2021 Geosciences Senior Celebration

The Department of Geosciences wishes all graduating seniors a wonderful commencement! Congratulations! We know you are going to accomplish amazing things.

Several faculty have put together a photo gallery of graduating seniors. View it here:

Please view these congratulatory videos by several department members!

Dr. Stephen Burns, Geosciences Department Head:

Alyssa Chase, graduating senior:

Dr. Christine Hatch:

Dr. Julie BG:

Dr. David Boutt:


2021 Senior Awards:

Outstanding graduating Seniors in Geology:

  • Alyssa Chase - Commonwealth Honors College, double major in Geology (BS) and Psychology (BS)
  • Eliza Fitzgerald - Commonwealth Honors College, Geology
  • Alana Gabriel - Commonwealth Honors College, double major in Anthropology (BA) & Geology (BS)
  • Leon Hibbard (3.895 GPA) - Geology

Outstanding graduating Seniors in Earth Systems:

  • Ian Kennedy

Outstanding graduating Seniors in Geography:

  • Lily Crandall-Oral (BS),
  • Margot Powers (BA)

Outstanding service in Geography:

  • Le Tran

Randolph W. Bromery Scholarship:

  • Tomas Eilert

Garrett Hollands Memorial scholarship:

  • Joyia Smikle

Graduating Seniors:

Daniel Avalos

Geology

Solomon Berenson

Geology

Jared Carter

Geology

What's Next?
Internships/Job, then graduate school.

Alyssa Chase

Geology

Tristan Clark

Geology

Cassandra Cote

Earth Systems

Lily Crandall-Oral

Geography, GIST Certificate Program

LinkedIn Profile

What's Next?
Following a National Parks roadtrip, I will be pursuing a Master of Arts in Geography at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver! I'm looking forward to... read more

Lily Crandall-Oral

Peter Crump

Geography

LinkedIn Profile

What's Next?
I'll be staying at UMass for one additional year in pursuit of my Master's degree in Geography with a Geographic Information Systems and Technology concentration... read more

Enjoying the views from Mt. Ida in Rocky Mountain National Park

Danielle Daily

Geography

LinkedIn Profile

What's Next?
I've recently been named a Fulbright Grantee and will be headed to Taiwan after graduation to teach English and share everything I've learned about the US through... read more

Tomas Eilert

Geology

Timothy Fistori

Geography, GIST certificate Program

Eliza Fitzgerald

Geology

Alana Gabriel

Geology

Brett Gallagher

Geology

Gabriel Hamel

Geography

Matthew Hamilton

Geography

Alex Heilmann

Geography

LinkedIn Profile

What's Next?
I am working for a Solar Power company before going to Grad School for Urban Planning

Leon Hibbard

Geology

Treuvor Holowinsky

Geology

Joshua Huehls

Geography

Owen Kaufman

Geology

Ian Kennedy

Earth Systems

Erin Langlois

Geography

Jeron LeBlanc

Geology

Evan Lundgren

Geology, GIST certificate Program

Favorite Memory:
Undergoing courses like The Earth with Bill Clement, History of the Earth and Methods in Geosciences with Mark Leckie, Mineralogy with Sheila Seaman, Petrology... read more

What's Next?
Currently searching for a job online...looking all across the country to hopefully experience some new scenery and broaden my opportunities. Hoping to be more... read more

Along the Mill River where I recall some Methods in Geosciences field trip take place.

Matthew Martin

Geography

Isabel Mezzina

Geography

Eli Nauda

Geology

Christopher Neilan

Geology

Adam Pierce

Geology

Margaret Powers

Geography

LinkedIn Profile

What's Next?
I'm planning to take a gap year teaching English in France, then pursue my master's degree in Urban Planning in France.

Emma Quigley

Geography

Eben Rose

Geography

Kedar Seetal

Geology

Kenan Slade

Geography

Joyia Smikle

Geography

Janko Tomasic

Geography

Amanda Toomey

Earth Systems

Favorite Memory:
My favorite memory is searching for fossils on the New York field trip for the History of the Earth class!

What's Next?
I will be attending the University of Wyoming starting this fall for an MS in geology.

Le Tran

Geography

LinkedIn Profile

Favorite Memory:
NESTVAL Geography Bowl!!

What's Next?
Not sure but looking forward to figuring it all out!

Le Tran studying abroad in Madrid, Spain!

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