When he was 8 years old, Stan Jumper saw a segment on the NBC Today show about an exploration geologist and knew right away that’s what he wanted to do when he grew up. He stuck to that plan, receiving a B.S. in Geology from Texas A&M University in Commerce, then coming to UTA, where he earned a master’s in Geology in 1978. He worked as an exploration geologist for Union Oil Co. of California and Base Enterprises, and was a vice president of exploration for Martin Exploration and exploration manager for Murexco Petroleum. He also earned an M.B.A. from SMU in 1988, and for the past 26 years he has been an executive with Lewis Energy Group of San Antonio, where presently he is executive vice president of exploration. He is a certified petroleum geologist and a member of the San Antonio and Houston Geological Societies and the Houston Geophysical Society. He’s always happy to share the wisdom he’s gained from 40 years in the industry with those just starting out. Earlier this month he visited UTA to give a talk to Earth & Environmental students and faculty about issues critical for employment in the exploration geology industry.
Birthplace: Paris, Texas
Years at UTA: 1976-78
Favorite professor: Charles Dodge, former geology professor and department chair who died in 2001.
Advice for students: “The best advice I received was from Dr. Dodge. He told me the most important thing was to take classes and do thesis work germane to your professional aspirations, graduate with your master’s in geology quickly and get to work in the industry where you can apply your education. While Dr. Dodge was a controversial figure at UTA, he had the greatest impact on my professional career and his advice and guidance were invaluable. I knew no one that cared about his students more than Dr. Dodge.”
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Priscilla Glenn’s fascination with genetics started at an early age. Curious about why her brother’s eyes were blue while she, her parents and two sisters all had brown eyes, she asked her second grade teacher and got her first lesson in genetics . By the time she reached high school, it was the only subject that truly held her interest. “When it was time to pick a major in college, there was never any doubt in my mind that this was the route to go,” she said. At UTA she joined the lab of Jeff Demuth, associate professor of biology, in the spring of her freshman year and has been involved in research ever since. Glenn is also a member of the Honors College, co-president at the University Catholic Center and lead resident assistant at Vandergriff Hall. In addition, she’s a stand-out member of the UTA track and field team, where she has competed in the pole vault since her freshman year. Set to graduate in May, Glenn will start doctoral studies at the University of California at Davis in the fall, equipped with a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) to help fund her studies. The GRFP is a highly competitive award (only 2,000 recipients from a pool of over 13,000 applicants) which provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period ($34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution).
Current Status: Senior
Started at UTA: Fall 2013
Favorite professor:Jeff Demuth (her faculty mentor), and Corey Roelke, lecturer in biology. “Dr. Roelke is very knowledgeable about his field and about how the real world works. He is also extremely funny and even when the topic is boring, he usually has one or two stories you can’t help but laugh at.”
Where she hopes to be in 5 years: “I hope to have completed my Ph.D. at the University of California at Davis and be working as a post-doc within the field of horticulture and plant breeding.”
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Calendar of events
|Monday, April 3
Registration for Summer and Fall 2017 terms begins
Friday, April 7
COS Annual Spring Picnic
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Central Library Mall
All students, faculty and staff are invited to join us for food, games and fun!
|Friday, April 28
Resumé and Careers Interview Workshops
1:30-4:15 p.m., Geoscience Building Room 109
Undergraduate and graduate science students can receive tips and advice on writing resumés and job interviews.
|Wednesday, May 3
COS Spring Faculty & Staff Meeting and Awards
3:30-5 p.m., University Center Bluebonnet South Room
All COS faculty and staff are invited to attend this meeting, where year-end awards will be presented.
|Friday, May 5
Last day of classes for Spring 2017 semester
|May 6, 8-12
Final exams for Spring 2017 semester
|Friday, May 12
College of Science Spring 2017 Commencement ceremony
7 p.m., College Park Center. Complete details here.
Planetarium at UTA
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events and private functions.
The Fall 2016 show
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