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Eugene Tomlinson, BSChE’56, MSChE’61, who “retired” to Santa Fe, New Mexico from Michigan in 2001, attended the Welcome Back Luncheon Oct. 1 during the Golden Jubilee Reunion. Accompanying him was his wife, Sandy. He shared memories with other Wayne State alumni in attendance. Gene traded stories with Paul Andrews, former University Alumni Association President. Andrews spoke to the returning alumni about all the changes at Wayne State since they graduated more than 50 years ago.
Gene represented the college on the university's alumni board beginning in 1969 and served as president of the University Alumni Assoc. from 1973 to 1974. In 1976 Gene headed a committee of Business School Alumni to form the Business School's Alumni Association and served as its first president. He was instrumental in forming the College of Engineering's Alumni Association and served on its board for many years. Gene was the 1988 Homer D. Strong awardee for Distinguished Alumni Service and presented with the first Exceptional Accomplishment Award by the college in 1990.
Today, Gene, at age 78 works part-time for in Santa Fe for New Mexico's State Treasurer. But most important of all, he enjoys his "retiring" life in Santa Fe with Sandy, pursuing his passion for oil painting and doing volunteer work through the Rotary Club and as president of the New Mexico Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Richard Allman, BSEE’60, is retired and currently doing live theater audio support and some performance. He has received two Emmys for work on the 1984 and 1988 Olympics broadcasts for ABC-TV. He resides in Shelton, Conn. and advises his classmates, “If the wave comes along, surf it. You never know on what beach you will land.”
William Bronner, BSEE’64, has retired from IBM and Lockheed Martin and now lives in Endwell N.Y. In his retirement he is enjoying his children and grandchildren and volunteers for SCORE, doing small business counseling. He says of his time at Wayne State, “My studies and success at Wayne afforded me the opportunity to join IBM, the world-wide leader in computer technology of that time period. IBM had a hiring boom that year and enabled me to meet outstanding grads throughout the country as well as outstanding leaders in all vocations within IBM.”
John Sullivan, BSCE’70, retired in 2006 and spends winters in Vero Beach, Fla. and summers in Houghton, Mich. He is kept busy by golf, grandchildren and volunteer activities.
Dana Darnell, BSEE’70, MSEE’71, is vice president of investments and a certified financial planner at Wells Fargo Advisors, and resides in Macomb, Mich.
Gregory Walton, BSME’71, MSME’76, retired more than 3 years ago from a 36-year career with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn. He says, looking back the most important part of his life is his wife Natalie and children Nicole and David. He resides in Grosse Pointe Shores.
Thomas Kamprath, MSCE’77, is president of Apollo Construction & Engineering Services, Inc. and resides in Apollo Beach, Fla.
Steve Drake, BSChE’79, is site manager for the J.O. Galloup Company and he resides in Midland, Mich.
Nelson Fabian, MSIME’79, is executive director and CEO of the National Environmental Health Association and he resides in Aurora, Colo.
Shahzad Qazi , MSEE’81, is a project manager at Eastman Kodak and resides in Pittsford, N.Y.
Earl Shipp, BSChE’81, is vice president - Michigan Operations at the Dow Chemical Company and has finally returned to the United States after a five-year assignment in the Middle East, Africa and India.
James Weiner, BSChE’81, is an attorney (environmental and business) at James T. Weiner, P.C. He is also the current president of Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy. He says that his experience in the chemical engineering department gave him a sound basis for his environmental work. He resides in Walled Lake.
Clifton Tally, BSME’83, is retired and now volunteers at Wayne State University as an English language conversation partner with Chinese students and scholars. He resides in Lincoln Park.
John Teamah, MSChE’82, is a senior project manager, global sourcing at Applied Materials, Inc. He resides in Round Rock, Texas.
Mohamad Almasri, BSCE’88, is assistant division engineer for Wayne County Michigan and was involved in establishing the Storm Water Best Management Program implemented county-wide. He resides in Dearborn.
Avinash Rachmale, MSCE’89, is president and CEO of Lakeshore Group and has received an Entrepreneur Success of the Year award from the U.S. government. He encourages his former classmates to give back to the community, not forget their roots and work hard and succeed. Avinash says of his Wayne State experience, “When I arrived at Wayne State in 1987, it gave me the platform to succeed in the outside world. And it taught me how to communicate within the industry and the people in the outside world.” He resides in Bloomfield Hills.
Hisham Mater, BSCE’90, is acting director general of Environmental Quality Authority for the Palestinian Authority. He resides in the Middle East.
Thomas Stone, BSEE’90, is retired and now active in his community. He resides in Clarkston.
Vera Blake, BSEE’99, will soon be relocating to Burnt Church First Nation, a native reserve among the M’kmaq in New Brunswick to encourage the youth in their education and out of substance dependencies. She says, “I have been blessed to be able to achieve many things through my experiences at Wayne State as student, part-time faculty and employee. I hope to use these skills, some quirky that they may be, to encourage youth in their education. I hope to take the opportunities I was afforded and help others in achieving their life hopes and dreams. ‘To whom much is given, much is expected.’”
Lonnie Ervin, BSEE’99, is an electrical engineer with Diamond Moba Americas. He says of his time at Wayne State, “Wayne State allowed me to obtain a highly respected and fully accredited degree while at the same time allowing me to work in my field of choice. This was an extremely valuable combination. This college also allowed for those actively working in the manufacturing environment to teach and share their industry insights. The education and local accommodations were affordable. There are many organizations to join that help you feel connected. Join one and plug in.” He resides in Southfield.
Heather McKay-Jiddou, BSME’00, is a powertrain engineer at Ford Motor Company and received a Powertrain Recognition and Achievement Award in March 2010. She resides in Northville.
Michael Kenny, BSET’02, is senior manager of full-size SUVs at General Motors. He resides in Clinton, Mich.
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Ouj Uz Zaman, MSIME’05, is an applications engineer at Siemens Energy, Inc. and lives in Raleigh, N.C.
Andy Gutierrez, BSME’05, is a member of Powertrain PMT, launching the 2012 Ford Focus and previously a member of Powertrain PMT, who launched the 2010 Ford Fusion. He resides in Livonia and coaches baseball at Western International High School in Southwest Detroit. He says, “Wayne State was and is an extremely diverse campus with people from all kinds of personalities, backgrounds and countries. This diverse culture helped prepare me for a diverse workforce and dealing daily with people from all around the world.”
Upul Attanayake, PhDCE’06, is an assistant professor of civil and construction engineering at Western Michigan University. He has received more than $1 million in funding for active research, much of it with the Michigan Department of Transportation. He resides in Kalamazoo.
Brent Gillett, BSIE’07 is a quality engineer at BMW Manufacturing Co. He says his experience at Wayne State prepared him for various internships that eventually led to his current position at BMW. “WSU’s College of Engineering challenged me to be a great engineer and I intend to make them proud,” he says. His wife Carolyn gave birth to a son in March 2010, and they reside in Taylors, S.C
Noel (Bezaire) Detloff, ChE’09, is a chemical safety engineering specialist at Volkswagen Group of America and resides in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Nand Kishore, MSME’09, is a vehicle safety engineer for Jeep and Truck Engineering at Chrysler Group, LLC and resides in Troy. He says, “two courses defined my life. Dr. Tawfik B Khalil and his two 8000-level courses in mechanical engineering took me to where I am. His methodology and ability to share his immense industrial experience is priceless. Wayne State is indeed a feeder of young and bright engineers to the auto industry today. I must thank Dr. Khalil and Dr Trilochan Singh for all their help.”
Evert Brown Hurst, MSME'61, a well-respected engineer at NASA Lewis Research Center and the Analex Corp. who helped reduce vibrations on missions to the moon and other planets, died March 7 2010, in Toledo. Evert was born in Kentucky, but moved to Michigan during World War II to help improve Sherman tanks and develop cartridges for troops in North Africa. Afterward, he tested Chryslers, eventually moving to work for NASA from 1963 to 1980 and systems engineering firm Analex until 1996. He is survived by his wife, Lois; three children; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Class Notes Submissions since April 2010
Frederick Bauer, BSEE’41, MSEE’48, a member of the college Hall of Fame, contacted us wondering if there are other engineering alumni around like him over 90 years old. Fred had a 32-year career with the Ford Motor Company in electrical engineering management and lives in retirement in Dearborn. He said he has more than 50 engineering textbooks from his undergraduate years at Wayne State’s College of Engineering, and was wondering if the college had a place for them. Neither the college nor the Walter Reuther Library collections at Wayne State has, but EXEMPLAR is putting out a call for anyone who might. Fred may be contacted at email@example.com
Sang Kee Suh, MSChemE’72, won a 2010 Outstanding Contributions to KSEA award from the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association. He is a member of the Korean National Assembly and vice chairman of the Education, Science and Technology Committee.
Sabina Johnson, BSEE’75, sends her regards from the San Diego area and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harry Hicks, BSCE’51, passed away January 24, 2010.
Bob Byrum, BSME’58
The College of Engineering laments the loss of Bob Byrum, alumni and longtime supporter of the college. Bob passed away June 21 at the age of 75.
Bob, who graduated from Wayne State with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1958, was the founder and chairman of the Sensor Manufacturing Company. Bob was a member of the National Federation of Independent Businessmen, Society for Engineering Mechanics, Society for Manufacturing Engineers, and the American Society for Testing Materials. He also supported several community organizations in addition to his professional activities and was inducted into the College of Engineering's prestigious Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife Barbara (Bobbie); children Lynn (Jon) Madonna, and Robert Lee (Susan); grandchildren Tomasz, Sofia, and Alex; and sister Mary Jane (Bill) Jordan. He is predeceased by his son, Thomas.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 24 at McCabe Funeral Home in Farmington Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice or the American Heart Association.
William O. Harms, BSChE’48, received a certificate of achievement from the Oak Ridge, Tenn., chapter of the American Society of Metals International last year. William retired in 1986 from his position as a nuclear engineer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory where his last position was director of Advanced Nuclear Reactor Technology Programs. Prior to his work at Oak Ridge, William spent 25 years with Union Carbide as a metallurgist as head of the ceramics laboratory, the section chief for research and development, and director of the Breeder Reactor Program. He was associate professor of metallurgical engineering at the University of Tennessee for five years until 1960. After graduating from Wayne State, William continued his education at the University of Minnesota where he earned a PhD. He is a fellow of the American Society for Metals and the American Nuclear Society. He also served as a delegate for the World Metal Congress in 1957. William has traveled extensively to consult and to present some of his more than 25 published works. He is currently enjoying his retirement with his family in Knoxville, Tenn.
Andrew Seleno, BSEE’49, MSEE’56, who taught electrical engineering courses at WSU part time from 1957 to 1981, retired in 2006. He says the best professional lesson he learned at the college is to be honest. He advises current students to work hard. Andrew resides in Troy.
Carl Argiroff, BSCE’55, is retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He currently resides in Brighton.
Arthur Kriewall, BSEE’59, has retired from McDonnell Aircraft Company in St. Louis, Mo., where he worked designing test equipment for F-4 and other aircraft systems. His favorite memory of his time at Wayne State is getting to the university and going to class when the weather was cold and snowy. Arthur says the best lesson he learned at the COE was to stick to solving problems and not give up. His advice for current students is to think ahead and work for the future. Arthur resides in Owasso, Okla.
Rollo Raymond Butler, BSME’59, retired in 1992 from Overhead Door Company. Rollo says he enjoyed his career in the garage door business and now spends his time traveling and taking care of his home in Mt. Pleasant.
Martin Magid, BSIE’59, JD’73, is a retired U.S. Administrative Law Judge and resides in Bloomfield Hills. He has written the history of Bob-Lo Island for the book Bob-Lo Revisited and his article on panorama pinhole cameras was recently published by Photographica World, the Journal of the Photographic Collective Club of Great Britain.
Joe Ziomek, BSEE’59, was recognized as a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers at the April 2009 SAE Congress. Joe is chairman of the Convergence Education Foundation, which is dedicated to increasing the number of students who pursue science, math and engineering vocations. He currently resides in Islamorada, Fla.
Edward Lovell, BSAeroE’60, MSEM’61, has retired after four decades as a professor with the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering. Edward, whose primary research focus is structural mechanics, has produced more than 230 research publications and taught more than a dozen different courses in his career. In his retirement, Edward hopes to play more racquetball, finish building a new home, and work with the family’s golden retrievers as therapy dogs. Edward resides in Madison, Wis.
Earl J. Waters, BSEE’62, retired from AT&T in 1989 and now resides in Sanford, Fla. where he spends his time “engineering a golf ball through course.”
Andrew Mazzara, BSME’66, retired in 2005 from his position as president of Henry Ford Community College. He spent 15 of his 34 years at the college in this position. Andrew resides in Dearborn.
Frank D. Moore, BSME’67, retired in 2003 from the U.S. Department of the Interior where he was a petroleum engineer. He is now an AMSOIL Oil dealer and lives in Canon City, Colo. Ronald Liedel, BSME’68, retired last September after 40 years in civil service. His last position was director of the Genetic Programming Lab in Huntsville, Ala., where he resides.
Michael A. Capraro, BSChE’70, MSChE’74, retired in 2006 after 36 years with BASF where he was most recently manager of Scale-up and Specialty Production and Chemical Engineering. A competitive runner, Capraro is also active at his church and is a volunteer mentor for the Downriver Guidance Center. He resides in Riverview and reports that retirement is not boring.
Charles T. Robinson, BSCE’70, MSCE’71, was appointed president of the Albert Kahn Family of Companies, a Detroit-based provider of architecture, planning, design and management services. Chuck joined the firm in 1969 and prior to his promotion, served as executive vice president. He resides in Birmingham.
John A. Sullivan, BSCE’70, has retired and lives in Houghton when he’s not spending winters in Vero Beach, Fla.
Andrew Brown, Jr., BSChE’71, PhDIE’92, executive director and chief technologist for Delphi Corporation, was inducted into the Engineering Society of Detroit College of Fellows at the 2009 ESD Annual Dinner. The College of Fellows is a group of ESD members of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in their professions as evidenced by accomplishments in technical achievement, professional achievement, ESD service and leadership and professional society service and leadership. He resides in Southfield.
David Skiven, MSCE’74, who recently retired from General Motors after 42 years, received the Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award at the 2009 Engineering Society of Detroit Annual Dinner. The award recognizes outstanding humanitarian achievements as exemplified by meritorious technical accomplishments for the benefit of humanity or by recognition on either a local, national, or international level for extraordinary achievements in civic, business, public-spirited or humanitarian endeavors. David resides in Brighton.
Sabina Johnson, BSEE’75, is looking for research funding on brain injury. She resides in Oceanside, Calif., and can be reached at email@example.com.
Rob A. Rutenbar, BSECE’78, has been named head of the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, effective January 1. Rutenbar had been the Stephen J. Jatras Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn.
Suhada Jayasuriya, MSME’80, PhDME’82, is the Kotzebue endowed professor of mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where he resides. He is currently on leave from Texas A&M and serves as director of the Control Systems Program in the CMMI Division of the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Krish Panu, BSEE’81, is a member of the board of directors for Concurrent, a worldwide leader in real-time Linux-based computing technologies. Panu is a managing partner with The Galleon Group, one of Concurrent’s largest shareholders. He resides in Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Grace Bochenek, BSECE’86, the first female director of the U.S. Army Tank- Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center in Warren, was listed among Crain’s Detroit Business’ Women to Watch.
Jim Croce, BSECE’86, was hired as president and CEO of the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (NIREC), a nonprofit renewable energy technology accelerator in Incline Village, Nev. Jim, who serves on the College of Engineering Board of Visitors and Electrical Engineering Industrial Advisory Council, previously served as president and CEO of NextEnergy.
Gary Richard White, BSEE’86, is a plant operator/electrical engineer at Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Hawaii in Honolulu where he resides. In 2006, Gary received both a master’s degree in information systems and an MBA from Hawaii Pacific University.
Mariana Forrest, PhDEE’87, has retired from her position as senior manager in the area of advanced manufacturing technologies at DaimlerChrysler, where she worked for more than 30 years. Mariana was the first woman PhD in electrical engineering at Wayne State. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Wayne State and currently resides in Troy.
Lizette Chevalier, BSCE’88, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, was named a diplomat by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. She resides in Carbondale, Ill.
Timothy Frasier, MSECE’90, is regional president of Automotive Electronics for North America for Robert Bosch LLC. He resides in Grosse Pointe.
Ray Schweihofer, BSEE’90, works at DTE Energy’s Belle River Power Plant in China, Mich., where he also resides.
Christine Mubarak Shanti, BSME’93, is one of the few female pediatric general surgeons in Michigan. She is on staff at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce. In addition, she is a pediatric surgeon specializing in infants at Henry Ford and Oakwood Hospitals. As an undergraduate, Christine was discouraged from studying medicine by a college counselor, so she took her love of physics and math and applied to Wayne State where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Christine excelled at the college, graduated summa cum laude and was named Michigan Student Engineer of the Year in 1993. Christine, however, never practiced as en engineer. Instead, she enrolled at WSU’s Medical School on a full-tuition academic scholarship and received her MD in 1997. Since then, Christine has worked at Wayne State on two fellowships: one in surgical critical care, from 2000 to 2001, and one in pediatric surgery, from 2003 to 2005. Christine has been featured in the Detroit Free Press for her commitment to caring for both her young patients and her own two children, who were born while Christine was still in school. She resides in Bloomfield Hills.
David Laprairie, BSChE’94, an attorney with Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, was named a Michigan Super Lawyer and Michigan Rising Star 2009 by Law and Politics Media.
Sairam Dukkipati, MSIME’98, is the engine products group quality manager for GKN Aerospace in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he resides.
Maureen Heaphy, PhDIME’98, is an assistant professor teaching MBA classes at Ferris State University. She says she got her job by being at the right place at the right time with the right skills. The best lesson she learned at the COE is to be concise, factual and to do scenario planning. Her advice for current students is to be passionate about something. Her favorite memory of the COE was when she was an adjunct professor teaching in the Engineering Management Masters Program, seeing the cooperation between business and engineering colleges. Maureen resides in Stanwood.
Sachin Shah, MSME’00, is vice president of Notkin Hawaii, Inc., a mechanical engineering consulting firm in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he resides. He recently won the Grand Conceptor Award for Engineering in Excellence for the Honolulu Advertiser Printing Facility Project, for which his company designed the HVAC, plumbing and fire sprinkler design.
Steven Butler, BSChE’02, is the manager of plant operations at Detroit Medical Center’s Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit. He is in charge of facility engineering and maintenance and manages all day-to-day operations and capital projects for the facility. Steven resides in Troy.
Melanie Fox, BSChE’02, is a diesel combustion engineer with GM. Prior to this position, she worked as a battery integration engineer on the Chevy Volt. She resides in Royal Oak.
Jennifer Peters, BSME’02, MSME’04, is a product development engineer in applications at Visteon Corporation in Van Buren Township where she has worked since 2001. Jennifer resides in Livonia.
Michael Nowicki, BSEE'03, MSAET'09, an electrical engineer with Kahn in Detroit, was named one of Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2010 "40 Under 40." The list showcases young industry leaders.
Elizabeth Buc, PhDChE’04, is founder and director of Fire and Materials Research Laboratories, LLC, a fire and non-fire related failure analysis and testing company, which conducts research and testing throughout the United States. She is active in the development of fire codes as a member of multiple committees, including combustible metals and hazardous materials. She resides in Roseville
Jason Michael DiMaria, MSCEE’06, formerly a structural engineer with Ruby and Associations of Farmington Hills, has accepted a position with Hall C. Rizzo Associates in Pittsburgh, Penn. Jason is from Roseville and has been spending his free time volunteering for Leaps and Bounds in Warren. Jason tutors adults to prepare them to pass the GED exam, and is involved with young people in the program, igniting their interest in science and math.
Andrew D. Claerr, BSChE’08, is a wireline field engineer at Schlumberger Oil in Midland, Texas, where he resides.
Offer Franklyn Preuthun, 1921-2009
Offer Franklyn Preuthun, BSME’48, longtime member of the College of Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) Executive Board, passed away June 1, 2009, at the age of 87.
Fred Levantrosser, BSCE’60, MSCE’65, who served with Frank on the EAA Board, remembers him as determined, serious and loyal to the college. “He worked very hard on every task and began many by his own creativity,” says Levantrosser. “Wherever we met, he made sure to ask about your activities and was very interested in helping others.”
Frank served four years in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He then worked for R.L. Deppman Company in Detroit for 20 years and Water Saver Systems Company in Farmington for five years. He then partnered with a friend to form Water Systems Engineering
Company in Ferndale for five more years. Frank was active in St. Peter’s Danish Lutheran Church in Detroit and helped start the Cana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Berkley, where he served on the council for many years. In his earlier years, he was active in the Boy Scouts as a Scout Master. Frank enjoyed genealogy and spending time at the summer home he built with his father in Lapeer County.
He is survived by Cecily, his wife of 57 years; children, Offer Vincent Preuthun, Robert Garth Preuthun and Maren Preuthun Johnson of Rochester Hills; grandchildren, Offer Christian Vincent Preuthun, Heather Kathleen Johnson and Erin Elizabeth Johnson. Services were held at Cana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Berkley and burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.
John W. Shier, 1923-2009
The college laments the loss of Hall of Famer John W. Shier, BSChE’48, who died Sept. 3, 2009, after a brief illness. He was 86.
John was among the first group of distinguished alumni to be inducted into Wayne State’s College of Engineering Hall of Fame in 1983. John is survived by Louise, his wife of 65 years, six children, six grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren.
Prior to attending Wayne University, John served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II under General George Patton and upon returning home received a Bronze Star Medal for his bravery. He worked nearly 50 years for Acheson Industries as a director and former executive vice president until his retirement in 1998. John expanded Acheson facilities across Michigan and organized the building of new factories all over the world during his nearly five-decade tenure. John was very active in the Port Huron community. He was the longest-surviving member of the Community Foundation of St. Clair County before leaving in 2008 after 50 years. His fellow members said he is responsible for building the foundation and making it what it is today. He received the foundation’s Distinguished Service Award in 2003.
John served as chairman of the board at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Port Huron, director of the Peoples Bank of Port Huron, and trustee and first vice president of the Port Huron District Foundation. He was a member of the Port Huron Golf Club and was named president in 1971. John was also a member of the Engineering Society of Detroit, the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Economic Club of Detroit. John gave back to his community with generous donations to engineering at Wayne State. He also supported the Mid City Nutrition Program and Soup Kitchen and the People’s Clinic for Better Health in Port Huron Township, among other groups.
A celebratory mass was held Sept. 9, 2009, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Port Huron. Shier, a devout Catholic, was a reader there on many Sundays. Burial was held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Port Huron.
Norman Lewis, BS’68, of Sterling Heights, passed away in April 2008.
Lawrence Conklin, BS’36, of Livonia, passed away in May 2006.
Ephraim Howard, BS’46, of Los Angeles, passed away in October 2008.
Arthur Larsen, BSME’52, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away in December 2007.
Aart K. Kuyk, BSEE’60, of White Lake, passed away in September 2006.