Prof. Lynn Hebert, PhD., who taught geology, botany, and environmental science courses on both the undergraduate and graduate level at the College of St. Joseph and Castelton State College, passed away Dec. 26, 2007. Hebert, age 67, was a longtime resident of Wallingford. He died at the Rutland Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born on Aug. 6, 1940, in Rutland, the son of Lynn and Helen (Jasmin) Hebert. Hebert grew up in Wallingford and graduated from Wallingford High School in 1958. Following high school, he attended St. Michael's College, graduating in 1962. After graduation, he spent a year in the Society of St. Edmunds Seminary. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving for two years prior to his honorable discharge. Before transitioning to a career in higher education, Hebert was an employee of the General Electric Co. He was an occasional guest lecturer at meetings of the Rutland Rock and Mineral Club and admired for his expertise on Rutland County geology. In addition to his passion for science, Hebert was a writer and poet; he was recognized for his Vermont landscape photography.