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Thomas Smegal

Thomas Smegal


Mr. Smegal received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from what was then the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1957, and graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in 1961. A specialist in providing expert witness testimony in intellectual property disputes, Mr. Smegal has been a frequent lecturer . . .

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Richard Berry

Richard Berry


1929—2015 In spotlighting interesting, distinguished alumni, one would be remiss to leave out Richard "Dick" Berry, a Michigan Tech chemical engineering graduate from 1950. Berry, a native of London, Ont., among his numerous lifetime achievements, has managed a business with approximately $3.1 million annual revenue and has traveled to 27 countries on all seven continents. Berry's entrepreneurial and traveling . . .

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Laurie Couture-Dorschner

Laurie Couture-Dorschner


Laurie Couture-Dorschner, a 1979 graduate of Michigan Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, began her career with Bemis Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979 as a materials development engineer, the first female engineer hired by Bemis Company. She held various engineering and manufacturing positions until 1984, when she joined Kimberly-Clark Corporation . . .