The Michigan Tech Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences (GMES) inducted eight alumni into the GMES Academy on Oct. 14. Held in the Great Lakes Research Center overlooking the fall foliage, 62 people were in attendance at the invite-only induction ceremony, including faculty, staff, current Academy members and select students.
The Academy honors alums who have made a significant impact in their professions and others who have made extraordinary contributions to the department's advancement.
Celebrations continued Oct. 15 with a tour of the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum led by curator John Jaszczak, followed by a pasty luncheon and apple pressing hosted by the Gierke Blueberry Farm.
The 2022 GMES Academy inductees include:
- David Adler ‘82 (B.S., geology)
- Daniel Farrell ‘60 (B.S., mining engineering)
- Mary Herrmann-Foley ‘83 (B.S., geological engineering)
- Terre Lane ‘82 (B.S. mining engineering)
- Julie (Varichak) Marinucci ‘02 (B.S. mining engineering)
- Richard Saccany ‘71 (B.S. mining engineering)
- Brian Schwanitz ‘77 (B.S. applied geophysics)
- Todd Stone ‘85 (B.S. geological engineering)
GMES gives special thanks to those who made the event possible: MUB Catering, Great Lakes Research Center, Copper Island Engraving, Jim’s Foodmart, Audra Morse, Shelle Sandell, John Jaszczak, A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Protea Floral, Roy’s Bakery, Tony's Kitchen, John and Lynn Gierke, and Dean Janet Callahan's support and high-level snapshot into the future of Michigan Tech.