Charlotte Iola Field is a leader of uncommon sense who is especially mindful of the contribution of those who work with her and for her. “There are few jobs in industry associated with an individual only,” she says. “It’s all about teams and life skills.” She says that she learned about both at Michigan Tech. “Tech prepares you for life and the real world,” she says. She singles . . .
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 . . .
Following graduation Tom Simonen went on to receive a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. After appointments at Hughes Aircraft, Max Planck Institute in Munich, and Princeton University, he joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 18 years as a physicist and became program leader for magnetic fusion experiments. For the past 12 years he has been Director of the DIII-D National Fusion . . .
Why did you choose Michigan Tech? Michigan Tech has a well-deserved reputation for being a great engineering school. I wanted to become an engineer, and growing up in Northern Michigan I am the type of person who is used to winter weather and likes to do things outdoors. I decided Tech was a great place for me to go and get away from home, yet still get in-state tuition, and be able to do lots of outdoor activities . . .
Richard Robbins'56, '96
Richard J. Robbins graduated from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (MCM&T) in 1956 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Since 1958, Dick has been a major contributor and a prominent influence in the mining and tunneling industry.
Alumnus Mitchell Schuh is on the sunny side of the street these days--a street that has taken him afar. A native of Kingsford, Schuh works in the construction industry in the city of Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. He has traded Portage Lake for the Persian Gulf, the north woods for the desert, and the Rozsa Center for the Ferrari World Theme Park, which will be the world’s largest and will . . .
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