Harlan Pygman, a professor of math and physics at College of Menominee Nation, is on the board for Shawano Area Matthew 25.
Born in Minneapolis, he graduated from Richfield High School. He attended Augsburg College, the University of Minnesota and Augustana College, where he got his degree in chemistry. He also got his masters in math from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Pygman worked for 25 years first as a chemist and then in executive sales and marketing. He worked in the chemical industry in Illinois, Ohio and Minnesota.
Then he bought an aviation business, Anoka Aviation Services. He was president and chief flight instructor, and got his commercial license.
Pygman has two children and five grandchildren. He lives in Forest Haven with Matty Mathison. Pygman likes to fly his airplane, ride motorcycle, work on projects, weld and read.
Q Where do you volunteer?
A “At SAM25. I’ve been there just over a year.”