Urban GIS Named Business Leader of the Year 2014 by Robert Morris University Illinois

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Robert Morris University Illinois has recognized Urban GIS, a Chicago corporation, for its involvement in experiential learning for RMU business students.

(left to right) Keith Searles, president of Urban GIS; Kimberly Mooring, Advisory Board Member; Janessa Berg, urban planner, Urban GIS; and Larry Nieman, dean of the RMU School of Business.

Keith Searles and Jennessa Berg give back, in and out of the classroom and make sure students have access to high level feedback and mentoring.

For several years, the School of Business Administration at Robert Morris University Illinois has recognized area business leaders who have made significant contributions to the education and growth of students in the RMU business program with the Business Leader of the Year Award.

This year, Robert Morris was pleased to honor Keith Searles, president, and Jennessa Berg, urban planner, of Urban GIS, a consulting firm in Chicago that specializing in providing Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Urban Planning and asset management solutions. Together, Mr. Searles and Ms Berg have demonstrated a strong commitment to education and have provided vibrant experiences for RMU students with a passion for their fields through internships and projects. Urban GIS has worked with the RMU ICenter on multiple efforts in research, marketing, social media and corporate identity. They have hired two RMU students upon their completion of internships with the company: Josh Maglasang, BPS Architectural Tech and BBA Marketing, and Diana De La Cruz, BBA Management and Marketing.

Keith Searles and Jennessa Berg give back in and out of the classroom and make sure students have access to high level feedback and mentoring. This collaboration with students, faculty and the RMU administration is why the School of Business Administration Advisory Board named them for this honor. Robert Morris University is grateful for the active role they have taken in our students’ education and look for many more great things to come as a result of this partnership.

Robert Morris University Illinois is a not-for-profit, accredited baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution, serving over 6000 students interested in getting an education in business, graphic arts, nursing and health care, culinary and computer studies at its main campus in Chicago, as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Springfield, Peoria, Schaumburg and Lake County. For more information, call 800-762-5960 or visit the web site at http://www.robertmorris.edu

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