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Brenda Ryan

'76

President, Ryan Industries, Inc. and Alliance Industries, LLC Brenda Ryan graduated with BS degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 1976. She served in several engineering and management positions in the automotive industry from 1976-1989. In 1989, she obtained her MS degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia and went on to work at Hayes Wheels International as a senior . . .

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Jennifer Trice

'87, '89

Why did you choose Michigan Tech? Michigan Tech’s rating as a top engineering school with all of the major disciplines since I was undeclared for a major at first.  The other deciding factor was looking at a map.  My family had a long history of vacationing in lower Michigan so I had a fond place in my heart for Michigan.  Even though I had not been to the UP, when I looked at a map, I was sure . . .

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Melissa Baumann

'83

Why did you choose Michigan Tech? I chose Michigan Tech because of the quality engineering program and the beautiful Copper Country setting where I could study and ski. Tell us about a memorable experience you had with a class or about a favorite professor? My favorite professor was Tom Courtney. Professor Courtney gave the most inspiring and mid-blowing lectures. He showed us the power of Materials Science Engineering . . .