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

  • Earth Science, 1983
  • Team Leader, Chevron

Raymond Ban

  • Meteorology, 1973
  • Consultant, Ban & Associates LLC

Edmond Scott Billingsley

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

Andrea J. Bleistein

  • Meteorology, 2004
  • Project Manager, National Weather Service

Randall Cygan

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

Vincent Hock Jr.

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

Jacqueline Huntoon

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

Jennie Karalewich

  • Geography, 2005
  • Lead Redistricting Specialist, US Census Bureau

Marla Korpar

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

Theresa Kotanchek

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

Robert Kraft

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

Susan Lechtanski

  • Geography, 1997
  • Marketing Director, Penn State