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Prof. Phil Distin Legacy Event

​Professor Phil Distin served the Mining and Materials Department for 30 years from 1972 to 2002 as Professor putting his priority in teaching and mentoring students both undergraduate and graduate alike. Thanks to a generous gift from one of his former graduate students, the Department has established this event to recognize his many contributions to our community as teacher, colleague and overall nice guy.

Every year, students are actively involved in organizing the event as Phil would have liked to see. Students, staff, alumni and friends will have the opportunity to share food bites-including oysters (!), have a drink or two, while Phil’s favorite piano music is played.



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