Paul M. “Mike” Rivera ’77 of Azusa, Calif., died on July 10, 2009. Mike was born in Denver, Colo., in 1954. He graduated from North High School in 1972 and later graduated from Mines with a degree in geological engineering. He loved his work and traveled to Mexico, Algeria and Venezuela. Mike’s career in the oil and gas industry began with Western Slope Gas Co. where he was a supervisor in reservoir engineering. Mike most recently worked for Canadian Triton International as a supervisor of production engineering in its Venezuela operations. He is survived by his mother, Sheila; sister, Cheri Bradell; and brother, Ray.