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Geography GTU scholarship winners, Charlie Hockett and Ellen Heenan!

2014 gtu winnersCharlie and Ellen are two of the four national Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) national scholarship winners. According to Tom Winkle, the President of the GTU, it is unprecedented to have two winners from the same department!

Ellen is a fourth-year Geography and Environmental Studies major with a Spanish minor from Chicago. She is focusing on Geographic Education and Cultural Geography and hope to continue on in graduate school in either education or geography. Her career goal is to become an AP Human Geography Teacher and work on curriculum development for secondary school geography. She is also the Vice-President of the UO chapter of the GTU and has been very actively involved in departmental activities, including Geography Awareness Week and promoting geography on campus.

Charlie is in his final year as a Geography major and has focused on urban studies, urban planning and sustainable transport, and he is also working on his minor in history. He is very passionate about creating community and rethinking urban form. He is gaining skills in GIS and is currently interning at Digital Map Products in Irvine, California. Charlie is also the Event Planner for the UO chapter of the GTU and has been very actively involved in departmental activities He is also well known for his love of all things biking!

Congratulations again to both of our winners and we thank them for representing UO Geography on the national stage!