U. of Montevallo-BA / U. of Ala. in B"ham-BS (BA-HistoryBS-Geology)
I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Montevallo in 1974 because I enjoy trying to understand the "sweep" (broad brush view) of civilization and its ebb and flow through time and location. When I decided what kind of career label I wanted to put on myself, I chose an outdoor occupation of exploration with an equal amount of office time for interpretation and presentation. Geology has provided me a career with a nice balance of both. The great thing about geology is that you never have to go looking for it, it is always just below your feet. Drilling or excavation is always an essential part of a geological study. It has always been fun to research the location of a particular target (natural resource or engineering requirement) and then go test the site by drilling. What will you find? I have had the opportunity to be involved in the field with shallow geo-technical auger drilling (<100' depth) to mud rotary drilling at depths of up to 27,000' in search of oil & gas. Geology led me to a follow-up career in environmental issues dealing with surface and shallow soil & groundwater contamination and remediation (cleanup). I've been a teaching assistant in several college geology labs while a student and later would do some high school presentations for "Career Days." Most of my more recent teaching background would be involved with occupational safety training for hazardous waste workers. One of my hats at an environmental firm was as a Health & Safety Coordinator. Many different career fields allow you to explore possibilities and witness the outcomes, whether successfully or not. Now is the time to prepare yourself to be an explorer.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Montevallo in 1974 because I enjoy trying to understand the "sweep" (broad brush view) of civilization and its ebb and flow through time and location. When I decided what kind of career label I wanted to put on myself, I chose an outdoor occupation of exploration with
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