Spring 2010 Michigan Tech Magazine

Michigan Tech Magazine Spring 2010

Alumni Association Notes

2009 Alumni Cup Champions—The D-Gel Dynasty team members are, left to right, back row:
Ben Carlson ’07, Don Misson ’06, Michael Misson ’09, Jesse Rosenow ’07, and Matt Bradt ’05; front row: Dave Wingard ’08, Jeff Lipari-Jordan ’08, and Adam Misson ’08.

2010 is Michigan Tech’s 125th anniversary (quasquicentennial!) year, and your Alumni Association would like to invite you back to campus for one of the many commemorative events being held. I hope you will consider a visit to Houghton in your travel plans this year to help us celebrate.

Two events in particular would be ideal to renew your bond with Michigan Tech and the Copper Country. First is Alumni Reunion, which will be held August 5–7, 2010. Featured Classes will be ’60, ’70, ’80, ’85, ’90, and ’00. Campus groups planning special reunions at this time are Huskies Hockey, Air Force ROTC, Chemistry, Alpha Delta Alpha, Delta Zeta, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Rho, and the Thompson Scholars and Pavement Enterprise; others will be announced. Enjoy a campus tour, the All Class Alumni Breakfast, the annual Pasty Picnic, class year gatherings, Tech Talks, the 1960 Golden M Pinning Ceremony, department open houses, Keweenaw outings, and the Annual Reunion Awards Dinner.

The other opportunity I would like to make you aware of is our newest event, Young Alumni Homecoming, which got off to a great start last year. Held at the time of Tech’s Homecoming in October, this event is aimed at our younger alumni, loosely defined as those having graduated in the last ten years. Last year’s activities included the Cardboard Boat Race and Alumni Cookout at Hancock Beach, Huskies Football VIP Tailgate, Huskies Hockey, and the First Annual Alumni Cup Broomball Tournament. So contact your friends from Tech you haven’t seen for a while and make plans to get together in Houghton at Homecoming. And if you think you can bring it, call your old teammates, tape up your broom, and start practicing. That cup really is awesome.

Mark Mitchell '77
Michigan Tech Alumni Association

Standing, left to right: Catherine Leslie, Wendy Kram, Barbara Lograsso, Elzbieta Berak, Kathleen Calder Haselmaier. Seated: Michelle-Anne Irmen Christensen, Nancy Auer, Erin Zimmer, Ellen Bauman.

Presidential Council of Alumnae inducts new members

The members of the Michigan Technological University Presidential Council of Alumnae (PCA) are recognized for educational excellence, professional accomplishment, past student service, current community services, University support, and other personal success.

The PCA advises the president on campus climate issues and provides suggestions for enhancing the University’s environment for students, especially women.

2010 Inductees

Nancy A. (Arnold) Auer PhD ’95, Biological Sciences
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Michigan Tech
Ellen M. (Barrett) Bauman BS ’90/MS ’93, Electrical Engineering
Senior Engineer, IBM Systems and Technology Group, Rochester, Minnesota
Elzbieta G. Berak MS ’81 Civil Engineering/PhD ’85, Mechanical Engineering
Senior Engineer, Exelon Corporation, Chicago
Michelle-Anne Irmen Christensen BS ’84, Geological Engineering/
MS ’86 Civil Engineering
Executive Vice President of Sales, enChoice Inc., Boston
Kathleen Calder Haselmaier BS ’84, Computer Science
Business Strategy Manager, Hewlett-Packard, Fort Collins, Colorado
Wendy L. (Davidson) Kram BS ’91, Mechanical Engineering
President, Edgestone Consulting Inc., Eagan, Minnesota
Catherine A. (Kuchta) Leslie BS ’83, Civil Engineering
Executive Director, Engineers Without Borders–USA, Boulder, Colorado
Barbara K. (Kiiskila) Lograsso BS ’80/MS ’82/PhD ’91, Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology,
Michigan Tech
Erin A. (Atwell) Zimmer BS ’98, Chemistry
Adjunct Professor, Northwood University, Midland

For more about the PCA, visit www.pca.mtu.edu.

Alumni Reunion Weekend August 5—7, 2010

Make plans to attend Alumni Reunion Weekend August 5–7, 2010. This year’s featured classes are 1960, 1970, 1980, 1985, 1990, 2000, and the Golden Ms (who graduated fifty-plus years ago). It’s also Tech’s 125th anniversary and the fiftieth anniversary of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

Other group reunions are Men’s Hockey, Air Force ROTC, Chemistry, several engineering departments, Alpha Delta Alpha, Delta Zeta, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Rho, MBA Student Association, the Thompson Scholars and Pavement Enterprise program, and more.

Planning to attend? Phone 1-877-688-2586 for a 2010 Reunion Registration Package or email your name, class year, and mailing address to alumni@mtu.edu. Or, you can register online after June 15.

Not able to attend Reunion? You can still reconnect with your classmates by visiting MyMichiganTech, Michigan Tech’s online alumni community. Use the online directory to track down your classmates and share your favorite Tech memories by posting a class note. Don’t forget to include pictures!

Visit www.mtu.edu/reunion for details.

Show your pride!

The Michigan Tech Alumni Association offers a wide range of products to help you show your pride in your alma mater. Also, take advantage
of exclusive alumni benefits and services. Visit www.mtu.edu/alumni/benefits.