Undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, families, and friends of the Geography Department gathered at the McClung Museum at 4pm on Monday, August 18, to celebrate the new academic year of 2014-2015 . Dr. Derek Alderman, the Department Head, started the reception by welcoming new incoming and returning students. He also thanked the faculty, staff, students, and friends for a successful year in 2013-2014. Then everyone gathered to watch a slide show, and shared stories, memories, and plans for the future. It was a valuable afternoon and we are all proud to be a Volunteer Geographer!