2015 Annual Meeting - West Chester, PA

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Student Award Winners:

(Presented by PGS President Gary Coutu and Student Awards Chair Joseph Zume)

First place, Graduate paper contest: Carlos Morales-Ramirez, West Chester University, Who Killed Physical Geography? The Case of Biogeography vs. High School Education.

Second place, Graduate paper contest: Joe Tokosh, Kent State University, Living Preferences for Undergraduate Students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

First place, Undergraduate paper contest: Ryan Dennis, Salisbury University, Are there any Snowfall Differences Throughout Harford County, Maryland?

Second place, Undergraduate paper contest: Nathaniel Nelson, West Chester University, The Wifi Neighborhood-Exploring Wireless Geographies.

First Place, Graduate student poster/map contest: Lauren Apakain, West Chester University, Quercus Alba and Quercus Rubra: An Analysis of Species Distribution in the Gordon Natural Area in the Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Second Place, Graduate student poster/map contest: Tom Allison, Shippensburg University, The Disproportionate Impact of American Troops in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

First place, Undergraduate poster contest: Zachary Scwartz, West Chester University, Lead Pollution in Urban Soils: A Comparative Study between Residential and Recreational Sites in Philadelphia, PA.

Second place, Undergraduate poster contest: Walker Skeeter, Salisbury University, Synoptic Analysis of Intense Precipitation Events in Maryland from 1950 – 2014.


PGS Award Winners:

Ruby S. and E Willard Miller Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Mary Graham, York College of Pennsylvania (retired)

Distinguished Teaching AwardScott Drzyzga, 

Shippensburg University

Distinguished Teaching Award:
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine

Distinguished Geographer AwardDr. Arlene Rengert, West Chester University

The Pennsylvania Geographical Society exists to promote effective geographic teaching, research, and literacy.

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