I have more of an extended family legacy...
My dad, Tom Byle, graduated in 1972 in Civil Engineering.
I (Jennifer Byle) graduated in 2005 in Civil Engineering (people
tell me the apple didn't fall too far from the tree, haha)
My uncle, Brian Horstman (my dad's brother in law), graduated in 1979
in Liberal Arts.
My dad's cousin, Eric Lambers, graduated in 1974 in Metallurgy.
My dad also had a bunch of second cousins that graduated from MTU:
Tom Geske, 1980, Electrical Engineering
Brian Bueche, 1981, Civil Engineering
Maureen Bueche, 1981, Civil Engineering
Joseph Bueche, 1983, Electrical Engineering
Louis Bueche, 1986, Computer Science
In addition, Brian's wife, Mary Jo Bueche (Williams), graduated in 1979
in Nursing Technology.
The picture I've attached is of my dad and I on my graduation day in 2005
My Father graduated in 1966 with Chemical Engineer Degree, Robert C
My sister was born in Hancock right after my father Graduated
My Uncle graduated in 1957/58? with Electrical Engineer Degree,
My Husband Graduated in 1993 with Electrical Engineer Degree,
Andrew J. Monique
My Brother-In Law Graduated in 1992 With a Biology Degree,
Greg Denoyer. (He currently works with computers)
I graduated in 1993 with an Environmental Engineer Degree,
Eileen C. Kramer (Monique)
Hope this is helpful.
Eileen Monique 93
Here's our story:
My husband~~Thomas Russell Duvendack, Forestry '72
Nephew George Duvendack, Geo Engineering (early 90s?)
Nephew Paul Thomas Duvendack, Elec Engineering
Geo and Paul are brothers, attended Tech because Uncle Tom did.
Kelly Brugillo (sp) Duvendack, Mech Eng, met and married Paul Duv.
Marianne Britt Duvendack (Alma College '77)
PS Tom retired after 30 years as Manager/Ranger with the Metroparks of
the Toledo Area, Geo is a Manager with Waste Management in Portland OR.
Paul is Project Engineer at Delphi (or whatever it's called
week) in Saginaw.
Kelly is work-at-home- mom with 4 kids.
While not as impressive as some you will receive, we do have a strong
Richard G Cottrell, BSEE 1973, worked 36+ years for Consumers
Energy until his retirement March 1st. Wife Ruth I Tyler [Cottrell]
attended Michigan Tech 1969-70, before graduating with a BS
Nursing from Northern in 1973
Son Jeffrey D Cottrell, BS Chemical Engr 1998, works for Eli
Lilly in Indianapolis
his wife Kim V Loomis, BS Environmental Engr 1999 [I think],
works for the State of Indiana
Grandchildren are all under 6 years of age, but we are working
on them to go to Tech!! Only time will tell.
I graduated in December 1971 in Metallurgical Engineering, following my
Dad (Theodre John Albrecht ’48), and my cousin (L. E. Albrecht attended
the same time I did (Bus Ad)).
M. C, (Mike) Albrecht, P.E.(Az)
I come from a Tech family. I was an infant when my father, Jay Lutey, was
a student at MTU from 74-77, and attended Tech myself in the 90s, graduating
with the class of 97. My great uncles, Hans Lutey and Stan Arducant both attended
MTU, as did my uncles Bruce Harma and Joe Vizanko, and my cousin Steve Vizanko.
My son was born while I was a Tech student, and he's got one year of attending
they Summer Youth Program under his belt.
My son, Keith J. Antosh will graduate this year with a degree in Economics.
My cousins, so Keith’s second cousins, Glen Eriksson (MTU grad ’83?)
and Alan Eriksson (’85 or ‘86?) both in Engineering, I think Civil.
There have been a couple of Bittners at da tech.
Daniel Bittner '41, BSEE
David Bittner '69, BSEE, Daniel's son
Kathy (Bittner) Evens '74, BS Med Tech, Daniel's niece
James Bittner '08, BSCE, Daniel's grandson, David's nephew
My father (Thomas Carmody) was a Tech Grad (Civil Engineering in the early
60’s). My Mom’s brother (Michael Drewyor) is also a Tech Grad (Civil
Engineering & Land Surveying in the early 70’s). I graduated from
Tech in 1993 and 1995 with a BS & MS in Civil Engineering. Mike’s
daughter (Jennifer Drewyor) graduated from Tech (Scientific and Technical Communication
in the mid 2000’s).
I picked Tech because it was a great school, in a cool location and near
family. It ended up being one of the greatest experiences! I not only got a
great education, I made life long friends and developed an incredible bond
with my Aunt, Uncle & cousins
in Houghton. They are my 2nd family.
My Aunt Judy (Mike’s wife) worked at Tech prior to them marrying & leaving
Houghton. They returned and she worked at Tech again before leaving to raise
My Uncle Mike is now a lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department and my
cousin Jenny is applying to grad school.
My Tech connection does not run very deep or wide. I would like to see that
change! But, I think it will be tough to convince a Florida born child to venture
to Houghton for college! My daughter is only two, but flip flops are a way
of life for her!
Have a great week!