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John Furton

John Furton

'87

John Furton is Vice President of Purchasing amp; Merchandising for Family Video, the nation's third largest video retailer, and President of Family Online, a subsidiary company focused on the evolving digital distribution of movies and games. John graduated from Michigan Tech in 1987 with a B.S. in Computer Science and has since served on the Advisory Board of the College of Sciences and Arts and the fundraising committee . . .

Alumni Focus

John Furton

John Furton

'87

John Furton is Vice President of Purchasing & Merchandising for Family Video, the nation's third largest video retailer, and President of Family Online, a subsidiary company focused on the evolving digital distribution of movies and games. John graduated from Michigan Tech in 1987 with a B.S. in Computer Science and has since served on the Advisory Board of the College of Sciences and Arts and the fundraising committee . . .

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Chas Thompson

Chas Thompson

'91

Alums Team up to Engineer a Better Beer Chas Thompson '91, computer science, had a good reason for becoming a brewer. "I was thirsty," he says, pouring beers from the Schmohz Brewery counter at the recent Grand Rapids alumni tailgate party. Jim Schwerin '87, owner and brewer at Schmohz (pronounced shmoes), had a similar reason. "I couldn’t find a beer I liked," he says. So, he bought an old building near . . .

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