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SU DoGG Alumnus Spotlight

Eddie Noyes - B.S. in Geography 2007

Eddie Noyes

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Eddie Noyes

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I am currently employed with the Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration and have been since March of 2008.  My team is the Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP), South Team, where I work as an Aeronautical Information Specialist, in Silver Spring, MD.  To summarize, our team creates, amends, and maintains all of the IAPs for the southeastern US.  We specialize in charting IAPs, Arrival and Departure procedures, and ensuring the data behind the charts are correct.  Prior to my federal job, I worked with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, in the Research and Technology Department as a contract employee.  This job had me dealing with everything from Land Use Codes for properties in the county, to tying those codes in to the maps I was making for the planning board in ArcGIS.  Salisbury University DOGG played a huge role in where I am today.  Everything from the caring faculty, small class size, and access to our own 24-hour computer lab, led me to where I am today.  The students played a huge role, as well.  I made many friends in the department in my years at SU, some of whom I am coworkers with now.  I saw the department as a little family where we could help each other to work toward completing our exercises and study for exams.  I consider myself and on-the-job type learner, maybe because I was never the best student.  With that being said, most of the students who were in my classes were also studying in the lab at the same time.  I learned a little from each of them the best ways to get the job done, so in a way, they were all teachers to me.  I was a member of the Geographic Society and try to keep up with SUGAA events now. For a time, I held a job in the department, working in the computer lab which was a great way to learn from experience.  From US and Canada and Geomorphology, to Spatial Analysis and Research and Writing, each class I completed built me up to where I am today.  I find that even now I remember certain basics that I learned at the DOGG that I use most days.

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