Surveying Technology - Gary Thompson, Class of 1973
Director of the North Carolina Geodetic Survey
Gary started his education at Sandhills in 1973. He received his associate degree in Applied Science in Civil Engineering in 1975, followed by his bachelor's degree from UNC Charlotte in Engineering Technology. Today, he is the Director of the North Carolina Geodetic Survey and is the chief surveyor for the state of North Carolina. Gary has received many prestigious awards throughout his distinguished career, including Surveyor of the Year in 1991 and 2001 by the North Carolina Society of Surveyors. In April, Gary was the keynote speaker at the 2007 Scholarship Dinner at Sandhills Community College.