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Lloyal Bacon

Lloyal Bacon

Lloyal Bacon was born in Haaken County, SD where his parents were homesteaders. At an early age he moved to Minnesota where he grew up on a farm. He went to the University of Minnesota where he got a BS in geological engineering in 1941. He then married Elaine and joined the Navy and served as a physicist in the Bureau of Ordinance. After the Navy he returned to Minnesota to work with the Bureau of . . .

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Kenneth G. Hatfield

Kenneth G. Hatfield

'50

Ken received his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1950.

His first position following graduation was with the US Atomic Energy Commission where he was assigned to field camp in the Lukachukai Mountains. Ken dedicated thirty years to the mining industry specializing in mineral exploration. During that time, he also worked a short (two-year) stint in uranium production.

Following retirement from industry, the unexpected invitation to teach at a university allowed him to maintain an active role in the . . .

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Joseph A. Mandarino

Joseph A. Mandarino

'51, '50

After graduating from Michigan Tech, Joe began working for Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a Mineralogist. In 1957, after spending time in the air force and receiving his Ph.D., he returned to Michigan Tech as an Assistant Professor of Mineralogy. In 1959 Joe moved to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He was hired as Associate Curator of Mineralogy and advanced to Curator-in-Charge of Mineralogy.

In 1980, he voluntarily relinquished the Headship to spend more time on . . .

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F. James Knight

F. James Knight

'59

Jim has 33 years of experience at Gannett Fleming in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where he is currently a Senior Vice President and a member of the firm's Board of Directors. His experience includes water resource planning, landfills and contaminated site remediation, geotechnical and geological studies, mineral investigations and development, and dam and flood control works engineering.

Jim is a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Arizona and a Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. Jim . . .

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D. Kelly Campbell

'39, '39

The Man Behind the US Hockey Hall of Fame

In the late 1930s, when D. Kelly Campbell was at Tech skating through a dual major in geology and mining engineering, one of the highlights of campus life was ice hockey at Dee Stadium. “That was the big social event,” Campbell recalls. He never played but was a great fan. “Hockey is a fantastic sport,” he says. “The physical side of the game is amazing—how players stand up to that.”

He took that . . .