Welcome to SUGAA - Salisbury
University Geography Alumni Alliance
- Pork in the Park, April 19-21, 2013
- SUGAA Homecoming BBQ, October 11-13, 2013
The Salisbury University Geography Alumni Alliance
(SUGAA) was founded in August 2009 by Geography Alumni Chris Nallan and Scott
Baker. Initially SUGAA began as an Association, but shortly after became an
Alliance. The word Alliance presented a more solid representation of the
camaraderie between the geography alumni and the department faculty.
From the beginning, SUGAA’s purpose was to keep the
connection between the department and the alumni. As SUGAA has grown, its
purpose has evolved to maintain the connection amongst alumni through several
annual events. In the fall during Homecoming Weekend, SUGAA hosts a BBQ where
all faculty, alumni and families are invited to an informal gathering. The
spring brings Pork in the Park weekend where alumni can gather together to take
advantage of the largest pork BBQ festival east of the Mississippi. In late
spring, SUGAA takes a trip to various locations outside of Salisbury.
Lastly, Alumni voluntarily take their time to share and
present what they’ve learned to the current geography students at Salisbury
University in what has become known as Geography Alumni Presentations (GAP). In
SUGAA’s short existence, alumni have given presentations on how to look for
graduate schools and the ups and downs of being an on-air meteorologist.
“Geography is both science and art” —
H.C. Darby, 1962