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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Alec Waggoner

Alec Waggoner rock climbing

Graduate Student

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Alec Waggoner, of Beloit, Kansas, tragically lost his life on October 26, 2008, after a bicycle accident in Syracuse, New York.

Outside of climbing, Alec was an incredibly intelligent, articulate individual who excelled in academics. He received his undergraduate degree in geology from the University of Kansas and was finishing his Masters degree at Syracuse University. His studies in thermochronology and tectonics included work in the Grand Canyon, Tibet, and most recently Papua New Guinea.