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Roland W Tollett

Roland Wayne Tollett balanced his passion for baseball with his academic pursuits while earning his degree. He played for Chipola Jr. College in Marianna, Florida from 1988-1990 and for Louisiana Tech University from 1990-1992. Despite the demands of being a student-athlete, Roland successfully completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Louisiana Tech University in August.

Roland holds a master’s degree in Geology and Geophysics from Louisiana State University, where he studied under the esteemed clay mineralogist Professor Ray E. Ferrell Jr. He has completed a range of courses in water quality and hydrology and has contributed to numerous publications, including abstracts, reports, and fact sheets. Roland is also a contributing author for program letters and quarterly reports for the Fort Polk Military Project and a member of the ACAD NAWQA Study Unit. His current work includes assisting with the Fort Polk Project, co-authoring a NAWQA regional summary report for the Mississippi Embayment-Texas Coastal Uplands Principal Aquifer, and deploying pressure transducers to document hurricane storm surge as part of a team in Ruston, LA. Roland has delivered over 10 professional presentations at conferences and events such as the Sustainability Conference at Fort Polk Military Reservation, the USGS DODEC conference in Gulfport, MS, and the National Ground Water Association conference in San Antonio, TX.