Alumni News

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences alumni do great things. Below are the most current stories showcasing our alumni. Also, please read the announcements for current updates.

EMS alumnus maps out dream career while seeing the world
09/28/2018

Schreyer Honors College and College of Earth and Mineral Sciences graduate Patrick Stephens models three-dimensional terrain around the world while continuing to build his own cartography business.


Mentoring, career achievements help Abegg earn alumni honor
09/27/2018

In accepting the GEMS (Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences) Alumni Achievement Award, Rick Abegg thanked his parents -- both educators -- for instilling in him the drive to work hard while elevating those around him.


Meteorologist Greg Forbes among 14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award
09/14/2018

The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association. 


Climate science symposium to honor African-American meteorology pioneer
09/04/2018

Warren Washington became the second African-American nationwide to earn a doctoral degree in meteorology when he received his degree from Penn State in 1964, but his ties to the University extend beyond that.


George Middlemas, alumnus and philanthropist, dies
06/25/2018

George M. Middlemas Jr., a Penn State alumnus and generous University donor, particularly to the University Libraries, passed away June 14 in Bachelor Gulch, Colorado, two days after his 72nd birthday.


EMS academic and alumni leaders create Open Doors Scholarships
06/07/2018

The Kump, Bryja and Schlosser families have stepped up for Penn State students through philanthropy.


Driven to advance polymer industry, alumnus gives through time, scholarships
05/24/2018

Michael Starsinic approached his college years with an interest in chemistry and a newfound passion for the polymer industry, borne from promotional materials sent from Penn State in the late 1970s.


Eric and Molly Barron announce gifts to 'A Greater Penn State' campaign
05/22/2018

Penn State President Eric Barron and his wife, Molly Barron, are advancing the University's current fundraising campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence," not only through their vision for Penn State's future, but also as donors themselves.


You're invited: 5 reasons to attend We Are Weekend
05/15/2018

Penn Staters are encouraged to return to University Park for a summer celebration. We Are Weekend is your opportunity to create lasting memories with family, friends and classmates during a Penn State comeback weekend June 1-3.


Steidle Building honored by Master Builders’ Association of Western PA
03/01/2018

Steidle Building added another honor to its arsenal after the Master Builders' Association (MBA) of Western Pennsylvania awarded it a 2017 Building Excellence Award in the category of Renovation Construction over $10 million.