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.

Alumni Fellow Award winner Forbes reflects on his time at Penn State
10/25/2018

Greg Forbes, a severe weather expert for The Weather Channel, found a familiar place when he returned to Penn State's University Park campus to accept one of 14 Alumni Fellow Awards, the highest honor given by the Penn State Alumni Association.


Senate confirms two trustee appointments
10/19/2018

The Pennsylvania State Senate confirmed two appointments by Gov. Tom Wolf to Penn State's Board of Trustees, including Terry Pegula. 


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.