Geography Alumni Program Group Reception

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Senate 1 Lounge of The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel or remotely via Adobe Connect

Who should attend

The Geography Alumni Program Group will meet on Monday, June 15, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. EDT. We invite alumni of all Penn State geography programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Master of GIS
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Online Geospatial Certificates

to participate either in-person or remotely via Adobe Connect.

To participate

Adobe Connect:

Meeting One call-in: 1-877-863-0551

Senate 1 Lounge of The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel



For those able to join us in State College, we'll have a reception with hors d'oeuvres and beer, wine, and soft drinks. We hope to see you there!


4:30  Gather, get refreshments if in person. Remote participants, log nto Adobe Connect to access presentation slides and chat feature, and call in for audio

4:45  Welcome and introductions around the actual and virtual rooms

4:55  APG purpose and history (Jodi Vender)

5:00  APG vision and formalizing operating structure (Brendan Wesdock, Jennie Karalewich, Jodi Vender)

5:15  Involvement opportunities

  • GEMS Board (Jennie Karalewich, Colleen Swetland)
  • APG leadership (Brendan Wesdock, Jennie Karalewich, Jodi Vender)
  • Nominating alumni for recognitions (Jodi Vender, Colleen Swetland)
  •  Mentoring and networking

– In-person (AAG reception, ESRI UC, PA GIS conference...)
– Remotely

Brazen Connect: chat-based speed networking
Panel sessions via teleconference
Recommendations from online experts (Greg Thomas, Beth King, Ryan Baxter)
  • Connecting with students and classes

– Promoting internships/jobs
– Partnering with classes on real-life projects, guest lectures/visits
– Mentoring program
– Alumni profiles
– Advice column/blog

6:00  Informal mingling/chatting



Please register by June 14 using this online form: