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Walter N. Rognerud

Walter N. Rognerud

'71

Walt is holding one of the thousands of geophones that have kept him employed in oil exploration over his 30 plus year career. While working on his undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering, he interned two summers in mineral exploration. Upon graduating from Michigan Tech in 1971 with a B.S. in Geological Engineering, Walt went on to work in base metal exploration for U.S. Steel. He then returned to Michigan Tech for an M.S. in

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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,

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Allan M. Johnson

Allan M. Johnson

'67, '65

Al Johnson received an Associate Engineering Degree from Muskegon Community College before being drafted into the U.S. Army. While in the army, he became a Master rifleman and won two legs towards a Distinguished Riflemans Badge, the highest honor for a rifleman.

After his honorable discharge, he attended Michigan Tech and graduated with a B.S. in Geological Engineering in 1965, an M.S. in Geological Engineering in 1967, and a Ph.D. in Geology in 1971. Beginning

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Gregory A. Johnson

Gregory A. Johnson

'83

Greg began his professional career as a project geological engineer for Buchart-Horn of York, Pennsylvania. He then served as a senior geological engineer at W W Engineering & Science of Grand Rapids, Michigan and then as division manager of Sundberg Carlson Associates of Marquette. In 1991, Greg opened MJ Environmental Consultants, Inc. of Marquette where he serves as President.

Throughout his career, Greg has published several articles on groundwater, subsurface mapping, and pollution. He has

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Attilio Berdusco

Attilio Berdusco

'52

Attilio dedicated his entire career to Algoma Steel with increasingly responsible positions in Wawa and Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. One of his many achievements was planning and executing a pillar blast at an underground mine in Wawa; this is the largest underground blast in North America using 1.1 million tons of TNT. In the mid-1970’s he was instrumental in designing a 15,000 foot long conveyer belt with 2,432 feet of vertical lift, allowing the

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