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Michael Lalich

'65, '67

Dr. Michael Lalich was the first and only director of the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Minnesota-Duluth from its creation in 1984 until his retirement in 2014. NRRI was established by the MN Legislature in 1983 to foster economic development of MN's natural resources in an environmentally sound manner and to promote private sector employment. Prior to NRRI, . . .

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Joseph Nowosad

Joseph Nowosad


Joe received a BS in Metallurgical Engineering in 1987, and an MBA from Indiana University in 2000.  He is married to Brenda (Stinson) Nowosad, who holds a BS in Mathematics from Michigan Tech; together they have three children; Kate BSEE ’17, John and Sam pending BSEE ’20; all from Michigan Tech, as well. Joe has worked in the steel industry for 31 years . . .

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William Bernard

William Bernard


William J. Bernard, Jr. '69 is tenacity personified. A local boy without resources to afford schooling and living expenses elsewhere, he stayed close to home and worked nearly 40 hours a week while completing his studies. He's been with the same company for more than 40 years, recently ascending to sole owner and CEO. The CEO amp; Chairman of . . .