People You Know, January to March 2011
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Donald Strachan (M.S. Geology, '76) joined Deer Horn Metals as an advisor to the company in economic geology and hydrogeology. Strachan earned a bachelor's in geology in 1973 from California State University, Fresno and received his master's from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 1976. According to a company press release, Strachan has extensive experience in all corners of the globe, but most importantly from the company's perspective he has been assisting World Industrial Minerals in searching the globe for sources of tellurium. Strachan visited the Deer Horn property in late 2009 and prepared an internal report on Deer Horn's tellurium potential, which inspired the company to move forward vigorously to the next stage of development. "We welcome Don's vast expertise and are confident that he will assist us in moving Deer Horn Metals to the next level," the press release said.
|Megan Curry and Guglielmo Fucci|
New Mexico Tech graduates Dr. Guglielmo Fucci (Ph.D, 2009) and Megan Curry (M.S., 2009) have set a wedding date: July 3, 2011, at North Canton Church of Christ.
Dennis and Dorothy Curry of
Curry graduated from
Guglielmo graduated from Liceo Scientifico “Cristoforo Colombo” High School, the
Daniel Holcomb (B.S. in Management, 1995) earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1998. In 1999, he joined the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Special Agent. “Since then, I have completed tours of duty in
Barney P. Popkin (Groundwater Hydrology, ’65) is currently a visiting scientist and affiliate with the
Barney has had a typically diverse year of international consulting in water, wastewater, solid and hazardous waste, and environmental management. He wrote and negotiated Administrative Action Memos to streamline how 3,600 community livelihoods and stabilization grants worth $168 million could meet
He facilitated the Programmatic Environmental Assessment for an $800-million road construction and community capacity building project in
He facilitated approval of the environmental assessment of the
Barney has submitted articles on Middle East Water Crises to Earth, Geological Control of Afghanistan Agricultural Production and Markets to The Professional Geologist, and Renewal Energy at Home; Case Study at International Village, Pristina, Kosovo to European Geologist magazines.
Barney lives in