Environmental Sciences

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Dr. Karen R. Hickman
Assistant Dean and Professor
Interim Director, Environmental Sciences Program
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Stillwater, OK 74078
Oklahoma State University

Environmental Sciences

Alumni Update


Where are they now?

Check out what some of our graduates
are doing these days!

Julia A. Arntz graduated in 2001with a undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences. During her time at OSU she was named OSU's eleventh Truman Scholar and also helped to transform the campus wide community service project 'Into the Streets' into what it is today. For more info check out this past Cowboy Journal Article

Alumni working in private corporations:

Jessica Gressett graduated in December 2005.  She is an Environmental Planner in Dallas, TX for the HNTB Corporation (www.hntb.com) and can be contacted at jgressett@hntb.com.  With more than 90 years of profitable growth, HNTB is one of the most prominent engineering, architecture and planning firms in the nation. Employee-owned, with more than 3,200 employees and 60 offices nationwide, HNTB serves clients in the transportation, architecture and federal markets with integrity, technical excellence and a commitment to performance — providing quality work, on time, on budget, and to the client's satisfaction.

Cale L. Gee graduated in May 2005.  He is an Environmental Compliance Specialist for Reagan Smith Energy Solutions, Inc. in Oklahoma City (www.rsenergysolutions.com).  If you have any questions about Reagan Smith Energy Solutions, how the OSU ES program prepared Cale for his job, or just about life after college, email Cale at cgee@rsenergysolutions.com.

Acacia Croy graduated in December 2000 and is currently working as an Environmental Soil Scientist for Apex Companies, LLC in Oklahoma City (http://www.apexcos.com/).  She can be contacted at
acacia.croy@coxinet.net or bacacia@yahoo.com.

Teal Glass graduated in 1999.   For two years, she worked in the Natural Resources Program in Bolivia, SA for the Peace Corps.  After returning, Teal got a job working in San Francisco as a certified site surveillance technician (CSST) for an environmental consulting firm.  As a CSST, the primary work is monitoring the remediation of lead and asbestos.  Currently, Teal is a project scientist for Stellar Environmental Solutions (www.stellar-environmental.com).  Stellar Environmental Solutions deals with organizing the remediation for soil and groundwater contamination across a wide-range of situations.  Teal is also a REA (Registered Environmental Assessor), investigating properties for environmental contamination.  She can be contacted at tglass@stellar-environmental.com.

Alumni Working in government agencies:

Ashley Stringer graduated in December 2005.  She pursued a M.S. in Environmental Science at Oklahoma State University while working for the City of Edmond (www.edmondok.com) as a Water Quality Specialist.  She assists the City of Edmond with compliance of the Clean Water Act.  Ashley can be reached at ashley.stringer@edmondok.com.

Wade Miller graduated in December 2005 and pursued an MBA at Texas A&M University – Commerce while working as a Logistics Management Specialist for Army Defense Ammunition Center in McAlester, OK.  He began working with the Defense Ammunition Center as an intern and converted to a permanent position immediately after graduation.  His office supports ammunition demilitarization resource reuse, recovery, and recycling; DEMIL technology R&D applications; and environmental permitting and impact assessments.   Wade can be contacted at rmiller4@leo.tamu-commerce.edu.

Lyndee Laubach graduated in 2004 from OSU.  She currently works for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality  (www.deq.state.ok.us) in  the Air Quality Division.  Her many job duties include the Training/Outreach Coordinator for Air Quality. If you have any questions you can email her at lyndee.laubach@deq.state.ok.us  or visit her at the DEQ booth at OSU career fairs.

Matt Pace graduated in December 1999 and received an MPA in May of 2006 from the University of Oklahoma.  He is an Environmental Programs Manager for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (www.deq.state.ok.us) and can be contacted at (matt.pace@deq.state.ok.us).  The Oklahoma DEQ has job opportunities posted on their website shown above.

Kendra Wise graduated in December 2000.   She attended graduate school within the OSU Plant and Soil Science department.  She currently works as an Environmental Health Specialist for the Tulsa Health Department, www.tulsa-health.org and can be contacted at kwise@tulsa-health.org.

Suzanne Dudding graduated in May 1998 and received an MS in 2001.  She currently is an Environmental Quality Specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ( http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/oklahoma/) and can be contacted at suzanne_dudding@fws.gov.

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