Local students graduate from Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON — Three local students received degrees from Michigan Technological University in August, and were among the 88 students completing their degrees this summer. A total of 48 bachelor’s and 40 graduate degrees were conferred. From Escanaba were Aaron S. Krieg, a graduate of Naples High School, who received a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, and Derek R. Verbrigghe, a graduate of Escanaba Area Public High School, who received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. From Rapid River was Alex S. Person, a graduate of Rapid River High School, who received a Bachelor of Science in Scientific and Technical Communication.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. The campus is in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway just a few miles from Lake ­Superior.