Class of 1976
Class of 1990
When I was 33, and thinking about changing my life, several people told me that I was too old to go back to school. No, I wasn’t too old. I am so happy that I chose Metallurgical Technology. The classes were interesting, the instructors were great, and I acquired skills that I would continue to expand on for my whole career.
I have had positions doing mechanical testing, metallurgy, NDT, fatigue testing, installation, training people, and service on fatigue testers of fatigue test equipment. I now work at Medtronic testing materials for new products. I have made friends all over the world and have worked with people on many projects. Some projects have saved lives, some have helped solve crimes, some have cleaned up horrible messes.
As my employer’s needs changed, I would learn new skills and build on the skills I obtained at Hutchinson. It’s now almost 33 years later, and I’m thinking about retirement. I realize how much my life has been changed for the better by acquiring and working with skills that began with a visit to the Hutchinson campus.