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Peter Hermiston

Peter Hermiston


Peter began his career at E.J. Longyear in Minneapolis working mainly on projects in the Western United States. He then served as a mine geologist for two mining companies in Canada until 1971 when he opened his own contracting business in the Red Lake Mining District. He closed his contracting business in 1992 and is now a consulting engineer.

Peter served as Reeve (Mayor) of Cochenour Township for several years. He is an avid traveler and fisherman. He . . .

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Charles L. Matson

Charles L. Matson


Retired General Manager of Purchasing & Traffic, Pickands Mather & Company; Mining Engineer, Zenith Mine, Ely, MN and Michigan District Office; Mining Captain; Manager of Purchasing, Cleveland, OH; Erie Mining Co.: Chief Industrial Engineer for several mine start-ups; Maintenance Planning Supervisor; Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance, and Supt. of Agglomerating; Plant Superintendent, Hibbing Taconite Co.; Served in the European Theater of Operations in WWII, awarded two battle stars; Member, Michigan Tech Alumni Board of Managers, AIME, . . .

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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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Lee E. Blodgett

Lee E. Blodgett


Lee received his BS degree in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1976. He then spent twelve years working for the Dowell Division of Dow Chemical Company where he was District Manager, first in Michigan and then in Southern Oklahoma. At this time, he also had responsibility for environmental compliance. Lee then left and went to work as Director and Manager for Eastern Reservoir Services as part of a research team studying the Gas . . .

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Fay L. Partlo

Fay L. Partlo


Retired President, South Dakota School of Mines; Various positions at Michigan Tech, included: instructor, assistant professor and professor of Mathematics and Physics, head of the Mathematics and Physics department; Dean of the College of Engineering, Director of Extension Activities; While Dean, served as President for the Study Group on Engineering Education of the Michigan Council of State College Presidents; President Emeritus and Professor of Physics Emeritus, South Dakota School of Mines; Member, Michigan Tech Presidents Club; . . .