Below is information about the latest exploits of a few UNH geography graduates. We’re always happy to hear from our alumni, so if you are a UNH geography graduate, please let us know what you’re doing and get in touch whenever you have news you wish to share with the department and your fellow graduates.
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Class of 2009
Tim Barnum has been admitted to the Earth Science graduate program at UNH.
Darlene Dube has been hired as an administrator for a project to study the possibility of creating a School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at UNH. She lives in Madbury, New Hampshire.
John Foss is pursuing a Peace Corps Master’s International MBA Program at Monterey Institute for International Studies in California, a graduate school of Middlebury College. The program combines an MBA education with 27 months of Peace Corps service. John will begin his Peace Corps service in Costa Rica in September 2010, then return to Monterey for a final semester of MBA work.
David Gallant works for the interactive division of the Garfield Group, a Boston marketing company. He was featured in the Sydney Morning Herald in Sydney, Australia, in an article about the use of social marketing websites to find employment.
Class of 2008
Mike Anthony is a forest technician for the U.S. Forest Service in Cedar City, Utah. His responsibilities include helping to protect forests from the impact of recreational users, trail maintenance, and wildlife suppression.
Emily Fekete has entered the Ph.D. program in geography at the University of Kansas. She completed a master's degree in geography at Kent State University in summer 2010. Her master's thesis was entitled, "Signs in Space: American Sign Language as Spatial Language and Cultural Worldview." At KU, she hopes to develop a dissertation on virtual spaces and how they are changing people's interactions with physical spaces.
Lori (Costantino) Kingston is an administrative assistant for Sigma Partners, a venture capital firm in Boston, Massachusetts. She lives in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Tyler Walker continues to travel the world to ski and work on handicap issues. He was featured recently in the Gulf Times in Qatar. He won the downhill world cup at the International Paralympic Committee’s 2008-09 Alpine Skiing Downhill in Whistler, British Columbia. You can keep abreast of Tyler’s activities on his website.
Class of 2007
Julia Blumenfeld is a sales and marketing assistant for CW-X, a sports apparel company based in New York City that is part of Wacoal Sports Science Corp. She recently completed half-marathons in Portland, Maine, and New York City. She is a member of the Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition. She has a blog: http://www.theprintedthought.blogspot.com/. Julia lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Diana Laurenitis is a community supported agriculture/organic farm manager at Pakeen Farm in Canton, Massachusetts. She also lives in Canton.
Shawn Moody works as a cartographer for the New Hampshire Department of Safety.
Catherine Trudel is an environmental scientist for the URS Corp. in Salem, New Hampshire. She conducts environmental investigations, does groundwater sampling, and serves as an asbestos lab technician. She recently completed a research project on “green” alternatives for environmental remediation. She lives in Dover, New Hampshire.
Class of 2006
Sarabeth Craig was accepted to George Washington University in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development to work toward her Masters in International Education. The program offers expertise in four areas, and she plans to focus on "international-intercultural study and students" (study abroad/student exchange programs, etc.).
Chris D’Errico is a GIS analyst for SAIL in Indian Head, Maryland. He also lives in Indian Head.
Jeremy Onysko is an Implementation Project Manager with Global Relief Technologies, Inc. in Portsmouth, NH.
Miranda Rought is a program manager for Little Kids Rock, a non-profit based in Montclair, New Jersey, that promotes music education in urban schools across the country. The organization provides free musical instruments to public schools in low-income areas in 22 cities. Miranda lives in Demarest, New Jersey.
Class of 2005
Anna (Mallory) Clark teaches sixth grade social studies at Nute Middle School in Milton, New Hampshire. She is married to Adam Clark and they had a daughter, Adelle, in 2007. They live in Dover, New Hampshire, where they also operate Adelle’s Coffeehouse.
Class of 2004
Andrew Daher is a project scientist for Roux Associates in West Deptford, New Jersey, managing environmental remediation and construction projects. He is married to another UNH alum, Jessica Knox. They live in Seaville, New Jersey, where they bought a house in 2008.
Jonathan Dowling is a teacher at Greenland Central School in Greenland, New Hampshire. He earned a master of arts in teaching from UNH in 2007. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.
Class of 2003
Raul Bernal graduated from the Fletcher School at Tufts University with a Masters degree in Law and Diplomacy (a graduate degree in International Affairs).
Class of 2000
Russell Manchester teaches sixth grade math at Derry Cooperative School in Derry, New Hampshire. He earned a master’s degree in elementary education from UNH in 2002. He lives in Nottingham, New Hampshire.
Class of 1999
Jessica Proulx is a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has worked for Southwest since 1991. She lives in San Diego, California.
Class of 1998
Stephen H. Curran is retired and living in Bluffton, South Carolina, where he plays golf and Scrabble and is “otherwise completely bored.”
Class of 1994
Peter Scull is an associate professor of geography at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, where he recently earned tenure. He also directs a study abroad program in Uganda. After graduating from UNH, Peter earned a master of arts in geography from Michigan State University in 1996 and a Ph.D. from San Diego State University/University of California, Santa Barbara in 2002.
Class of 1993
Robert Sullivan is an air charter pilot and president of Kestrel Aviation in Norwood, Massachusetts. He lives in Stoughton, Massachusetts.
Class of 1992
Jason Dunion is a research meteorologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Research Division in Miami, Florida. After graduating from UNH, he earned a master of science in atmospheric and oceanic science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His current research examines how dust storms in the Sahara Desert impact hurricane intensity. He is married to Paige Chesley, a fellow UNH graduate. They have two children and recently moved back to New England. They live in Marlborough, Connecticut.
Joe Laufenberg is a pilot flying a small corporate jet for three companies in Elizabethton, Tennessee. He lives in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Dean Nadalin is a project coordinator for Charles E. Millard, Inc., Bristol, Rhode Island, which builds custom homes and renovates homes. After graduating from UNH, he worked for three years as a freelance researcher for the National Geographic Society, before returning to Rhode Island to start a family. He lives in Bristol.
Class of 1991
Tricia Saulnier Littlejohn is a GIS Technician for Linc Energy. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
C. David Wickliffe is a GIS analyst for Maptech Aeronautical Data in Exeter, New Hampshire. He produces aeronautical charts for commercial aviation use. He lives in Nottingham, New Hampshire, with his wife and two sons.
Class of 1990
William Earnshaw is a program manager for ESRI, the GIS software company. He manages the database services team in ESRI’s Washington regional office.
Seth Worcester is a teacher at Englebrook School, a boarding school for boys in grade 6-9 in Deerfield, Massachusetts. He also lives in Deerfield.
Class of 1989
Debbi (Roose) LeMay is a stay-at-home mom in Woodbridge, Virginia, where she is homeschooling her two daughters (and making sure they learn plenty of geography). Before that, she worked for eight years as a geospatial analyst for the Department of Defense.
Jae-ann Rock operates a sales and marketing consulting firm, Sunstream Consulting Group, based in Sanborton, New Hampshire. After completing her geography degree, she earned a master’s degree in education from UNH in 1990. She lives in Tilton, New Hampshire.
Class of 1986
Valerie Gaudette Cole lives and works in Dayton, Maine, where she owns and operates Andy’s Agway and a boarding stable for horses. She is also a captionist for deaf students in area schools.
Class of 1984
Ruth Nicholson Janjic is a marketing and managing consultant, living and working in Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from UNH, she earned an MBA in marketing and international business from the University of Washington.
Class of 1983
Michael Andrews is operations manager for jeweler Tiffany & Co., directing operations for a branch office in Palo Alto, California. After graduating from UNH, he pursued a master of science in geomorphology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then moved to California, where he worked for twenty years in menswear retail. In his spare time, he volunteers for the Boy Scouts. He lives in Hayward, California.
Robert Rizzo is an army attaché for the U.S. Army in Helsinki, Finland. He serves as military advisor to the U.S. ambassador to Finland and U.S. liaison to Finnish defense forces. After earning his BA from UNH, Robert earned a master of arts in West European studies from Indiana University in 1997.
Class of 1982
Diane (Coleman) Edington is a laboratory assistant in the Electron Microscopy Lab at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. She lives in Mansfield, Connecticut, where she has raised three children, one of whom is a graduate student at Princeton University, another who is attending Queen’s University in Ontario, and a third who is in high school and is a lover of “all things equestrian,” like her mom.
Class of 1981
Carol (Westwater) Ward is a seventh grade science and social studies teacher at Cawley Middle School in Hooksett, New Hampshire. After earning her bachelor’s degree from UNH, she earned a master of arts in education from Notre Dame College in 1992. She is a member of the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance and is New Hampshire’s State Geography Action Coordinator. She lives in Bow, New Hampshire.
Class of 1980
Peter Akerman is a senior administrative assistant in the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research at the University of New Hampshire, where he manages daily operations of the office. He lives in Durham, New Hampshire.
Gordon Berry is a manager for ICF International, an energy efficiency consultancy company in Columbia, Maryland. Before taking his current position, he worked for seventeen years at Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. and its parent, Constellation Energy. After earning his BA at UNH, he earned a master of science in geography at the University of South Carolina. He lives in Catonsville, Maryland.
Class of 1978
Ann W. Sprague is executive director of the New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro. She is also vice president of the Association of Historical Societies of New Hampshire and serves on the board of directors of the Greater Meredith Program, a non-profit that seeks to enhance the economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and beauty of the town of Meredith. She lives in Meredith.
Class of 1976
Barbara (Frutchy) Senst operates a face-painting company, Art On Your Face (www.artonyourface.biz). After earning her BA from UNH, she earned an MBA from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in 1985. She lives in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
Gail (Carbonneau) Linehan is chief operating officer for MEG Asset Management in Londonderry, New Hampshire. After completing her geography degree, she earned an MBA from UNH in 1996. She lives in Londonderry.
Class of 1975
Mark F. Ricker is an area manager supervising liquor stores for the New Hampshire Liquor Commission, where he has worked for more than three decades. He lives in Dover, New Hampshire.
Class of 1974
Stephen Kiley teaches English as second language at National University in San Diego, California. He earned a master of arts in education from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2007. He lives in San Diego.
Class of 1972
Wayne R. Le Clair is a physician specializing in emergency medicine at Manodnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, New Hampshire. After graduating from UNH, he earned his MD in 1977 from Dartmouth Medical School. He also operates a large farm that raises all natural, grass-finished beef for direct sale to consumers and is a pilot. He lives in Francestown, New Hampshire.
Curt McCauley is a retired yacht captain in Palm Coast, Florida. After completing his geography degree, he earned a master of arts in public administration from UNH in 1974. Since 2007, he has taught marine biology to fifth graders at Marineland as part of a University of Florida outreach program.
Class of 1971
David C. Hill is a professor of psychology at Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1987. After graduating from UNH, he earned a master of science in school counseling from the University of Southern Maine and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Arizona. He lives in Conestoga, Pennsylvania.
Terrence F. Rosi is a sixth grade math and science teacher in Colebrook, New Hampshire, where he has taught since 1974.
Class of 1968
Otis E. Perry is self-employed and has done construction management and development for public housing authorities for three decades. He lives in Dover, New Hampshire.
Drew Sanborn is director of publications for Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He edits Trinity’s alumni magazine and supervises preparation of other college publications. After graduating from UNH, he earned a master of arts in liberal studies from Wesleyan University. Drew lives in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
James P. Upham is planning director for the City of Bath, Maine. After graduating from UNH, he earned a master’s degree in community development from the University of Maine in 1980.
Class of 1967
Clark T. Corson is a lobbyist in Concord, New Hampshire. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Integrated Capitol Strategies. He represents clients in the beer and tobacco industries. He lives in Madbury, New Hampshire.
Class of 1965
Tim Churchard is a senior lecturer in the Department of Education at UNH. He is also a sports psychologist for the Wildcat men’s hockey and football teams. After earning his geography degree from UNH, Tim earned a master of education in counseling from Salem State College in 1972, a certificate of advanced graduate study in counseling/psychology from UNH in 1984, and a bachelor of arts in fine arts from UNH in 2008.