The Geographical Association

Student Officers
President: Fiona Coughlan
Vice President: Dylan Campbell
Treasurer: Joseph Wigglesworth
Secretary: Clay Brockenbrough

Mission 
The mission of the Framingham State University Geographical Association is to increase awareness of the importance of geography in order to prepare students for the future in a world that is increasingly interconnected and interdependent.

Specific Objectives
Specific objectives of the Geographical Association include building geographic literacy; helping members appreciate the richness of human diversity at both a local and a global level; enhancing members' self-esteem through increased cultural awareness; recognizing and celebrating the importance of multiculturalism; developing good public relations within the university; and preparing our members to participate in the economic and intellectual life of our community, nation, and world.

Membership
Membership in the Geographical Association is open to all students at Framingham State University regardless of major or concentration. It is especially recommended to those students pursuing a Geography or Earth Science major. Weekly meetings are held in the Geography Department Seminar Room. All are welcome!

Activities
During the academic year, members of the Geographical Association initiate and coordinate a range of activities in order to fulfill our mission and objectives: sponsoring guest speakers addressing topics of geographic interest; organizing the annual Geography Department Banquet; attending the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers; and redesigning the Geography Department bulletin boards.

Future Plans
Future plans for the Geographical Association include sponsoring a student tutoring program in the Geography Department; sponsoring a "Geography Bee" at a local elementary school; reactivating the University's chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, an academic honor society for Geography; and much more!

Contact
The Geographical Association meets every Wednesday at 1:30 pm in the Geography Seminar Room, Hemenway 231, during the school year. For more information please contact the Association's faculty advisor:

Dr. Jayson Funke
Office: Hemenway 246B
Phone: 508-626-4935.

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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Phone: 508-620-1220


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