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Trevor Basham, '16

Trevor Basham, '16Trevor Basham will graduate this spring as one of the first petroleum geology majors from Muskingum University. The New Concord native says he has “been around Muskingum my whole life”; he attended preschool at Muskingum!

This past summer, Trevor participated in the Muskie Fellows program on campus; he worked with Dr. Stephen Van Horn, Professor of Geology, using a computer program to create maps showing landslide susceptibility and probability in Muskingum County. His work this summer extends to his senior research project and he will be presenting his findings at the National Geological Society of America Conference in Baltimore, Maryland this fall.

Trevor, a commuter student, said that getting involved on campus was harder since he was not a resident, but he asserts, “You just have to put the effort into it.” Although he never anticipated it, Trevor joined a fraternity during his time at Muskingum. He is a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and an officer for the club. He is also a member of the Geology Club and will soon join the ranks of Omicron Delta Kappa, an academic honorary on campus.

Following graduation, Trevor plans to pursue a master’s degree in geology. His ultimate goal is to work as an exploration geologist or a production geologist in the petroleum industry.