Alumni Updates

W&M Geology Department 50th anniversary celebration

Catch up on what went down at the Celebration

Christine Turner ('71), Tracy Whitesell ('90), Hope Huntington ('71), and Trudy Phelps ('71) guarding a fracture plane.

Selected alumni updates from the 2015 newsletter:


Chris Davis ('76) -- I have started working full time at my new company:  ReadyReef Inc. We have opened our facility on Callis Wharf on Gwynn's Island in Mathews County.  We specialize in Natural Shoreline Erosion Control using Living Shorelines and Permanent Oyster Habitat Restoration.  

Eric Grosfils ('89) -- Continuing to teach terrific students in the Geology Department at Pomona College.  In addition to developing a new quantitative course in Physical Volcanology and continuing my NASA-funded investigations of volcanoes on Earth and other planets, I joined the Editorial Board for the journal Frontiers in /volcanology, and enjoyed a department field trip to Mt. Shasta and Medicine Lake in early September.  

Andy Stefaniak ('93) -- I started a job full-time as an earth science and geology assistant professor at Tallahassee Community College in Fall 2010. My wife and I were in Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia during Christmas break. During this time I was able to observe the amazing Colombian Cordillera, the Altiplano, and Lake Titicaca, all of which are fantastic features of the Andean subduction zone!

Patrick Rowley ('05) -- I'm working at the new James E. Richmond Science Center, a revolutionary one of a kind center for a public school system.  We have a 60' Digital Dome Theater, a NOAA Science On a Sphere, a Discovery Lab, and several artifacts.  By the end of the 2014-2015 school year, we had seen over 20,000 Charles City County students!  I'm of course loving being back on the East coast, living near Old Town Alexandria.  If you're in the area, let me know! 

News updates from the 2015 Newsletter were submitted March-June, 2015. Do you have news to share? Send us your news! 

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