Student Awards and Honors
Warner Geiger Geography Merit Award
Given each year to a graduating senior majoring in geography. Grade point average is a key consideration, but faculty members also evaluate students' contributions to the life of the department.
|2015||Vanessa Bailey, Dakota Burt, & Sarah Minniecheskie||2007||Jill Malmstadt|
|2014||Samuel Hebel||2006||Jennifer Tovar|
|2013||Chelsy Herring||2005||Christian LaRoe|
|2012||Derrick Lashua||2004||Chris Anderson|
|2011||Jessica Newmann||2003||Jeffrey Bauman|
|2010||Tyler Briggs||2002||Adam Dorn|
|2009||Breanne McDonald||2001||Casey Hutchinson|
|2008||Justin Meyers||2000||Cynthia Lancaster|
Donald Bruyere Award for Scholarship in Foreign Studies
Given to the UW Oshkosh student (not necessarily a geography major) who has completed one upper division foreign area geography course and gained a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of that area.
|2014||Andrew Pankow||International Studies|
|2005||Elizabeth Young||International Studies|
|2004||Michael Greene||International Studies/Environmental Studies|
|2003||Elizabeth Janda||International Studies|
Geography Faculty Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated a clear identity as a geographer and has shown significant engagement since declaring the major.
|2015||Karmen Fielder & Zachery Newton|
University-Wide Scholarship Recipients
There are many scholarships offered to all majors throughout the UW Oshkosh campus.
UW Oshkosh Awards or Scholarships that Geographers have been awarded in recent years.
|2014||Daniel Raaf Scholarship||Vanessa Bailey|
|2013||Daniel Raaf Scholarship||Sarah Minniecheske|
Gamma Theta Upsilon
Requirements for membership in GTU :
- Complete a minimum of 3 geography courses
- GPA of at least 3.3 overall and in geography
- Completed at least 3 semesters
There are a numerous benefits to membership in GTU, including the following:
- Members are eligible to apply for GTU scholarships (approximately $1,000)
- Membership provides a network where you can become better acquainted with other geography students, as well as meet/talk with geography faculty informally.
- Membership in an academic honor society is evidence of your dedication and competency in your career field.
- Members can participate in numerous extra-curricular activities as most chapters sponsor speakers, programs, field trips, and/or other social events
|Spring 2013||Ross Bartelt, Paige Courtney, Samuel Hebel, Rosalind Lyness, Brittany Martinez, Michael Olson|
|Fall 2013||Vanessa Bailey, Sarah Minniecheske|
|Fall 2014||Dylan King, Karee Orrick|
|Fall 2016||Sierra Edwards, Justin Voss|