Triple Threat - 3 Presidential Alumni

Posted on 08.23.2015

Sharon Mosher, Suzanne Mahlburg Kay and Margaret Leinen, all Geology Alumni from the late 60s and early 70s are either president or President elect of the the major US Earth Science organizations. The U of I LAS News has a great article describing the coincidence (or non-coincidence) that 3 women graduates of the department who overlapped in time should all be tapped for presidential duties at once.

All have received the Department of Geology Distinguished Alumni Award in recent years. We previously had a note about Kay and Leinen but we recently learned about the appointment of Mosher.