College of Sciences and Arts
Addressing the Challenges and Complexities of the Global Community
The College of Sciences and Arts at Michigan Tech is dedicated to pursuing education and research in all aspects—business, scientific, and technical; human, social, cultural and artistic; structural and organizational—of the technological world we live in. Offering over 50 degrees and certificates for both graduate and undergraduate students, with an emphasis in cross-disciplinary work—students in the College are uniquely prepared to solve some of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century.
Dr. Mary Jane Kachmarsky Knapp'72
Dr. MJ Kachmarsky Knapp graduated from Michigan Technological University in three years in 1972 with a BS in Biology and Pre-Med. She furthered her medical education at Georgetown University and Wayne State University, earning her master’s in physiology and pharmacology, summa cum laude. Her research in blood coagulation under professor Dr. Walter Seegers included studies of Antithrombin III, Thrombin and Heparin. MJ graduated from Michigan State University’s medical school in 1977. She also conducted
Richard Faleschini'70, '72
Richard Faleschini is Vice President and General Manager for American Medical Systems Gynecology (AMSG), a newly formed business unit of American Medical Systems. Rick joined American Medical Systems in November, 1999, as Vice President of Marketing and Sales and served in that position until he assumed his current role in 2003.
Rick has 30 years of experience in medical device sales, marketing, and general management. From July 1995 to August 1999, he served in
Keith N. Apelgren'70
Dr. Apelgren graduated from Michigan Technological University with a B.S. degree in Biology in 1970. He went on to Medical School at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1974 followed by a one year rotating internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.
He received residency training in surgery at the University of California Davis from 1976 to 1980 and went on to do further training in surgical nutrition at Harvard from 1981 to 1983.
Fred M. Ross'43
Fred Ross graduated from Michigan Tech in 1943 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry. His remarkable career in the chemical industry started at Pure Oil Company in Chicago and led him to his current position of CEO and Chairman of the Board of Robonard, Inc. He contributed more than 40 articles to professional publications. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and Recipient of the Board of Trustees Silver Medal for Outstanding
Dr. Frederick C. Guenther'75
Dr. Guenther received his B.S. in Biology from Michigan Tech in 1975. He went to medical school at Wayne State University (M.D., 1979). From 1979 to 1983 he spent his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn.
Since 1983 Dr. Guenther is in private practice in Big Rapids. He also is a member of the medical staff of the Mecosta County General Hospital where he served as Chief of OB-GYN from