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ATTENTION ALUMNI!

Nominations for KU Faculty/Staff who "Made a Difference" --  Is there a Geography faculty or staff member who made a true difference in your education and/or campus experience? Please submit your name, class year, the faculty/staff member's name, and a short description explaining your nomination to ku150@kutztown.edu. The best stories will be recognized throughout the sesquicentennial celebration.  


 

Below is a listing of some of our alumni.  Each has agreed to act as a contact for current or prospective KU Geography majors.  Feel free to contact them to ask about the major, about internships, and about skills valuable in the workplace.

 

Jon C. Acker, Ph.D.
Graduated: Fall 1990
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Graduate School: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Major: Geography
Employed: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Coordinator of Student Assessment for the Office of Institutional Research.
E-mail: jon@oir.ua.edu

Michael Amey
Graduated: Spring 2008
Major: Geography-Environmental Track
Internship: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Hacklebarney State Park Visitation Study and GIS Work.
Employed: Earth Engineering, Inc., Emmaus, PA.
Currently Employed: Hanover Engineering Associates, Towanda, PA; GIS Technician.
E-mail: mamey536@hotmail.com

Matthew Andrasi
Graduated: May 2008
Major: Geography-Environmental Track
Internship: Student Conservation Association (SCA); Trail Maintenance at Wind Cave National Park.
Employed: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Alpharetta, GA; GPS-Data Technician.
Email: matthew.andrasi@gmail.com
Phone: (570) 436-2046

Aaron Brouse
Graduated: Spring 2014
Major: Geography-Environmental Track
Minor: Electronic Media
Internship: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Office; GIS mapping of enrollment data.
Employed: Borough of Lansdale, PA; GIS Technician.
Graduate school: West Chester University of PA, Master of Arts in Geography & Planning with GIS certificate.
E-mail: AB834475@wcupa.edu
Phone: (570) 590-4788

Beth Burkovich
Graduated: Fall 2003
Major: Geography-Environmental  Track
Internship: Berks County Conservancy; conservation easements, GIS work, creation of a watershed management plan.
Employed: Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board, Leesport, PA; GIS Analyst.
Currently Employed: Berks County Planning Commission, Reading, PA; GIS Analyst.
E-mail: bburkovich@countyofberks.com
Phone: 610-478-6300 ext. 6317
Website: www.co.berks.pa.us/planning

David Campbell
Graduated: Fall 1998
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Minor: Public Administration
Internship: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission; mapping and GIS work.
Employed: Wilbur Smith Associates, Orlando, FL; Aviation Designer III.
E-mail: dcampbell@wilbursmith.com
Phone: (407) 896-5851
Website: http://www.wilbursmith.com

Dan Caprio
Graduated: Fall 2000
Major: Geography-Environmental Track
Internship: Montgomery County Planning Commission; GIS database creation, and manual cartography.
Employed: Environmental Consulting, Inc., Norristown, PA; Environmental Scientist; groundwater monitoring.
E-mail: dancaprio@altavista.com

Joe Cichon
Graduated: Spring 2000
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: Allegheny National Forest; GPS fieldwork, surveying, GIS work in ArcInfo.
Employed: Carson Services Inc., Aerogravity Division; GIS analysis of gravitational data for mineral exploration.
Current Employment: Environmental Consulting, Inc., 500 East Washington Street Suite 375, Norristown, PA 19401
E-mail: joe_cichon@hotmail.com
Phone: (610) 279-7070

Mark Clowney
Graduated: Spring 1999
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Minor: Public Administration
Internship: Adams County Agricultural Land Preservation Program; fieldwork, GIS work.
Employed: Adams County Agricultural Land Preservation Program, Adams County, PA; maintenance of Agricultural Security Areas through fieldwork and GIS analysis.
Contact: Adams County Agricultural Land Preservation Program, Adams County Courthouse, 111-117 Baltimore Street Room 205, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: (717) 337-9827

Sean Cobb
Graduated: Spring 2002
Major: Geography-General Track
Employed: Sungard, Capital Markets & Internal Banking - System Implementation Project Manager - Specialization in Foreign Exchange Options.
E-mail: sean.cobb@sungard.com
Phone: (484) 530-4494
Website: http://www.sungard.com/financialsystems.aspx
Currently a member of the Kutztown University Rugby Club coaching staff.

Troy Croak
Graduated: Spring 2014
Major: Geography-Environmental Track
Internship: National Park Service, Strategic Planning and Project management Office of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area; GIS intern.
Employed: National Park Service, Delaware Water Gap NRA; Recreation Aide.
E-mail: trcoa11@gmail.com
Phone: (570) 854-9680

Shannon Crooker
Graduated: Spring 2010
Major: Geography-Environmental Track
Internship: Kutztown Planning Commission.
Employed: SSM Group, Inc., Reading, PA; Environmental Technician.
Currently Employed: Element Environmental Solutions, Adamstown, PA; Project Manager.
E-mail: hello@e2s.us 
Phone: (717) 484-5111
Website: http://e2s.us/

Shelley (Degler) Reinbold
Graduated: Spring 1998
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: BonData, Hummelstown, PA; computer cartography work.
Employed: Buckeye Pipe Line Company, 5002 Buckeye Rd. P.O. Box 368, Emmaus, PA 18049; Pipeline GIS Administrator.
E-mail: sreinbold@buckeye.com
Phone: (484) 232-4294

Erick Estrada
Graduated: Spring 1993
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Minors: International Studies, Spanish
Internship: Delaware Regional Planning Commission
Employed: Internal Revenue Service; The Vanguard Group.
Current Employment: Bentley Systems, Exton, PA; Regional Sales Specialist, International Operations.
E-mail: erick_estrada@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.bentley.com

U.S. Grant Ervin
Graduated: Fall 1996
Major: Geography-General Track
Internship: None
Graduate School: West Chester University, Geography/Regional Planning
Employed: City of Philadelphia
Current Employment: Public Safety GIS Program Manager. Responsible for all geospatial technology for the following city departments: Police, Fire, Emergency Management, Prisons, Courts, District Attorney's office and Sheriff's Office. Also special GIS liaison to both the Office of the Mayor and the Managing Director's Office for the city.
E-mail: grant.ervin@phila.gov
Phone: 215-821-4628

Michael Furda
Graduated: Fall 1988
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Earned MPA: Villanova University, 1996-1998
Past Employment: Plumstead Twp., Bucks County, PA; Director of Land Planning and Preservation.
Current Employment: U.S. HUD/Newark Field Office, Environmental Protection Specialist.
E-mail: michael_r._furda@hud.gov
Website: http://www.hud.gov/

Jamie (Grumbine) George
Graduated: Spring 2002
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: Lebanon County Conservation District, Lebanon, PA; fieldwork and GIS analysis for farmland preservation.
Employed: Lebanon County Planning Department, Lebanon PA; GIS Specialist.
E-mail: Jgeorge@lebanonauthority.org

Corey Gray
Graduated: Spring 2013
Major: Geography-Enviornmental Track
Internship: City of Bethlehem Department of Planning and Economic Development; GIS specialist.
E-mail: coreygray@mac.com

James Gregory
Graduated: May 2013
Major: Geography-Environmental Track
Internship: Research Associate for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; GIS analysis.
Graduate School: West Chester Univ. of PA; MA Geography.
E-mail: jg817371@wcupa.edu
Phone: 484-225-9240

Devon Hain
Graduated: Fall 2006
Major: Geography-Applied Track, and Anthropology
Internship: Northumberland County Historical Society.
Employed: Berks County Planning Commission, Reading, PA; Planning Technician.
E-mail: dhain@countyofberks.com
Phone: 610-478-6300 ext. 6308
Website: www.co.berks.pa.us/planning

John Hackman
Graduated: Fall 1996
Major: Geography-General Track
Internship: Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board, Leesport, PA; Conservation technician.
E-mail: johnlhackman@gmail.com

Sally Hanzlik
Graduated: Spring 1998
Major: B.S. Education
Minor: Secondary Education, Geography and Psychology
Student Teaching: Emmaus High School, East Penn School District; South Mountain Middle School, Allentown School District.
Employed: Emmaus High School, East Penn School District.
Contact: Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Ave, Emmaus, PA 18049
E-mail: hanzlsal@eastpenn.k12.pa.us

Josh Husser
Graduated: Fall 2013
Major: Geography-Environmental Track
Internship: Lower Macungie Township. GPS field data collection, GIS mapping.
Currently Employed: PA Air National Guard, Willow Grove Naval Air Station; Weather Forecaster.
E-mail: joshuahusser@gmail.com
Phone: (484) 239-9770

Alysha Kane
Graduated: Spring 2014
Major: Geography-Planning Track
Minor: Public Administration
Internship: City of Reading Waste Water Treatment Plant.  Lab Technician, GPS field data collection, GIS mapping.
E-mail: ankane2112@live.com
Phone: (610) 406-0889
Website: www.readingpa.gov/content/waste-water-treatment-plant

Ryan Karmonick
Graduated: Fall 2009
Major: Geography-Environmental Track
Minor: History
Internship: Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation under DEP in Wilkes-Barre, PA: field work & cartography.
Employed: Luzerne County Planning Commission: planning technician work, cartography, traffic analysis.
Currently Employed: Western Land Services, 55 West St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657; GIS Specialist.
E-mail:
Phone:

Kevin Lamond
Graduated: Spring 2001
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: Boucher and James, Inc.; Construction site inspector.
Employed: Toll Brothers, Inc., Huntingdon Valley, PA; Estimator for the Land Development Department.
E-mail: Klamond@eseeng.com
Website: http://www.tollbrothers.com/

Bryan Leese
Graduated: Spring 1993
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Graduate School: Texas Christian University, majoring in Liberal Arts.
Employed: US Navy; Intelligence Officer, Special Projects Patrol Squadron ONE, NAS Brunswich, ME; Multi-sensor Interpretation/Air Intelligence.
E-mail: leeseb@vpu1.cpw5.navy.mil
Phone: (207) 921-1227

Bryan Lightner
Graduated: Spring 2001
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: Planning Department, City of Reading, PA; cartography, field work, research.
Employed: Upper Merion Township, King of Prussia, PA; Associate Planner, land use planning and GIS.
Current Employment: Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Philadelphia, PA; GIS Specialist.
E-mail: bryan.lightner@phila.gov

Michael Mault
Graduated: Spring 2012
Major: Geography-General Track
Current Employment: MedExpress Urgent Care, Morgantown, WV; GIS Technician.
E-mail: michael.mault@medexpress.com

Keith McCrary
Graduated: Summer 2001
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: Berks County Planning Commission, Reading PA; Transportation Planner Intern.
Graduate School: West Chester University, Geography/Regional Planning.
First Employment: Buckeye Pipeline; Emmaus, PA; Drafter.
Past Employment: United States Census Bureau, Suitland, MD; GIS Technician within Geography Department.
Current Employment: AAC Inc. - contracted at the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC; GIS Analyst.
E-mail: kmccrary@fcc.gov
Website: http://www.fcc.gov

Gavin McDade
Graduated: Spring 1997
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: BonData, Hummelstown, PA; worked on the U.S. Census Block Boundary Suggestion Program (BBSP).
Employed: Lancaster County GIS Department, 50 N. Duke St. P.O. Box 83480, Lancaster, PA 17608-3480; GIS analyst.
E-mail: mcdadeg@co.lancaster.pa.us
Phone: (717) 391-7553
Website: http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us

Hugh McGowan
Graduated: Spring 1999
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board, Leesport, PA; data research and GIS analysis.
Employed: Alfred Benesh and Company, Pottsville, PA; Technologist using GIS for land use planning, CAD, and field surveying.
Current Employment: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Center for Program Development and Management, Harrisburg, PA
E-mail: hmcgowa@dot.state.pa.us
Website: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/

Gayle (Scheuren) McNeill
Graduated: 1992
Major: Geography
Co-owner: McNeill Land Surveying, LLC
Abington, PA 19001
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
Providing residential and commercial property surveys since 2000.
E-mail: mcneillsurvey@comcast.net
Phone: (610) 323-8800 or (215) 885-9885
Website: www.mcneillsurvey.com

Renee M. Miller
Graduated: Fall 1997
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: BonData, Hummelstown, PA.
Employed: Florida Atlantic University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL: GIS Analyst/Instructor; Broward County Department of Planning & Environmental Protection, Transportation Planning Division (and staff to Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization: Associate Planner), Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Current Employment: Montgomery County Planning Department, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Silver Spring, MD
E-mail: Renee.Miller@montgomeryplanning.org
Web Site: http://www.montgomeryplanning.org
Recipient of 2010 KU Alumni Association Early Career Excellence Award

Joe Ninni
Graduated: Spring 2014
Major: Geography-General Track
Minor: Geology
Employed: Air Analysis LLC, Lenhartsvile, PA; Emissions Quality Technician.
E-mail: Jninn722@live.kutztown.edu
Phone: (610) 568-0964

Amy M. Norton
Graduated: Spring 1997
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: Lycoming County Planning and Community Development GIS Department.
Employed: Lycoming County Planning and Community Development GIS Department.
Current Employment: Lycoming County Planning and Community Development GIS Department, Land Records Database Coordinator/Assistant Cartographer.
E-mail: anorton@lyco.org

Eric Parker
Graduated: Fall 2010
Major: Geography-General Track
Minor: Speech Communication
Employed: PA Department of Transportation: Bureau of Planning and Research; Transportation Planning Specialist.
E-mail: eriparker@pa.gov
Phone: (717) 214-8923
Website: www.pa.gov

Mark Phillips
Graduated: Spring 2000
Majors: Geography-Applied Track, and Music
Internship: Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bucks County Conservation District; soil classification, soil surveys for erosion control, stream study, and GIS.
Employed: Bradstreet Consultants, Manchester, ME; Photogrammetric Technician.
NOAA Research Vessel Rude; Assistant Survey Technician using Side-scan and Multi-beam sonar for hydrographic studies.
Current Employment: NOAA Research Vessel Rainier, Seattle, WA; Survey Technician.
E-mail: mark.c.phillips@ranems.pmc.noaa.gov

Chris Pollard
Graduated: Spring 1999
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus, PA (http://www.wildlandspa.org/)
Provided GIS and mapping for an Environment Resource Inventory report for Whitehall Township, PA.
Created and produced large wall map for Ironton Rail Trail kiosks.
Current Employment: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia, PA; GIS Specialist.
E-mail: cpollard@dvrpc.org
Phone: (215)238-2815
Web Site: www.dvrpc.org/mapping

Tate Pyle
Graduated: Fall 2011
Major: B.S. Environmental Science-Geography
Internship: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Nehalem, Oregon: Naturalist.
E-mail: Tate.Pyle@gmail.com

Will Raley
Graduated: Spring 2009
Major: Geography-General Track
Minor: History
Employed: DeLorme; Map Technician. Yarmouth, Maine.
E-mail: wrale577@live.kutztown.edu
Web Site: http://www.delorme.com

Hope P. Rothermel
Graduated: Spring 2009
Major: Geography-Environmental Track
Internship: Lancaster County GIS Department
Graduate School: West Chester University, M.A. Geography, May 2011.
Current Employment: Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services (AE2S), Grand Forks, ND, GIS Specialist.
E-mail: Hope.Rothermel@AE2S.com
Phone: (701) 402-0206
Web Site: http://www.ae2s.com

Joseph A. Russo
Graduated: Spring 2008
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internships: Berks County Planning Commission, Reading, PA; Transportation Planner Intern. Morris County Department of Planning, Development & Technology: Division of Transportation, Morristown, NJ; Transportation Planner Intern.
Employed: Delaware County Planning Department: Community Assistance, Media, PA; Planner I.
E-mail: russoj@co.delaware.pa.us
Phone: (610) 891-5218
Website: http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/planning

Leo R. Scott Jr.
Graduated: Spring 2004
Major: Geography-Environmental Track
Internship: Lehigh County Authority, quality assessment and quality control of attribute data for sewer and potable water infrastructure, karst geology risk assessment analysis, and field data collection using Arc Pad Software.
Graduate School: West Chester University, Geography/Regional Planning.
Employed: LTL Consultants, Ltd. GIS Analyst and zoning/code enforcement officer.
E-mail: lscott@ltlconsultants.com
Phone: (610) 987-9290

Tim Snow
Graduated: December 2013
Major: Geography-General Track
Internship:
Graduate School: West Chester Univ. of PA; MA Geography.
E-mail: ts818511@wcupa.edu
Phone: 484-225-9240

Chelsea Strehse
Graduated: Spring 2014
Major: B.S. Environmental Science-Geography Track
Internship: Harvest Hill Farm, VT.
Employed: Cloudview Ecofarms.
E-mail: ccstrehse@gmail.com
Phone: (484) 988-1629

Chris Strohler
Graduated: Spring 2013
Major: Geography-General Track
Externship: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary; GIS analysis and mapping.
Enternship: Borough of Lehighton, Light and Power Department; GIS database design and management.
Employed: City of Allentown Engineering Department; engineering aide.
Currently employed: Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus, PA; conservation planner.
E-mail: cstrohler@wildlandspa.org
Phone: (610) 965-4397 ext. 119
Website: www.wildlandspa.org

Amanda (Yeager) Timochenko
Graduated: Fall 2006
Major: Geography-General Track
Employed: Berks County Planning Commission, Reading, PA; Planner Level II.
E-mail: atimochenko@countyofberks.com
Phone: ( 610) 478-6300 x6314
Website: http://www.co.berks.pa.us/planning

Miranda Wagner
Graduated: Fall 2011
Major: Geography-Environmental Track
Internship: Lower Macungie Township Department of Planning and Community Development - Park Inventory Study and GIS Analyst.
Employed: The Louis Berger Group Inc., Exton, PA; Environmental Scientist.
E-mail: mwagner@louisberger.com
Phone: (484) 201-3480
Website: http://www.louisberger.com

Steve Weldon
Graduated: Spring 2013
Major: B.S. Environmental Science-Geography Track
Internship: Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group; air quality analysis.
Employed: PSC Environmental; environmental specialist.
E-mail: sweldon36@yahoo.com
Phone: (484) 941-2612

Neil Weissman
Graduated: Fall 1987
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: Environmental Protection Agency, New York City.
Employed: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia, PA; Research Analyst/Transportation Planner. Delaware River Port Authority, Camden, NJ; Planning Analyst/Authority Liaison to Planning Community.
Current Employment: AAA Mid-Atlantic, 2040 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19103; Director of Planning and Analysis.
E-mail: nweissman@aaamidatlantic.com
Phone: (215) 966-2505
Website: http://www.aaamidatlantic.com

Matthew West
Graduated: Fall 1998
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Internship: Clinton County GIS Department, Lock Haven, PA; 911 Emergency System design using GIS.
Employed: Regional Census Center, Philadelphia, PA; Geographic Specialist working on the LUCA (Local Update of Census Addresses) Program.
Current Employment: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia, PA; GIS Analyst.
Contact: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, The Bourse Building, 111 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2582
E-mail: mwest@dvrpc.org
Phone: (215) 238-2818
Website: http://www.dvrpc.org
Recipient of 2011 KU Alumni Association Early Career Excellence Award

Peter A. Young
Graduated: Fall 2006
Major: Geography-Applied Track
Minor: History
Internship: Wachs Utility Services (http://www.wachsus.com/); Towson, MD
Employed: The MITRE Corporation
E-mail: pyoung@mitre.org
Phone: (703) 983-2930
Website: http://www.mitre.org