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The Earth Science Holiday Party December 15, 2007

The combined efforts of the Alumni Association and the staff and students from the Department of Earth Sciences resulted in a nice get together for all with their families and friends. Many thanks to Dr. Maurrasse's gracious hosting of the event at his home, Barbara Maloney's decorating persistence, Bonnie's piano playing, and all of those involved who made this event such a nice evening combining good company and food. The weather was fantastic and it was a pleasure to see the coming together of staff, alumni, and students, all enjoying the evening and relaxing over the holiday break.

web photo gallery of the holiday party

  • Dr Ricardo Barragan Manzo (PhD 00) received tenure and was promoted to Full Professor at the “Instituto de Geologia UNAM (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico), in Mexico City. He has also been appointed for three years as one of the three representatives from Mexico to the North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature (NACSN).
  • Dr Hillol Guha (PhD 00), moved to Connecticut and was promoted to Senior Hydrogeologist/Modeler at Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc.
  • Welcome three new graduates to the alumni list for Spring 2007

    ·   Peter Arjan Horst, PhD, advisor Dr. Florentin Maurrasse
    ·   Tiffany Horst, advisor Dr. Rosemary Hickey-Vargas
    ·   Lizette Leon Rodriguez, advisor Dr. Laurel Collins

    Both Peter and Tiffany has moved to Houston, Texas, where Peter works as a production geologist for Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.,and Tiffany as a geologist at the Core Lab.
    Lizette is now a doctoral student at Rice University.