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UPJ Geography Graduates

Pitt-Johnstown senior receives Arabic fellowship

Steve Kotecki
has been chosen for a foreign language area studies fellowship to study Arabic at the University of Florida.  He will receive a $15,000 stipend plus tuition and fees for 24 credits covered as part of the award.

Kotecki received the Robert J. Hunter Scholarship Award in 2008.

He is a college scholar in environmental studies, a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Gamma Theta Epsilon and a university scholar and has been on the dean's list since 2002.

He joined the U.S. Army Reserve in 2002 and has served in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Pitt-Johnstown senior receives a research assistantship at Temple University.

Kyle Guie
has accepted a research assistantship to support his graduate studies in Temple University's Community and Regional Planning program.  He will receive a tuition remission for up to 24 credits per year and a stipend for 20 hours per week (about $1,650 per month). 

Guie will work on a range of projects most of which are funded through the Center for Sustainable Communities and have included environmental, housing, zoning and land use innovations and service evaluation projects.  He will also work on a considerable number of advanced GIS projects. 

Kyle has served as President of the Pitt-Johnstown Geography Club for the 2007-2008 school year. 


Approximately half of the graduates from Pitt-Johnstown's Geography program enroll in graduate programs in geography or a related field. Program graduates have earned advanced degrees from institutions such as Penn State, Michigan State, University of Alabama, Kent State, Ohio University, Rutgers University, Arizona State University, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Louisiana State University, Hunter College and Miami University of Ohio.
Last Reviewed: April 17, 2008