Congrats to Our May 2022 Graduates!

NC State graduation

At May graduation, NC State will award one doctorate, 14 professional master’s (MGIST) degrees and 43 graduate certificates to members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community. Congratulations to all of our students on their success!


Nick KruskampNick Kruskamp; Geospatial Analytics; co-advised by Ross Meentemeyer and Josh Gray

Mapping forest host species distributions and understanding their effects on forecasts of disease spread


Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology

The MGIST program equips students with the knowledge and tools to become geospatial professionals through a unique curriculum that leverages NC State’s strengths in computational and data sciences and interdisciplinary training, in combination with professional skills development. The degree was designed to be completed entirely online, allowing flexibility for both students just entering the work force and those already established. Learn more about this semester’s service-learning capstone projects.

MGIST graduates: Eric Adams, Cody Garcia, Amy Gelletich, Bill Herzig, Russell Hill, Scott Hill, Trey Hinton, Aaron Jones, Katie Kolcusky, Chad Leftwich, Rachel Porter, Elizabeth Rutkowski Gonzalez, Ben Van Wagener, Brian Van Wyk
And congratulations to our MGIST poster competition winner, Katie Kolcusky!

Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

The graduate certificate provides students with a graduate level academic credential in advanced GIS applications. This program is designed for students who wish to establish themselves in GIS practice, enhance current skill sets or are not yet ready to commit to a full graduate program. The certificate can be completed entirely online and is also available to current NC State students enrolled in a non-GIS graduate degree.

Certificate graduates: Katie Berry, Clayton Burleson, Elise Carroll, Natalie Chazal, Britt Davis, Chris Draewell, Scott Ellis, Christian Fleming, Allyson Freeman, Cassie Gann, Cody Garcia, Carrie Marie Gonzales, Dallas Levi Goodnight, Molly Harrison, Shannon Koss Henriquez Inoa, Ben Herman, Nancy Ingabire Abayo, Jon Ising, Melanie Marie Kahn, Cristina Lorenzo-Velazquez, Cassidy Mason, Shannon McGovern, Joseph Keith McIver II, Alex Nemeth, Chris Norcross, Katerina Pascht, Michelle Pendergrass, Nick Perry, Alyssa Quackenbush, Nick Reenan, Elissa Rennie, Rebekah Rhodes, Logan Richardson, Mikayla Roth, Steely Russell, Grayson Donley Sanner, McKinley Saunders, Chris Schultz, Jonathan Smith, Kyla Spain, Nicole Taylor, Anna Marie Weigel, Amelia Woodall