Shaping Role Models

Alfonso Aldana Jr., '21 Geology

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Alfonso's Navy "yearbook photo"

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Alfonso and the medical department of the USS New Orleans LPD-18 leaving Hawaii

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Patrolling the Port of Colombo with the Sri Lanka Special Forces

Dr. Durbin’s approach to education is challenging at times, but it comes with the territory of higher learning. He doesn't want to produce mediocre geology majors but wants to make them the best. That approach to education is what makes me dig deeper into myself, so I can become the best.
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Alfonso and his niece after returning home to Henderson from his last deployment

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USI Geology club trip to the Ben E. Clement Museum in Marion, Kentucky