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James Graham

'70

Jim Graham, a resident of Centennial, Colorado, is a 1970 graduate of Michigan Tech’s Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. Jim began his career as process engineer for Texas Gulf in Moab, Utah. In 1973, he moved to the coal fields of West Virginia for Zapata Corporation and through a series of promotions moved to Lexington, Kentucky as Vice President Engineering. His next move in 1992 was to General . . .

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Duane Thayer

'62, '59

Retired Michigan Technological University Materials Science and Engineering BS EMY 1959, BS EMY 1962 Duane “Dewey” graduated from Michigan Tech with both his B.S. & M.S. degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 1959 and 1962. Also served 3 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Dewey retired from Michigan Tech in January 1997 and became emeritus professor in the fall of 1997. In his spare time, Dewey . . .

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Gary Halverson

'81

Gary Halverson earned a BS in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1981. He is currently an Independent Consultant to the Mining Industry and resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was President and CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources from 2013-14 overseeing a Fortune 500 Company with coal and iron ore assets in the US, Canada and Australia.