Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society (GTU)

Pitt-Johnstown, which offers the only geography degree program within the University of Pittsburgh system, also offers an opportunity for membership into Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), an international honor society in Geography.

Geography

GTU was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in Geography. GTU chapter activities support Geography knowledge and awareness.

Geography is a discipline that integrates the environmental and social sciences. Geography studies location, places, regions, human-environment interactions, and movement. Its tools include cartography and geographic information systems (GIS). On the job, Geography graduates address social, physical, and environmental problems from the global to the local scale.

Geography courses address topics that range from neighborhood revitalization, energy consumption and population dynamics to resources scarcity, climate change and natural hazards. Regional courses emphasize Africa, Russia and the Eurasian States, and United States. Methods courses emphasize map design and spatial analysis.

GTU Inductees 1998-present

1998

Honorary

William B. Kory, Mary P. Lavine, Gregory E. Faiers, Ray Hartnett, Patrick Merchant

Student

Kelly Dupler, Ryan Fonzi, Matthew Gombita, Corey Harbert, Mike Lazaro, Jon McGann, Vince McGowan, Heather Reinbold, Chris Rokita, Erica Taylor, Amy Yearsley, Scott Zubeck

2000 

Honorary

Rob McCombie, Brad Zearfoss

Student

Melanie Bartis, Ken Bissell, Mark Caruso, Brian Dolney, Tim Dolney, Brandon Gerba, Christine Herchelroath, David Hogue, Keri Kenny, Monica Kovacic, Kristin Merz, Angie Nesterak, Janel Novak, Brooke Raab, Lisa Rygel, Jason Sheponik, Paul Slonac, Josh Staller, Melanie Wellman

2002

Honorary

Craig Minnick

Student

Heidi Andrews, Erin Bouch, Jennifer Chanda, Danielle Claar, Jesse Gaylor, Sarah Hamel, May Ann Horbal, Erica Kotecki, Joe Lloyd, Mandy Mathews, Brandi Nagle, Heather Poad, Carolyn Rizzuto, David Snyder, Tressa Wright-Jones

2004

Honorary

Ola Johansson, Dennis Mehall

Student

Kathryn Brothers, Brandon Carson, Doug Cloutier, Jon Critchfield, Andy Ferko, Julie Firestone, John Fogel, Paul Harbulak, Jared Kenda, Melissa Mimna, Aaron Mulhollen, Joe Sernell, Bill Suvak, Mary Swalligan, Chris Tartoni

2006

Honorary

Melissa Gillin, Tanya McCoy-Caretti

Student

Gregg Bowser, Sara Galuska, Keena Gates, Amanda Grove, Kyle Guie, Michael Hamilton, Kristen Kosaber, Steven Kotecki, Patrick Madigan, Srah Matatall, Jeff McKee, Jessie Messina, Amy Moore, Josh Rizor, Danielle Robinson, Andrea Viazanko, Chris Woodford

2008

Honorary

Melissa Komar

Student

Nick Angelo, Michael Benson, Jaclyn Bishop, David Duncan, Benjamin Gajewski, Glynn Gillis, Amanda Hanbury, Ryan Hardgrove, Rebecca Hott, Matthew Miller, Sarah Petrunak, Julie Reiland, Anthony Scaletta, Stephanie Sell, Christopher Swihura

2010

Honorary

Elena Lepley

Student

Emilyn Barnes, Ashley Blough, Steve Brenner, Kellie Cominsky, Anthony Karabinos, Dominic Marchionna, Benjamin Sakmar, Stephanie Shrock, Josh Spano

2012

Honorary

Ahmad Massasati

Student

John Bandzuh, Adam Blough, Joshua Eppley, Courtney Gummo, Brian Hreha, Matthew Huff, Jamie Klink, Lauren Kryszczuk, Ryan Lennon, Zach Lundgren, Ashley Marsico, Rebecca McDaniel, Ashley Scarff, Tara Spinos, Drew Westover, Robert Wiederstein