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Robert P. Matson

Robert P. Matson

'49

Retired General Manager, Hanna Mining Company

Robert P. Matson earned a BS degree with honors in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (MCM&T) in 1949. While Bob was in school, he was a member of Tau Beta Pi, AIME, and an intramural basketball team.

Bob has followed in his family’s footsteps; his father taught in the mining and civil engineering departments from 1918 to 1950, and his grandfather worked in the Quincy Mine. Bob’s twin brother, Charles, also . . .

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James S. Magoffin

James S. Magoffin

'41

Founder, President, and Chairman Emeritus, Markair, Inc.

James Magoffin received a BS in Mining Engineering in 1941 from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. He also graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in 1939.

He began his career as a flying instructor after graduation and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. In 1946, he founded an airline company in Fairbanks, AK, now named Markair, which provided bush pilot . . .

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Ernest C. Kemp

Ernest C. Kemp

'41

While enrolled at Michigan Technological University, Ernie Kemp enrolled in the first class of the Civil Pilot training program. He then became a flight instructor and flew many wartime flights over the Himalayas in World War II. After the war he returned to Michigan Tech and received his B.S. in Geology in 1941. He was then hired to teach geology here. In 1946 he moved to the new Sault Ste. Marie branch of Michigan Tech (now . . .

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Jo Kalliokoski

Jo Kalliokoski

Jo Kalliokoski was born in Finland, but moved to Timmons, Ontario and attended the University of Western Ontario where he received his BS in 1947. He then went to Princeton for his PhD, which he received in 1951.

Jo was a geologist for the Geological Survey of Canada until 1953 and then went to work for Newmont Exploration until 1956. He joined the faculty at Princeton University from 1956 until 1968, when he came to Michigan Tech to be . . .

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Raymond Satterley

Raymond D. Satterley

'25

Retired General Manager of Iron Mines and Vice President of several mining subsidiaries after serving 43 years with Inland Steel in Ishpeming, MI; Superintendent, Greenwood Mine; General Superintendent, Iron Ore Mines; General Manager, Iron Ore Mines; Vice President and General Manager of Caland Ore Co. Ltd., Inland’s Canadian Subsidiary; Assigned by International Executive Service Corps to work in Tunisia with a phosphate operator; Director, Society of Mining Engineers; Member, AIME, and awarded to Legion of Honor; . . .