Patti Loughlin, Ph.D.
Department Chair
ploughlin@uco.edu | (405) 974-5491

Katrina Lacher, Ph.D.
Assistant Chair
klacher@uco.edu | (405) 974-5592

Annamaria Martucci
Administrative Assistant
amartucci@uco.edu | (405) 974-5277

Department of History and Geography
University of Central Oklahoma
100 North University Drive
Edmond, OK 73034-5209
(405) 974-5291

UCO Department of History and Geography

Student Travel Guide

A note to students: Please work with your faculty mentor (program director or advisor) first when completing the travel support documents. After you have prepared the travel packet with your faculty mentor, please schedule an appointment to review travel packet with administrative assistant Annamaria Martucci, amartucci@uco.edu or (405) 974-5277, at least three weeks prior to travel.

Students who travel to present research at professional conferences are eligible for $800 in travel funding support, from the College of Liberal Arts, for one conference per academic year.


  1. Access College of Liberal Arts Webpage
    • Click “Scholarships & More” tab along the left column
    • Find the bullet labeled “Attend Professional Conference”
  2. Click on and complete the Student Travel Checklist
  3. Click on and complete the Out-of-State Travel Request Form
    • Student per diem for meals is $20.00 per day, subtract $5.00 for every meal included within the conference registration fee
    • If driving, reimbursement mileage rate is currently $0.54 cents per mile
  4. Attach the following documents to the above forms:
  5. Optional: RCSA Grant Application (used for airfare costs only)  
    • Individuals are eligible for ONE RCSA Presentation Grant award per fiscal year
  6. Optional: Complete H&G Department Travel Support application:
  7. Deliver your assembled packet to the History & Geography Administrative Assistant for final review and signatures
  8. Upon return: Complete the Out-of-State Travel Reimbursement Form