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David Pruett

'75, '74

David J Pruett, from Pontiac, Michigan, earned a BS (1974) and MS (1975) in Chemistry at Michigan Technological University and a PhD (1978) at Michigan State University. While at Michigan Tech, Dave studied experimental anti-malarial drugs, lanthanide complexation chemistry and a non-sulfur wood pulping process. He also took "Chem Magic" shows to Keweenaw high schools.

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Faith Binns


After graduating from Michigan Tech in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Faith began her professional career as a research chemist in the Physical Chemistry Lab at Dow Corning Corporation in Midland, Michigan. She left this profession after three years to raise a family. During her hiatus from the chemistry industry, she co-owned and co-operated two businesses—Maple Grove Laundry and Maple Grove . . .

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Monica Valentovic


Monica, a chemistry major, received her bachelor’s degree from Tech in 1978. She then continued her education at the University of Toledo, earning a master’s degree in pharmaceutical science in 1980. Next, she started on her quest for a PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Kentucky. During this time she worked as a Research Assistant. She received her doctorate in 1983. From 1983 to 1984, she was a Postdoctoral . . .


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