Congratulations to 2020-2021 GES Student Award Recipients!

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Congratulations to 2020-2021 GES Student Award Recipients!

Posted on May 5, 2021

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s student awards. Congratulations to all of these high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students for their hard work and dedication!

D. Gordon Bennett Award for Outstanding Geography Graduate Student

Jesse Lane (Ph.D. candidate)
“In recognition of Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service in the Department and Discipline of Geography”

Award for Outstanding Graduate Research

Nichole Bignall (Ph.D. candidate) and Avery Catherwood (graduating M.A. student)

Michael Lewis Award for Graduate Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Josh Merced and Raj Sigdel (Ph.D. candidates)
“Awarded to a graduate student for exemplary efforts and effectiveness in the classroom”

Ann Berry Somers Award for Conservation

Edward J. Brim (graduating senior in Environment & Sustainability)

Susan J. Buck Award for Environmental Policy and Practice

Mary’Iam I. Griffin (graduating senior in Environment & Sustainability)

William T. Markham Award for Graduate Study in Environmental Studies

Samantha Kailand Gaillard (graduating senior in Environment & Sustainability)

John J. Hidore Award

Jenny Berggren (Ph.D. student)
“For exemplary undergraduate service by a student to the Department and the Discipline of Geography”

Outstanding Major in Geography Award

Zoe Hardee (graduating senior )
“For outstanding academic achievement and meritorious service by an undergraduate”