GESC Alumni

Graduate School

Many of our graduates have been accepted into excellent graduate school programs around the country, including: Harvard University, Cornell University, University of California at Berkeley, South Dakota School of Mines, Colorado School of Mines and the University of Arizona.  Here’s a more short list of recent alumni and the graduate programs that they were accepted into.

M.S. in Geological Sciences
(plate tectonics, geophysics, volcanism)
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Binghamton, NY
Jessica Domino ‘15

Ph.D. in Environmental Geochemistry
(organic geochemistry)
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
Keith O’Connor ‘15

MAT in Science Education (Earth science)
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Binghamton, NY
Caitlin Pointer ‘14

M.S. in Geological Sciences
(environmental geology)
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Binghamton, NY
Danielle Lord ‘14

J.D. and Masters of Environmental Law and Policy
Vermont Law School – University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
Lydon Schultz ‘13

M.S. in Geology (paleontology)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
Shiela Niedziela ‘13

M.S.Ed. in Earth Sciences
State University of New York at Potsdam
Potsdam, NY
Ellyssa Tennant ‘12

M.S. and Ph.D. in Geology
(karst/cave geology)
Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS
Jeremy Weremeichik ‘11

M.S. in Geophysics
(volcanic seismology)
Boise State University
Boise, ID
Brian Terbush ‘11

Ph.D. in Geology
University of Texas – Austin
Austin, TX
Andrew Parisi ‘11

Ph.D. in Geology (metamorphism/structural deformation)
University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Katrina Neiss ‘11

M.S. in Geology (geomicrobiology)
University of Maine
Austin, TX
Kimberly Negrich ‘11

M.S. in Geology (environmental geology)
University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Brandt Kayser ‘11

Dual M.S. degrees in Mineral Science & Museum Curation
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA
Sarah Timm ‘10

M.S. in Geology (biogeology and sedimentary chemistry)
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
Alexandre Fowler ‘09

Employment

Hartwick students may also find quality employment directly out of their undergraduate degree, or after completing one or more graduate degrees. Our alumni work in academia, in the natural resources industries, for the US Geological Survey, for the National Park Service, for state and local governments, for major museums, as well as for environmental engineering and monitoring firms around the country.

Assistant Professor of Geology (starting Fall 2016)
Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
(after recently completing a M.S. and Ph.D. in Geology at Mississippi State University)
Jeremy Weremeichik ‘11

Earthquake/Volcano Hazard Program Coordinator (starting June 2016)
State of Washington
(after recently completing a M.S. in Geophysics at Boise State University)
Brian Terbush ‘11

Physical Science Technician
Mine Safety and Health Administration (US Dept of Labor)
(employment directly out of Hartwick undergraduate degree)
Andrew Grabo ‘15

Oil Rig Project Manager in North Sea
Stork Technical Services, Aberdeen, Scotland (employment directly out of Hartwick undergraduate degree)
Matthew Robertson ‘13

Mine Geologist
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., Bagdad, AZ
(employment directly out of Hartwick undergraduate degree)
Tyler Hall ‘13

Membership Coordinator
SEPM – Society for Sedimentary Geology, Tulsa, OK
(employment directly out of Hartwick undergraduate degree)
Hayley Cooney ‘13

Environmental Specialist
Moody and Associates, Elmira, NY
(employment directly out of Hartwick undergraduate degree)
Sierra Derby ‘12

Staff Geologist
Hart & Hickman (engineering), Charlotte, NC
(employed during a M.S. in Geology at UNCC)
Brandt Kayser ‘11

Environmental Specialist
Moody and Associates, Elmira, NY
(employment directly out of Hartwick undergraduate degree)
Matthew Caldwell ‘10

Supervising Well Logger
Horizon Well Logging, LLC
(employment directly out of Hartwick undergraduate degree)
Timothy Young ‘09

Park Interpreter/Ranger
National Park Service (began at Glacial National Park and Outer Banks National Seashore – now at Grand Canyon National Park)
Northern Arizona
(employment directly out of Hartwick undergraduate degree)
Adriann Partrick ‘09

Self-employed hydroelectric dam engineer
SFR Hydro, Vermont
(employment directly out of Hartwick undergraduate degree)
William French ‘09

Scientific Contractor – Division of Mineralogy
National Museum of Natural History/Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC
(after completing a M.S. in Biogeology at University of Connecticut in 2011)
Alexandre Fowler ‘09

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