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K-State Today

October 26, 2016



Geology professor Pamela Kempton receives James Madison University Distinguished Alumni Award

By Pamela Kempton

Pamela Kempton

Pamela Kempton, professor and head of K-State's geology department, was recently honored by the geology and environmental science department at James Madison University with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. 

Kempton graduated in the class of 1977 with a bachelor's degree in geology. She holds a master's degree in sedimentology and a doctorate in igneous petrology from Southern Methodist University.

Kempton visited the department on Oct. 21 to receive her award and gave a seminar to faculty and students on some of her latest research on volcanic rocks from Sardinia.

Before serving as department head at K-State, Kempton was head of research and director of science at the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council, the U.K. equivalent of the National Science Foundation.