In the Know...NGA News
Amanda Ostrander (major - Intelligence Studies, minor - Geography) was selected as a Student Assistant at the Federal User Conference in Washington DC to be held in February 2016. The student assistantship provides for the conference registration and hotel accommodation. Only a handful of students are generally selected.
The Spring 2015 graduation Salutatorian -Ms. Courtney Anderson and Valedictorian -Brenda Rosek-Michel -both were associated with the Geography program. Ms. Anderson graduated with a BA in Intelligence Studies and a minor in Geography, and Ms. Rosek-Michel graduated with a BA in Geography.
Brittany Berwanger ('15) has been admitted to the Master's Degree program in Earth Science at North Carolina Central University
(Spring 2015) Three FSU Students Awarded GEOINT Stipends
The FSU Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Program has received accredidation for the two year periods of 2015-2017. FSU is the first Historical Black College and University (HBCU) and tenth U.S. academic institution of higher education to receive this recognition. See pages 12-13 in the 2014 Issue 4 of Trajectory Magazine, http://trajectorymagazine.com/
Interested in earning a certificate? Contact Dr. Rakesh Maholtra @ 672-2628 or email@example.com
GEOINT Lab now open!
The GEOINT Certificate program at FSU has awarded scholarships to 5 students for Fall 2014.
Fall Break: Geography students travel to explore graduate school opportunities. Five FSU students (3 Geography majors and 2 Geography minors) visited North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC and the University of Georgia, Athens, GA over Fall Break. The students met with faculty members and graduate students at both these campuses and learned about potential graduate school opportunities at these institutions.
Geography students compete:
Larry Watson (Geography Major) and Terry McNeill (Geography Minor) participated in the North Carolina Geography Bowl held at the UNC-Greensboro campus on September 26, 2014. This is the first time in the history of the NC Geography Bowl that FSU students participated in this event. The students participated in a joint team with North Carolina Central University. Two of the participants who are currently pursuing graduate degrees at NCCU received their undergraduate degrees from FSU (Gene Squires and Terra Wright-Delotach). The joint team competed with teams from four other schools (UNC-Asheville, East Carolina University, UNC-Pembroke, and UNC-Greensboro).
Congratulations! Geography Major Terra Wright-Deloatch for winning a sholarship from NC ArcGIS Users Group, Inc. This is the second consecutive year that the North Carolina ArcGIS Users Group has decided to honor an FSU student
FSU Geography students selected for internshIp and Conference
Mr. Moise Essounga (Geography) was selected for a summer internship with the Moore County GIS Department (http://www.co.moore.nc.us/index.php/en/mnu-gis).
Ms. Blilss Jacobs (Geography) was selected as a Student Assistant for the Esri International User Conference in San Diego (July 8-12, 2013) http://www.esri.com/events/user-conference.
Geography Students from Fayetteville State University (FSU) Visit the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
In the News....Several students from the Geography and Intelligence Studies programs (Department of Government and History) attended the NC GIS Conference held in Raleigh (February 7 - 8, 2013). They interacted with their peers from other universities as well as potential employers about job prospects and attended poster and paper presentations. Mr. Jamal Christian (Geography) received the Herb Stout Student Award as a meritorious student from FSU.
Geography students represent FSU:
Two Geography students (Ms. Molly Schmaljohn and Ms. Dennise Camacho)were selected as Student Assistants for the GEOINT 2012 Symposium (www.geoint2012.com) held in October in Orlando, FL. In addition to complimentary registration, the student received a stipend to cover their travel costs. The GEOINT Symposium is the nation's largest intelligence event of the year and the students were able to attend the conference, hear directly from GEOINT leaders, interact with other students and other Symposium participants, and network with potential employers.
Ms. Melinda Milone, a Geography student was awarded a scholarship ($500) by the North Carolina Arc Users Group (NCAUG). Ms. Milone was presented this award at the NCAUG Annual meeting in Carolina Beach (October 24- 26, 2012). The NCAUG promotes the use of Geographic knowledge, particularly GIS, to address local and regional issues.
On November 14, 2012 the Geography program celebrated GIS Day (www.gisday.com) by attending a lunch at a local restaurant (Thai Pepper). Current Geography program students had the opportunity to meet and interact with their peers.