2003-2004 was a year of abundant achievements by SUNY New Paltz Geography faculty, current Geography students, and Geography alumni Recent News from New Paltz Geography Alumni:
William Fall '69, among the first graduate's of the college's Geography program, 'retired' from New Paltz High School after teaching there since 1976. For the Department of Geography, he will continue to teach Physical Geography to undergraduates at SUNY New Paltz as he has for many years. The High School's loss is the College's gain!
Mark Rockmore 70 , who has worked for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency since 1979, was honored in 2001 with the naming of 1,730 meters high Mount Rockmore in Antarctica. His story will be featured in the October issue of The Observer. Look for it! Check NGAs impressive website for info of interest to Geographers.
Rich Castagna '73 writes to remind Geography undergraduates to think about summer GIS internship opportunities in addition to post-BA employment oppportunities at the New Jersey DEP .
Bob Saunders '74 continues his work for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority keeping their maps up-to-date.. Bob writes, "The actual cartography with the computer is done by an outside person, but I do all the research and mark up the maps and am responsible for a good deal of the content." Click here to see the , as well as the 2004 map.
Doug Genzer '93, currently a GIS Data Analyst at Denver GIS, a planning agency for the city of Denver, won two national awards--"Best Overall Map" and "Best Cartographic Design: Single Map Product, Large Format"--for his "Denver Bike Map" at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego in August 2004. Congratulations! For more information, click here
Hassan Basagic '97 was a featured researcher in The Observer, the alumni magazine of SUNY New Paltz. If you didn't have a chance to read the article, click here
Robin Sullivan 99 has moved from New York to Oregon where she continues to work as a Field Analyst for NAVTEQ, a world leader in premium-quality digital map data.
Chris Liebler '01 reached another of his goals, graduating from the NYPD Police Academy on December 30, 2003.
Bart Moran 02 is now fulfilling his dream as a Second Lieutenant in the US Air Force, flying first the T-6A and the T-1. He expects soon to be flying the C-5--the largest aircraft in America and the 2nd largest in the world (one Russian plane is bigger)--at Stewart Airport in Newburgh.
Christopher Zottola '03, after a year teaching a 6, 7, and 8th grade special education class in the Middletown school district, has moved to a position in Monticello High School as a special education science teacher (biology) in order to explore a new area and age group.
Lauren Saracene '04 won a national competition for a prestigious National Geographic Society Internship, which allowed her to spend part of the summer of 2004 in Washington, D.C. working on NGS projects.