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."

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David Peters

Dr. David Peters

'87

Dave Peters '87, BS, chemistry, from Dansville, Michigan, works for BASF in technical services. He chose to come to Michigan Tech because a high-school teacher told him he wouldn't succeed here.

"I wanted to prove him wrong," Peters remembers. He says he proved to be "stupid but saveable."

"My grades weren't great," he says. "But after being here and doing what I needed to do to get a degree, I knew I could go anywhere and be successful. After learning . . .

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Richard W. Swinehart

Richard W. Swinehart

'31

Distinguished 40 year career in research and manufacturing at DOW Chemical Company - chief recruiter for DOW at Michigan Tech during the 1950's and 1960's - several patents - in charge of plant construction in Scotland and Japan.

From 1996 Induction to the College of Sciences and Arts Academy

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Laurence G. Stevens

Dr. Laurence G. Stevens

'58

Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, Wayne State University - distinguished career in corporate America - retired vice president and chairman of executive committee of Indium Corporation of America - nine patents.

From 1996 Induction to the College of Sciences and Arts Academy

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