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Awards and Recognition


Vanessa Thiel, Geography Urban Planning & Sustainability major, named Margaret Boyd Scholar.


Lauren Smith, Geography Environmental Pre-Law major, named Margaret Boyd Scholar.




Departmental Awards (awarded at Geofest, April 2017)


The Olive Emler Ross Scholarship in Geography

Alex Prosser, Meteorology

Susan Beveridge, Geography

Ethan Sleeman, Environmental Geography

Emily Mullins, Geography

Iris Virjee, Urban Planning and Sustainability

Duncan Bauer, Urban Planning and Sustainability


The Regina L. Bloemer Scholarship in Geography

Ryan Shearer, Geographic Information Science (GISc)


The Bloemer Geography Scholarship

Jacob Pullar, Environmental Pre-law


The Hubert and Constance Wilhelm Geography Scholarship

Tiffiny Cooper, Environmental Geography


Hugh Bloemer Memorial Scholarship

          Jessica Schaudt, Geographic Information Science (GISc)


Outstanding Graduating Seniors

Gracie Keyes, Geographic Information Science (GISc)

Kate Blyth, Environmental Geography

Marshall Pfahler, Meteorology

Paul Reed, Environmental Geography

Brendan Rossi, Environmental Geography

Jessica Schaudt, Geographic Information Science (GISc)


Outstanding TA (Geography)

Christopher Acker, Masters


Outstanding TA (A&S)

Sabrina Paskewitz-Drew, Masters


Outstanding Undergraduate Scalia Scholar

Marshall Pfahler, Meteorology


David Keirns Public Service Award in Meteorology

Kevin Thiel, Meteorology


Outstanding Graduate Scalia Scholar

Kelly Butler, Masters


Outstanding Graduate Scholar

Angela Chapman, Masters


The Joe Ferguson Scholarship

Kevin Thiel, Meteorology


Study Away Scholarship

Andrea Delaney, Environmental Geography

Susan Beveridge, Geography


Student Expo Poster Winners

Kelly Butler (j1st place, graduate), "The Effect of Land Surface Cover on Tornado Intensity in the Southeastern USA."

Lucas Rhyan (j1st place, undergraduate), "Mapping Land Cover Change in Zaleski State Forest."