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Greg Sesselmann

'81

Greg Sesselmann had an epiphany but was afraid to tell anyone. “I was the black sheep of the family,” he explains. “If somebody had spilled the milk, they’d all close their eyes and say, odds are, it was me.” His family of six Tech graduates (all with better GPAs) never heard this particular hare-brained idea, but when a co-worker did, she refused to leave him alone until he worked on it. “She pressured me to push that . . .

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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 Exploration . . .

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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 enjoys . . .