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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.

Award Recipients

Year Student
Vanessa Bailey, Dakota Burt, & Sarah Minniecheskie
Samuel Hebel
Chelsy Herring
Derrick Lashua
2011 Jessica Newmann
 2010  Tyler Briggs
 2009  Breanne McDonald
 2008  Justin Meyers
 2007  Jill Malmstadt
 2006  Jennifer Tovar
2005 Christian LaRoe
 2004  Chris Anderson
 2003  Jeffrey Bauman
 2002  Adam Dorn
 2001  Casey Hutchinson
 2000  Cynthia Lancaster


Donald Bruyere Award for Scholarship in Foreign Studies

Given to a student, not necessarily a geography major, who has completed at least one upper division foreign area geography course at UW Oshkosh and gained a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of that area.

Award Recipients

Year Student Major
Andrew Pankow
International Studies
Will Chaney
2011 Veronica Schoenrock
 2008  Joshua Henneman
 2005  Elizabeth Young
 International Studies
 2004  Michael Greene
 International Studies/Environmental Studies
 2003  Elizabeth Janda
 International Studies
 2001  Kyle Wilson
 2000  Elizabeth Brink


Geography Faculty Scholarship

 Award Recipients

Year Student
Dylan King
Vanessa Bailey
 2013 Paige Courtney
2012 Chelsy Herring


Atlas Award

Awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated a clear identity as a geographer and has shown significant engagement since declaring the major.

Award Recipients

Year Student
2015 Karmen Fielder & Zachery Newton

University-Wide Scholarship Recipients

 There are many scholarships offered to all majors throughout the UW Oshkosh campus. The following table shows the awards or scholarships that geographers have been awarded in recent years.

Award Recipients

Year Award Student
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.  Some employers (and graduate schools) give hiring preference to honor society members
- Members can participate in numerous extra-curricular activities as most chapters sponsor speakers, programs, field trips, and/or other social events


Semester Inductees
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

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