Welcome to the Alumni page! Let us know what you want to see here.
If you have news you wish to share send it to the web site editor, Mike.Longan@valpo.edu and he will post it here. Be sure to include your name, major, and your graduation year.
Patricia Beyer, Ph.D. (Formerly Patricia Ernest), Geography, 1990
I graduated 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.) I’m now an associate professor in the Department of Geography & Geosciences at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where I’ve 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 Michigan.
Kirk Melhuish, 1984
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.
Ted Schultz, Geography, 2006
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.
Ashley Brooks, Meteorology, 2005
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.
Brian Moritz, Geography, 2006
I am an entry level GIS Tech in a Remote Sensing Lab for Sanborn down in Fort Worth, Texas.
Josh Olson,Geography, 2004
I graduated 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 plan.
Erik D. Kabela, Meteorology, 2004
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.
Valpo Met Forum
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.