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Samuel B. Treves

Samuel B. Treves


Sam received his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan in Tech in 1951. He then went on to earn an M.S. in Geology from the University of Idaho in 1953 and a Ph.D. in Geology from Ohio State University in 1959. He was also a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship to New Zealand between 1953 and 1954.

After completing his Ph.D., Sam began a life-long academic career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While here held positions including . . .

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James S. Westwater

Dr. James S. Westwater

'75, '34

Retired Sr. Vice President, Operations, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company

James Westwater earned a BS in Mining Engineering in 1934 from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology and received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1975.

After graduation, he served two years as a drilling and blasting engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He then went on to several engineering positions including an exploration project in Chuquicamata, Chile. In 1941, he joined Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company which began a . . .

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Richard L. Wunderman

Richard L. Wunderman

'88, '83

Rick attended Foothill Junior College after graduating early from high school. After his mother insisted he find a summer job that was in line with his interests and skills, he chose one that required being a licensed boat pilot on Isle Royale. He took the job, and on one occasion, too far offshore, he was struck by lightning and knocked unconscious.

Rick obtained his B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of its . . .

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James A. Fegan

James A. Fegan


Jim began his career in 1957 as a geologist at US Steel in Hibbing, Minnesota. Four years later, he began a 33 year career with Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company rising through the ranks from geologist to operating engineer, pit superintendent, plant superintendent, and finally, general manager. During his tenure, he worked at the Humboldt, Republic, Tilden, and Empire Mines.

Currently, Jim is a self-employed senior consultant. Jim is very active in the community. He is an active member . . .

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Fay L. Partlo

Fay L. Partlo


Retired President, South Dakota School of Mines; Various positions at Michigan Tech, included: instructor, assistant professor and professor of Mathematics and Physics, head of the Mathematics and Physics department; Dean of the College of Engineering, Director of Extension Activities; While Dean, served as President for the Study Group on Engineering Education of the Michigan Council of State College Presidents; President Emeritus and Professor of Physics Emeritus, South Dakota School of Mines; Member, Michigan Tech Presidents Club; . . .