National Council of Geographic Education (NCGE) & American

Association of Geographers (AAG) Award for Excellence of Scholarship

The NCGE/AAG Award for Excellence of Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding senior majoring in geography. Note: Each college/university geography department in North America is eligible to submit the name of its outstanding graduating senior. Specific criteria used in identifying nominees are left to the discretion of each department.

Congratulations 2018 Recipient:
Rachel Sadie Lieberman

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Hildegard Binder Johnson Award in Geography

The Hildegard Binder Johnson award, named after the founder of the department, is presented annually  to academically outstanding junior geography majors.

Congratulations 2018 Recipients:
Elizabeth Hai-Ling Abramson, Anna Charlotte Bebbington, Margaret Neidhardt Lobbig, and Hannah Nicole Shumway

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David A. Lanegran Award in Geography

The David A. Lanegran Award (formerly the Geography Department Merit Award), named after the department’s longest serving faculty member, is presented annually to senior geography majors  in recognition of their significant contributions to the community life of the department.

Congratulations 2018 Recipients:
Ruth Krebs Buck, Asia Jean Sageman, and Millicent Maureen Varley

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The Golden Shovel

The traditional Golden Shovel award is presented each semester by Professor David Lanegran to the student or students who distinguish themselves in seminars, class discussions, and on field trips.

Congratulations 2018 Recipient:
Joshua Koh