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Charles Putnam

'50

Mr. Putnam began his career at Clark Controller Company in 1950. He attended Cleveland-Marshall Law School evenings and earned a J.D. law degree in 1955 becoming General and Patent Counsel for the Clark Controller Company. In 1963, Charlie began his career with Whirlpool Corporation as a Patent Attorney. After holding several key executive positions, he was elected to the position of Executive Vice President of Administration . . .

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Paul Williams

'61

Paul Williams is a graduate of Negaunee High School and the only member of his family to attend college. He graduated from Michigan Tech with a BSEE in 1961 and spent most of his career in the aerospace industry with Hughes Aircraft. Paul credits Michigan Tech with changing his life forever by creating career opportunities he never thought possible. In 2011, Paul established an endowed scholarship for Negaunee High School . . .

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John Auzins

'59

Dr. John Auzins holds a 1959 vintage BSEE from Michigan Tech and a 1963 MS/Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. In 1959, John started his career with Lear Siegler in Grand Rapids and in 1960 he joined PR Mallory Co. in Indianapolis. In 1963, he started his 34 year career with General Motors at Delco Electronics (DE) working on thin film integrated circuits. He led the establishment of monolithic integrated . . .

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Rom LaPointe

'92, '92

President of a rapidly growing business, past President of the MTU Alumni Association Board of Directors and proud husband and father of four kids; life is good for Rom LaPointe. A 1992 MTU graduate, LaPointe credits many things for his success, but it all started with growing up in downstate Michigan.

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Christie Dewhirst

'93

Christie graduated from Michigan Tech in 1993 with a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering. She also received Modern Language Certification in French at this time. After graduation, she accepted a position with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn as a Product Engineer. During her career with Ford she spent six months in Dunton, England as a Calibration Engineer-Foreign Service Specialist with the Ford-Small . . .

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Todd Johnson

'82

Particle accelerators are massive structures, used to find the tiniest details of our universe. Scientists around the world flock to these facilities to try out theories, hunt for particles and seek to understand a fully unified theory of physics. “The Tevatron was a proton-antiproton collider and the highest energy accelerator in the world until the LHC(Large Hadron Collider) at CERN (the European organization . . .

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