Geology Alumni Web Pages
Web Pages By And About Beloit Geology Alumni
Assembled by Tim Vick ‘69
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Sarah Holmes '15 is an Analyst at Bureau Veritas, a global company in testing, inspection and certification services, in Michigan.
Karly Clippinger '15 is doing daycare for dogs right now, but she would like to be an environmental geologist.
Monica Norton '15 is a Geologist at Brinkerhoff Environmental Services in New Jersey.
Joni Denker '15 has been a nature photographer for over a decade.
Lauren Strug '15 was a Duffy Community Partnership Intern teaching farm skills last year.
Sara Shaten '15 is an Assistant Director with Madison (WI) School and Community Recreation.
Amy Delbecq '14 is an Environmental Scientist with Apex Companies in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.
Harry Kuttner '14 is a sculptor in Maryland 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.
Margo Regier '14 is a graduate student and Research Assistant in Earth Sciences at Arizona State University.
Melissa Apland '13 is an renewables and environmental professional.
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 '13 won a prize in the Fall 2012 Off-Campus Studies photo competition with this shot from the bowsprit of the Sea Semester ship Robert C. Seamans.
Grace Graham '13 researched a groundwater budget for a seepage lake in Wisconsin when she was a Beloit student.
Grace Kellogg '13 is an Environmental Project Manager at AEI Consultants in Minnesota.
Rachel Skoza '13 is at grad student at UCLA. Previously she was in the Mohave Desert working with the Student Conservation Corps. While she was a Beloit student, she contributed to a Geological Society of America paper on metamorphic geology in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Tirzah Abbot '12 is working on her masters at Northern Illinois University; 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).
Hanna Blatchford '12 is in grad school in Vermont; her research topic is "An Investigation of Lower Crustal Deformation in Fiordland, New Zealand." Previously she was an intern with the US Geological Survey; and while at Beloit she was an author of this paper on the effects of chemicals from gold mines on wildlife.
Greg Bongey '12 is an English language instructor at Henan University in China.
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 helped keep things light on campus as an Environmental Geology and Journalism major.
Evan Mascitti '12 has finished his M.S. in Agronomy at Penn State and now he is Assistant Sports Turf Manager for the Gwinnett Braves (a Minor League farm team for the Atlanta Braves).
Jorge Selva '12 was Digital Marketing Manager and a Communications and Development Assistant at World Bicycle Relief.
Briana Berkowitz ’11 is a teaching assistant 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 working on a Master of Arts program in Applied 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 is a graduate student at East Carolina University in North Carolina, and she was lead author on a study of the animal and chemical changes due to aquaculture in Malaysia.
Katie Grimm '10 is working on a masters in Oriental Medicine in New York.
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 graduate 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 graduate student in geology at the University of Georgia. 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
Ken O'Donnell '08 is an Environmental Geologist at AECOM in Maryland.
Scott Reynhout ’08 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 a human behavioral ecologist teaching at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Susie minored in Geology at Beloit. Here is her LinkedIn page.
Sheldon Turner '08 teaches Environmental Studies and investigates the way in which scientists communicate with the public in issues relating to earth and environmental science.
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.
Julia Danz ’07 presented this paper on landscape analysis in Central America at the Geological Society of America.
Angela Ekstrand ’07 is an air quality scientist for Sonoma Technology Inc. in California.
Chas Fricke ’07 is a Community Director at Steve & Kate's in California.
Jenna Hunter '07 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.
Adam Pearson ’07 is studying 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 papers. Here he presents the theme of his research in less than 90 seconds!
Sarah K. Stephenson Norman '07 is a Research Recruitment Specialist at HealthPartners in Minnesota.
Eva Szilvagyi '07 wrote a thesis on the chronology of metamorphism in an ophiolite unit in the Alps.
Kathryn Hedrick '06 teaches and studies geomorphology at the University of Cincinnati.
Katy Johanesen ’06 teaches geology at the State University of New York at Fredonia.
Caroline Karlshoej '06 is an environmental compliance analyst with a consulting firm 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.
Hazel Reynolds White ’06 is a GIS geologist at Rangefront Geological in Nevada.
Jean Taggart ’06 is a Sales Specialist with REI in Seattle.
Rebecca Carvin ’05 works for the US Geological Survey monitoring water quality on the Pecatonica River Project (her blurb is on page 2 of this large .pdf file) . Here are the partners on the project, and an abstract summarizing their findings.
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.
Sara Johnson ’05 is a veterinary assistant in the Chicago area. She earned her masters at Central Washington University with a thesis on the petrogenic processes of Mt. Bachelor in Oregon, and was a museum educator at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst, Illinois.
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.
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.
Emily Jones ’04 earned a master of arts in teaching and now is Product Manager at GarageGames, a company producing electronic game creation tools.
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 camping specialist 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. She is currently working on a Masters of Information Science from The University of North Texas and is scheduled to graduate in December 2016.
Constandina Ghikas ’03 is a geologist in Greece. She studied the structure and tectonics of an ophiolite mélange 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 teaches geology at Whitman College. He 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 plans to co-teach 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.
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.
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.
Meghan Hicks ’00 is a writer and outdoor educator in Utah; here’s her LinkedIn page and 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.
Rachel Cahill ’99 is a materials applications testing specialist 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.
Samuel Gillet ’99 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 an energy and sustainability consultant.
Matthew Santner ’99 taught outdoor education at the Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center in Michigan (his bio is near the bottom of the page).
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.
Jonathan Crockett ’96 is Coordinator of Student Life at Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts.
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 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.
Adrian Kropp '96 is a GIS specialist for the City and County of Broomfield, Colorado.
Casey McCormick ’96 is a Managing Consultant at Jackson Hewitt of Dyersburg in Tennessee.
Brent Elliott '95 is a research scientist with the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin. He recently presented a paper on the Evolution Of A Tertiary Rhyolite in Texas at the Geological Society Of America.
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.
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 the News Director of radio station KVNF in Colorado; 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 an environmental geologist and regional manager for Engineering/Remediation Resources Group in California. Here is a teaser for one of her landfill remediation projects.
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.
Tori Berg ’92 freelances for museums and has been substitute teaching in Michigan.
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 until recently was an exhibit intern at the Children's Museum in Chicago.
Nancy Hastings '91 is a geology technician in VWR's Science Education Division in Rochester, N.Y.
Ari Kogut ’91 is a self-employed geologist whose experience includes strategic sales for National Specialty Alloys LLC. 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 head brewer for Fitger’s Brewhouse in Duluth (check the third paragraph of the story). 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.
Shannon Parsons-DePry '90 earned earned an award for her work as a site supervisor for Bechtel Nevada's Low Level Waste Operations (scroll down to the second page for the picture).
Mary Riley ’90 is an attorney and Client Documentation Analyst at JPMorgan Chase in Chicago.
David Nemetz ’89, an environmental geologist at Shannon & Wilson, Inc. in Sun Prairie, WI, was lead author of (1995) "Water Quality along Selected Flow Paths in the Prairie du Chien-Jordan Aquifer, Southeastern Minnesota". USGS Water Resources Investigations Report WRI 95-4115.
Charles Tremper '89 is a Collaborations Project Manager at Monsanto in Missouri.
Karl Hayden ’88 farms and makes cheese in Vermont.
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.
Brad Hall ’87 is Vice President and Senior Project Geologist and San Francisco Regional Manager with Engineering/Remediation Resources Group in California.
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.
Andrew Ross ’87 wrote this report on decommissioning water wells on the Lummi Indian Reservation.
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.
Peter Parham ’86 is a Coastal Geologist/Senior Lecturer at Institute of Oceanography, University Malaysia Terengganu. 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.
Michelle Allard ’85 is a Senior Geologist at WRScompass.
Monika Sylvander Byrd ’85 is Dean of Leadership Development and Service Learning at the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Steve Ela ’85 manages his family’s organic farm and orchard in western Colorado.
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.
Laurel Kaczor '85 co-authored a paper on dust in the stratosphere while she was in grad school at the University of North Carolina.
Garren Mayer ’85 is President and owner at Sound Financial Group.
David Mosby '85 is a biologist with the U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service.
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.
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.
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.
Mark Murphy '84 is a business analyst for Dawes Transport 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.
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 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 a Talent Acquisition Recruitment Manager at IBM in Minnesota.
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 button to he right of it to see some of the projects he has worked on.
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 Heavy Metal Fractionation in High Temperature Fumaroles.
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.
Margaret Venable ’82 co-authored an article on Caribbean tectonics for GSA Special Paper 428 in 2007.
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.
Karl Wirth ’81 teaches geology at Macalester College in Minnesota. He has thought a lot about how to encourage students to be intentional learners.
Dion Heinz ’80 teaches mineral physics and materials science at the University of Chicago.
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. On another occasion he witnessed and photgraphed a lahar.
Mark Rich '80 studied paleontology and music as a Beloit student, and now he is a free-lance author.
Jon Williams '80 is a staff engineer at Datalogic Scanning.
Anita Witmer '80 co-authored a book on the Turtle Creek Watershed with Dick Stenstrom in 1981.
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Christian Gross '79 is an independent geologist in Germany.
Robert Lee ’78 is a vice president of GSI Environmental Inc. in Houston.
Craig Michelsen ’78 is an urgent care physician in northern Illinois.
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 Arlington, Washington.
Blair Bremberg ’77 is a research specialist at a mining university in Saudi Arabia.
Bill Casadevall '77 contributed to an paper on the sources of perchlorate in groundwater in a California site.
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.
Charles Lesher '77 is a professor of geochemistry and experimental igneous petrology 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 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.
Marilyn Blair ’76 is an information technology specialist for the USGS in Glacier National Park; she has worked on a series of repeat photographs showing climate change within the park: news release; here’s the web page for the project.
Nicole Gotthelf '76 is a fund-raising and communications consultant.
Sandy Rushworth ’76 is a senior geologist at Marathon Oil Co.
Michael Fischer ’75 is Senior Vice President of Intercon Tech, a software integration firm in San Antonio, Texas.
Douglas Harned ’75 is a hydrologist for the US Geological Survey in North Carolina; he produced this video about the rehabilitation of streams. Other papers he wrote include a water quality assessment study design and a report on water quality in the Piedmont Province of North Carolina.
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 in Atlanta.
Stephanie Lent '74 is the retired administrative director of the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Center For Women's Health Research.
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.
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.
John Aleinikoff '72 is a Senior Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
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.
Geoff Rohde ’72 does Data Retrieval, Reporting and Business Analysis in California.
James Rose ’72 co-authored this paper on finding underground storage tanks (which often are environmentally troublesome) using fluxgate magnetic surveying.
Norma Rudesill '72 is a district representative of the Wisconsin Guernsey Breeders' Association.
Jami Fernette ’71 is a retired mining geologist.
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).