Michigan Tech Magazine Spring 2010

Class Notes

Glee Club of 1904


1960s

Paul Beebe ’65 was only able to attend the Michigan College of Mining and Technology because a Michigan law required that each state-supported college had to accept one graduate from each Michigan high school, regardless of high school record. “T. C. Sermon and I never got along, as he believed I should never have been a student at MCMT. Graduated well up in class, so some good came from the law,” he says.

Dean Parks ’69 says, “Retirement at last! See you in Hawaii.”

1980s

Tim Doran ’81 is a project manager for Aramaco, the Saudi National Oil Company. He will be living and working in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Scott Hartz ’81 started the GriffRex Group LLC, a management consulting firm that works with business owners, CEOs, executive teams, and frontline personnel to integrate financial management, marketing methodology, sales process, operations, and corporate strategy to help companies grow.

Mark Wilk ’85, a twenty-three-year veteran of the City of St. Ignace Police Department, was promoted to police chief on 2/1/10.

Victor Volkman ’86 is teaching Introduction to Computer Science at Washtenaw Community College. His blog is www.Volkman.org.

Stacey Roehm Morrison ’88 has been certified by FEAC as an enterprise architect.

1990s

Christine Boehm ’91 graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She completed a residency in laboratory animal medicine at the Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is now the associate director for laboratory animal resources at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Matthew Loew ’95 has bought a house in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Matthew is a chief engineer for DAXCON Engineering and also teaches at UWM as an adjunct professor. Matthew and his wife, Catherine, have three great kids, Tera, Anna, and Max; and two dogs, Sprocket and Porsche.

Britt Dais ’96 announces the birth of Grace Emma on 10/22/09.

Paul Ninefeldt ’96 is product manager for RF Coaxial Products with Delphi Connection Systems in Irvine, California. He and his wife, Tanya Jordan, recently purchased a home in Orange.

Shannon ’96 and Steve ’96 Banchero announce the birth of Joshua Douglas on 8/10/09.

Kevin ’97 and Jodi ’00 Britton announce the birth of Claire Emily on 12/18/09.

Julie and Jeffrey Edwards ’98 announce the birth of their fourth child, “another son,” Alexander Christian, on 7/17/09.

2000s

Kathline (Wysocki) ’00 and Timothy Crumrine announce the birth of Abigail Anne on 1/14/09.

Josh and Leslie Sorenson ’01 announce the birth of their fourth son, Reid Anders, on 8/27/09.

Brian ’01 and Beth MacKenzie ’01, with daughter Ava, announce the birth of their son, Connor James, on 11/23/09.

Lynn (Sygnecki) ’01 and Nick Beck were married in Minneapolis on 9/26/09. They honeymooned in Florence and Rome, Italy, and reside in South Minneapolis.

George and Jamie Troth ’03 announce the birth of their baby girl, Alyza, on 2/5/09.

Rebecca Dugopolski ’03 and James Thompson were married on 8/9/09 on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

Brian Rivet ’04 received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Lacey (Charles) ’04/’07 and James Mason ’03 announce the birth of Caroline Lucille on 1/21/10.

Michelle and Shaun LeVeque ’05 announce the birth of Lillian Marie on 8/23/08.

Matt Barkley ’06 is finishing his MSME this spring and is still looking for a full-time position. If you have any suggestions, feel free to contact him at mdbarkle@mtu.edu.

Jeff ’05 and Jill (Katakowski) ’07 Dohner were married on 7/4/09 at Indian Springs Park.

Cayla (Nyenhuis) ’07 and Wesley Barrett ’08 were married on 8/27/08 in Grand Rapids. Both Wes and Cayla work for Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois. They also announce the birth of their first child, Brayden, on 1/7/09.

Anthony Abbott ’07 and Morgan Petersen ’08 will be married 5/29/10 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and will be living in Chaska, Minnesota.

Michael Denomme ’09 and Megan Oldfield ’09 will be married on 6/4/10.


In Memoriam

The Michigan Tech family extends condolences to the relatives and friends of those who have passed away recently.

  • 1933

  • Paul W. Swift
  • 1936

  • Clyde F. Hirn
  • 1939

  • Ronald P. Campbell
  • Charles J. Lingelbach Jr.
  • 1940

  • Freeman M. Ewing
  • 1941

  • J. Douglas Thomas
  • 1942

  • Emil F. Jacobi Jr.
  • John B. Motto
  • 1943

  • George Asanovich PE
  • Robert A. Eddy
  • Myra C. (Harrington) Ellico
  • 1945

  • George E. Petaja
  • 1947

  • Wesley R. Korri
  • James C. Purdy
  • 1948

  • Robert A. Baker
  • L/Col. John R. Pizza Jr. (Ret.)
  • Michael F. Vichich
  • 1949

  • Floyd A. Bergstrom
  • John Beumer Jr.
  • Richard L. Kessler
  • Dr. Thomas F. Messinger
  • Edwin T. Nicholls
  • Paul G. Roberts
  • Lawrence M. Stanton
  • James E. Wright PE
  • 1950

  • Edwin S. Bartlett
  • Robert P. Cornell
  • John J. Cortright
  • Raymond D. Flynn
  • Kenneth C. Hayden
  • Dale O. Kluck
  • James E. Lekander
  • Irving W. Miller
  • Frank J. Perlich
  • Robert C. Roberts
  • E. Gordon Seiler
  • Robert C. Sernka
  • Michael F. Sulentich
  • George J. Trusock
  • 1951

  • Paul A. Lenz
  • John R. Turunen
  • 1952

  • Robert G. Biedermann
  • Laurence J. Lamb
  • William R. Rose
  • Richard R. Rowe
  • 1953

  • Albert G. Clegg
  • Ottavio Q. Fossa
  • Charles B. Lawrence
  • James S. McChesney
  • 1954

  • Robert D. Carey
  • Walter R. Clark
  • 1956

  • Jack E. Hoffman
  • Donald H. Scott
  • Capt. Harry W. Wright
  • 1957

  • Dr. Thomas G. Ellis
  • Ronald B. Hanson
  • 1958

  • Clifford J. Benz
  • 1959

  • Walter P. Bal
  • Kyle R. Ericson
  • 1960

  • Harold Chalmers
  • Jerome M. Lerg
  • John D. Sobiesczyk
  • 1961

  • David H. Demaree
  • Kenneth D. Levoska
  • 1962

  • Dr. James H. Manning
  • 1963

  • John A. Dobrinska
  • L. Kent Johnson
  • Lawrence J. Kellerman
  • Raymond J. Schultz
  • Lawrence R. Sutton
  • Edward D. Waara
  • 1964

  • Gerald J. Monette
  • 1965

  • Frederick M. Dart
  • 1966

  • Claudette J. (Frick) Carlson
  • Patricia K. Dunbar-Griesmann
  • 1967

  • David J. Huebner
  • Kenneth M. Saelens
  • 1968

  • Christopher J. Kitti
  • 1970

  • Robert R. Rositch Jr.
  • 1971

  • John B. Anderson
  • William A. Lehotsky
  • 1972

  • John D. Snyder
  • 1973

  • Douglas R. Bourn
  • Douglas R. Kuch
  • 1976

  • Don M. Stoor
  • 1977

  • Keith D. Mueller
  • 1978

  • Victor J. Malinasky Jr.
  • 1979

  • Richard A. Walton
  • 1981

  • David A. Gage
  • Maj. Michael W. Lemons
  • 1982

  • Barry B. Harbison
  • 1986

  • Daniel P. Bourgeois
  • Brian S. Cobble
  • Richard M. White
  • 1988

  • Melissa A. (Wilmers) Blair
  • Craig D. Scott
  • 1989

  • Steve L. Guernsey
  • 1997

  • Tacy R. (Keen) Richardson
  • 2009

  • Chelsea M. Thomas
  • 2010

  • Andrew M. Pappas