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Everyone in our Department is outstanding, but here are a few highlights...


Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award

Outstanding Faculty Research Award

Check out videos of our past winners here.

  • 2022: Carl Beno
  • 2021: Courtney Wagner
  • 2020: Sin-Mei Wu

  • 2022: Mark Radwin
  • 2021: Otto Lang
  • 2020: Cheng Tarng

  • 2022: Dr. Brenda Bowen
  • 2021: Dr. Kip Solomon
  • 2020: Dr. John Bartley

  • 2022: Dr. Sarah Lambart
  • 2021: Dr. Brenda Bowen
  • 2020: Dr. Kathleen Ritterbush

  • 2022: Emily Cunningham
  • 2021: Kevin Mendoza
  • 2020: Catherine "Kaite" Valery

  • 2022: 
    • Department: Riley Finnegan
    • Graduate Student: Meg Wolf
    • Undergraduate Student: Kayleigh Kirkpatrick
  • 2021: Jenny Hambleton & Jory Lerback
  • 2020: Paul Geimer & Amy Record

  • 2022: Karah Spendlove
  • 2021: Daniel Burt
  • 2020: Haley Lind

  • 2022: Sam Bagge
  • 2021: Emily Larson
  • 2020: Baylee Olds

  • 2022: Andreas Cordova
  • 2021: Justin Krier
  • 2020: Avery Conner

  • 2022: Dustin Gaines
  • 2021: Andrew Stropkaie
  • 2020: Cash Stallings

  • 2022: Edward Tang
  • 2021: Abby Condon
  • 2020: Mitchell Poen

  • 2022: Alex Dzubay
  • 2021: Justin Krier, Samantha Bagge, & Savhannah Carpenter
  • 2020: Mark Radwin & Sarah Hamilton

  • 2022: Jeremiah Bernau

  • 2022: Kali Braning
  • 2021: Justin Krier
  • 2020: Andrew Stropkai

  • Alysha Armstrong
  • Austin Dombrosky
  • Claire Atlas
  • Erin Bessette
  • Faith Chand
  • Francesca Spencer
  • Hannah Hartley
  • Jeremiah Bernau
  • Jessica Kent
  • Kevin Mendoza
  • Lila Sorensen
  • Mo Toa
  • Nicholas Bailey
  • Raul Ochoa 
  • Riley Finnegan
  • Sam Lopez
  • Samantha Bagge
  • Hannah Finley
  • Bailey Husile

  • Clair Atlas 
  • Hannah Hartley 
  • Jeremiah Bernau
  • Raul Ochoa

  • Amy Record
  • Brooke Stanislawski
  • Clair Atlas
  • Courney Wagner
  • Ellen Reat
  • Eric Humphrey
  • Gabi St. Pierre 
  • Hannah Hartley
  • Jenny Hambleton
  • Jeremiah Bernau
  • Jory Lerback
  • Katie Valery
  • Kevin Mendoza
  • Monique Holt
  • Nick Hebdon
  • Paul Geimer
  • Riley Finnegan
  • Robin Fults
  • Sam Lopez
  • Zach Wistort

  • Amy Record
  • Andrea Chica
  • Anna Stanczyk
  • Brendan Quirk
  • Brenden Femal
  • Catherine Valery
  • Courtney Wagner
  • Elizabeth Berg
  • Ellen Reat
  • Emily Kam
  • Gabriela St. Pierre
  • Grant Rea-Downing
  • Jeremiah Bernau
  • Joe Potter
  • Jory Lerback
  • Kate Nicpons
  • Katherine Worms
  • Monique Holt
  • Nick Hebdon
  • Paul Gimer
  • Riley Finnegan
  • Robin Fults
  • Zach Wistort

 

The Earthies

Does someone lick their sample, do fieldwork under       near-death conditions, ask the best questions,                         or is always helping?
 Earthies are our way of recognizing the most beloved quirks within our Geology & Geophysics family.

  • Extra Ammonites: David Peterman
  • Mountain G.O.A.T.: Jeff "Sure, we can carry that 50-lb seismometer up a 1000-ft cliff" Moore
  • Tim Gunn Microscopy Award: Jenny Hambleton
  • Your Python Pal: Kevin "I can help fix your codes" Mendoza
  • Most likely to cancel class on a powder day: Kip "Dawn Patrol" Solomon
  • Wildest Experiences: London "I can and will pull up extremely interesting facts no person should know" Ruff
  • Department MVP: Michelle "can help you with any problem" Tuitupou
  • Most likely to try brachiopod nachos: Mikelia Heberer
  • Employed Paleontologist: Rachel Jorgensen
  • Most Involved: Samantha "will show up to anything anywhere" Bagge
  • Always ahead of the class: Shyann "thinks she doesn'y know what she's doing but always solves the problem first" Herbert
  • Department Ninja: Thure Cerling
  • Best toes in the department: Wil Mace

  • Most Likely to carry out a 50 lb. rock on a hike - Annie Matzke
  • Most Likely to risk their life for science - Emma Morris
  • Best Cook - Kevin Mendoza
  • Mad Hatter - Sam "oops! a little mercury never hurt anyone" Lopez
  • Most Likely to survive a zombie apocolypse - Mark Lowen
  • Most Likely to do anything - Jory "I can do anything" Lerback
  • Most Likely to have a grant for anything - Gabe "I have a grant for that" Bowen
  • Lifetime recreation achievement award - Francesca "I play with teeth" Spencer
  • Most Likely to have to retake driver training - Logan "I Think it's Solid" Jamison
  • Most Likely to gracefully sail through a storm - Shanna "resouceful, prepared, and graceful" Futral
  • Most Likely to be out Skiing - Otto Lang

  • Most Likely to Know A Wine to Pair With Your Rock Sample - Casey "Can You Taste the Mineral Notes?" Duncan
  • Most Likely to Win a Grammy as A Side-Hustle - Dr. Gabe Bowen
  • Most likely to Appear on the Next Season of The Great British Bakeoff - Ellen Reat
  • AAA Roadside Lifetime Achievement Award - Wil "I Know a Guy With A Front End Loader" Mace
  • The Crystal Twinning Award - Sarah "1/2 Of the Brain" Cronin
  • The Crystal Twinning Award - Haley "Other 1/2 Of The Brain" Lind
  • Most Likely to Solve the Dolomite Problem - Jacob "Wait! There's Dolomite in Here?" Real
  •  Best Dressed - Dr. David "Most Likely To Get A Modeling Contract With Carhart:” Dinter
  • Most Likely to Have to Retake Driver Training - Logan "I Think it's Solid" Jamison
  • Most Likely to Ask a Question to Any Presenter, Regardless of The Topic - Cheng Tarng
  • Most likely to make your day - Shanna "Banana" Futral
  • Most Likely to be Out Skiing - Otto "I'm Studying the Crystal Properties of Snow" Lang

 

The Gemstone Awards

The operations within our Department would not be possible without the
passion and dedication of the many devoted staff members, our Gemstones. Thank you!

CMES Custodians

  • Arther Dimond
  • Isaac Schmutz
  • Josh Gusin
  • Tawn Sawyer
  • Clinton Cook
  • Brett Holman

Geology and Geophysics Staff

  • Shanna Futral - Department Manager
  • Thea Hatfield - Administrative Manager
  • Michelle Tuitupou - Advisor and Student Services Director
  • Jamee Lefler - Accountant
  • Alan Rigby - Research Manager
  • Wil Mace  - Research Manager and Safety Chair
  • Kayeigh Kirkpatrick - Student AA
  • Faith Chand - Student AA
  • Paul Eubanks - Student AA
  • Cindi Meier - Seismo Administrative Coodinator
  • Sagarika Banerjee - Sr. Laboratory Specialist
  • Chris Anderson - Sr. Laboratory Specialist
  • Quintin Sahratian - Curator
  • Brad Munk - Lab Technitian

CMES Deans Office Staff

  • Darryl Butt - Dean
  • TJ McMullin - CMES Development Director
  • Terrie Parker - CMES Administrative Manager
  • Jessie Pugh - CMES Grant Dev Specialist
  • Anita Tromp - CMES Executive Assistant
  • Lorie Burningham - CMES Executive Secretary
  • Mary Anne Berzins - CMES Special Assistant to the Dean
  • Jon Walsh - CMES Computer Admin
  • Gordon Kafton - CMES Computer Admin
  • LeAnna Mower - CMES Accounting Specialist
  • Robert Byrnes - Device Specialist
  • Marina McNeill Gish - Market Analyst
  • Caroline Luman - CMES Student AA
  • Alysha Chan - CMES Digital Design Assistant
  • Crystal Knutson - CMES Digital Design Assistant

CMES Custodians 

  • Kory Valdez
  • Clinton Crook
  • Tawn Sawyer
  • Josh Gustin
  • Mark Thornquist
  • Brett Holman
  • Angie Hoffman
  • Art Diamond

Geology & Geophysics Staff

  • Shanna Futral - Department Administrative Manager
  • Thea Hatfield - Administrative Assistant
  • Michelle Tuitupou - Brdge Advisor
  • Kayleigh Kirkpatrick - Student AA
  • Paul Eubanks - Student AA
  • Sagarika Banerjee - Sr. Laboratory Specialist
  • Chris Anderson - Sr. Laboratory Specialist
  • Quintin Sahratian - Curator
  • Brad Munk - Lab Technitian
  • Alan Rigby - Research Manager
  • Wil Mace  - Research Manager
  • Cindi Meier - Seismo Administrative Coodinator

CMES Deans Office Staff

  • Darryl Butt - Dean
  • TJ McMullin - CMES Development Director
  • Terrie Parker - CMES Administrative Manager
  • Jessie Pugh - CMES Grant Dev Specialist
  • Anita Tromp - CMES Executive Assistant
  • Lorie Burningham - CMES Executive Secretary
  • Gordon Kafton - CMES Computer Admin
  • LeAnna Mower - CMES Accounting Specialist
  • Robert Byrnes - CMES Facilities Manager
  • Nick Bolerjack - CMES Communications Coordinator

 

Last Updated: 4/29/22