Featured Alumni

Jon Galloy

Jon Galloy is a native of Tomahawk, Wisconsin and a 2010 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a B.S. in Geography with a Physical Geography option and GIS/Cartographic option.  He also has a Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis minor. Jon also shared the Geography and Geology Department’s Academic Honor Award given to the graduating geography major with the highest GPA in departmental courses. Like many students at UWSP today, Jon was a non-traditional student who returned to UWSP after a 16 year career as a printer/pressman.   He developed an interest in the GIS program due to the influence of two childhood friends who were successful graduates of the GIS program at UWSP.

Jon is currently employed with the UWSP GIS Center under the direction of Doug Miskowiak as a GIS Technician. Past projects include the “Citizen Assessment of Critical Habitats and Priority Shorelines 2010” in conjunction with The Grindstone Lake Association, conducted in the summer of 2010. Jon also developed, within the ESRI Flexviewer framework, an on-line application to allow stakeholders in the Grindstone Lake project the ability to interactively view project results, data and maps. Current projects include site analysis of aquaculture facilities within the state of Wisconsin and the development of a predictive model that will guide future aquaculture site selection.