Lawrence Chopp '71 retired as vice president of sales and marketing at Landaal Packaging Systems, Burton, Michigan, on 11/1/08 after twenty years of service. He has moved back to the Copper Country and resides in Calumet.
Connie (Thompson) Julien '74 still lives in the Copper Country. Last summer, she and two friends road their bicycles around Lake Superior, 1,300 miles in 18 days; read more at www.chassell.info. She also has a hockey history webpage, www.cchockeyhistory.org. Her son Jason is a senior at Tech in EE and president of the AeroSpace Enterprise. Son Jon was in construction management at Tech and has built two rental units on College Avenue.
Paul McFeaters '79 works in the US Department of State as a senior advisor to the Anbar Provincial Reconstruction Team based at Camp Ramadi, Iraq. He advises elected office holders and department heads in Ramadi and provided technical assistance to a Marine Corps Regimental Combat Team conducting civil affairs operations throughout the Ramadi District.
Dave Meyers '81 was again deployed to Iraq as an Army Reservist (Lieutenant Colonel), assigned to the Gulf Region Division of the Corps of Engineers; he was involved in the reconstruction.
Donna Belusar '82 is senior vice president and chief financial officer for CTS Corporation.
Susan Ulanowicz '82 is an associate marketing manager in applied science at Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis.
Todd Moore '85 is a shareholder and lawyer in the intellectual property law firm of Young Basile in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His practice includes the prosecution and litigation of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade-secret law.
Jean Norris '94 announces the birth of Jacob Gregory on 7/25/08.
Christina Wolf Reich '95 and David Reich announce the birth of Nathaniel David on 3/25/09. Big sister Cassaundra (Cassie) Rose is very excited about the addition to the family. Christina graduated from the University of Houston Law Center with a doctor of jurisprudence in 2006. She passed the bar exam and is licensed to practice in Texas.
Daryn Oxe '96 was promoted to engineering manager responsible for spacecraft mechanisms for the SBIRS program.
Paul J. Ninefeldt '96 is product manager for RF Coaxial Products with Delphi Connection Systems in Irvine, California. He and his wife, Tanya Jordan, live in Laguna Niguel.
Christopher Pyhtila '97 announces the birth of Tina Violet, born 1/8/09.
Lauren and John Wettack '97 announce the birth of Owen John Wettack on 4/12/09 in Burke, Virginia.
Brian Crawford '01 received his juris doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in May 2008. He is a licensed Michigan attorney and a registered patent attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Wade Wollermann '01 recently partnered with three other long-time business associates to form Endpoint Solutions, an environmental, health, and safety consulting and engineering firm.
Stephanie and James Kuntz '02 announce the birth of Ian James on 2/20/09. Big sister Isabella loves her little brother.
David '02 and Claire (Churchley) Salac '02 announce the birth of Helena May on 1/31/09 in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Bethany Timmer '04 of Lansing, Michigan, married Richard Braymiller of Angola, New York, on 5/17/08. They live in Grand Island, New York.
Lisa Stamler '06 and William McNett '05, '06 were married 8/11/07 in Commerce, Michigan.
Mitchell Stump '06 and Carrie Markesino '07 were married 8/30/08 in Orchard Lake, Michigan.
The Michigan Tech family extends condolences to the relatives and friends of those who have passed away recently.