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Alex O’Neill, MEM-MF’19, uses geospatial tools to support land management at EPA

By: Emily Siegel Alex O’Neill, MEM-MF’19, a Nicholas Scholar and all-around go-getter, has quickly excelled in his career since graduating from the Nicholas School. As a program manager with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Geospatial Program, Alex has combined the technical coursework of graduate school with the wide range […]

Nicholas School welcomes Board of Visitors, Alumni Council for Spring Meeting

Nearly 50 members of the Board of Visitors and Alumni Council met in Durham, N.C., on Thursday and Friday, March 21-22, to learn about ongoing research and initiatives at the school. The Nicholas School Alumni Council began the day at Grainger Hall with a welcome message from Council President Kira […]

New MF-MEM alumna dedicates career to protecting forests

Andrea “Andie” Kolarova, MF-MEM’23, enjoyed studying at the Nicholas School so much, she just had to come back. As an undergraduate student, Andie became interested in everything from corporate sustainability to marine biology. Early on in her academic career, she joined the Pimm Lab, researching hummingbird feeding behavior and publishing […]

Antarctic researchers Chuck and Maggie Amsler give back to place that drew them to the water

Chuck Amsler, T’80, met Maggie O’Leary while they were both undergraduates spending the summer of 1978 at the Duke Marine Lab. She introduced herself when she saw him carrying scuba gear, and they soon arranged to go diving together. When Maggie badly cut her leg on an oyster shell during […]

Chan Smith, BA’72, MEM’75, gives back to school that helped shape his future

Chandler (Chan) Smith’s journey from an environmentally conscious undergrad at Duke to a pioneer in environmental management is a testament to his passion for the field and his commitment to giving back to the community that helped shape his future. Chan graduated with a BA in 1972, just before embarking […]

Reading, Writing, and Romance: Nicholas School Students Find Love

The Nicholas School has done a lot more than create the world’s next environmental leaders — it’s also created the world’s next great love stories. While pouring over books, talking excitedly about environmental policy solutions, or just hanging out at games and with friends, many of our students were also […]