From Department Head Thomas Mote

Welcome to the spring 2013 installment of the Geography Department e-newsletter. We welcome your feedback and reviews on this electronic newsletter. I hope you enjoy reading about the events and accolades in the department over the past year. We are particularly proud of all of the impressive honors from our undergraduate and graduate students!

For those of you who aren’t aware, Kate Blane and Audrey Hawkins retired in fall 2012. We miss both of them immensely, but we offer our hearty congratulations to both Audrey and Kate, and we thank them for their many years of outstanding service. We are pleased to have two new staff members, IT Professional Dylan Tracy, and Graduate Program Assistant Amy Bellamy, who joined the department this year. We also added a new faculty member, Deepak Mishra, who joined us from the faculty of Mississippi State University beginning in the fall.

Thank you for taking time to catch up on what is going on in Athens and Geography. We want to be able to reach out to as many of you as possible, and we hope you enjoy learning about the success and achievements of our faculty and students. Please know that we would enjoy having you visit the department if you are back on campus.

Tom Mote