Geography APG gets greenlight from GEMS

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 12:06pm

The GEMS Board of Directors has formally approved the formation of a new Department of Geography Affiliate Program Group (APG) that will work closely with the Department of Geography. Director of Alumni Relations for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Colleen Swetland  will be a standing member of this group, and as such, attend meetings and events to make sure that their mission and goals are in line with the department, College, and Penn State Alumni Association. GEMS looks forward to working with these volunteers on joint programming and planning.


The group will met on July 14, 2012



Dear Alumni of the Department of Geography,

I’m pleased to be able to invite you to a gathering of the NEW Geography alumni-led APG (Affiliate Program Group) following this year’s Arts Fest. The gathering is to be held July 14 at 11:00 a.m. in 319 Walker Building. For those of you involved in college alumni events please note the Geography gathering is scheduled to begin immediately following the GEMS breakfast so as to dovetail with your other activities.

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Along with a number of your alumni colleagues who have been the driving force in the APG the department is actively committed and supportive of this group and its activities. We look forward to this APG thriving and to its becoming an important part of the PSU Geography community.

Please join us.

With best regards, wishes for a happy July Fourth in advance, and hopes of your being able to join the Geography APG on July 14.

Yours for geography,

Karl Zimmerer

Professor and Head

Department of Geography

Penn State




APGs include alumni or friends of Penn State who have a common interest in a particular academic, professional, or extracurricular activity that is related to a specific college or campus program. Learn more about APGs


The contact for the Geography APG will be:

Anne Messner,, 116 Deike Bldg., University Park, PA 16802