• A large crowd gathers to celebrate the department's anniversary.

    Proud alumni from all across the United States traveled back to Kalamazoo to help celebrate the Department of Geosciences' fiftieth anniversary.

  • Museum founder and a former student stand next to a coelacanth exhibit

    Dr. Lloyd Schmaltz and former student, Dr. Julie Stein, stand with the coelacanth exhibit they prepared for the museum together in the 1970s. Dr. Stein is now the executive director of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle.

  • A group of alumni pose for a photo together

    An alumni reunion took place in Massachusetts last year! Among those attending were: (L-R) Charles Crealese, Gerard Martin, Linda Zabik, Joe Hobin, Tom Stadel, Joe O'Sullivan, Dick Passero, and Bill Norman.

  • Two alumni pose together for a photo

    Alumni are everywhere! Tom Howe, the department's geology technician and HFC director, ran into fellow alum, Richard Davis, at last year's GSA conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • A group photo featuring several alumni members

    Jerry Aiken, Roger Steininger, Marilyn Schmaltz, Lloyd Schmaltz, Caroline Bohlander, John Yellich and Tom Kamin take advantage of this rare photo opportunity while attending the department's Fiftieth Anniversary Gala.

Congratulations to Western Michigan University alumni and best wishes from the entire faculty and staff in the Department of Geosciences. Our alumni are the leading proof of the quality education we offer through our competitive degree programs. As you venture forth into your chosen field, please remember to check back in with us and let us know how you are, where you are and what you're up to. We love to hear from our alumni and proudly showcase recent graduates on our website (Alumni Spotlight and Alumni Achievement Award Recipients) and in the annual newsletter. To this end, please take a few minutes to fill out the alumni information update form.

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