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Geography & Environment: Students & Alumni

Rowan Geography & Environment Programs

Want to learn more about the Geography & Environment experience from a student's perspective? "Rowan Geography & Environment Programs:
A view from Our Students" is a short video that includes recent testimonials from our department graduates.

Get involved with Geography & Environment

Join the Geography Club to get involved with interesting geography enthusiats at Rowan University. The club often organizes adventurous hikes and walks around the region. Anyone interested in joining should contact Rich Federman.

Student Work

One of the key components that our students expect to gain from Rowan University is the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom to the real world. In honor of this effort, the department would like to showcase some of their excellent work. Click an academic semester link below for more information:

Fall 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

The Department of Geography & Environment would like to congratulate our Class of 2016. There are over 20 students graduating this spring and we are very proud of this dynamic group of young geographers and environmentalists!

From our four degree programs we have:


  • De La Cruz, Anthony D
  • DiGuardia, Joseph Louis
  • Garcia, Andrew Cesar
  • Molloy, Alexander Robert
  • Mundrick, Francesca Leah


  • Marko, David Richard
  • McInerney, John Thomas
  • Morales, Alyssa L
  • Schmid, Joshua David


  • Baumann, Jillian Taylor
  • Bejin, Austin Patrick
  • Kaspar, Paige Arleen
  • Lazin, Tamas
  • Marko, David Richard
  • McKeown, Jillian M.
  • Zaccaria, Joseph


  • Fath, Edwin Marcus
  • Graham, Beth Anne
  • Meyers, Danielle Marie
  • Petriello, Stephen John
  • Primavera, Daniel Francis
  • Puliti, Matthew James
  • Schmid, Joshua David
  • Sheekey, Stephany Lyn
  • Tevlin, Rachel Sheridan
  • Tonetta, Robert Alexander
  • Tortu, Jonathan Michael
  • Walker, Devin

Congratulations to all students on the wonderful achievement of graduation. We thank you for contributing to the success of our department and encourage you to continue living our motto: to understand the world, protect the environment and create a sustainable future.

Awards & Honors

The department would also like to congratulate the following 2016 award winners:

DVGA Outstanding Seniors

Joshua Schmid – GIS major Award
Austin Bejin – Planning major Award
Nicholas Cortese – Geography major Award
Stephen Petriello – Environmental Studies major Award

GIS Award - Joshua Schmid

Planning Award - Austin Bejin

Geography Award - Nicholas Cortese

Environmental Studies Award - Stephen Petriello

Senior of Distinction: Geography & Environment Department - David Marko

Senior of Distinction: Geography & Environment Department - Francesca Mundrick

Environmental Studies Medallion - Devin Walker

GIS Medallion Award - Alyssa Morales

Livingston Scholarship for Junior with highest GPA - Jared Powell

Gregg Kaulfers Scholarship - Jill Bennett

Marvin Creamer Scholarship - Makenzie Franco

Gamma Theta Upsilon Inductees

Jillian Baumann
Austin Bejin
Erin Callahan
Andrew Garcia
David Marko
John McInerney
Chrystal Merrigan
Alyssa Morales
Francesca Mundrick
Todd Sundberg
Jonathan Tortu
Devin Walker

Alumni Profiles

Our Geography and Environmental Studies graduates are employed in a variety of exciting professions throughout the country. Below are just a few examples of our successful alumni:

  • Tim Brill works for the Department of environmental protection, where he uses geographical information systems to help identify farm parcels that are best suited for preservation under the State of New Jersey's farmland preservation program.
  • Professor Kenneth Lacovera teaches geology at Drexel University in Philadelphia. For his research, he travels the world in search of dinosaur fossils. His work has taken him to Egypt, China, and Argentina. He is noted for having found the second largest dinosaur ever discovered.
  • Kara Jo Witkowski is a marketing manager for ALK Associates, a company that produces software that aids trucking companies in finding the shortest, most fuel-efficient routes for use in delivering their shipments.
  • Andy Rosen is president of a company that does market research and data tabulation. For his hobby, he travels the world in search of the ideal site for scuba diving.
  • Don Evans spends his days working to ensure that our children and we will live in a world with cleaner air and cleaner water.