Meet Our Alumni

We asked our alumni to describe their professional and educational activities since graduating from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and to reflect upon the benefits of their EMS degree, share their college experience, and provide advice for our students. Read what they had to say.

Rick Abegg

Rick Abegg

  • Earth Science, 1983
  • Team Leader, Chevron
Raymond Ban

Raymond Ban

  • Meteorology, 1973
  • Consultant, Ban & Associates LLC
Scott Billingsley

Edmond Scott Billingsley

  • Geosciences, 1981
  • Vice President of Geology and GIS, Pennsylvania General Energy Company, LLC
Andrea Bleistein

Andrea J. Bleistein

  • Meteorology, 2004
  • Project Manager, National Weather Service
Randall Cygan

Randall Cygan

  • Geochemistry and Mineralogy, 1980, Geochemistry and Mineralogy, 1983
  • Geochemist, Sandia National Laboratories (retired) and Texas A&M University
Vincent Hock

Vincent Hock Jr.

  • Metallurgy, 1978
  • Senior Scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jacqueline Huntoon

Jacqueline Huntoon

  • Geology, 1990
  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michigan Technological University
Jennie Karalewich

Jennie Karalewich

  • Geography, 2005
  • Lead Restricting Specialist, US Census Bureau
Marla Korpar

Marla Korpar

  • Environmental Systems Engineering, 2013
  • Independent Contractor and Environmental Engineer, AmeriCorps VISTA
Theresa Kotanchek

Theresa Kotanchek

  • Ceramic Science and Engineering , 1984, Ceramic Science, 1987, Materials Science, 1991
  • CEO, Evolved Analytics
Robert Kraft

Robert Kraft

  • Geography, 1989, Geographic Information Systems, 2016
  • GEOINT Officer and Systems Engineer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Susan Lechtanski

Susan Lechtanski

  • Geography, 1997
  • Marketing Director, Penn State