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.

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.


10 Penn Staters to be honored with Alumni Achievement Award
02/20/2018

The Penn State Alumni Association will honor 10 prominent young alumni at the Alumni Achievement Awards on March 23. Alumni Achievement Award recipients are nominated by an academic college or campus and invited by the president of the University to return to Penn State to share their expertise with students and the University community. Honorees demonstrate to students that Penn State alumni succeed in exceptional fashion at an early age.


Penn State alumnus to help oversee athlete, visitor safety during Olympics
02/08/2018

A Penn State graduate, who earned his degree online, is leading an FBI team that is charged with overseeing the safety of athletes, spectators and visitors during the Winter Olympics.


Schuyler’s professional expertise an enduring resource for graduate students
12/15/2017

Before concluding his keynote presentation at the Graduate School's Career Exploration Workshop at Penn State's University Park campus in October, Roy Schuyler III shared a piece of advice that reflects the way he has led his own life: "Leave a legacy."


Earth and Mineral Sciences alumnus Dowling named Alumni Fellow
12/12/2017

Edward C. Dowling Jr., a graduate of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, was awarded the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow by the Penn State Alumni Association earlier this fall. The Alumni Fellow Award is the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.


Dinner honors Joel Myers, raises more than $350,000 for Renaissance Scholarships
11/30/2017

Penn State's 41st annual Renaissance Fund dinner on Nov. 29 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel honored Joel Myers, three-time Penn State alumnus; State College resident; and the founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather Inc.


Penn State names Schlumberger 2017 Corporate Partner of the Year
11/28/2017

Penn State honored oilfield services leader Schlumberger as its 2017 Corporate Partner of the Year.


Inspired by support he received, alumnus pays it forward
11/14/2017

Penn State geosciences alumnus Enrique Perez received tremendous financial support and advice throughout his life, which paved the way for career success. Now, he's giving back in many ways to provide similar opportunities to other students.