Center for Earth & Environmental Science

CEES Alumni

Alumni Listings


Patrick Rabideau '96

Image of Pat Rabideau - CEES alum BS Geology (SUNY Plattsburgh)
Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
15 Cornell Rd.
Latham, NY 12110
Tel. 518-786-7349
FAX. 518-786-8645

Pat has been working as a hydrogeologist for Malcolm Pirnie, first in New Jersey and currently in the Albany area. He is also working toward an MS degree in Geology at Montclair University in New Jersey. Pat, and a fellow SUNY Plattsburgh alumnus John Ifkovitz (Geology '96), returned to conduct a ground-penetrating radar survey of a major fault trace at the Altona Flat Rock field laboratory as part of their MS programs.

John Rayburn '94

Image of John Rayburn - CEES alum B.A. Economics (St. Lawrence University)
B.S. Geology (SUNY Plattsburgh)
M.Sc. Geology (University of Manitoba)
Ph.D. Geology (Binghamton University)

Research Associate/Adjunct Lecturer
Center For Earth And Environmental Sciences
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad St.
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
web site:

John finished his Ph.D. in geology at Binghamton University (SUNY) in 2004. He is currently at Plattsburgh State working with David Franzi and Eileen Allen, as well as teaching GIS and Geology classes. John will begin a two year Mendenhall Fellowship with the US Geological Survey in October, 2005. The Mendenhall Fellowship will provide funding for John to continue the research that he, David Franzi, and Peter Knuepfer (Binghamton University) have been doing on the deglaciation of the Champlain Valley.

Heather Raymond '99

BS Environmental Science (SUNY Plattsburgh)
Applied Environmental Science Program (1998)
Environmental Engineering Department
Clarkson University

Heather is currently attending graduate school at Clarkson University for environmental engineering. Her research involves monitoring atmospheric dry nitrogen deposition to multiple surrogate surfaces to determine the best way to measure the deposition and see if the surfaces they are using are adequate. Her research is funded by the EPA and half of it is carried out in Potsdam the other half is carried out in Solomons, MD.

Richard Redman '85

BA Environmental Science
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
Clinton and Essex Counties
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Rich has been with the NRCS since his student internship at Plattsburgh State, although he has worked at different district offices in northeastern New York over that time. Rich works with farmers to implement environmentally safe agronomic and engineering practices such as manure storage pits, barnyards, and milk waste systems. He also works with organizations like Trout Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited to enhance fisheries, stabilize streambanks, and protect wetlands.

Aimee (Salstead) Rockhill

AimeeRockhill.jpgBA Environmental Science (SUNY Plattsburgh, 1998)
SUNY Plattsburgh Study Abroad Program (University of Queensland, Brisbane, AU, 1997)
MS Forestry (North Carolina State University, 2007)

Graduate Research Assistant
North Carolina State University
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Fisheries and Wildlife Program
Raleigh, NC

Upon graduation, Aimee moved to Raleigh, NC where she worked in the Genome Research Lab on a project developing a physical and genetic map of the  tobacco genome.  In 2004, she began graduate school at North Carolina State University.  Her master's project looked at imputation techniques for estimating volume loss in timber stands due to storm damage.  Aimee is currently working towards her PhD in Fisheries and Wildlife at NCSU.  Her project entails developing a management plan for a 6,000 acre tract of coastal wetland owned by the University.  The management plan places a high emphasis on wildlife and she is using bobcat as an indicator species in developing the plan.  Aimee is also looking at bobcat homerange, movement, dispersal, habitat selection, and relatedness.

Jackie (Rotelli) Young '98

BS Geology (SUNY Plattsburgh)
Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc.
300 Gateway Park Drive
North Syracuse, NY 13212315-452-5700
315-452-3237 (FAX)

Jackie has been working with Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc. since September, 1999, specializing in petroleum contamination remediation. One of her current projects involves the site work for the expansion of Carousel Mall in Syracuse. She is now the GES, Inc. CAD operator as well.

Contact Information

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

Dr. Edwin Romanowicz, Director
Office: Hudson Hall 132
Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267