Gamma Theta Upsilon

The International Geographical Honor Society


GTU Announcements

March, 2020 Issue of the GTU Newsletter is now available on our Newsletter page.

February, 2020 This year's Scholarship Application forms are available here

November, 2019 Volume 60-2 of The Geographical Bulletin is now available online.

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Student Outreach Assistants



Adam DohrenwendAdam Dohrenwend is a PhD student at Louisiana State University. His academic interests lie at the intersection of the environment, politics, and agriculture in Latin America—specifically Argentina. He was GTU Chapter President during his undergraduate career at SUNY Geneseo, graduating in May 2017. As a national Student Outreach Assistant, Adam has also been a member of the GTU Awards Committee, and he helped update the GTU initiation ceremony that was approved in April 2019.

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Zach HilgendorfZach Hilgendorf earned a B.S. in Environmental Geography and GIScience certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an M.S. in Geography from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he was inducted into the Zeta Phi chapter of GTU. Zach is a PhD student, under the supervision of Dr. Ian Walker, at Arizona State University. His dissertation focuses on coastal erosion monitoring and prevention strategies aimed at stabilizing coastal dunes. Zach contributed to the updated GTU initiation ceremony that is available at

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Zach Hilgendorf Holly Roth is pursuing her master's degree in Geography, focusing on climatology, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. While pursuing her B.S. in Environmental Science at Northern Michigan University, she developed strong research interests in physical geography, (micro)meteorology, and limnology. Her current thesis work focuses on applying new approaches to measuring, and hopefully modeling, evaporative fluxes from reservoirs in the Colorado Front Range. Holly was inducted into the Eta Chi GTU Chapter at NMU where she served as chapter secretary and then president until graduating in December 2018. Outside of school and research, she spends much of her time outdoors and is an avid biker, hiker, and rock climber.