On May 24 - 25, 2005, representatives from the National Science Foundation (NSF) visited the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) in conjunction with meetings taking place in nearby Norfolk, Virginia. These meetings were part of the planning structure for the newly formed Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) centered at the University of Kansas. ECSU Chancellor Mickey Burnim, CERSER Director Dr. Linda Hayden, and other representatives from Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) were on hand to greet the visitors and provide information about the University and the programs in place.