Post Tagged with: "geography alumni"

Alum Visits 50 States, Sets Sights on the World

Michael Sliwinski signs 5-0 for the 50 states he's visited.

Ohio University alum Michael Sliwinski is putting his History degree and Geography minor to work in D.C. He works full-time at the U.S. Department of Justice as an office support assistant. Most weekends he works part-time at Mount Vernon, a museum where George Washington lived. He also volunteers at the […]

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November 1, 2016 at 12:30 pmAlumni

Mapping Poverty Lit A Fire Under GIS Major

Michael Outrich

By Madeline Weir Michael Outrich’s passion for geography is apparent the second the word comes up. “I always had a passion for maps and geography,” says Outrich, who began his undergraduate career as a Meteorology major before pursuing Geographic Information Science, in which he recently earned his bachelor’s degree. “Everything […]

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August 29, 2016 at 2:37 pmAlumni

Anthropology Alumna’s Work is “dynamic and rewarding”

Jackie (Smith) Kloepfer holding a small mouth bass in Sharps Fork, a tributary of Federal Creek, in Athens County. "I was helping with a water quality monitoring project, one of many that ODNR-DMRM performs every year in various watersheds across southeast Ohio.

“I am currently splitting my time between two professions: Research Associate at the Voinovich School and Environmental Specialist for Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management.” Jackie (Smith) Kloepfer graduated with her B.A. in Anthropology and minor in Geography in 2008 from the College of Arts & […]

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March 31, 2016 at 1:09 pmAlumni News

Geography Alum Joins WDBR as Meteorologist in Louisville

Katie McGraw

WDBR posted a profile of its new meteorologist—Ohio University alum Katie McGraw ’12. Follow McGraw on Twitter. Connect with her on LinkedIn. She earned a B.S. in Geography-Meteorology from the College of Arts & Sciences. The first thing Katie ever wrote down in her first meteorology class was: “The number […]

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March 24, 2016 at 7:54 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Anthropology Alum Uncovers ‘Pieces of History’ Across Five States

Patrick Leary

Ohio University alum Patrick Leary has worked in cultural resource management since completing Field School in Ohio Archaeology in the summer of 2014. Rising to field chief in less than a year after two quick promotions on his first project, he now works on projects from West Virginia to Connecticut. […]

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March 2, 2016 at 8:58 amAlumni

Alum is Geography Associate Professor at Penn State

Fritz Kessler

“I graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Geography (concentrating in cartography under the direction of Dr. Hugh Blömer) in 1988. After graduation I held various job titles with the U.S. Geologic Survey, R. R. Donnelley and Sons, Intergraph Corp., Kansas Geologic Survey, and the T. R. Smith Map […]

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December 10, 2015 at 3:33 pmAlumni

Geography Alum is Planner for Columbus Transportation Unit

Eliza Thrush

“The skills Ohio University’s Geography Department offered me have been pertinent and useful in my career,” says Eliza (Clarke) Thrush ’09 (M.A. Geography). “As a student, I focused on the regulatory process for wetlands, but also was very interested in city/environment interaction and land use planning. After completing a master’s […]

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December 10, 2015 at 3:24 pmAlumni