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UR Geographic Club

The Collegian profiled the new UR Geographic Club last spring.

Gamma Theta Upsilon

The Department of Geography and the Environment was granted a charter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), the International Geography Honor Society, in 2010 and inducted 11 charter members on November 17, 2010.

GTU was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. GTU's national president, Dr. Don Zeigler, a professor of geography at Old Dominion University, swore in UR's charter members. Charter members included: Carroll Courtenay, Carolyn Doherty, Taylor Hotchkiss, Maddy Mengler, Ashley Miles, Mike Olson, Asha Phadke and Alex Purdy. Recent graduates are: Adrian Bellomo, Angela Campagnoli and Cloe Franko.

To qualify for membership in GTU, students must be a junior or senior, have taken at least three geography classes, and have achieved at least a 3.3 GPA in their overall coursework, as well as their geography courses. The academic honor society sponsors activities that support geography knowledge and awareness and members must meet high academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography.

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