Major: Geology and Environmental Resource Management
Graduation Year: 2014
"He Really Digs Geology"
For Brandon Tufano, geology and the environment are more than just subjects to be studied in school. They are a major part of his life.
Brandon, a senior from New Foundland, Pa., has a double major in geology and environmental resource management. While he admits the workload for both programs keeps him really busy, Brandon wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I love geology because it is literally the foundation for everything we do and it is a history lesson as well. A single rock outcrop can span millions of years and tell many stories.”
The Western Wayne High School graduate served as a research assistant to Keystone Associate Professor Doug O’Neal. He spent a summer doing research which culminated in a trip to the McDonald National Observatory in Texas. Brandon also serves as president of the Keystone Honors Society and is former president of the Society of Science. He teaches and studies martial arts, leads interpretive hikes, and helps run Keystone’s well-known maple sugaring operation.
He notes that Keystone’s Woodlands Campus, with its scenic hiking trails and streams, have added to his education and his enjoyment.
“The Woodlands Campus is beautiful and was a major reason I chose to attend Keystone.”
Photo: Brady Seely and Brandon Tufano
Brandon is eager to graduate from Keystone, attend graduate school to obtain a master’s degree in applied geosciences, and then pursue a career as a geologist.
“My Keystone education is helping me achieve my objectives through excellent classes and excellent professors. Dr. Bob Cook and Dr. Ian Saginor have presented me with opportunities that will aid me in my future endeavors. This has really been a great place to go to college.”