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Geography Awards

Each year the Geosciences program gives three awards to geography students that recognize academic excellence. The awards are:

James McCluskey Award - This award goes to the outstanding senior in Geography.  The award is based on academic excellence.  This award is named after James McCluskey who was a distinguished professor at APSU from 1989 to 1999 and had an integral role in developing geography programs and the GIS Center at APSU.  The award comes with a plaque and a Planet Earth DVD set.

Harry Law Award - This award goes to the outstanding junior in Geography.  The award is based on academic excellence.  This award is named for the professor who started the Department of Geography at APSU in 1935.  The award comes with a plaque.

Robert Sirk Award - This award goes to the outstanding sophomore in Geography.  The award is based on academic excellence.  This award is named for Dr. Robert Sirk was a well-loved Professor Geography from 1995 to 2019.  The award comes with a plaque.

 

Award Recipients: 

James McCluskey Outstanding Senior in Geography
2020-  Weston Davis  
2019 - Mark Lees
2018 - Michael Garcia
2017 - Kurtis Eisenhuth
2016 - Alica Ferreira
2015 - Julie Holder
2014 - Sean Lacey
2013 - Herbert Barron
2012 - Jessica Whitley
2011 - Richard A. Johansen
2010 - Sue Breeden
2009 - Cathy Wilson
 
Harry Law Outstanding Junior Geography
2020-   Johnathon Bobot    
2019-  Kayla Miller-Zapata
2018 - Mark Lees
2017 - Michael Garcia
2016 - Joshua Morgan
2015 - Nicole Krause
2014 - Joshua Hannah
2013 - not awarded
2012 - Chloe Proctor
2011 - Herbert Barron
2010 - Lance Powell
2009 - not awarded
 
Robert Sirk Outstanding Sophomore in Geography
2020-   Skylar Clemons 
2019 - Rochelle Poe
2018 - not awarded
2017 - Mark Lees
2016 - Michael Garcia
2015 - Joshua Morgan
2014 - Julie Holder
2013 - Alicia Ferreira-Byrd
2012 - Alicia Silsby
2011 - not awarded
2010 - Daniel Meloen
2009 - Lance Powell