Dr. Thomas S. Laudon
T.S. officially retired in the fall of 1997. During his 34 years in the Department, he led our Yukon field camp for 32 years, and at one time or another taught Geophysics, Geologic Field Methods, Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Environmental Geology, Paleontology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Glacial Geology and Physiography, and organized and led spring break field trips to Kentucky, Oklahoma, the Florida Keys, the Alabama Gulf Coast, and the Llano. Following retirement, he taught Field Camp for two more summers, organized and led three geological treks in the Himalayas through the Continuing Education Branch, and served as geological guru on six cruise ship voyages to Antarctica. His recent projects include coping with assorted geriatric infirmities (memory, knees, legs, golf scores, etc,.), revisiting Tagish Lake and the Brooks as often as possible, sorting through the many geologic treasures he and his father accumulated over the years and deciding how they can be used best to benefit others, assisting on the University of Missouri Rolla field camp in South Africa in 2004, and writing up some loose ends relating to his Antarctic research and visiting children and grandchildren, all of whom live in the West: Kathy in Fort Collins, Julie in San Diego, Leslie in Sacramento, Carrie in Houston, and Joe in Bozeman.
TS and Sue are enjoying their homes on Lake Winnebago in the summer, and on the golf course in Las Cruces NM in the winter and urge any former geo students who are in the neighborhood to stop in and see them. (They are in the white pages.)