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Ten undergraduates receive honors in the department

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 4:02pm

On April 20, 2022, the Department of Geography celebrated ten of its top performing undergraduate students for their academic excellence and involvement in the community during their undergraduate years. Congratulations to the following students on winning these departmental awards:

Merle C. Prunty, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship – Killian McSweeney

Killian McSweeney receiving the Merle C. Prunty, Jr. Scholarship
Killian McSweeney (left) receiving the Merle C. Prunty, Jr. Scholarship from Professor John Knox (right).

Atlas Award for Academic Excellence – Jada Smith and Claudia White (not pictured below)

Jada Smith receiving the Atlas Award
Jada Smith (center) receiving the Atlas Award for Academic Excellence from Professors Jerry Shannon (left) and John Knox (right).

NCGE/AAG Outstanding Senior Award – Nikita White and Amanda Sinning

Nikita White (center left) and Amanda Sinning (center right) receive the Outstanding Senior Award
Nikita White (center left) and Amanda Sinning (center right) receive the Outstanding Senior Award from Professors John Knox (far left) and Jerry Shannon (far right).

Alumni Awards – Morgan Alexander, Rachael Glenn, and Eli Vinson

Morgan Alexander (center left), Rachael Glenn (centermost), and Eli Vinson (center right) receive the Alumni Award
Morgan Alexander (center left), Rachael Glenn (centermost), and Eli Vinson (center right) receive the Alumni Award from Professors Jerry Shannon (far left) and John Knox (far right).

Engagement and Community Outreach Award – Autumn Lafferty and Will O’Neil

William O'Neil (center left) and Autumn Lafferty (center right) receive the inaugural Engagement and Community Outreach (ECO) Award
William O'Neil (center left) and Autumn Lafferty (center right) receive the inaugural Engagement and Community Outreach (ECO) Award from Geography Undergraduate Student Organization (GUSTO) President Rachael Glenn (far left) and American Meteorological Society (AMS) President Morgan Alexander (far right).

Two students were also initiated into Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international geographic honor society in geography: Catalina Giang and Eli Vinson.

Catalina Macedo Giang (center left) and Eli Vinson (center right) receive their Gamma Theta Upsilon Certificates of Membership
Catalina Macedo Giang (center left) and Eli Vinson (center right) receive their Gamma Theta Upsilon Certificates of Membership from Gamma Theta Upsilon chapter representatives Autumn Lafferty (far left) and Morgan Alexander (far right).

 

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