Undergraduate Testimonials for the Department of Geography and Regional Planning

  • Dawn Drake
    Through closer interaction with the professors, I developed the skills and made the connections necessary for success in the discipline.
    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.
    Chris Black
    The sequence of GIS courses provided me with a strong foundation in the theory and particle application of the technology.
    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.
    Jason Kambitsis
    The department has a deep connection to the community that lets students put their knowledge to work.
    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.
    Aaron Mowry
    After graduating from IUP, the internship at Altoona turned into a full-time position.
    Lindsay Gerner
    I analyze trends in population, transportation, income, housing, and land use for a particular region.
    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!
    Brian Sharkey
    I started my IUP career as a Communications Media major.