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Gregory A. Hahn

Gregory A. Hahn

'76

Greg is currently President and CEO of Summo Minerals Corporation in Denver, Colorado, a start-up copper mining company he founded and successfully developed. The Corporation's centerpiece is the Libson Valley Project in Southern Utah, where mining is expected to begin in January 1998. Greg has more than 20 years of experience as a Geological Engineer in exploration and mine development and operation. He worked eleven years for Norando in Arizona, Alaska, and Idaho; five years for . . .

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Lee E. Blodgett

Lee E. Blodgett

'76

Lee received his BS degree in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1976. He then spent twelve years working for the Dowell Division of Dow Chemical Company where he was District Manager, first in Michigan and then in Southern Oklahoma. At this time, he also had responsibility for environmental compliance. Lee then left and went to work as Director and Manager for Eastern Reservoir Services as part of a research team studying the Gas . . .

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Walfrid Been

Walfrid Been

'28

Retired Professor & Head, Mining Engineering Dept., Michigan Technological University

The late Walfrid (Wally) Been received a BS in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1928. During his college years, he was involved in Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Rho Fraternity, Student Council, Inter-Fraternity Council, and the Mining Club, and was also president of his senior class.
Wally started his diverse career in 1928 when he went to work for the Copper Range Company in Painesdale, MI as . . .

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William J. Gregg

William J. Gregg

Inducted posthumously, William J. Gregg, Jr. was a good friend to many of us in the department. He was a long-time faculty member in this department, and died tragically in an accident at the Quincy Mine on the 6th of December 2008.

All four of Bill’s degrees were received from the State University of New York at Albany, at a time when that department was one of the premier geoscience departments in the country. His BS, MS, and PhD . . .

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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 . . .