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Dr. Stephen Van Horn receives key to the City of Cambridge

VAN HORN RECEIVES KEY TO THE CITYMuskingum College Assistant Professor of Geology Dr. Stephen Van Horn has been awarded the key to the City of Cambridge by Mayor Sam Salupo.

Dr. Van Horn received the award on January 6 in recognition of his role in the work that Muskingum College has done with the City of Cambridge to complete a wide range of complex and important projects in city planning.
Among these have been the city’s constitutionally required redistricting, the redevelopment of its downtown area and a study of the relationship between crime and geography.

Dr. Van Horn’s specialty in these projects has been the use of highly sophisticated geographic mapping software that allows for precise visualizations of statistical data as it applies to the geography of a region. He has worked closely on these projects with his colleague at Muskingum, Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Walter Huber, who was recognized by Mayor Salupo last year for the success of these projects.

In granting the award to Dr. Van Horn, Mayor Salupo said, “The work done by Dr. Van Horn, Dr. Huber and the Muskingum College students involved has been invaluable in helping the City of Cambridge fulfill its obligations to its citizens. We simply could not have accomplished what we have without this collaboration between the college and the community.”

Muskingum College President Anne C. Steele recognized the extraordinary achievement and said, "These faculty members and students demonstrate the very best of what Muskingum College represents: a commitment to excellence and innovation in education that not only impacts the students themselves, but the communities in which they live. That is the kind of contribution for which our faculty and students are known."

Dr. Van Horn joined the faculty at Muskingum College in 1999. He received his bachelor of science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has master’s degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia and his doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut.

IN THE PHOTO: Assistant Professor of Geology Dr. Stephen Van Horn and Cambridge Mayor Sam Salupo.