Mapping his own terrain at TU

February 25, 2019

William Everett loves the great outdoors. He has spent a good part of the last decade braving the elements as a land surveyor on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

TU student William Everett

When he was ready to pursue a degree full time, Towson University was the natural choice with the only bachelor’s degree program in geography and land surveying in the region.

Thanks to a transfer articulation agreement between the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and Towson, Everett completed his associate’s degree in land surveying at CCBC-Catonsville and transferred all of those courses to TU.

“My success at CCBC led me to make the transition from a part-time to a full-time student,” admits Everett. “I am more motivated and focused now than I ever was right out of high school.”   

Associate Professor Virginia Thompson made it all the easier for Everett.

“If I have a problem, I know it will be resolved quickly with her help and the help of the faculty,” he says. “All of the professors in the department respond to you so quickly.”

He also received financial support from the Department of Geography & Environmental Planning as the 2019 recipient of the Fred and Joan Ward Scholarship.

The department has so many connections with engineering and surveying firms in the region. ”

WILLIAM EVERETT

Everett is excited about the customized, hands-on geographic information systems (GIS) training he can receive at Towson. 

“There is a very large GIS program here, which is a growing field,” notes Everett. He also appreciates the program’s outreach. “It is impressive. The department has so many connections with engineering and surveying firms in the region.” 

Everett doesn’t plan to end his education with this Professional Land Surveyor designation he will receive when he graduates in 2019.  He wants to transfer as many courses as possible into an engineering degree program.

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