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Rebecca L. Smits

Rebecca L. Smits

'86

After graduation, Becky began her career as a Geological Engineer with EC Jordan Company in Portland, Maine where she was responsible for subsurface exploration, design, testing, and construction of geotechnical projects. In 1988, she moved to Traverse Group, Inc. in Traverse City, Michigan as a Field Engineering Supervisor of hydrogeological projects at oil and gas well sites, gas stations, the Traverse City U.S. Coast Guard Station, and a U.S. E.P.A. biorestoration project. A year later she . . .

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Diane I. Doser

Dr. Diane I. Doser

'78

After finishing her doctoral work at the University of Utah in 1984, Diane went to a two-year post-doc position at Cal-Tech. She then went to work at the University of Texas at El Paso as an Assistant Professor. Currently, she is Professor and Director of the Kidd Memorial Seismic Observatory at the University. Her work has taken her all over the world and produced an abundance of moving and shaking publications. She also serves as . . .

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Philip C. Ellsworth

Philip C. Ellsworth

'50

Phil served as a rifle squad leader in the 397th Infantry regiment, 100th Division, in France and Germany during WWII, before completing his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1950. Following the completion of his degree, he spent a short time in the Gogebic Range for the Jones and Laughlin Ore company.

In 1951 he joined the US Atomic Energy Commission as an exploration geologist out of Grand Junction, CO where he was assigned to a field . . .

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Hilary G. Dussing

Hilary G. Dussing

'79

Hilary graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Geological Engineering in 1979. She immediately joined Tenneco Oil Company in Denver as a petrophysicist. After four years, she moved to Union Pacific Resources in Denver, where she worked as an exploration coordinator and as a team leader for offshore development, and eventually became general manager of their western region for all exploration, production, and transportation.

In 1999 she moved to Tom Brown Inc, as Vice President of . . .

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Philip C. Ellsworth

Philip C. Ellsworth

'50

Phil served as a rifle squad leader in the 397th Infantry regiment, 100th Division, in France and Germany during WWII, before completing his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1950. Following the completion of his degree, he spent a short time in the Gogebic Range for the Jones and Laughlin Ore company.

In 1951 he joined the US Atomic Energy Commission as an exploration geologist out of Grand Junction, CO where he was assigned to a field . . .