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Harold R. Fitch

Harold R. Fitch

'72

Hal began his career as a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado where he performed geologic mapping and mineral resource evaluation for two years. He then returned to his home state and joined the Michigan Geological Survey where he worked as Field Inspector, Groundwater Specialist, and District Supervisor.

In 1996, Hal became Chief of the Geological Survey Division of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. As Chief, he is responsible for assuring the conservation . . .

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Charles G. Tebelman, Jr.

Charles G. Tebelman Jr.

'38, '38

Retired Assistant to Vice President of Administration, Bethlehem Steel Corporation

Charles Tebelman earned BS degrees in Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering, with honors, from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1938.

After graduation, he joined Bethlehem Steel Corporation as a candidate of their “Loop Course” management training program. In September, 1938, he was assigned as Foreman to the Bethlehem’s Limestone Quarry in Bridgeport, PA. In 1947, he was offered the position of Mining Engineer in the office of the Vice President of . . .

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Latham B. Gray, Jr.

Latham B. Gray Jr.

'49

Retired General Manager of Operations, Coal Bethlehem Steel Corporation; Joined Bethlehem Steel after graduation; Served two years in the U.S. Army and awarded both a U.S. and Korean service medal with three battle stars; Several supervisory and engineering positions in Bethlehem’s West Virginia operations; Assistant Division Superintendent, Marion Division; Administrative Assistant, Coal, Bethlehem Mining Dept.; Assistant to V.P.; Consultant and Field Associate, International Executive Service Corps; President and CEO (Retired), Gates Engineering Company; AIME, Boy Scouts . . .

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Laurence J. Lamb

Laurence J. Lamb

'52

Retired President and CEO, Steep Rock Resources Inc.; Mining Engineer, Algoma Ore Properties, Wawa, Ontario; Assistant Mine Engineer and Chief Engineer, Hilton Mines of Pickands, Mather & Company in Shawville, Quebec; Operating Assistant and General Mine Superintendent, Marcona Mining Co., San Juan, Peru; Supervising Engineer, Canadian Bechtel Ltd., Montreal; Mine Manager and Vice President of Steep Rock Resources; Chairman of Processed Minerals Inc.; Member, Ontario Professional Engineers; Life member, Canadian Institute of Mining; MTU Founders Club, . . .

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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 . . .