Alumni Engagement

By Wes Frahm

Published

Michigan Tech will host the 55th annual Great Lakes Invitational on December 30-31, 2019 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Catch up with your favorite Huskies! Grab a seat at the Great Lakes Invitational, enter our snowfall competition, and mark your calendars for Alumni Reunion 2020.

Alumni gather at the annual Reunion pasty dinner.

Save the Date For Alumni Reunion 2020

Michigan Tech alumni and friends are invited back to campus August 6-8 for Reunion 2020. Featured classes for next summer's event are 1970 (50 years = Golden Ms), 1980, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2010.

Catch up with your classmates, enjoy a pasty or pickled egg, and see what's new on campus. Reunion programming includes great opportunities to explore Michigan Tech and the area.

Contact your classmates now, and spend a summer weekend on campus and in the Copper Country reminiscing.

Help Us Identify Huskies With Patents

A Michigan Tech alumnus invented and patented the paintball.

The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued more than 10 million patents in its existence. No doubt thousands of those are held by Michigan Tech alumni.

Some of the more famous patents we're aware of: the paintball (Charles Nelson '36), the tunnel-boring technology that dug the Chunnel (Richard Robbins '56), and touchscreen technology (Hal Philipp '75). There are others in materials science, computer components, automotive parts, and even human prosthetics!

We know there must be many more. Unfortunately, there's no way to search the patent website by alma mater. We need your help!

Email us at alumni@mtu.edu if you or someone you know holds a patent.

Join Us at GLI

Michigan Tech will host the 55th annual Great Lakes Invitational on December 30-31, 2019 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Huskies will open against Michigan State in the first semifinal at 1 p.m. on Monday (Dec. 30). University of Michigan and Ferris State will play in the second game at 4 p.m. The GLI semifinal and championship games will be played at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively, on Tuesday (Dec. 31).

Michigan Tech alumni and friends are invited to connect with fellow Huskies in the 1701 Pub (Little Caesars Arena, upper concourse, SW corner near the Meijer entrance) an hour prior to each Michigan Tech game.

See ticket information.

2019-20 Snowfall Contest

Our snowfall content begins as soon as the snow does.

Huskies know snow. Put your snow knowledge to the test by entering our snowfall contests. Last year's winner guessed our season snowfall total of 192.38 inches to within an eighth of an inch.

In Memoriam

1939

  • D. Kelly Campbell
  • James R. Cooper

1940

  • Barnard O. Wilcox

1942

  • Herbert H. Alvord

1946

  • Mary A. Paoli

1947

  • Edwin B. Johnson
  • Richard C. Vandeweghe

1948

  • Layton C. Binon
  • David F. Chimino

1949

  • Jack H. Bellack
  • James A. Klungness

1950

  • William E. Bergdahl

1951

  • Joseph A. Becia

1952

  • Lina T. Taskovich

1953

  • Dr. Robert J. Nominelli
  • James E. Robinson

1954

  • Richard B. Little
  • Lloyd F. Lockwood
  • Preston R. Spencer
  • Walter H. West

1955

  • Herman C. Brunke Sr.
  • Philip N. Parks

1956

  • Donald A. Daavettila
  • John E. Rice
  • Richard J. Robbins
  • Elmer J. Warren

1957

  • Glenn E. Ehle
  • Carlo W. Maki, PE
  • Glenn M. Maki

1958

  • Clifford L. Harrington
  • Roy E. Hoyer
  • Richard L. Pichette

1959

  • Donald M. Godell, PE
  • John I. Jukuri
  • Dale J. Kemppainen

1960

  • William D. Egerer
  • Peter D. Farm

1961

  • David R. Carlson
  • Jo Ann M. Hauswirth
  • William C. Rosenthal, PE

1962

  • Stuart W. Bowman
  • John F. Jewell
  • Thomas J. Richter
  • Ronald J. Wysynski

1963

  • Willis J. Fontaine

1965

  • Kenneth A. Gervais
  • L. John Gunter

1966

  • David Balzarini
  • Lenord F. Brady
  • Bruce D. Mattern, PE, TE

1967

  • Daniel B. Taylor

1968

  • Paul J. Erspamer

1969

  • Michael C. Coleman

1970

  • Linda J. Beckner
  • Paul T. Dzakowic
  • Deborah Michael

1971

  • David A. Niemi

1972

  • A. Michael Hill
  • Robert E. Pintarelli
  • Jack F. Poynter

1973

  • Ann Y. Courchaine
  • Bruce W. Norell

1974

  • Robert G. Tracy, PE
  • Bruce E. Wallace

1975

  • Julianne M. Ager

1978

  • Sally A. Beckett
  • Holley M. Linn

1980

  • Joseph G. Karpenski
  • Daniel J. Reilly

1985

  • Paul K. Alexander

1987

  • Robert E. Dool
  • Emanuel Z. Manos
  • Douglas J. Thompson
  • Michele J. Wreggelsworth

1996

  • Mitchell A. Lane

2000

  • Kimberly D. Demos
  • Joshua G. Mathieu

2003

  • Joseph J. Schripsema

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

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