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MTU Alumni Honored

At its last meeting, Michigan Tech’s Board of Control bestowed the Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction on two distinguished alumni and longtime supporters of Michigan Tech: David House and Richard Henes. The Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction is awarded to individuals associated with the University who have exhibited especially distinguished professional and personal accomplishments. It is named for 1931 Michigan Tech alumnus Melvin Calvin, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for unraveling the biochemical secrets of photosynthesis. David House earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Michigan Tech in 1965. In 1974, House joined Intel Corp, managing the team that developed the highly successful “Intel Inside” marketing program, one of the most recognized branding campaigns in the world. Richard Henes earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech and went on to earn a Bachelor of Law at the University of Michigan. Henes and his late wife, Elizabeth, established the first endowed chair in Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics.

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