I am on medical leave for a while. I will miss you all, but a group of stellar Michigan Tech personalities have stepped up to write guest columns while I am away. Today, Alumni Director Brenda Rudiger shares how proud we are of our legacy families. —Dennis
There is no higher compliment than to have our alumni encourage their children and grandchildren to share in the unique Michigan Tech experience. We couldn’t be more proud of our legacy families.
Family connections are a fundamental part of Tech’s history. The Alumni Legacy Award that these students receive demonstrates how much Michigan Tech values the continued participation of alumni and their families in the life cycle of the University.
At the spring Commencement ceremony, we were very proud to watch 126 legacy students walk across the stage to receive their degrees. Each had a Legacy tassel on their caps, signifying their special ties with Tech.
This fall the cycle continues, with more than 200 first year Huskies starting their academic careers as they follow their families’ traditions.
At the end of September, during the annual Open House for prospective students and their families, I had a chance to talk to a few alumni parents who were very excited that their children were considering their alma mater. They know firsthand what a life-changing experience their children will have in this special place.
Check out the letter in the Mailbag section from Leora (Young) Smith ’89 about her pride in the accomplishments of her “soon-to-be-graduates” daughter Alyssa and son Kealy. They will be the fourth generation to graduate from Michigan Tech.
Over the years many families have shared stories about their special bond to Michigan Tech. If your family has this kind of bond, please share your story on the Tech Memories website.
Executive Director of Alumni Relations