• Department of Geosciences alum gather in Reno at Hidden Valley Country Club.

    In May 2017, geosciences alum Dr. Roger Seininger ('64) and his wife LuAnne hosted a WMU alumni social gathering in Reno at Hidden Valley Country Club.

  • 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's 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 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 Geological and Environmental Sciences. 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.

Alumni Events

Save the date! We are excited to welcome you back to campus for our Fall 2021 Advisory Council meeting and Alumni, Friends, and Family Gathering. Details will be posted as they become available.

Friday, October 15:

  • Advisory Council meeting and luncheon
  • Career panel and student presentations
  • Distinguished alumni lecture

Saturday, October 16:

  • WMU Homecoming game and events
  • Alumni, Friends, & Family Gathering at Revel and Roll, 5:30-10 pm. Please use this link to register.

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