The Wall of Fame ceremony will take place October 15, 4P in the PSU Ballroom. The photo is of Dr. Plymate with Provost Einhellig and President Smart from 2013 when Dr. Plymate was recognized for his 35 years of service.
Dr. Thomas Plymate was the Department Head for the Geography, Geology, and Planning department from May 2005 through May 2015. He began his teaching career with SMSU in the Fall of 1978 as an Instructor of Geology and worked his way through the academic process to become a Professor of Geology in the Fall of 2003. Dr. Plymate came to Springfield from the University of Indiana, Bloomington.
He taught Petrology, Mineralogy, Geological Writing Information, Physical Geology, Field Geology, and Environmental Geology. Dr. Plymate was also a Missouri Geologist, Past President of the Association of Missouri Geologists, and a member of the Academy of Sciences Council for Undergraduate Research, the Mineralogical Society of America, the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America. He published over 20 significant publications and secured significant external funding to GGP while at Missouri State University. He assisted numerous graduate students in completing their program during his tenure. Dr. Plymate continues to support the GGP student scholarships and frequently returns to campus to participate in department events.
The ceremony event concludes at 5:30P, please attend to congratulate Dr. Plymate.