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Brian Sharkey
I started my IUP career as a Communications Media major.
D. Eric McClure
Deciding to go back to school when you’re married with two children can be a difficult decision, and a struggle financially, but my wife and I felt it would be worth it in the end if it all worked out
Anthony Pologruto
Before college, I had no plans just dreams.  I wanted to work in a field that allowed me to handle vast amounts of information and maps, but I had no abilities or knowledge of what my next step would be. 
Miranda Shoemaker
As a graduate of IUP’s Geography and Regional Planning Department, I find myself prepared for anything the world throws at me!
Aaron Mowry
After graduating from IUP, the internship at Altoona turned into a full-time position.
Bob Oblinsky
The skills that I obtained at IUP while participating in the Geography and Regional Planning program have taken me places of which I could not have dreamed.
Chris Black
The sequence of GIS courses provided me with a strong foundation in the theory and particle application of the technology.
Christopher Schmuck
The personal guidance and detailed education at IUP has provided me with the foundation, training, and skills to excel beyond my initial expectations.
Dawn Drake
Through closer interaction with the professors, I developed the skills and made the connections necessary for success in the discipline.
Deb McIntyre
I am truly proud of my degrees from IUP and the geography department there. Without them, I would never have had the skills to contribute to high-tech future defense/combat systems.
Dominik Medved
Even when I graduated, the faculty was there to help me in my job search with useful advice and favorable references.
Jason Kambitsis
The department has a deep connection to the community that lets students put their knowledge to work.
Joseph Beard
 I am currently a technical support analyst for Environmental Research Systems Institute (ESRI), and I love it.
Kevin Scott
I now manage more than thirty clients all over Pennsylvania.... The knowledge I gained at IUP was vital in obtaining a starting position in the field of GIS and building my career to where it is now.
Lindsay Gerner
I analyze trends in population, transportation, income, housing, and land use for a particular region.
Peter Hayward
The faculty and staff at the IUP Department of Geography are second to none. They are varied in their interests, have intriguing backgrounds and experiences, and are always willing to help.
Sean Howard
I felt that I could take a holistic approach to my education, and the instructors fostered creative thought.
  • Geography and Regional Planning Department
  • Leonard Hall, Room 9
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2250
  • Fax: 724-357-6479
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–Noon
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.