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Web Pages By And About Beloit Geology Alumni

Assembled by Tim Vick ‘69
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Arianna Cocallas '16 was interviewed in 2016 on her work as a Beloit College Sustainability Assistant.

Skyler Dong '16 is studying fluid mechanics and thermodynamics in the Ph.D. program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jace Hodder '16 is in Texas A&M University at Galveston's Marine Resource and Management Graduate Program.

Emma Koeppel '16 is an Environmental Education Site Manager at Waukesha School District in Wisconsin.

Samantha Schonberger '16 is taking a post-graduate year as an International Education Intern at Beloit College.

Allison Vance '16 is a  Project Scientist at Trileaf Corporation in Missouri.

Steve Clawson '15 is a Laboratory Operations Technician interested in vertebrate paleontology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Entomology.

Karly Clippinger '15 is doing daycare for dogs right now, but she would like to be an environmental geologist.

Becky Clow '15 is a  Restoration Specialist at Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation in Illinois.

Joni Denker '15 is a Director-At-Large for the Green-Rock Audubon Society in Wisconsin.  She has been a nature photographer for over a decade.

Sarah Holmes '15 is a Horticultural Maintenance Crew Member at Lotus Gardenscapes in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Monica Norton '15 is a Geologist at Brinkerhoff Environmental Services in New Jersey.

Sara Shaten '15 is a Medical Program Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lauren Strug '15 was a Duffy Community Partnership Intern teaching farm skills while she was a student.

Amy Delbecq '14 is an Environmental Specialist with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in the Twin Cities area.

Isaiah Farley '14 did a monitoring and management project on Chamberlin Springs near Beloit when he was a student.

Harry Kuttner '14 is a sculptor whose art focuses on physical and visual connections between manufactured objects and the natural environment.  

Lucy Lehman '14 is a VISTA volunteer working a the Philadelphia Community Farming Cooperative Green Resource Center.

Joseph McGannon '14 is a Wellness Director at LifeStart Wellness Network in Tempe, Arizona.

Caitlin Rankin '14 is an archeaology graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis.

Margo Regier '14 is a Research Assistant in Earth Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

David Colin '13 is an environmental educator.  He was a Mineralogy Teaching Assistant and Departmental Representative for geology students at Beloit, as well as a counselor for boys at Farm and Wilderness Camp in Vermont.

Colleen Doyle Moran '13 is Climate and Health Program Manager at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  She co-authored the Wisconsin Climate and Health Adaptation Plan in 2016.

Grace Graham '13 is a "springs detective" Geologist at the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey; she researched a groundwater budget for a seepage lake when she was a Beloit student.

Christopher Halcsik '13 is working for Lake and Pond Solutions Co. in Greenville, Wisconsin.  In 2012 he mapped flood deposits in Colorado.

Grace Kellogg '13 is an environmental services consultant at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in Minnesota.

Rachel Skoza '13 is a GIS Technician with The Great Basin Institute in California.  While she was a Beloit student, she contributed to a Geological Society of America paper on metamorphic geology in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Helena Tiedmann '13 is on the Event Staff at the Milwaukee Public Market.  In a former life as a Beloit student she cored near-shore sediments in Svalbard and published this paper

Tirzah Abbot '12 is a Senior Electron Microscopy and Imaging Specialist at Northwestern University in Illinois; while she was a student at Beloit, she researched diatoms as indicators of pollution in a river (scroll down several pages to where the paper begins).

Hannah Blatchford '12 is a PhD student in Geology at the University of Minnesota.  While at Beloit she was an author of this paper on the effects of chemicals from gold mines on wildlife.

Gregory Bongey '12 is a graduate student at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in California.

Elizabeth Ceperley '12 is a PhD student in the University of Wisconsin Department of Geoscience studying Quaternary paleoclimate and glacial geology.  She has recently been studying sediments carried by the Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland.  Her LinkedIn page is here.

India John '12 teaches math at Twin Rivers Charter School in Eugene Oregon.

Evan Mascitti '12 is a major league baseball turf manager and the Field Operations Supervisor for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jorge Selva '12 is a founder of Siempo, a company which has developed and sells minimalist smartphones.  More here.

Sierra Anseeuw '11 is a hydrogeologist at Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc., in New Haven, CT.  While at Beloit she was a Sustainability Fellow.

Briana Berkowitz ’11 is a teaching assistant and working on a Masters in Geography at Miami University in Ohio. While she was at Beloit she mapped and studied glacial moraines in Mongolia and presented her results in a Keck Consortium Symposium paper.

Eric Koenig '11 is a graduate student in Anthropology  at the University of South Florida.  He recently was honored for his poster on Sustainable Heritage Tourism in Belize.  This site has links to some of his research papers.

Corey Shircliff ’11 is a geologist with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.

Hanna Thornberg '11 was lead author on a study of the animal and chemical changes due to aquaculture in Malaysia.

Katie Grimm '10 has finished her MS in Oriental Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York and is the Office Manager at Nuurvana Spiritual Healing Center in New York City.

Katie Kangas '10 is a Plant Ecology enthusiast.

Ethan Mamer '10, a Hydrogeologist at the New Mexico Bureau of Mining and Technology, studied techniques employing water temperature to map groundwater inputs into a stream.

Amanda Manzanares '10 was lead author on a paper at the Geological Society of America on replacement mechanisms in altered arc volcanic rocks.

Max Siegrist '10 is a PhD student at the University of South Carolina studying tectonics and geochemistry.


Leah Arneson ’09 is a Development Specialist at Allina Health in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Stefanie Gugolz '09 is a Geologist with Terracon Consultants in Georgia.  She recently gave a talk on using a wetland to treat agricultural wastewater.  While she was a Beloit student,  she presented her research on the volcanics of the Blake River Group in Quebec at a Keck Consortium conference.

James Ludois '09 did strontium isotope analyses on tuffs from Arizona when he was a geology student at Beloit 

Paul Ribich ’09 is a Restoration Crew Member at Applied Ecological Services.

Owen Bell '08 teaches in a Montessori School in Massachusetts.

Sarah Fees '08 is a Project Geologist at Landau Associates in Tacoma, Washington.

Ken O'Donnell '08 is an Environmental Geologist at AECOM in Maryland.

Scott Reynhout ’08 is working on his PhD in Geology (Paleoglaciation) at the University of Chile.  When he was a Beloit student he won an award for his paper on glacial erosion at the Geological Society of America.  His masters thesis at the University of Cincinnati was entitled "Slow denudation within an active orogen: Ladakh Range, northern India."

Susan Schaffnit ’08 is an Evolutionary Anthropologist and Population Health Scientist on a postdoc at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Here is a recent paper on the impact of absent fathers in Tanzania.  Susie minored in Geology at Beloit.

Stephen Anstine '07 is a Hydrogeologist at AECOM in Florida.

Emily Culver '07 is a Supervising Archaeologist at 106 Consulting in Cincinnati.  Her master's thesis at the University Of Cincinnati centered on an analysis of the mysterious circular archaeological site in Newark, Ohio. 

Katelin Cummins '07 is an Office Manager at Evangelical Catholic in Wisconsin.

Julia Danz ’07 presented this paper on landscape analysis in Central America at the Geological Society of America.

Angela Ekstrand ’07 is a software engineer for Sonoma Technology Inc. in California. 

Chas Fricke ’07 is a Community Director at Steve & Kate's in California.

Jenna Hunter Hartley '07 is a ASPPH/EPA Fellow at the US Environmental Protection Agency in North Carolina.  She researched using diatoms as environmental indicators in Puerto Rico while she was a Beloit student, and in 2010 she contributed to an article on valley floor deposition in western Colorado.

Jacalyn Wittmer Malinowski ’07 recently earned her PhD in Paleobiology at Virginia Tech and is teaching at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Michael Meyer '07 is a researcher and Project Science Manager at Carnegie Institution For Science in Washington, D.C.

Sarah K. Stephenson Norman '07 is a Research Recruitment Specialist at HealthPartners in Minnesota. 

Adam Pearson ’07 is studied Fluvial geomorphology and anthropogenic affects on surficial processes at the University of Delaware; here's a paper on his analysis of the sediment that accumulates behind small dams.  Here are Adam's additional research papersHere he presents the theme of his research in less than 90 seconds!

Eva Szilvagyi '07 has earned masters degrees in Library Science and Geology.  She also wrote a thesis on the chronology of metamorphism in an ophiolite unit in the Alps.

Rebecca Bober '06 is the CEO at Changent Advising Group, a business consulting firm in Phoenix.

Kathryn Hedrick '06 teaches and studies geomorphology at the University of Cincinnati.

Katherine Johanesen ’06 teaches geology at Juniata College in Pennsylvania.

Caroline Karlshoej '06 is  an Environmental Delivery Technician with Dow Chemical Co. in Illinois.

Katharine Loughney '06 is a graduate student in paleontology at the University of Michigan.  She wrote a management plan for fossil resources for the C&O Canal National Historic Park.

Benjamin Petrick ’06 researched Holocene sedimentation in Keuka Lake, New York, while he was a student at Beloit.

Arthur Schwab ’06 did a Keck Consortium project on shearing of mylonites in Montana.

Jean Taggart ’06 is a Pack Finisher at Ultralight Adventure Equipment in Logan, Utah.

Hazel Reynolds White ’06 is a GIS geologist at Rangefront Geological in Nevada.

Ellenor O'Byrne Anderbyrne '05 is the Director Of Strategic Research And Assessment at Beloit College, and she leads the college's participation in the National Survey of Student Engagement.

Rebecca Carvin ’05 works for the US Geological Survey monitoring water quality on the Upper Pecatonica River (among other places) in Wisconsin.

Jennifer Abrahamson Coughlin ’05 is a Senior Environmental Analyst at MidAmerican Energy in Iowa.  She monitored ground water quality at an in-situ uranium mine in Nebraska; this rather large .pdf report includes her description starting on page 7.  While she was a Beloit student she participated in a seismic survey of a graben in Canyonlands National Park.

John Patrick Diggins ’05 is a geologist with AKRF Environmental Services in New York.  He wrote his masters thesis on finding ground water supplies in igneous and metamorphic bedrock in Massachusetts.

Sara Johnson Kurth ’05 is a museum educator at the Lizzardro Museum Of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst, Illinois;  this page contains a brief biographical sketch of her, and this page lists two of her classes during the summer of 2016.  She earned her masters at Central Washington University with a thesis on the petrogenic processes of Mt. Bachelor in Oregon.

Jerod Randall ’05, an engineering geologist at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, researched the effects of best management practices on the hydrograph of an urban stream when he was an undergraduate.

Liz Chesser ’04 contributed to this paper on vertebrate fossils in the Santa Fe National Forest, presented at the Geological Society of America annual meeting.

Meghan Daigle Cote ’04 is an environmental geologist at Haley & Aldrich in Connecticut.

Sarah Davidson '04 is a data curator at Max Planck Institute for Ornithology; she wrote her masters thesis on the hydrology of Jacob's Well Spring in Hayes, County, Texas.

Maggie Fukuda '04 majored in Classical Civilization and minored in Geology and now she is a Manager at San Jose Dance Wear and owns her own dance shoes distributorship, Dancing Feet Distributions.

Joseph Haynes ’04 owns Haynes Performance Autosports which prepares and restores racing cars in Indianapolis.

Emily Jones ’04 earned a master of arts in teaching and now is Product Manager at Lexia Learning systems in Massachusetts.

Kate Krug ’04 is an independent geologist in California.  She co-authored a paper on Transpressional Structures in the Diablo Range, and was lead author on this GSA paper on Landslide Hazard Mapping in Hong Kong.

Eric Purcell ’04 is a geologist at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates in Denver.

Michael Robbins '04 is a carbonate geochemist working as a Sales Lead in an REI store near Chicago.

Justin Dodd '03 teaches geology and environmental geosciences at Northern Illinois University.

Lisa Eaton '03 teaches Reading, English and Dyslexia classes for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. A few years ago her sixth grade class formed a correspondence support effort for a soldier deployed in Asia.

Constandina Ghikas ’03 is a geologist in Greece.  She studied the structure and tectonics of ophiolite mélanges in Greece for her Masters thesis at Miami University of Ohio, which she presented at the European Geophysical Union in 2010.  She also wields a mean epee.

Grant Shimer ’03 earned a PhD in sedimentology and stratigraphy at the University of Alaska in 2013, publishing an analysis of a petroleum-bearing formation in Alaska in 2011.  In the summer of 2015 he taught a Keck Consortium field project on the North Slope of Alaska.

Ally Snell ’03 is a Marketing and Outreach Manager at AmeriCorps VISTA.

Jack Van Orden '03 is a National Outbound Sales Representative at Jon-Don Inc. in Illinois.

Bethany Weisberger ’03 has a business called Gneiss Spice that sells neat space-efficient spice kits for urbanites.

Katherine Adelsberger ’02 teaches environmental studies at Knox College.  Here is a description of one of her projects in Jordan.

Margretta Meyer ’02 is an Education Specialist with the National Park Service in Utah.  She earned a masters in glacial geology at the University of Minnesota – Duluth in 2009; her thesis is here.

Meredith Brislen ’01 presented a study on structural geology in the Lake Tanganyika Rift Basin in Africa at the annual convention of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.  She also wrote a research paper on the geology of the Circle Creek Basin in Idaho.

Angela Hutchison Brist '01 is a science teacher who wrote on the effect of a contextual approach to teaching chemistry on student outcomes for her MS in Science Education.

Nicole Smith Downey ’01 founded the geological consulting firm Earth System Sciences, LLC.  She was a Beagle Endowment Fellow at Harvard after she finished her PhD at CalTech.  Along the way she published a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research on mercury in soils.

Bethany Peyer ’01 is an assistant vice-president and contract management attorney at JP Morgan Chase in Chicago.

Eric Reuter ’01 founded and runs Chert Hollow Farm in Missouri with his wife Joanna.

Aurelia Walton Sanders '01 founded Stepping Stone Montessori Preschool in Seattle.

Nick Schmerr ’01 is a planetary seismologist at the University of Maryland College Park; he wrote in the journal Science on The Gutenberg Discontinuity.

Meghan Hicks ’00 is a writer and outdoor educator in Utah; here is an archive of some of her adventure stories.  In 2013 she ran and won the grueling Marathon des Sables in Morocco.  Here is her version of how she won.

Jessica Lazzuri ’00 researched fossil animal borings in the Ordovician Cincinnatian carbonate rocks on a Keck Consortium project while she was a geology student at Beloit.

Dana Dettmers Swift ’00, is an environmental geologist with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.  When she was a Beloit student, she studied The Stratigraphy And Paleoecology Of A Hardground in Kentucky.

Brian Zeiger '00 designs solar collection systems for Solar City in Colorado.


Rachel Cahill ’99 is the North American R&D Analytical Manager with SI Group in upstate New York.  While she was at Beloit she did a Keck Consortium research project on ductile and brittle deformation in a fault zone in California.

Nick Chambers '99 writes feature stories about electric cars for magazines and newspapers.  As a Beloit Geology major, he wrote a Keck Consortium paper on the Volume, Geometry And Depth of Magma Chambers On Venus.

Angela Dudek ’99 is a project manager at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services.

Samuel Gillet ’99 works in computer software in Denver.  He earned a masters in hydrogeology at the University of Northern Illionois and he co-authored a report on the effects of urbanization on ground water recharge in Illinois.

Luke Mattheis '99 is a Natural Resources Specialist at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in Portland.

Francine Regner '99 is a Commercial Quotations Analyst at Southwest Sales Inc., a distributor of plumbing equipment in Texas.

Matthew Santner ’99 teaches outdoor education at the Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center in Michigan (his bio is near the bottom of the page).

Steve  Ballou ’98 is the Technician and Safety Consultant in the Beloit College Geology Department -  He helps out on a lot of field trips.

Rachel Crabb ’98 works to improve water quality in local lakes and educate the public about water quality issues in Minneapolis.  In another instance, she responds to water quality questions.

James Metcalf ’98 is a Research Associate at the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

Dawn Morgan ’98 wrote a huge manual for Maine municipalities on Conserving Vernal Pool Resources.   She also has presented programs on Identification Of Amphibian Egg Masses and Vernal Pool Indicator Species.

Michael Bunker '97 is a senior solutions developer at Tom Tom, a manufacturer of GPS devices.

Kyle Kolodziejski ’97 owns a fishing guide service called Keen Eye Anglers in Alaska.  He also is the fishing program director and guide at Kenai River Guide Academy.

James Sneeringer ’97 is Executive Director for Online And Visual Communications with the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce.  As a Beloit geology student, he did a seismic reflection project in Montana.

Jonathan Crockett ’96 is Coordinator of Health And Wellness at Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts.

Erin Endsley '96 is directing the cleanup of one of the largest Superfund sites on the Great Lakes for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Erin Endsley ’96 and Shannon Hayes ’96 studied Potassium Alteration of Tonalites at a site in Canada while they were Beloit students.

Shannon Hayes ’96 is a Curator for the Geology Department at Earlham College.  In the past she published an article on Fluvial Sediment Transport and Deposition on Mt. Pinatubo in the journal GEOMORPHOLOGY.  Here is a list of other papers she has written.

Tracy Knapp '96 researched Alluvium in Big Bend National Park in Texas when she was in college.

Casey McCormick ’96 is an Office Manager at The Healing Trust in Tennessee.

Jennifer Tilton '96 is a Senior Hydrogeologist at Arcadis in North Carolina.

Caroline Tuit ’96 is a senior environmental chemist with Gradient Corporation.

Brent Elliott '95 is a research scientist with the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.  A recent interview detailed his professional work.

Nelson Erb '95 did a research project with the Keck Consortium on the Glacial History Of Sunlight Basin, Wyoming.

Joy Rosen-Mioduchowski '95 has had a career in hydrology and geology, but right now  she's teaching at a pre-school in Midland, Texas.

Jeff Cook '94 is President of Home123,  a real estate marketing and technology company.

Sara Moore ’94  is a communications specialist for the International Crane Foundation.

Mary Greene ’94 gave a talk at Los Alamos National Laboratory on Multispectral Thermal Imagery and its Application to Geologic Mapping in Kenya.  In 2008 she co-authored a detailed study of the seismic risks of a construction site at Los Alamos.

William Peck ’94 teaches Geology at Colgate University.  William co-authored this story in the prestigious journal NATURE about the evidence for the existence of continental crust and ocean basins 4.4 billion years ago.  Here is a list of his publications.

Daniel Costello ’93 is Technical Operations Manager for Colorado Public Radio; here’s one of his broadcasts with discussion ranging from a tour of a new microbrewery to solving the water problems of the Third World.  While he was a Beloit geology student he conquered the portage from Hell.

Caitlin Gorman ’93 is a regional manager for Engineering/Remediation Resources Group in California.  Here is a teaser for one of her landfill remediation projects.  She recently co-authored a paper on using a passive treatment system to remedy acid mine drainage.

Jennifer Stewart Grimes '93 analyzed the granitic rocks of the Pike's Peak Batholith in Colorado while she was a Beloit student.

Kathryn Desmarais Kogut ’93 did a research project on red calcareous algae in the Bahama Islands when she was a Beloit student.

Srabani Roy ’93 is Head Of Programs, Asia at the Global Green Growth Institute in San Francisco.

Tori Berg ’92 freelances for museums and has been substitute teaching in Michigan.

Rona Lee Penn '92 heads an environmental chemistry research group at the University of Minnesota.

Wayne Wright ’92 is a Principal Geologist at Statoil in Norway, and he published on deposition in the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico.

Eric Beck ’91 teaches science and technology in the REALMS alternative middle school in Oregon.  In addition, he puts his knowledge to work by being on the board of directors of the Upper Deschutes River Watershed Council.

Rebecca Conant '91 is the Programs Manager at Lincoln Park Conservancy in Chicago.

Nancy Hastings '91 is a geology technician in VWR's Science Education Division in Rochester, N.Y.

Ari Kogut ’91 is an owner of Quality Copper & Alloys LLC in Houston.  While he was a Beloit student he participated in a research project on Talc Deposits In Montana.

Andrew West '91 studied the geology of Mafic Enclaves Within the Wallowa Batholith in Washington.

Frank Kaszuba ’90 is a beer brewer and project manager at BevCraft in Duluth.  While Frank was a Beloit student he did a field research project on The zonation of Modern Rocky Intertidal Organisms and Their Fossilization Potential, Saint-Yvon, Quebec, Canada.

Keith Krugh ’90 is a Senior Plant Manager at Lehigh Southwest Cement Co. in Wyoming.

Mary Riley ’90 is an AML Investigator at Capital One in Chicago.

Laura Reiser Wetzel ’90 teaches at Eckerd College and wrote this lesson plan on the geology of building stone, based on this article in the Journal of Geoscience Education.


Eileen Heady ’89 teaches middle school science at the McDonogh School in Maryland.  When she was at Beloit she did a field research project on the Bull Hill Augen Gneiss in Vermont.

Chip Johnson '89 is a Senior Manager at the accounting firm Ernst & Young.  He studied the displacement along the Burntside Lake Fault Zone near Basswood Lake, MN, when he was at Beloit.

David Nemetz ’89, is an environmental geologist at Shannon & Wilson, Inc. in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Joel Socwell ’89 has a business selling tools for artists using clay.  Here are some examples of his artwork.

Charles Tremper '89 is a Collaborations Project Manager at Monsanto in Missouri.

Karl Hayden ’88 is a cheese maker in Vermont. 

Ed Venzke ’88 manages a database of Holocene volcanoes and eruptions, and oversees the website, for the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program.

Kim Anderson '87 is on the staff of Straw's Auto Center in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.

Ron Cox '87 is an owner manager of an Ace Hardware in Appleton, Wisconsin.

John Huss ’87 teaches philosophy at the University of Akron; he recently was named Outstanding Researcher and awarded a Fulbright fellowship.

Joan Nelson '87 is a Practice Facilitator in the Research Department in a helath clinic in Portland, Oregon.

Deborah Sholtes ’87 is a Program Analyst at the FDA Center for Tobacco Products.

Eric Thoman '87 is a GIS specialist at Managed Business Solutions in Colorado.

Andrew Hartnett '86 is the Treasurer of the Jerome, AZ, Chamber Of Commerce.

Cathleen Beaudoin Jonas ’86 is a Vice President and Senior Project Hydrologist at SDI Environmental Services in Florida. 

Peter Parham ’86 is a Coastal Geologist/Associate Fellow, Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Initiative at the National University of Malaysia.  He gave a Geological Society Of America talk on the effects of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on beaches of the Gulf Coast, and he has written on deposition and sea level fluctuations along the North Carolina coast.

Deborah Schueller '86 is the Publications Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Industries.

Michelle Allard ’85 is a Senior Geologist at WRScompass.

Monika Sylvander Byrd ’85 is Organizational and Executive Development Vice-President with the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute in Chicago.

Steve Ela ’85 manages his family’s organic farm and orchard in western Colorado.  Here is the history of the farm.

William Gartner ’85, a Lecturer in Geography at the UW-Madison (his entry is at the bottom of the page), co-authored this paper on archaeological phosphorus analysis.  Here is a more extensive list of his research.

Scot Goldfarb '85 is a Multi-Unit Restaurant Manager in South Carolina.

Jay B. Hall ‘85 is an artist and house builder in New Hampshire.

Mark Henderson '85 researched giant sea-bed pockmarks in Belfast Bay, Maine, in this 1994 GSA paper.

Alan Hoffmeister ’85 published an article in the academic journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica on predatory drilling of Permian brachiopods and bivalves in West Texas.  His other papers have been cited frequently as well.

Garren Mayer ’85 is President and owner at Sound Financial Group.

David Mosby '85 is a Supervising Biologist with the U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service in Missouri.

Melanie Kimsey Redding '85 published a groundwater survey of the Wenatchee River in Washington State.

Kathleen Sullivan '85 is a realtor in Boston.

Glenn Thackray ’85 teaches Geosciences at Idaho State University.

Dan Askren '84 is  the operations manager of EPA's RadNet air monitoring program at the National Analytical Radiation Environmental Laboratory in Montgomery, Alabama.  He gave a talk on the National Radiation Air Monitoring Network in his role as the Air Monitoring Operations Manager for the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Michael Benjamin ’84 is Chief of the Monitoring and Laboratory Division at the California Air Resources BoardHe recently warned that small off-road gas engines are just as polluting to the atmosphere as cars are.

Greg Boitnott ’84 is Vice-President and director of New England Research Inc. and gave a talk on fluid mechanics in a Gulf of Mexico sandstone.  He also published a paper on stresses in reservoir rocks.

Jean Brown ’84 is the Vice-President For Operations of Blue Chip Farms, a horse breeding farm in New York State.  Her nomination for an achievement award contains a nice bio of her.

Stephen Creden ’84 is Directional Drilling Manager at SunDrill Energy Services in Houston.

John Hanor '84 is a Business Systems Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia.

Kui-Bin Im ’84 is a librarian at the University of Michigan – Flint.

David Klug ’84, a Hydrologic Technician for the US Forest Service, contributed this action photo of stream flow to a USGS Scientific Investigations Report on debris flow in Oregon.

Mark Murphy '84 is a business analyst in the Milwaukee area.

Greg Wiles ’84, teaches geology at the College of Wooster in Ohio.  Among his research projects has been dating glacial chronology in Alaska using dendrochronology.

Nina Harun ’83 studies the sedimentary history of coal deposits with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.  In the 1980s she researched the Ivishak Formation in Alaska.  The announcement of her wedding in 1990 appeared in the New York Times.

Karla Parsons Hubbard '83 is a geology professor at Oberlin College.  Here is a video about her teaching.

Amy Ollendorf ‘83 is the president of the environmental consulting firm ALO Environmental Associates. In the 1980s she published her research on the archaeological implications of phytoliths found at a site in Israel.

Clark Poore ’83 is a software engineer and has co-authored papers on spacecraft management software at Sandia National Labs.  In the 1980s he co-authored a paper in The Bulletin of Volcanology on a new volcanic crater in Costa Rica.

Matthew Reed '83 is a project manager & hydrogeologist at Ranney Collector Wells, Layne Christensen Company in Ohio.

William Sanford '83 teaches geosciences and hydrogeology at Colorado State.

Susan Silverman '83 is an attorney with the Kentucky Natural Resources And Environmental Protection Cabinet.

Constant Smith '83 is a technical writer and quality assurance analyst at the Blood Center Of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Michelle Tripp '83 is IBM's North America Talent Leader in Minnesota.

Jon Dahlgren ’82 is a Senior Environmental Geologist with Tim Miller Associates in Cold Spring, NY.

Jeffrey Fruman '82 founded a balloon artistry and party decorating business in New York.

Ralph Harvey ’82 teaches planetary geology at Case Western Reserve University with a strong interest in meteorites found in Antarctica.

John Kaszuba ’82 teaches geology and geophysics at the University of Wyoming.

Alan Leinbach '82 is an environmental scientist and project officer for the Environmental Protection Agency.  Click on the "Project Details" box and "Show Projects" button to the right of it to see some of the projects he has worked on.

Tony Mariano '82 is a consulting exploration geologist who works on rare earth elements with his father.

John Mavrogenes ‘82 is a research geologist at the Australian National University; he published an article on the Morila Gold Mine in Mali and another on sulfur and trace elements in a sulfide deposit in Chile.

Kenneth Schneider '82 is Divisional Assistant Vice President at Premier Lease & Loan Services, Inc., in Cincinnati.

Paul Schwarzweller '82 is a Consulting Geologist at Laakea, LLC in Denver.

Robert Symonds '82 was a volcanologist at the Cascades Volcano Observatory.  Here is one of his abstracts about magmatic degassing in the western U.S.

John Ewert '81 until recently was the Scientist-In-Charge of the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory; he presented a program on monitoring volcano hazards in the Cascade Range.

Tom Hahne '81 is Program Manager at Tetra Tech EM Inc., an environmental consulting firm.

William Roman ’81 is Chief Geologist at Gannett Fleming.  He recently gave a talk on Digital Photogrammetry for Rock Slope Mapping and Characterization for the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists in Washington, D.C.

Suzanne “Suki” Smaglik ’81 taught chemistry and geology at Central Wyoming College, and here is an interesting page about her research program there.

Karl Wirth ’81 teaches geology at Macalester College in Minnesota.  He has thought a lot about how to encourage students to be intentional learners.

Rodney Allen '80 teaches Earth Science at Oswego East High School in Illinois.

Sterling Cook '80 is Chief Geologist for ASARCO LLC in Arizona.

Dion Heinz ’80 teaches mineral physics and materials science at the University of Chicago.  Here are links to his Laboratory and Publications.

Jeff Marso '80 is Associate Program Director for the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Vancouver, Washington.  In 1991 Dr. Marso helped assemble and operate one of the first volcano data collection networks of personal computers

Mark Rich '80 studied paleontology and music as a Beloit student, and now he is a free-lance author.

Tricia Sutton ’80 is president of Sutton Enterprises, a business management consulting company.

Rudy Torrini '80 is a Senior Project Scientist at AECOM in St. Louis.

Jon Williams '80 is a staff engineer at Datalogic Scanning.

Anita Witmer '80 co-authored a book on the Turtle Creek Watershed with Beloit Geology Professor Richard Stenstrom  in 1981.

1970s and earlier

Tony Fleming ’79 led a structural geology field trip near Washington D.C.

Christian Gross '79 is an independent geologist in Germany.

Jonathan Koplos '79 is an environmental consultant with The Cadmus Group in Boston.

Robert Patch ’79 has owns a roofing and construction company.  When he was 6 years old, he became the youngest person ever to be awarded a U.S. patent!

Paul Jewell ’78 teaches geology and geophysics at the University of Utah.  Here’s his personal page.  Here is a summary of his research interests; he recently presented research on the tectonic evolution of Lake Bonneville in Utah.

Robert Lee ’78 is a vice president of GSI Environmental Inc. in Houston.

Craig Michelsen ’78 is an urgent care physician in southern Wisconsin.

Barbara Sheinberg ’78 is the principal of a community planning firm in Juneau, Alaska.  She recently conducted a planning survey in Valdez.

Kathleen Smith ’78 retired recently but she was a research geologist for the US Geological Survey in Denver, and she also works on mine waste characterization.

Sarah Thomas '78 is a vice-president and senior product manager at J.P. Morgan in Chicago.

Indira Glenn Balkissoon ’77 is Vice President at TechLaw, Inc., an environmental consulting firm.

Rex Becker ’77 is a Coating Manager at Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc. in Washington state.

Timothy Fast '77 is a GIS Specialist at DuPont Pioneer.

James Holik '77 is Program Director at the National Science Foundation.

David Keehn ’77 is an attorney with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Roger Kuhns ’77 is a consulting geologist and story teller.  Here he sings about shopping at Home Depot.  He recently gave a talk on Community Sustainability in Door County, Wisconsin.

Charles Lesher '77 is a professor of geochemistry and igneous and metamorphic petrology and nanophases at UC-Davis in California.

Eric Milton '77 is a software engineer in Englewood, Colorado.

Seth Perlman ’77 litigates cases relating to fundraising law for charities in New York.

Peter Rushworth ’77 is a Senior Data Scientist at Setld in Texas.

Peter Strugatz ’77 is a socially-aware investor and founder of small companies such as Ice Stone;  here’s a video taken when representatives of the White House visited Ice Stone.  Ice Stone has a Wikipedia page.  If you want to see samples of Peter’s products, watch Peter's video and then check out the bathroom vanity tops in the new Beloit College Science Center!

Joseph Bachman ’76 is an environmental scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency who investigated fuel-saving and pollution-reducing modifications to semi-trucks.  In another study he evaluated the fuel-saving character of tires with low rolling resistance.

Edward Duke ’76 teaches petrology, geochemistry and remote sensing at the South Dakota School of Mines; here is a page about his research interests.

Nicole Gotthelf '76 is a fund-raising and communications consultant in Chicago.

Sandy Rushworth ’76 has retired as a senior geologist at Marathon Oil Co. and now she is a Beloit College Class Agent.

Stanley Williams ’76 teaches geology and volcanology at Arizona State University.  He wrote a book detailing his survival of a explosion of Galeras Volcano  in Colombia in which nine others died.

Robert Brakenridge ’75 Is Director of the Dartmouth Flood Observatory in Colorado which uses satellites to document river flooding around the world - here is his full resume.

Michael Fischer ’75 is Senior Vice President of Intercon Tech, a software integration firm in San Antonio, Texas.

Ted Haberman '75 is Director Of Earth Science as well as Business and Community Development of the HDF Group in Colorado.  He worked for many years in NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center and set up one of the first web sites on the Internet.

Randy Hicks ’75 heads an environmental and natural resources consulting firm in New Mexico.

Brooks McKinney ’75 teaches geosciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Martha Mixon ’75 is a biology technician at Bowdoin College in Maine and a consulting geologist.

Robert Nowack ’75 teaches geophysics at Purdue University.

Margaret Townsend ’75 is a research associate in geohydrology at the Kansas Geological Survey; she wrote a paper on identifying sources of nitrogen contamination in ground water.

Nancy Banta '74 has retired from her long career as a geologist in Texas and now is a Birdwatcher In Residence at a nature preserve in Kansas.

Karen Gold '74  teaches reading and math to adults at various levels of literacy for Literacy Action in Atlanta.

Roger Papler '74 is  an engineering geologist for the California Regional Water Quality Control Board and he is the state agency contact person for this Superfund clean-up site in Cupertino, California.  He also receives work plans like this one for evaluation by the Water Quality Control Board.

Steven Welch '74 is a Senior Project Manager for Meredith Management Group, which provides management services in response to large-scale accidents and emergencies on land and at sea.

Peter Bente ’73 is a wildlife biologist who studies Alaskan peregrine falcons and also co-authored this study of how overwintering caribou respond to tundra which has been burned.

John Aleinikoff '72 is a  Senior Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Mary Dowse ’72 teaches geology at Western New Mexico University; she recently received a donation of $500 to help students participate in geology field trips.

Greg Fernette '72 leads a team developing a new database of mineral deposits in the United States for the U.S. Geological Survey.

Richard Lundin '72 is president of Rich Ore Mining, Inc., a minerals prospecting and development company in California.  His company has a fun story about a ghost gold mine in Arizona on its web site, in addition to a nice profile of Rich.

Nancy Oda ’72 is an independent public relations and communications professional in New York.

Geoff Rohde ’72 does Data Retrieval, Reporting and Business Analysis at Health Net Federal Services in California.

Larry Mutti ’71 teaches geology at Juniata College in Pennsylvania; here is the Geology Department page.

Robert Jacobi ’70 taught geology at the University at Buffalo in New York.  Here’s his research page

Peter Komlos-Hrobsky ’70, a legal aid attorney in Denver specializing in law pertaining to care for the elderly, wrote a book on home care for the elderly.

Dennis Nielson ’70 was the lead author on a study of the Mineral Mountains Intrusive Complex in Utah.

Dianne Gerber Nielson ’70 was Utah’s top energy advisor when she retired.

David Love ’69 is Principal Senior Environmental Geologist for the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Natural Resources.

Timothy Vick ’69 was an English major at Beloit, but he recently retired from his 36-year stint as Technical Director In Geology at Carleton College.  Hooray for the liberal arts!

Bob Wintsch ’69 is a geology professor at the University of Indiana.

Ian Semple '62 is a retired geologist turned painter whose art depicts "the working wilderness," geology, nature and mining in landscapes and abstract paintings.  His work was featured in an article in Mineral Exploration Magazine.  He also wrote a memoir called Tales From The Underbrush and here is a sample chapter about The Chief (Hank Woodard).

Stanley Riggs '60 is a Distinguished Research Professor of Geology at East Carolina University.   He's quoted in this story about beach erosion on the East Coast, and he has been honored with a research vessel bestowed with his name.