Retirement reception set for Geosciences' Darrel Schmitz
The Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State will host a retirement reception in honor of Darrel Schmitz on Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. in Mitchell Memorial Library's Grisham Room.
Schmitz has been an integral part of the Department of Geosciences for the last 28 years, including serving as head of the department from 2004 to 2012. During his tenure at MSU, he mentored more than 50 graduate and 300 undergraduate students in professional geology and environmental geology fields.
Additionally, he is well known for his work in the field of hydrogeology, and for his contributions to geologic mapping of Mississippi, including co-authorship of the book, Roadside Geology of Mississippi.