Students & Alumni

Students & Alumni

Get involved with Geography, Planning, and Sustainability

Join the Geography Club to get involved with interesting geography enthusiats at Rowan University. The club often organizes adventurous hikes and walks around the region. Anyone interested in joining should contact Rich Federman.

Student Work

One of the key components that our students expect to gain from Rowan University is the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom to the real world. In honor of this effort, the department would like to showcase some of their excellent work found here.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

The Department would like to congratulate our Class of 2019. There are over 50 students graduating this spring and we are very proud of this dynamic group of young geographers and environmentalists!

From our four degree programs we have: 


  • Coyle, Megan Kate
  • Duff, Tristan James
  • Hill, Sabrina Marie
  • Lawler, Megan
  • Lowry, Sean
  • Maira, Nicholas Robert
  • Moore, Michael
  • Moreno, Yazmin Milenna
  • Nunez, Angel Jesus
  • Orsini, Kimberly
  • Parrilla, Christina Lauren
  • Rodriguez, Cassandra
  • Rogers, Alyssa Noelle
  • Rybicki, Ava-Kathleen
  • Viau, Catherine B
  • Wilson, Alexandra


  • Allotta, Vincent Thomas
  • Campbell, Christopher L
  • Parrilla, Christina Lauren


  • Fryer, Gabrielle Elise
  • Gleason, Timothy P
  • Hirschmann, Evan
  • Martino, Victoria P
  • Moreno, Yazmin Milenna
  • Morris, Anthony John
  • Parrilla, Christina Lauren
  • Perez, Jonathan
  • Reyes, Diego
  • Rizzo, Giavanni
  • Rodriguez, Cassandra


  • Bertone, Justin David
  • Budden, Danielle Ashley
  • Burdhimo, Sarah E
  • Chadwick, Christian James
  • Coyle, Megan Kate
  • Fryer, Gabrielle Elise
  • Geiger, Sarah Elizabeth
  • Haines, Timothy
  • Indelicato, Alyssa Rose
  • Lebron, Victor Rafael
  • Mirando, Nikolas
  • Nealer, Devon Frances
  • Rizzo, Giavanni
  • Rollins, Meghin Erika
  • Roman, Alexander
  • Rowe, Tyler Gabriel
  • Sheehan, John Travis
  • Tess, Andrew D
  • Thomas, Kevin Peter

Congratulations to all students on the wonderful achievement of graduation. We thank you for contributing to the success of our department and encourage you to continue living our motto: to understand the world, protect the environment and create a sustainable future. 

Awards & Honors

The department would also like to congratulate the following 2018 award winners:

Dean’s Senior Recognition Award - Giavanni Rizzo

Environmental Studies Medallion - Devon Nealer

Geographic Information Science Medallion - Christina Parrilla

DVGA Outstanding Seniors

  • Geography - Cassandra Rodriguez
  • Geographic Information Science - Christopher Campbell
  • Community and Environmental Planning - Meghan Wren
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies - Meghin Rollins

Livingston Award - Erica Briggs

Gregg Kaulfers Award - Sarah Burdhimo

Marvin Creamer Award - Leanne Cioffi

2019 Gamma Theta Upsilon Inductees

  • Christina Ashton
  • Erica Briggs
  • Sarah Burdhimo
  • Megan Coyle
  • Tristan Duff
  • Steve Enriquez
  • Stephanie Klingler
  • Victoria Martino
  • Juliano Massi
  • Raymond Michalak
  • Michael Moore
  • Yazmin Moreno
  • Kenneth Nichols
  • Ryan Quicksill
  • Giavanni Rizzo
  • Cassandra Rodriguez
  • Ava-Kathleen Rybicki
  • Reilly Thompson
  • Jamie Waggner
  • Meghan Wren

Alumni Profiles

Our Geography and Environmental Studies graduates are employed in a variety of exciting professions throughout the country. Below are just a few examples of our successful alumni:

  • Tim Brill works for the Department of environmental protection, where he uses geographical information systems to help identify farm parcels that are best suited for preservation under the State of New Jersey's farmland preservation program.
  • Professor Kenneth Lacovara is the Founding Dean of the School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University. For his research, he travels the world in search of dinosaur fossils. His work has taken him to Egypt, China, and Argentina. He is noted for having found the second largest dinosaur ever discovered.
  • Kara Jo Witkowski is a marketing manager for ALK Associates, a company that produces software that aids trucking companies in finding the shortest, most fuel-efficient routes for use in delivering their shipments.
  • Andy Rosen is president of a company that does market research and data tabulation. For his hobby, he travels the world in search of the ideal site for scuba diving.
  • Don Evans spends his days working to ensure that our children and we will live in a world with cleaner air and cleaner water.