Beth Ann Wenell

E-mail: bwenell@northpark.edu

EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI 1996-present
Major: Geology, Hydrogeology emphasis
Strong concentration in Geographic Information Systems
GPA: 3.38
Bachelor of Science degree expected May 1999
Northwestern College Orange City, IA 1994-1996
ACADEMIC AWARDS
UWEC Excellence in Geology Award
Cum Laude
Dean's List
Academic Distinction
Holt Memorial Scholarship
NWC Honor Scholarship
Martha Jane Jones Scholarship
PUBLICATIONS
Wenell, B.A., Havholm, K.G., and Jol, H.M., 1997. History of Holocene dune activity, coastal North Carolina and Virginia: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Research Day, p. 42.

Wenell, B.A., Havholm, K.G., Jol, H.M., Whittecar, G.R., Riggs, S.R., and Ames, D.V., 1998. History of active back-barrier coastal dunes, northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia: a progress report: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 30, n. 7, p. A-138.

Whittecar, G.R., Holloway, D.M., Becraft, S., Havholm, K.G., Wenell, B.A., and Jol, H.M., 1998. Topography and characteristics of paleosols within coastal back-barrier dunes, northeastern North Carolina: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 30, n. 7, p. A-138.

SOFTWARE AND EQUIPMENT EXPERIENCE
Specialized Software Equipment General Computer Skills
ArcView pulseEKKO 100 Ground Penetrating Radar Windows 3.1, 95/8, NT
Idrisi GIS MS DOS
Visual Modflow Global Positioning System Macintosh OS, G3
Flowpath Pathfinder Office Pen-top computers
Flotrans Transit Scanners
Adobe Illustrator Laser leveler Microsoft PowerPoint
Macromedia Freehand Geodetic Total Station Microsoft Publisher
Corel Draw Abney level Microsoft Excel
Microsoft FrontPage Brunton pocket transit Microsoft Word
GEOLOGICAL WORK EXPERIENCE
UWEC Geology and Geography Eau Claire, WI 1997-present
Research Assistant
Design and implementation of eolian dune and beach ridge research, North Carolina and Virginia
Collected Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Global Positioning System (GPS) data
Instructed colleagues in use of GPR equipment
Employed geodetic total station and laser leveler to collect precise topographic data
Registered data to Idrisi Geographic Information System (GIS) formats
Processed samples for quantitative analysis and prepared 14C samples for processing
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Geological Society of America, Student Associate

HIGHLIGHTS OF PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Strong interpersonal and communication skills [Geology Club President]
Team worker [Group projects in class; worked in research group]
Well-developed organizational skills [Responsible for digital data management on research team]
Eye for detail and a concern for accuracy and efficiency [Inventory of Waushara Co. property]
Good teaching skills [Ski instructor for four years; departmental TA and tutor]
Responsible and self-motivated [Responsible for hwy. maintenance and commercial vehicle]
Flexible and adaptable [Worked in international settings with youth organizations]
WORK EXPERIENCE
North Park University-Center for Management Education, Secretary Chicago, IL 1999-present
Twin Lakes Christian Center, Guest Services-Craft Instructor Manson, IA 1999
UWEC BITS, Computer Seminar Teacher, Technical Writer Eau Claire, WI 1998-1999
UWEC Academic Deans’ Office, Office Assistant Eau Claire, WI 1997-1998
Roseville Mini-Golf, Store Clerk Wild Rose, WI 1996-1997
Scheels All-Sports, Receiving Department Associate Eau Claire, WI 1996-1997
Waushara County Administration, Inventory Clerk Wautoma, WI 1996-1997
Ramaker Library, Librarian’s Assistant Orange City, IA 1995-1996
NWC Residence Halls, Maintenance Staff Orange City, IA 1995
Waushara Co. Highway Dept., Road Maintenance Wautoma, WI 1994-1995
Nordic Hills, Ski Instructor Mt. Morris, WI 1992-1996
Laruitzen Enterprises, Store Clerk Wild Rose, WI 1991-1993
SERVICE AND ACTIVITIES WHILE ATTENDING UNIVERSITY
Geology Club (President) Youth conference counselor
Middle school youth group leader Senior high youth ministry assistant leader
Small Group Bible Studies (leader) Northwestern College Women’s Tennis
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Northwestern College Hall Council
Church and InterVarsity music teams Northwestern College L.E.A.D.
REFERENCES
Dr. Karen G. Havholm, Assistant Professor
Department of Geology, UW-Eau Claire
Research advisor
havholkg@uwec.edu
Dr. John R. Tinker, Associate Professor
Department of Geology, UW-Eau Claire
Professor
tinkerjr@uwec.edu
Dr. Harry M. Jol, Assistant Professor
Department of Geography, UW-Eau Claire
Professor/Research advisor
jolhm@uwec.edu
Rev. Joel P. Rude, Executive Director
Twin Lakes Christian Center
Former employer
twinlakescc@juno.com

 

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