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No Fear of Failure: Technology Entrepreneurs Urge Students to Go for It

October 12, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Alumni entrepreneurs offered students and community members suggestions for starting up companies and succeeding with tomorrow's technologies.

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Staff Sgt. Chris Fessenden´┐Żs Traxxas Stampede, modified for reconnaissance in the Middle East

Alum's tricked-out toy truck a lifesaver for US troops

August 17, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Computer science grad Ernie Fessenden wanted to do something to help his brother in Iraq. He didn’t know how many other lives would hinge on his effort.

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Bud Rieckhoff '60 and Mark Jarmus '80 tour the Keweenaw Waterway aboard Tech's research vessel, the Agassiz, during Reunion 2010.

Alumni Reunion Kicks Off Thursday, Aug. 4

July 29, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Featuring old friends, pickled eggs, volleyball, waterfalls, a Tom Hanks movie, and lots more

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Keith Creagh '74, the new director of Michigan's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Michigan Tech Alum Tapped to Lead State Agriculture Department

January 11, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Keith Creagh: Good policy flows from inviting all stakeholders to the table 

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Aaron Hemme took this photo of an in situ oil burn over the source of the Gulf oil spill.

Biology Alumnus Puts Education to Work over the Gulf

August 6, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Hemme has been peering out of MH-60 helicopters and C-130 transport aircraft for weeks, searching for oil floating on the Gulf of Mexico.

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Simple Design Equals Smaller Footprint: Rail-Veyor System for Mining (and More?)

August 5, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Tech Alum Mike Dibble creates a cool, new rail-veyor system for moving ore and more.

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Pasty Picnic 2009

Alumni Reunion to Feature Hockey, Local History, Outdoor Adventure

July 29, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Thursday-Saturday, August 5-7, 2010

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Eva Szyszkoski tending to the whooping cranes in her crane costume,

Michigan Tech Graduate Plays Foster Mother to Whooping Cranes

April 26, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech alumna works to help save the whooping cranes.

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Bhakta Rath

Alumnus Endows Bhakta Rath Research Award at Michigan Tech

April 2, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech alumnus Bhakta Rath has endowed a new award to recognize outstanding doctoral student research. It will be called the Bhakta Rath Research Award.

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Lt. Col. Otha Thornton serving in Iraq

A Dispatch from Iraq

February 12, 2010
By John Gagnon

Michigan Tech alumnus and former Arrmy ROTC commander Otha Thornton is working with troops in Iraq.

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