August 13, 2009—
They spent decades teaching at Tech, and on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 36 emeriti faculty members and their spouses returned to campus to attend a luncheon in their honor, hosted by President Glenn Mroz. The annual luncheon honoring emeriti faculty is a long-standing tradition at Michigan Tech.
President Mroz welcomed the former faculty, and Provost Max Seel gave them a campus update.
An emeritus faculty member is one who has retired from active professional life but retains an honorary title. Michigan Tech has 148 living and 42 deceased emeriti faculty.
Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.