Al Rydant

alHuman/Cultural Geographer from Keene State College.  Taught geography at KSC during 4 different decades.  Placed great emphasis on bringing the students to the world.  Was an inveterate leader of field courses, and often synthesized his trips with colleagues from the United Kingdom.  Under Al’s leadership, students gained life changing experiences and lifelong memories in travels throughout the southwest United States as well as in the countries of Thailand, Ecuador, Spain, Chile and so many more!  Al was awarded Keene State College’s Distinguished Teacher Award as well as its Distinguished Scholar Award. A multi-year chair of the department, Al’s leadership, sense of humor, teaching excellence, and friendship was always appreciated.  Happy retirement to Dr. Al Rydant!  (Retired in 2015)