Alumni Awards and Recognition

In 2011, the department established its Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize the outstanding professional accomplishments of a graduate of the baccalaureate, master's or doctoral programs.

Previous recipients:

  • 2011, Dr. Vaclav Smil


Geography alumni have received awards and have been recognized at the college and University level.

College of EMS awards our alumni have received include:

GEMS Alumni Achievement Award

  • 2006, John Kelmelis (Ph.D. 1991)
  • 2007, Jennifer Langer Jacobs (B.S. 1997)


Hosler Medal

  • 1995, David Ley (M.S. 1970, Ph.D. 1972)
  • 2003, David Hodge (M.S. 1973, Ph.D. 1975)
  • 2007, Mark Monmonier (M.S. 1967, Ph.D. 1969)


University awards our alumni have received include:

University Alumni Fellow

  • 1986, George Demko (Ph.D. 1961)
  • 1998, David Nale (B.S. 1972)
  • 2000, Rosalyn Milman (B.S. 1983)