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William J. Gregg

William J. Gregg

Inducted posthumously, William J. Gregg, Jr. was a good friend to many of us in the department. He was a long-time faculty member in this department, and died tragically in an accident at the Quincy Mine on the 6th of December 2008.

All four of Bill’s degrees were received from the State University of New York at Albany, at a time when that department was one of the premier geoscience departments in the country. His

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John R. Sturgul

John R. Sturgul


Dr. John Sturgul graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Mining Engineering in 1961. He also received an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona followed by a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from the University of Illinois.

John has held faculty appointments at the University of Arizona, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology where he was Head of the Mining Engineering Department, and the University of South Australia in Adelaide where he

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Robert Laakso

Robert Laakso


Bob is currently the Owner and President of a company called Shaft and Tunnel Engineering Services, operating out of Holland Landing, Ontario. In addition to his B.S. in Geological Engineering which he received from Michigan Tech in 1964, Bob earned a graduate diploma from the Haileybury School of Mines in Haileybury, Ontario.

After leaving Michigan Tech, Bob worked with a wide variety of projects in a few different companies, including Dravo in Australia and the

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William Brice

William Brice


Bill obtained his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1969. He continued his studies at the University of Minnesota where he received a Master of Engineering in 1971 and a PhD in Mineral Resources Engineering in 1981 with a concentration in Environmental Design, Law, and Economics.

While en route to his PhD he began his employment with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Bill worked with them throughout his entire career, culminating 19

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Hilary G. Dussing

Hilary G. Dussing (Carlson)


Hilary graduated from Michigan Tech in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering.

Upon graduating, Hilary held numerous technical and executive positions in the Petroleum business with various companies including Tenneco Oil Company, Champlin Petroleum Company, Union Pacific Resources, Tom Brown Incorporated and Royal Dutch Shell. She has worked in the U.S., West Africa, Europe and Russia.

In addition to her Michigan Tech education, in 1994 Hilary completed the