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Janet Burge

'84

Janet earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Michigan Tech in 1984. After working in the software industry for 12 years, she returned to school to earn her master’s in Computer Science in 1999 and doctorate in Computer Science in 2005, both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She is currently an Associate Professor at Wesleyan University.

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John Furton

'87

John Furton is Vice President of Purchasing & Merchandising for Family Video, the nation's third largest video retailer, and President of Family Online, a subsidiary company focused on the evolving digital distribution of movies and games.

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Chas Thompson

'91

Alums Team up to Engineer a Better Beer Chas Thompson '91, computer science, had a good reason for becoming a brewer. "I was thirsty," he says, pouring beers from the Schmohz Brewery counter at the recent Grand Rapids alumni tailgate party. Jim Schwerin '87, owner and brewer at Schmohz (pronounced shmoes), had a similar reason. "I couldn’t find a beer I liked," he says.

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