Members of the first cohort of the UMD-Nanjing Normal University (NNU) Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Information Sciences (MPSGIS) program took part in graduation proceedings held at NNU on January 19, 2019 (at the University of Maryland, OIEP and the Department of Geographical Sciences co-manage the MPSGIS program).

Dr. Gregory Ball—dean of UMD's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS)—and Dr. Linwang Yuan—dean of NNU's School of Geography—jointly officiated at the ceremony.

On behalf of BSOS, OIEP congratulates members of the inaugural MPSGIS cohort for achieving this milestone and we wish our graduates (now proud Terps!) all the best in their future endeavors.


Dean Gregory Ball and GIS program gradutes
Dean Linwang Yuan (front row, second from left) and Dean Gregory Ball (on Dean Yuan's left) with MPSGIS program graduates and faculty of NNU and UMD.

Dean Gregory Ball pictured with GIS program graduates