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EKU Geoscience Alumnus Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Mitchell May (BS Geology, 2013) with advising professor Dr. David Rohr (right).

Mitchell May (BS Geology, 2013), an alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University’s Geology & Geography Department, was named this week as the recipient of the 2014-2015 Lance Forsythe Memorial Outstanding Graduate Student in Geology at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.  Lance Forsythe, the inspiration for the award, is remembered as a student who was always the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave at night.  Mitchell May has earned the title of Outstanding Graduate Student for not only dedication to his own class work but also for his extensive involvement within the department’s teaching assistant program.  Here Mitchell (left) is pictured with his advising professor Dr. David Rohr (right).  Mitchell will be interning at Freeport-McMoran’s Chino Mine as a production geologist this summer as well as conducting a three-week long research trip to Tongass National Forest near Craig, Alaska.  The field trip to Alaska will be for his Master’s thesis research where he will be measuring, describing, and mapping a previously “overlooked” Permian section in the Alexander Terrane.

Published on April 27, 2015

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