Jonathan M. Hanes (Class of 2006) did his doctoral work at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor
position at Northern Michigan University.
Two alumni, Paul Schneider (Forestry major, GIS minor) and Adam Derringer
(Geography major, GIS emphasis) won ESRI’s Special Achievement in GIS or SAG
award. Of the over 350,000 organizations that ESRI works with, Paul’s work for
the City of Marshfield and Adam’s work for Mapping Specialists, represented two
of about 100-150 awards presented. Paul and Adam were the only Wisconsin
awardees. Roger Tomlinson, who coined the term GIS, and Jack Dangermond, ESRI
President, presented the awards at the ESRI International User Conference last
week in San Diego. Approximately 13-15,000 people attended the conference.
Alumnus Anna Hess attended the 2010 Department May banquet (left, with
parents and our Diane), after beginning her doctoral degree program at Michigan
Technical University, working with advisor and alumnus Michael Falkowski. Anna’s
dissertation project involves landscape and habitat evaluation of pine barrens
in northern Wisconsin, an extension of her undergraduate capstone project and
applied research for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and of her
Master’s degree from the College of Natural Resources. Michael extended his
capstone project in remote sensing into a Master’s degree and subsequent PhD in
Forestry before taking a faculty position at Michigan Tech.
Alumnus Jonathan Hanes (2006) is finishing his PhD in Geography at
Alumnus Maren Lindow (2008) is an SCA intern working as a GIS/GPS specialist
at Ice Harbor Dam in Washington State.
Alumnus Corinna Neeb (2009) is settling in as an Information System
Technician, Portage County Emergency Management, WI.
Alumnus Cynthia Patulski (2002) completed a Masters degree in the Landscape
Architecture program at the University of New Mexico, and works at a landscape
construction design company in Albuquerque.
Alumnus Jeremy Jenkins (2009) is a Masters degree student and research
assistant in the Geography program at the University of Idaho.
Alumnus Adam Heil (2006) is employed at US Trailmaps in Wausau, WI.
Alumnus Dana Dierkes (1989) is the supervisory park ranger for Catoctin
Mountain Park, MD. The parkway includes Theodore Roosevelt Island, Dyke Marsh
Wildlife Preserve, the Iwo Jima Memorial, Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove,
Great Falls Park, Clara Barton National Historic Site.