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Richard Cottrell

Richard G. Cottrell

'73

Richard G. Cottrell earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1973 and his MS in Systems Science from Michigan State University in 1976. Rich retired as CMS’s director of system planning and protection in 2010. During his thirty-seven-year career with CMS/Consumers Energy, Rich was involved in all aspects of the planning, engineering, and design of electric transmission distribution lines and substations.

As a professional engineer, Rich was active in the Jackson Chapter of the Michigan . . .

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Charlotte Iola Field

'77

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Teo A. Babun

Teo A. Babun

'72

Teo A. Babun Jr. graduated from Michigan Tech in 1972 with bachelor’s degrees in both electrical engineering and business engineering administration. He later received a PhD from Vision International University.

In 1980, Babun, with two partners, started General Eletro-Components, and he was named the president and CEO. He subsequently started several other enterprises, including the Babun Group Consulting Company, Cuba-Caribbean Development, Line Electric Co., Babun Shipping and New Cuba Investment Fund, Ltd. He is currently president of Babun Consulting, president and CEO of Cuba-Caribbean Development and national executive director of the Evangelical Christian Humanitarian Outreach for Cuba (ECHO-Cuba). 

Babun is the author of more than 100 . . .

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David L. Vesely

David L. Vesely

'65,

Lieutenant General David Vesely began his Air Force career in 1965 upon graduation from Michigan Tech’s ROTC program. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in Vietnam. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1995, when he took command of 14th Air Force – the historic Flying Tigers. Early in 1997, President Clinton nominated him to be Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force and to . . .

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David Vesely

'65

Lieutenant General David Vesely began his Air Force career in 1965 upon graduation from Michigan Tech’s ROTC program. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in Vietnam. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1995, when he took command of 14th Air Force – the historic Flying Tigers. Early in 1997, President Clinton nominated him to be Assistant to the Vice Chief . . .

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James Hull

'63

Following graduation from Michigan Tech in 1963, James Hull started his career at Control Data in Minneapolis working as a Computer Test Engineer. He remained with Control Data for eleven years, serving as General Manager, European Systems Division in France for two years and then as General Manager of Corporate Planning and Analysis. In the next ten years, Jim served as Vice President of Operations for the Parker Pen . . .

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Hatice Ozturk

'83

Hatice graduated from Michigan Tech in 1983 with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. She continued her graduate studies at North Carolina State University and earned a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1991. She is currently a Teaching Associate Professor at NCSU dividing her time between the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering departments.

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