Alumni News

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences alumni do great things and we like to share their stories. Below are the most current stories showcasing our alumni.

Dean emeritus Charles Hosler says biggest legacy was helping others succeed

Charles Hosler, dean of Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) from 1965-85, is credited with continuing the transition of the college from its longtime mineral extraction and processing focus to one comprising experts of the entire Earth system.

G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture to focus on the future of energy

Charles Zebula, president of energy supply for American Electric Power (AEP) will give the 2019 G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering at Penn State. 

Penn State exoplanet center celebrates 10-year anniversary

To commemorate its 10th anniversary, Penn State's Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds (CEHW) will host a celebration on April 2, with three sessions of talks and panel discussions for technical, academic and public audiences. 

EMS alum among 15 Penn Staters to be honored with Alumni Achievement Award

The Penn State Alumni Association will honor 15 prominent young alumni at the Alumni Achievement Awards on March 29.

Penn State alumna Mulvihill to present R.E. Tressler Lecture

The 2019 Richard E. Tressler Lecture in Materials will be held at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in 26 Hosler Building at University Park. Maureen L. Mulvihill, president and CEO of Actuated Medical Inc. (AMI), will deliver the lecture and receive the 2019 R.E. Tressler Award.

EMS alumnus establishes $500K Open Doors Scholarship

Penn State alumnus Jon Benesch and his wife, Deborah created the Jon and Deborah Family Open Doors Scholarship in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

Alumnus and leading philanthropist makes $6.5 million campaign gift

Penn State alumnus and leading philanthropist John Leone has made a gift of $6.5 million. Of the gift, $5 million will endow the John Leone Dean’s Chair in EMS and provide the college’s dean with flexible resources to advance a range of priorities.

Wernstedt Fund continues legacy of helping students

The Department of Geography is highlighting the career of Wernstedt and his continuing contributions to learning through the Frederick L. Wernstedt Geography Enhancement Fund.

Seven will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2019

Seven Penn State alumni selected by the Penn State Board of Trustees will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the University's highest honor presented to its alumni. 

Outgoing Vice Provost Adewumi granted emeritus status

Michael Adewumi, a Penn Stater for over 30 years, has been granted "emeritus" status by University President Eric Barron.