Spring 2022 Meeting

The Spring 2022 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Geographical Society occurred on Friday, March 18th, in Greensboro, NC. The event was hosted on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

We would like to thank the following participates for sharing their research: Tim Mulrooney, Chima Okoli, Dennis Edgell, Jesse R. Andrews, Sarah J. Radel, Daisy Iyangbe and Mike Wallace

Additionally, we would like to thank the following researchers for submitting and publishing their articles in the most recent issue (Volume 20) of the North Carolina Geographer:

Conference Program

We were excited to have Kent Rothrock of Avineon, Inc. (formerly Highland Mapping) agree to be the keynote speaker for the 2022 NCGS Annual Conference. Kent serves as the company’s CEO and Senior Project Manager and is an expert GIS Analyst and database administrator with a background in custom programming, geospatial database management, and local government GIS operations. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field. Kent holds a M.A. Degree in Geography from Appalachian State University. His presentation was well received and we look forward to continuing a close relationship with Kent in the future.

Full Program: NCGS Annual Meeting Program 2022


    • Introduction
    • Paper Presentations
      • “Exploring Rural Food Insecurity in North Carolina: Debunking an Urban Myth,” Timothy Mulrooney
      • “Defining and Mapping Rural: Comparisons of Political, Demographic, Economic and Health Phenomena using varying definitions of Rural in North Carolina,” Chima Okoli
      • “Krishna's Monsoon Swing,” Dennis J. Edgell
      • “Reconstructing a Vernacular South: 1910 to 1930,” Jesse R. Andrews
    • Poster Presentations
      • “Using Spatial Analysis and Density Techniques to Show the Correlation Between Cancer Mortality and Active Superfund Sites in North Carolina,” Sarah J. Radel
      • “Mapping the Impact of COVID-19 on the Elderly in North Carolina,” Majemite Daisy Iyangbe
      • “Geostatistical Assessment of COVID-19 Rates and Proximity to Meat and Poultry Processing Plants in North Carolina,” Mike Wallace
    • Lunch (included in the registration costs)
    • Keynote Speech
      • "My Geographic Journey," Kent Rothrock
    • Business Meeting

Annual Business Meeting

  • Introduction
  • Old Business
    • Banking and finance
    • Journal Report
    • Newsletter
  • New Business
    • Plans for 2022-2023
      • Publish new volume of The North Carolina Geographer
      • Promote Giant Map Project
      • Work more closely with SEDAAG
      • Build stronger relationship with NCGIS and GIS professionals in the private sector
    • Elections
      • President - Jesse M. Lane
      • Vice-President - Joyce Clapp
      • Secretary - Philip Beach
      • Treasurer - L. Jesse Rouse
      • Steering Committee - Yongjun Lei
      • Steering Committee - Lara Bryant
      • Steering Committee - Derrell Kicker
  • Closing