Center for Earth & Environmental Science

CEES Alumni

Alumni Listings


Tony Capraro '00

image of Tony Capraro - CEES alum B.S. Environmental Science ('00)
AESP Miner Center ('99)

113 Balantic Hill Road
Laurens, NY 13796

Tcapraro.hotmail.com (home)
Anthony.capraro@ny.usda.gov (work)

After leaving college and doing some traveling, I landed a job with a
Soil & Water Conservation District as a nutrient management specialist.
While working, a job opened up with the Natural Resources Conservation
Service in the same field office that I was currently working in.  I was
hired as a Soil Conservationist in '03 and have since changed positions
to become the District Conservationist in the Cooperstown Field Office.
I work hand in hand with local landowners and the agricultural community
to implement Farm Bill Programs such as the Wetlands Reserve Program,
the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program, the Environmental Quality
Incentives Program, and the Conservation Reserve Program. 


Mark Carrara '93

BA Environmental Science/Ecology (PSU)
MS Envir. Engineering Sciences (Florida)

24 Lindeman Way
Poestenkill, NY 12140

redfish@localnet.com

Mark is currently employed by the USDA/Wildlife Services in Castleton, NY. Wildlife Services provides Federal leadership in resolving human/wildlife conflicts. He works with airports to reduce the threat of aircraft collisions with wildlife, rural communities to reduce the spread of rabies, and other situations where wildlife poses a threat to human health and safety.


Kelly Chapman '00

B.S. Environmental Science

"I currently work at Buck Environmental Engineering and Laboratories in Cortland, NY. I started out in the lab as an environmental scientist, but am now working with one of our engineers. I hope to be continuing my education in the fall in Marine Policy."

B.S. Environmental Science

"I currently work at Buck Environmental Engineering and Laboratories in Cortland, NY. I started out in the lab as an environmental scientist, but am now working with one of our engineers. I hope to be continuing my education in the fall in Marine Policy."

B.S. Environmental Science

"I currently work at Buck Environmental Engineering and Laboratories in Cortland, NY. I started out in the lab as an environmental scientist, but am now working with one of our engineers. I hope to be continuing my education in the fall in Marine Policy."


Kathryn Clifford '06

B.A. Environmental Science, Miner AESP '05

image of Kathryn Clifford and Ryan Boula - PSU alums In May of 2006, I received my degree in Environmental Science. The week after graduation, I packed my bags and spent 2 months backpacking Europe. This experience opened my eyes to the world, and changed my life forever. Upon returning to the US, I decided that I wasn't done traveling, and headed down to North Carolina to become an Environmental Educator. I worked at an educational camp located on the beautiful Neuse River, and taught programs ranging from Ornithology, Coastal Ecology, Botany, and many other wonderful topics that I learned about at PSU and the Miner Institute. I came back north with my boyfriend, and fellow PSU alumni, Ryan Boula and started my career as an Urban Park Ranger in New York City. It's an amazing feeling to be able to say "I love my job" and actually mean it. I spend 95% of my day outdoors, working in NYC's extensive park system. My main job responsibilities include leading educational tours and hikes, patrolling the parks, and monitoring wildlife. I never thought that a big city could have such a biodiverse ecology, but fortunately, I get to explore it everyday! . Thank you for passing that email onto the students ! I already have had a few responses, and I hope that we get a couple of PSU students working with us this summer!

Kathryn Clifford
Urban Park Ranger
New York City Parks Department
(718) 352-1769


Bill Colvin '74

BA Geology and Miner Program

wcolvin@fwenc.com

After receiving his Masters Degree in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Wyoming Bill began his career as an Environmental Engineer in the US Army Missile Command in Redstone Arsenal Alabama. He performed field work, sampling, and impact assessments at the 40,000 acre arsenal and was responsible for the overall environmental compliance of the arsenal. He also led the DDT contamination investigation of the adjoining wildlife refuge and the tributaries to the Tennessee River. While with the US Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency in Maryland Bill was responsible for regional groundwater contamination projects in California, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and New Jersey. He has investigated numerous landfills, industrial facilities, and CERCLA sites. One of his projects encompassed over 36 miles of wetlands, lakes, streams, and groundwater contaminated by arsenic based pesticides.

In addition to his projects, Bill has been a Program Manager, Business Manager, and Vice President for several companies including Kaiser Engineers, EA Engineering Science and Technology Incorporated, and Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation. His clients have included refineries, municipalities, manufacturing companies, the USEPA, the Corps of Engineers, and many private commercial clients. Bill is currently the Operations Manager for Foster Wheeler Environmental
Corporation, at their headquarters in Morris Plains, New Jersey. He is also the Program Manager for USEPA's $300 million contract with Foster Wheeler Environmental to investigate and remediate CERCLA sites in New York, New Jersey, and the Caribbean. He is responsible for 40 project and program managers concerned with 150 active environmental projects being
performed for commercial, state, and federal clients throughout the Northeast, including contaminated site investigations, designs, and remediation; Phase I and Phase II assessments, technology assessments and economic analyses, regulatory work, and engineering (air, water, wastewater).  Bill welcomes questions from current PSU students on how to succeed in environmental business, as he mentors new hires for his company. "I pick up where the colleges leave off," he says.


Jason Colvin '98

BS Environmental Science (PSU)

Environmental Temporary Services
Buffalo, NY

colvinjj@hotmail.com

Jason's most recent assignment is with a company called E3-Killam which monitors industrial air emissions. He will be conducting stack-emission tests at plants in central New York over the next several weeks.


Adam Cross '00

Technical Services
Lotus Corporation
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Adam_Cross@lotus.com

Adam currently works for Lotus Corporation as a technical services professional and reports that everything is going well. He hopes to continue his education by taking graduate courses part-time.


Patrick Crumrine '98

Image of CEES Alum Patrick Crumrine

BS Biology (PSU)

Biology Department
University of Kentucky
101 Morgan Building
Lexington, KY 40506

pwcrum0@uky.edu

Patrick graduated from PSU with a degree in Biology but he spent much of his time in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science and still feels a strong connection to the program. "I am a PhD candidate in Biology at the University of Kentucky studying intraguild predation and multiple predator effects in communities of larval odonates. I have passed my qualifying exams and am now a PhD candidate. The title of my dissertation research project is: "Examining the Effects of Large Scale Migration on Local Population and Community Dynamics in Larval Odonates". I recently was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation. I was invited to give a talk during the special session on Odonate Ecology and Evolution at the 2002 meeting of the North American Benthological Society in Pittsburgh, PA."

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Contact Information

To learn more about the Center for Earth and Environmental Science, please contact:

Dr. Robert Fuller (Director)
Campus Location: Ward Hall, 239
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267
E-mail: cees@plattsburgh.edu