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Beyer, Ph.D. (Formerly Patricia Ernest), Geography, 1990
in 1990 with a degree in English and Geography, got a MS in
Geography in 1992 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
then a PhD in Geography in 1997 from Arizona State University.
(I specialized in periglacial and fluvial geomorphology.)
Iím now an associate professor in the Department of Geography
& Geosciences at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where
Iíve been since 1999, teaching water-related geography and
geosciences courses, and other physical/environmental geography
courses. I get back to the Valpo area about twice a year to
see my parents, who now live on the southern shore of Lake
I just celebrated my 20th Aniversary as Chief Meteorologist
on-air at #1 rated News/Talk 750 WSB Radio in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2005 I become one of the first Certified Broadcast Meteorologists
in the country under the new AMS program, and the first in
the state of Georgia. This summer I had a chance to see all
the great new facilites on campus and enjoyed my tour.
I am a GIS/IT Specialist for R.C. Goodwin and Associates,
Inc., a Cultural Resources Management (CRM) firm based out
of Frederick, MD. I am currently leading GIS operations in
underwater archeology, but I also work on a wide variety of
other projects. I have been involved in mapping historic buildings
in Delaware, managing prehistoric archeological sites in Ohio,
and 3D magnetic relief mapping in the Gulf of Mexico, to name
a few. I am also the in-house IT specialist for the office.
In May 2007 I graduated from Purdue University with a Master
of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Currently I
am a Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
am an entry level GIS Tech in a Remote Sensing Lab for Sanborn
down in Fort Worth, Texas.
from the University of Colorado-Denver in May '06 with a Master's
of Urban and Regional Planning. I am currently working for
Douglas County's Community Development Department as an Urban
Planner. I bascially review an assortment of land use applications
and work to further the goals and objectives of the comprehensive
Erik D. Kabela,
I graduated from Iowa State University in May '06 with a Master
of Science in Agricultural Meteorology. I am currently working
for Washington Savannah River Company at the Savannah River
National Laboratory in Aiken, South Carolina, which is a Department
of Energy facility. I help to provide forecasts to the entire
site twice per day, write site climatology reports for various
documents, and perform
some research on the site.
A group of Meteorology Alumni have set up an online forum
for Valpo Meteorology Alumni to talk about the weather, catch
up with each other, and help with job searches.
Anniversary of the Department of Geography and Meteorology
for Homecoming 2006 Friday, Sept. 29 - Sunday, Oct. 1
University Alumni Association
from the Kallay-Christopher Hall Dedication