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Catherine Dummer McRae

Catherine Dummer McRae


Cathy began her career at Shell Oil Company in the Michigan Basin Development Engineering - Production Department. One of her many duties included qualifying as an expert geological engineering witness at a proration hearing which lasted over two years. Cathy then joined the South Texas Development Engineering - Production Department as Process Manager for on-shore well drilling and planning, and is a member of the Property Acquisition Evaluation Team. While in this position, she made . . .

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Frank G. Woodruff

Dr. Frank G. Woodruff

'85, '40, '39

Retired President and Chief Operating Officer, Gulf Resources & Chemical Company

The late Frank Woodruff received a BS in Mining Engineering (1940) and Geology (1939) from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1985.

After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and went on to hold many positions with various mining companies. In 1954, he joined Kennecott Copper Corp., which began a distinguished 16-year career in the . . .

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Gregory Matiuk

Gregory Matiuk


Greg has dedicated his career to Chevron, now ChevronTexaco ,where he is corporate officer and Executive Vice President for Administrative and Corporate Services, ChevronTexaco Corporation and reports to the Office of the Chairman.

Some of the duties and titles he has held are: production and reservoir engineer for USA's Western Operations; coordinator of Chevron Overseas Petroleum, Inc., Australia and Africa; Superintendent for Chevron USA; Manager of Drilling and Production, Western Australia Petroleum Pty. Ltd. based in Perth, . . .

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Theodore Rozsa

Thoedore Rozsa


Theodore Rozsa was born and raised in Grand Rapids. He graduated from our department with honors and a BS in geology in 1936. He was the only graduate in geology that year, and he completed a 4 year program in 3 years. Our first degrees in geological engineering didn't come until after 1940, but the curriculum Ted took was very much like the geological engineering which was to come. He has many stories about life in . . .

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Robert C. Weed

Robert C. Weed


Retired President, Natural Resources Group
Senior Corporate Vice President, Anaconda Company

Robert Weed received a BS in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1942. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1942-46, rising to the rank of Captain. He was awarded the Silver Star by General Patton in 1943 for gallantry in action at the Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, North Africa.

He joined the Anaconda Company in 1946, where he worked as a . . .