Don Ringe
1930 - 2018

We say goodbye - with great sorrow - to Don Ringe, a mainstay of CWU Geology for decades. Don taught almost everything here - from 1961 to 1993 - but is especially remembered for his wonderful daily slide shows that focused on Pacific Northwest geomorphology. Known for his dry humor and loyal presence in the lives of tens of thousands of undergraduates, we fondly remember Don as a key figure in the development of the CWU Geology Department that we enjoy today.

Nick interviewed Don for a Central Rocks show, in which they discussed his teaching career at Central Washington University back in the 1960's, 70's, 80's, & 90's.

Don atttended the end-of-year Geology Department party in 2011:

Don with Bob Bentley:
Don and Bob

Don with Don Ringe Award winner Brad Pitcher:
Don and Brad Pitcher