Geography Alumni and their careers

 

2017-2018

  • Amber Miller

2016-2017

  • Alexandra Bright
  • David Copeland – Delivery Driver Assistant (Seasonal) at UPS
  • Michael Fields
  • Katarena Jarrell – Account Specialist at Avalara
  • Riley Tavish
  • Robert Strider (thesis) – GIS Technician, Pinehurst, North Carolina

2015-2016

  • Nicholas Adkins – Marshall University Geography Department master’s program; GIS Technician at West Virginia State Tax Department
  • Tanner Beckett – Cenergy, LLC
  • Delbert Cannoy
  • Christopher Carr – Geographic Information Systems Professional, Warrenton, Virginia
  • David Copeland – Marshall University Geography Department master’s program
  • Jeff Cragle – CAD Drafter at Adecco Staffing, Austin, Texas
  • Joseph Fitzwater – Assignment Editor at WOWK 13 NEWS, Huntington, WV
  • Jessica Hutchinson – English Teaching Assistant, Marshall University
  • Linda McGuffey – IT Consultant at Marshall University
  • Mike Michael – GIS Analyst, WV Department of Highways, Charleston, WV
  • Aaron “Aari” Nelson – Lead GIS Analyst | The Villages® Technology Solutions Group, FL
  • Heidi Oberlin (online) – Meteorologist and GIS specialist, Chloeta Fire, Oklahoma City
  • Alexandria Phares – EFNEP Youth Associate at WVSU, Charleston, West Virginia
  • Andrew Pritt – Long Term Substitute Teacher (History) at Pocahontas County High School, WV
  • Kiersten Rose – Graduate Student at Kobe University, Osaka, Japan
  • Amanda Wallace (online) – Web Search Evaluator, Appen LTD.
  • Douglas Wiley – Cabell County Solid Waste Authority, Barboursville, WV

2014-2015

  • Megan (McCrosky) Click – Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator for the Geospatial Information Science program, Mountwest Community and Technical College, Huntington, WV
  • Chris Hale
  • Jialun Jiao – Geographer, US Census Bureau, Washington, DC
  • Lora Meadows – Geographic Information Science and Technology Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Rashad Nisar
  • Christopher Shaffer

2013-2014

  • Britt Arcadipane – GIS Analyst IV, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Charleston, WV
  • Zachary Ball – Contractor for Dominion Energy, Parkersburg, WV
  • Daniel Kirby
  • Lakin Johnson – GIS Analyst, City of Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Linda McGuffey – Marshall University Geography Department master’s program
  • Zachary McLain – WV Department of Highways, Huntington, WV
  • Taylor Lee – Biological Field Technician, Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc., Greenbrier County, WV
  • Aaron Nelson – Marshall University Geography Department master’s program
  • Jerrod Stout – GIS Analyst, Gulfland Appalachian Energy, Inc., Paintsville, KY

2012-2013

  • Chris Cannoy – Marshall University Geography Department master’s program
  • Seth Davidson (thesis) – GIS administrator at Northeast Natural Energy in Charleston, WV
  • Randy Epperly – WV Department of Highways, Charleston, WV
  • Jared Figgins (thesis) – GIS Analyst at the Piketon, OH Uranium Enrichment Plant
  • Aaron Johnson
  • Amanda Payne – Rahall Transportation Institute at Trails Program Manager, Huntington, West Virginia Area
  • Veronica Ross
  • Yisha Shi – pursuing Ph.D. opportunities
  • Ashley (Ostrow) Stephens – Analyst, US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV
  • Douglas Wiley – Marshall University Geography Department master’s program

2011-2012

  • Andrew Brown
  • Sara Cremeans – Research / Data Analyst / GIS Recognition Media LLC
  • Carrie Haight – Senior GIS Mapping Development Planner, LUMOS Networks, Charleston, WV
  • Robert Hupp – Lowe’s of Barboursville, WV
  • Marla Johnson – GISP, GIS Analyst EA Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland Area
  • Jake Keaton – NASCAR driver
  • Robert Maynard – GIS Analyst, Dominion (one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy), Parkersburg, WV
  • Deloris Musick – Lexington, KY
  • Dominique Norman (thesis) – GIS Analyst at CALIBRE Systems, Alexandria, VA
  • Jonathan Phoenix – Senior GIS Specialist, GAI Consultants, Inc., Homestead, Pennsylvania
  • Benjamin Stratton – Job estimator using GIS tools, LUMOS Networks, Charleston, WV
  • Jessica Streeter – Custom Alloy Corporation
  • Patricia Usher – Lead Teacher at Child Development Academy, Huntington, West Virginia

2010-2011

  • Libby Callicoat (thesis) – Geography Instructor, Midlands Technical College, West Columbia, SC
  • Mark Collins – Environmental Resources Analyst, WV Department of Environmental Protection, Charleston, WV
  • Jacqueline Crawford – GIS Analyst, WV Department of Environmental Protection, Charleston, WV
  • N. Zack Fraley – US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV
  • Daniel Grafton – Geography Instructor at Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois
  • Josh Krumski – GIS Analyst II at Williams, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Dustin Lowers – GIS Database Admininstrator I, West Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Lora Meadows – Marshall University Geography Department master’s program
  • F. Britt McNew – GIS Coordinator at Advantage Timberland, Bluefield, Virginia
  • Ashley Ostrow – Intern, US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV
  • David Rucker – Project Manager with Summit Engineering (mine engineering and permitting) in South Charleston, WV

2009-2010

  • Jessica Beres – GIS Analyst at Gulfport Energy Corporation, Martins Ferry, Ohio
  • Crystal Chambers – US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WVV
  • Emiko Hori — GIS Programmer Analyst II at WVDOT Division of Highways
  • Chad Pyles – Project Manager at Cenergy, LLC, Fraziers Bottom, West Virginia
  • J. Michael Stanton (thesis) – Maryland Department of Agriculture

2008-2009

  • Jackie Crawford – MU Geography Master’s program
  • Ibrahim Alkhady (Thesis) – Assistant Professor, GIS at the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Brian Brown (Thesis) – Social Studies/English Teacher at Ben Franklin Technical School, Huntington, West Virginia Area
  • Eric Tadlock (Thesis) – Utility Pilot at HeloAir, Inc.
  • Stephanie (Young) Thorn (Thesis) – Marketing Coordinator at VisitGreenvilleSC, Greenville, South Carolina
  • William Stockwell – Marshall University staff

2007-2008

  • Amy Blankenship (Thesis) – MountWest Community and Technical College instructor, Huntington, WV; Lab Expediter at Eyetique
  • Aubrey Dickerson – Owner at West Virginia Publishing Company, Cool Ridge, West Virginia
  • Won Hoi Hwang (Thesis) – Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech, VA
  • BJ Jones (Thesis) – Ph.D. from Shanghai University, China
  • Jeanette Kripas Weaver (Thesis) – Research Analyst, GIS&T Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Christa Moore – self-employed, Huntington, WV
  • Aaron Patterson (Thesis) – GIS Manager, LUMOS Networks, Charleston, WV
  • Tara Shleser – City of Beckley, WV
  • Kristi Stephens (Thesis)
  • Joe Trimboli – US Army Corps of Engineers

2006-2007

  • Alexandria Rovatsos (Thesis) – Law school
  • Craig Rife – City of Huntington, WV Public Works

2005-2006

  • James Barker (Thesis) – Kansas State U. Geography Ph.D. program, Law school
  • Daniel East – Bridge Inspector at WV Department of Highways, Spanishburg, West Virginia
  • Maria Simental (Thesis) – WV Department of Homeland Security, Charleston, WV
  • Frank Ming-Jen Chu (Applied Project) – Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager, National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan

2004-2005

  • Rhonda Burcham – MU Master of Arts in Teaching program; plans to teach Geography in middle school
  • Michael Marchyshyn — Transportation Planner, HDR, Inc Chicago, IL
  • Aaron Patterson — MU Geography Master’s program
  • James Schlacter — United States Air Force
  • David Woods — Continental Airlines pilot
  • Jennifer Barnette — GIS analyst and planner for the Putnam Co., WV Development Authority
  • Jim Davis — WV American Water in Charleston, WV
  • Kelley Galloway — United States Army
  • Aaron Goodman (Thesis) — US Army, Operations Division, Alexandria, VA
  • Scott Jones — GIS analyst for the Putnam Co., WV Water Authority
  • Jay Newberry (Thesis) — Michigan State U. Geography Ph.D. program
  • Stephen Porter (Thesis) — US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV
  • Jennings Starcher — GIS Manager at West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Craig Rife – MU Geography Master’s program

2003-2004

  • Philip Holman – MU Graduate school
  • Linda Chafin – US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV
  • Michael Farley – Tennessee graduate school
  • Craig Rife – MU Graduate school, intern with WV Department of Environmental Protection
  • Alexandrea Rovatsos – MU Graduate schoool
  • Nicholas Orsini
  • James A. Martin
  • Rebecca Pierce (Thesis)
  • Michael Koon (Thesis) – US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV
  • Suzanne Heckenbach – US Department of Veterans Affairs, Huntington, WV
  • Mami Itamochi (Thesis) – Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Winfield, WV
  • Jared Bledsoe – US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV

2002-2003

  • Megan Boggess Thompson – US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV
  • Bobby Nutter – Allegheny Gas Company, northern WV
  • Jody Sigmon – GIS analyst, WV Department of Highways, Charleston, WV
  • Matthew Straley – City of Virginia Beach, VA
  • William Stockwell – MU Geography Master’s program
  • Jennings Starcher — MU Geography Master’s program
  • Lowell Loudin – International businessman, Southeast Asia
  • Brady, Elizabeth
  • Galloway, Kelley — MU Geography Master’s program
  • Castle, Jeffrey
  • Cheryl Easton

2001-2002

  • James Spicheck
  • Dennis “Mark” Snuffer – Plans Reviewer/Floodplain Manager/Addressing Coordinator, Charleston, WV
  • Lois Ratanamalaya
  • Ira Miller
  • Joe Guttman – Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; College instructor; continuing education
  • Steven Durrah
  • Richard Lawson – ESRI sales for 10 years, now continuing education
  • Adam Knubel
  • Jody Sigmon – MU Geography Master’s Program
  • Katherine Smith – Master’s in GIS at London, UK; then Ph.D. program at Ohio State University
  • Kenneth Brevard – GIS position with Virginia Information Technologies Agency
  • Michael Koon — MU Geography Master’s program

Way Back!

  • James A. Martin – 1997 – Solution Consultant at Meridium, Inc., Roanoke, Virginia Area
  • Chuck Peterson – 1988 – Vice President of Business Information with the Greater Richmond Partnership, a regional economic development organization in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dean Neal – B.S. 1980 – Director of Zoning for the city of Pinellas Park, FL.
  • Ray Rappold – M.S. 1977 – Faculty – ABE program at Bridgemont Community and Technical College; Marshall Faculty – 1998-2003.