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MCC Geography/GIS Alumni wins award (Spring 2013)!

A former MCC Geography/GIS student recently won the "Marble-Boyle award”, supported by Mr. Jack Dangermond of ESRI. He will be graduating from UB this spring with a degree in Geography and a concentration in GIS.

Geography in the news (April 2012)
Chris Katz
2011 Geography Awareness Week Winners

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation establishing the third week in November as Geography Awareness Week. Over twenty years later, geographers continue to promote the importance of geographic literacy throughout the world. This year, MCC’s Geosciences Department celebrated the 6th annual Geography Awareness Week with an online quiz that challenged participants in physical geography, human geography, and geographic techniques. The focus this year is on community. Three staff/faculty and three students received a prize in their respective category. The top three performing students were: Emily Peets, Balbina Gonzalez, and Abraham Davis. The top three performing faculty/staff were Linda Ziegler, Edward Grissing, and Peter Collinge. These geography gurus received their geography themed prizes from Geosciences faculty: Michael Boester, Jonathon Little and Dan Robertson.

photo of 2011 geography awareness week winners

2011 Geography Awareness Week winners pose with their prizes. From left to right (above): Edward Grissing, Balbina Gonzalez, Jonathon Little, Emily Peets, Peter Collinge, Linda Ziegler, and Abraham Davis.

2009 Geography Awareness Week Winners
Brighton students
DCC students

Geography Awareness Week winners pose with their prizes at Brighton campus (left Figure) and Damon campus (right Figure).  From left to right: Linda Ziegler, Edward Grissing, Ryan Tucker, Peter Collinge, Jonathon Little, Natasha Wasuck, Erik Schrader, and Michael Boester.

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation establishing the third week in November as Geography Awareness Week.  Over twenty years later, geographers continue to promote the importance of geographic literacy throughout the United States and Canada.  This year, MCC’s Geosciences Department celebrated the 4th annual Geography Awareness Week with an online quiz that challenged participants in geographic techniques (e.g., remote sensing, geographical information system, and cartography).  Three staff/faculty and three students received a prize in their respective category (faculty/staff or student). The top three performing students were: Erik Schrader, Natasha Wasuck, and Ryan Tucker.  The top three performing faculty/staff were: Peter Collinge (perfect score), Edward Grissing (perfect score), and Linda Ziegler.  These geography gurus received their geography themed prizes from Geosciences faculty Michael Boester and Jonathon Little.

The questions and answers to this year’s quiz can be found by clicking on ANSWERS.

photo of 2008 Geography Awareness Week Prize Winners

Geography Awareness Week winners pose with their prizes. From left to right: Michael Boester, Fawn VanVelson, Ron DeFrank, Bradley Kommeth, and Jon Little.  Linda Ziegler is in the figure to the right.  Steven Lippa and Elaine Derrenbacher also earned prizes.

Fall 2008 Geography Awareness Week Prize Winners

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation establishing the third week in November as Geography Awareness Week.  Over twenty years later, geographers continue to promote the importance of geographic literacy throughout the United States and Canada.  This year, MCC’s Geosciences Department celebrated the 3rd annual Geography Awareness Week with an online quiz that challenged participants in physical geography, human geography, and geographic techniques.  The focus this year is on the Americas.  Over sixty people took the quiz.  Three staff/faculty and three students received a prize in their respective category (faculty/staff or student).  The top three performing students were: Steven Lippa, Fawn VanVelson, and Bradley Kommeth.  The top three performing faculty/staff were Linda Ziegler, Ron DeFrank, and Elaine Derrenbacher.  These geography gurus received their geography themed prizes from Geosciences faculty: Michael Boester, Jonathon Little and Dan Robertson.  


Fall 2007

Thank you for taking the 2007 Geography Awareness Quiz! Three staff/faculty and three students received a perfect score (20/20). After the tie-breaker, the top three performing students were: Bradley Kommeth, Benjamin Savory, and Lisa Continelli.  The top three performing faculty/staff were Pamela Keyes, Ann Penwarden, and Linda Ziegler. Congratulations to these geography gurus.

Geography Awareness Week winners Lisa Continelli
Geography Awareness Week winners pose with their prizes.  Front row left to right: Bradley Kommeth, Pamela Keyes, and Ann Penwarden.  Back row: Michael Boester, Benjamin Savory, Linda Ziegler, and Jonathon Little. Lisa Continelli

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