2015 Michigan Tech Magazine: Issue 2

From the Alumni Association

By Brenda Rudiger and Scott Balyo

A chance to serve, honoring the great, and Alumni Reunion recap.

Chapter Spotlight: Huskies in the D

The Detroit chapter of the Michigan Tech Alumni Association is known for putting on popular?and well attended?networking events.
The Detroit chapter of the Michigan Tech Alumni Association is known for putting on popular--and well attended--networking events.

Michigan Tech’s Detroit Alumni Chapter is one of our oldest alumni groups.

In addition to hosting popular, high-energy events—like the Great Lakes Invitational Pre-Game Party and Yooper Night at Joe Louis Arena—the chapter supports a scholarship fund that helps students from metro Detroit attend Tech.

Starting this fall, the Detroit Chapter will also be hosting socials on the third Thursday of each month. Stay up to date with the latest details by liking the chapter’s Facebook page at facebook.com/MichiganTechDetroitChapter.


Chapter at a Glance

12k—There are more than 12,000 Michigan Tech alumni and friends in the greater Detroit area.

15 years—Since 2000, alumni and friends have supported a scholarship fund for qualifying graduates of a Detroit-area high school.

Signature Event—The Chapter hosts the Great Lakes Invitational pre-game party, complete with Michigan Tech swag and pickled eggs imported from the Keweenaw.

New Tradition—On the third Thursday of each month, alumni and friends are invited to gather for a casual social. The socials are mobile, moving to a different Detroit-area city each month.

Send-off Picnic—Volunteers plan and host this annual pre-fall semester celebration as a way of welcoming new Detroit-area students and families to Tech. Go Huskies!


Serve on the Alumni Association Board of Directors

Are you interested in helping fellow alumni build a strong network and connection to Michigan Tech?

You can make a difference by serving on the Michigan Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.

We are looking for exceptional individuals to join the board in their efforts to establish programs, set priorities for the Association, and work with the Alumni Relations team to engage alumni with the University.

The deadline for nominations is December 1. More information about the responsibilities of Alumni Association Board members as well as the nomination form can be found at www.mtu.edu/alumni/contact/board/ or by contacting Alumni Relations at alumni@mtu.edu or 877-688-2586.

Get involved today, and help us make a difference!


Help Us Recognize Outstanding Alumni and Friends

Know a great Michigan Tech alumnus, alumna, or friend of the University?

Someone who embodies true Husky spirit, Tech integrity, or post-school success? Get them the recognition they deserve!

The Alumni Association is seeking nominations in a variety of categories for our 2016 Alumni Awards:

Outstanding Young Alumnus/a

Presented each year by the Alumni Association to an alumnus/a under the age of 35 who has distinguished themself in their career. The award recognizes the achievement of a position or some distinction noteworthy for one so recently graduated.

Outstanding Service

Presented by the Michigan Tech Alumni Association to alumni and friends making significant contributions to the success of the Association and/or the University

Distinguished Alumnus/a

Presented by the Alumni Association to an alumnus/a who has made outstanding contributions both in their career and to Michigan Tech over a number of years.

Honorary Alumnus/a

This award honors individuals who have provided service and support of the University characteristic of a dedicated alum. The Association reserves this award to recognize the strongest non-alumni supporters of Michigan Tech.

Humanitarian

Presented to an alumnus/a who, through outstanding involvement and dedication, has made significant contribution of volunteer leadership or service which has improved or enriched the lives of others and the welfare of humanity, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on or bring honor to their alma mater.

Nomination forms are available at http://www.mtu.edu/alumni/recognition/awards/ or by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at 906-487-2400 or alumni@mtu.edu.

Deadline for nominations is December 1.


Alumni Reunion 2015 Recap

View the image gallery for more photos from the 2015 Alumni Reunion.

Reuniting with old friends
Reuniting with old friends

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.