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George W. Swenson, Jr.

George W. Swenson PhD PE

'44,

Dr. Swenson held faculty positions at Washington University, the University of Alaska, and Michigan State University before joining the University of Illinois in 1956. George served as Director of the Vermilion River Observatory and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering before retiring from the Illinois faculty in 1988. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Fellow of the . . .

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John E. Stromp

John E. Stromp

'78

John Stromp earned his BSEE degree with honors in 1978, with a focus of studies in Electronics and Communications. John began his career with Marathon Electric as a Sales Engineer. In 1982, John took the position of Senior Sales Representative with Memorex Telex Corporation in Dallas, Texas. He advanced through several positions, ultimately becoming Director of Government Sales, in Overland, Kansas. In 1996, John joined Compaq Computer Company/Tandem Computer and in 2002 John became Global Alliance . . .

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Elmer H. Bomke

Elmer H. Bomke P.E.

'42

Mr. Bomke joined the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers following graduation and served as a combat engineer in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. After the war, he joined Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company and in 1948 took a position with Southern Services, Inc., rising to Manager of the Electrical Design Department. Elmer accepted the position of Vice President, Electrical Operation at Gulf Power Company in Pensacola, Florida in 1969. He joined Brown & Root in 1971, serving as . . .

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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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Randy Cavaiani

'78

Randy Cavaiani was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan and graduated from Michigan Tech with a BSEE degree in 1978. In addition to his degree from Tech, Mr. Cavaiani holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Executive Management program at Stanford University. Randy started his career with Motorola as a design engineer following his graduation . . .

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Thomas Karpus

'90

Growing up in the small town of Bessemer, Mich. in the Upper Peninsula, Karpus was essentially interested in sports and science. He participated in basketball, football and baseball along with working on the school yearbook during high school. He worked numerous odd jobs throughout high school as well to be able to afford college.

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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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