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2011-2012

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Andres Florez (Geography), Daniel Brouillette (Meteorology)

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Zach Lindfors, Shannon McCarragher

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Ryan Sullivan 

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Meredith Wood

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Heather Jurs, Kristina Rohrbach

Department of Geography, Elizabeth J. Schwantes Scholarship

Heather Jurs 

Department of Geography, William Morris Davis Graduate Research Award

Trevor Edmonson, Stephen Strader

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Daniel Brouillette

National Council for Geographic Education, Excellence of Scholarship Award

Jacob Kruse 

Outstanding Graduate Student

Shannon McCarragher

American Society of Agronomy (ASA) Regional Soils Contest

Team Members - Wes Brinkman, Sara Halm, Jacob Kruse,
Kurt Norman, Mike Sherry 
(2nd Place Team)
Jacob Kruse (3rd Place Individual)
Wes Brinkman (10th Place Individual) 

American Society of Agronomy (ASA) National Collegiate Soils Contest

Team Members -(9th Place Team)
Jacob Kruse (8th Place Individual)

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Outstanding Graduating Senior

Jake Kruse

Burton W. Ray Scholarship Award in Soil Science

Jake Kruse

Undergraduate Research & Artisrty Poster Presentation

James Silverstein (2nd place)

Department of Geography, Undergraduate Research Poster Competion

James Silverstein (Faculty's Choice)
Joseph Pyzynski, Matthew Wojtowicz (People's Choice)

CaGIS Annual Map Design Competion

Stephen Strader (Honorable Mention)


2010-2011

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Trevor Edmonson (Geography), Alecia Osborne (Meteorology)

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Joe Sepulveda, Stephen Strader

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Laura Schutte

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Daniel Brouillette

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Benjamin Peterson

Department of Geography, William Morris Davis Graduate Research Award

Andrew King

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Joshua Rynders

National Council for Geographic Education, Excellence of Scholarship Award

Benjamin Peterson

ILGISA Outstanding Student Award

Nicholas Wians

Outstanding Graduate Student

Tara Whippo

NIU Chapter of Sigma Xi, Outstanding Graduate Student

Shannon McCarragher (2nd place)

American Society of Agronomy (ASA) Regional Soils Contest

Team Members - Clint Bailey, Trevor Edmonson, Jacob Kruse, Jennifer LeVine,
Ellen Raimondi, Ryan Strelchec, Ashley Warren and Norm Yackley
(3rd Place Group & Team)
Clint Bailey (3rd Place Individual)

American Society of Agronomy (ASA) National Collegiate Soils Contest

Team Members -(5th Place Team)
Norman Yackle (2nd Place Individual)

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Outstanding Graduating Senior

Clint Bailey

Burton W. Ray Scholarship Award in Soil Science

Clint Bailey

 Undergraduate Research & Artisrty Poster Presentation

Shann Harris, Phillip Jagielo, Thomas Povika and Krisitna Rohrbach (2nd place)

National Weather Association's Arthur C. Pike Meteorology Scholarship

Daniel Brouillette


2009-2010

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Daniel Abbott (Geography), Rose Sengenberger (Meteorology)

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Christine Carrier, Victor Gensini

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Yi-Yin (Ian) Chang

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Chris Slone

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Trevor Edmonson, Amber Singer

Department of Geography, Elizabeth J. Schwantes Scholarship

Michael Williams

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Brad Broughton

National Council for Geographic Education, Excellence of Scholarship Award

Yi-Yin (Ian) Chang

NIU Chapter of Sigma Xi, Outstanding Graduate Student

Matthew Kwit (1st Place)

AAG - Student Paper Award

Matthew Kwit (1st Place)

CaGIS Annual Map Design Competion

Zachary Schmitt (Honorable Mention)

American Society of Agronomy (ASA) Regional Soils Contest

Team Members - TJ Abell, Clint Bailey, Aaron Browning, Paul Gruca,
Amber Singer, and Norman Yackle (2nd Place Team)
Aaron Browning (2nd Place Individual) and Clint Bailey (5th Place Individual)

American Society of Agronomy (ASA) National Collegiate Soils Contest

Team Members - Clint Bailey, Aaron Browning, Amber Singer, and Norman Yackle
(5th Place Team)
Norman Yackle (2nd Place Individual)

Burton W. Ray Scholarship Award in Soil Science

Aaron Browning


2008-2009

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Brad Broughton (Geography), Rebecca Belobraydich (Meteorology)

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Jameson Loesch, Jeremy Spencer

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Rachel Dearing, Bethany Norris

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Kristina Rohrbach

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Michaela Friedrichova

Department of Geography, Elizabeth J. Schwantes Scholarship

Brad Broughton

Department of Geography, William Morris Davis Graduate Research Award

Matthew Kwit

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Jennifer Outcalt

National Council for Geographic Education, Excellence of Scholarship Award

Michaela Friedrichova

ILGISA Outstanding Student Award

Jennifer Outcalt

Northern Illinois University Outstanding Women Student Award

Jericho Winter, Monica Zappa

American Society of Agronomy (ASA) Regional Soils Contest

Team (3rd Place Team)

AAG West Lakes Division MA/MS Student Paper Presentation Competition

Siqin Wang (1st Place), Jessica Hayes (Honorable Mention)


2007-2008

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Monika Bec (Geography), Victor Gensini (Meteorology)

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Alan Black

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Victor Gensini

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Rebecca Belobraydich, Rachel Dearing

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Timothy Swanson

Department of Geography, Elizabeth J. Schwantes Scholarship

Timothy Swanson

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Cara R. Schultz

National Council for Geographic Education, Excellence of Scholarship Award

Christine Carrier

ILGISA Outstanding Student Award

Donielle McArthur

Northern Illinois University Outstanding Women Student Award

Shannon McCarragher, Cara Rae Schultz


2006-2007

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Amanda Kromphardt (Geography), Mary (Molly) Ragsdale (Meteorology)

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Dustin Oltman, Brooke Vogelman

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Amanda Kromphardt, Mary (Molly) Ragsdale

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Joshua Barnwell

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

David Peters

Department of Geography, Elizabeth J. Schwantes Scholarship

Monika Bec

Department of Geography, William Morris Davis Graduate Research Award

Shannon McCarragher

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Jericho Winter

National Council for Geographic Education, Excellence of Scholarship Award

Edward Fasano

ILGISA Outstanding Student Award

William Lovejoy

Association of Women in Soil Science Scholarship

Heidi Kelly


2005-2006

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Andrew Swartz (Geography), Matthew Becker (Meteorology)

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Erin DeMuynck, Brooke Vogelman

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Daniel Berc

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Amanda Kromphardt

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Laura Pauling, Jordan Rowe

Department of Geography, Elizabeth J. Schwantes Scholarship

Trevor Kershaw

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Statira Petersen

National Council for Geographic Education, Excellence of Scholarship Award

Brian Geier


2004-2005

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Michael Wallace (Geography), Heather E. Flachs (Meteorology)

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Jeffery Johnson, Jessica Stowell

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Cynthia Dettmer, Matthew Lacke

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Matthew Becker

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Paul Bruchman, Jeffrey Garcea, Michael Wallace

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Cynthia Dettmer

ILGISA Outstanding Student Award

Benjamin Kinney

National Council for Geographic Education, Excellence of Scholarship Award

Elizabeth Burns


2003-2004

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Eric Ehn (Geography), Melissa Melvin (Meteorology)

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Ryan Lauritsen, Jessica Stowell

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Matthew T. Friedlein, Rebecca Mazur

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Cynthia B. Dettmer

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Martin Arnold, Thomas Michaelson

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Sarah Payne

National Council for Geographic Education, Excellence of Scholarship Award

Sarah Payne

GeoSpatial World Student Poster Competition

Martin U. Pinnau, Certificate of Merit

ILGISA Outstanding Student Award

Martin Arnold


2002-2003

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Jamie L. Benge (Geography), Lucas M. Harris (Meteorology)

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Russell L. Bigley

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Kathryn D. Carroll, Lucas M. Harris

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Matthew T. Friedlein

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Kathryn D. Carroll

National Council for Geographic Education, Excellence of Scholarship Award

Jamie L. Benge

National Geographic Society Award for Best Paper Map

Matthew VanEck (view map)

GeoSpatial World Student Poster Competition

Carrie Blackwood, Certificate of Merit

ILGISA Outstanding Student Award

Bernard Bauer


2001-2002

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Martin U. Pinnau (Geography), Jason Finley (Meteorology)

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Jamie Walden-Mather

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Melissa Bukovsky, Jason Finley

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Lucas M. Harris

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Michal Clarke, Jodi Harlan, Dylan Hoffman

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Martin U. Pinnau

National Council for Geographic Education, Excellence of Scholarship Award

Martin U. Pinnau

GeoSpatial World Student Poster Competition

Russell L. Bigley, 2nd Place Winner

Mark Schroeder Scholarship

Lucas M. Harris


2000-2001

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Kari Burnett

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Michael Buban

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Melissa Bukovsky, Jason Finley

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

James Napoli, Martin U. Pinnau

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Kari Burnett

Association of American Geographers, Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award

Jason Finley

Guillermo Salazar Rodriguez Undergraduate Scholarship

Melissa Bukovsky

Science and Technology Corporation Scholarship

Lucas M. Harris


1999-2000

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Peggy Concannon

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Kristopher Bedka, Peggy Concannon

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Michael Buban

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Melanie Buell, Craig Perciante, Todd Schuble

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Peggy Concannon


1998-1999

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Amanda Stan

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Kristopher Bedka, Peggy Concannon

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Kristopher Bedka

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Soomee Cha, Shuhei Hayakawa

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Brian Deeke


1997-1998

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Van M. O’Brien

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Nathan Marsili, Mark Russo

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Ben Commare

Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Soomee Cha

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Van M. O’Brien


1996-1997

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Barbara Jankowski

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Michael Ritsche

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Mark Russo

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Michael Ritsche


1995-1996

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Peter Piet

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Richard D. Minnick III

Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Wendy Parker

Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Michael Ritsche

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Judith Nesbit, Karen Russ


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award

Presented by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to a single student in each undergraduate major for outstanding academic achievement and community service
Separate awards for the degrees in Geography and Meteorology were initiated in 2000. Top

Department of Geography, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Presented to a graduate student in Geography for outstanding teaching. Top

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Department of Geography, Nancy C. Wick Memorial Award

Presented to a senior in Meteorology for outstanding academic achievement. First awarded in 1987. Top

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Department of Geography, Jack Villmow Memorial Award

Presented to a junior in Meteorology for outstanding academic achievement. Top

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Department of Geography, Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

Recognizing outstanding students in the Cartography & GIS curriculum, in memory of Professor Richard E. Dahlberg. First awarded in 1998. Top

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Department of Geography, William Morris Davis Graduate Research Award

Provides support for thesis or non-thesis research in geography. First awarded in 2006. Top

Elizabeth J. Schwantes Scholarship

Established in 2005 by the late Elizabeth J. Schwantes to reflect the important role higher education plays in today's world, helping to maintain a free and democratic society. Awarded to a geography major on the basis of academic merit. First awarded in 2006. Top

Illinois Geographical Society, Outstanding Senior Award

Presented to a senior by the Illinois Geographical Society for outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the community, university, and discipline of Geography. Top

National Council for Geographic Education, Excellence of Scholarship Award

Awarded by the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers to a geography senior for outstanding academic achievement. Top

National Geographic Society Award for Best Paper Map

Annual North American map competition, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). Top

GeoSpatial World Student Poster Competition

Awarded by Intergraph Corporation. Top

Mark Schroeder Scholarship

Awarded by the American Meteorological Society to an outstanding senior with career interests in atmospheric science. Top

Guillermo Salazar Rodriguez Undergraduate Scholarship

Awarded by the American Meteorological Society to an outstanding senior with career interests in atmospheric science research. Top

Association of American Geographers

West Lakes Division, Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award. Top

Science and Technology Corporation Scholarship

Awarded by the American Meteorological Society to an outstanding junior or senior with career interests in environmental or atmospheric science. Top

Illinois GIS Association, Outstanding Student Award

Degree emphasis/experience in GIS, academic achievement/skills in GIS and potential to contribute to GIS profession, nominated by faculty. Top

Association of Women in Soil Science Scholarship

Awarded to a promising young scholar/graduate student participating in the Soil Science Society of America annual meetings. Top

Northern Illinois University Outstanding Women Student Award

The award is intended to encourage the full participation of women students in all facets of the University experience and in their communities; to support their development of corresponding strengths, both cooperative and competitive; and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, including those not usually recognized by other award programs. Top

NIU Chapter of Sigma Xi, Outstanding Graduate Student

Each year the NIU Chapter of Sigma Xi hosts a Graduate Student Presentation competition. Students give a 15 minute talk based on work completed at NIU. Top

AAG - Student Paper Award, Biogeography Specialty Group Award Recipients

An award for the best presentation by a student at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) has been presented by the BSG since 1987.  Beginning in 2001, separate awards were established for Ph.D. students and for Undergraduate/Masters students.  The criteria used to evaluate presentations include the scientific merit of the research, the soundness of the methods, analyses, conclusions, and the clarity and caliber of the presentation. Each student is judged by a panel of BSG faculty. Top

CaGIS Annual Map Design Competion

Annual North American map competition, Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) Top

Association of American Geographers (AAG) West Lakes Division MA/MS Student Paper Presentation Competition

An award for the best presentation by a MA/MS student at the West Lakes Division annual meeting Top

American Society of Agronomy (ASA) Regional Soils Contest

Has been held at a different host institution each year since 1961. Soil contestants arrive at various soil pits and are expected to correctly identify, evaluate, classify, and describe four soil profiles. Three teams from each of 7 regions qualify for Nationals. Top

American Society of Agronomy (ASA) National Collegiate Soils Contest

Has been held at a different host institution each year since 1961. Soil contestants arrive at various soil pits and are expected to correctly identify, evaluate, classify, and describe four soil profiles.Top

Burton W. Ray Scholarship Award in Soil Science

The Burton W. Ray Scholarship Award in Soil Science is given in his memory to a college student who is enrolled at an Illinois college or university and who has achieved the highest individual score in the regional collegiate soil judging contest for that year. Top

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Outstanding Graduating Senior

Outstanding Senior in Agronomy, Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences
Recognized by American Society of Agronomy - Crop Science Society of America - Soil Science Society of AmericaTop

Undergraduate Research & Artisrty Poster Presentation

Showcase the achievements of our students and their research at NIU.  All undergraduate students who are a) currently enrolled at NIU and b) have participated in faculty-mentored undergraduate research are eligible to showcase their work. Top

Outstanding Graduate Student

This award recognizes an individual from each degree program who is distinguished in the area of scholarship and research. Top

National Weather Association's Arthur C. Pike Meteorology Scholarship

The scholarship is named after Mr. Pike, who was a charter member of the National Weather Association, a research meteorologist for the National Hurricane Center, and an educator. The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement/merit. Top

Department of Geography, Undergraduate Research Poster Competion

Showcases the achievements of our students and their research in Geography. All undergraduate Geography/Meteorology students who are currently enrolled at NIU are eligible to display their work. Top