School of Earth & Sustainability Awards for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
Sustainable Leadership Awards
Congrats to PhD Student Ellie Broadman and Environmental Sciences & Policy alum Ethan Aumack! Thank you so much for your contributions to sustainability on and off campus!
Congratulations to Amy Wolkowinsky, who is this year’s Outstanding Graduate Coordinator for all of NAU. Thank you so much for helping our four graduate programs to run smoothly for all our students, from admissions to graduation!
Undergraduate Student Awards
Congratulations to Environmental Sciences (ENV) students Yazhmin Dozal, selected as the Distinguished Senior from the College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences, and Joshua Caputo, an NAU President’s Prize winner! Joining Joshua on the Gold Axe Award list this semester are Mariah Letowt (ENV), Angelina Valenzuela (ENV), Emily Werner (ENV), and Sierra Gleason (GLG minor).
For our continuing students, there are also great things ahead on their road to graduation. The following students will be completing independent research projects next year with the recognition and support of the Hooper Undergraduate Research Awards – David Flint (GLG), Cedric Gammon (ENV), Emily Godin (GLG), Elliot Hoy (GLG), Christian Jarish (GLG), Toby Mayfield (GLG), Paetyn McCarter (GLG), Zane Ondovcik (ENV), James Patton (GLG), Griffin Riley (GLG), and Letty Rodriguez (GLG).
Thanks to generous support from donors and friends of NAU and SES, we were also able to award the following scholarships and honors to support students in their continuing studies in Environmental Sciences (ENV), Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ESS), and Geology (GLG).
Environmental Fund for a Sustainable Future Scholarship – Mary Dyer (ENV), Paige Strickland (ESS), Ivory Bacy (ENV), Lilliana Cervantes (ESS), and Danielle Stroh (ENV)
Lisa Marie Jones Memorial Scholarship – Taryn Bell (ENV), Cedric Gammon (ENV), Alanna Massman (ESS), Ryan Jacobelli (ESS), Gabrielle Sequeira (ESS), Joshua Rihs (ENV), Katherine Renaud (ESS)
Bill Morrall Memorial Conservation Scholarship – Fatu-Chanel Fatu (ENV), Emily Riley (Minor in Environmental Science)
Distinguished Geology Senior – Henry Moore (GLG), Catherine Lepp (GLG)
Larry Allyn Headlee Award – Erin Kaplan (GLG)
Cree Family Award – Griffin Riley (GLG), James Patton (GLG), Emily Godin (GLG)
Vesto Melvin Slipher Award – Erin Kaplan (GLG), James Patton (GLG), Emily Godin (GLG), Griffin Riley (GLG)
Mueller Family Geology Senior Field Award – Brynn Anderson (GLG), Jeremy Cienfuegos (GLG), Ronni Chavez (GLG), Henry Moore (GLG)
Graduate Student Awards
Congrats to Jessica Archibald and Ethan Taber, both students in our Environmental Sciences & Policy MS program, for being awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! We are delighted you’re both staying at NAU for your PhD!
Graduate students in all our programs were also supported this year by generous alumni, donors, and prestigious national fellowships. Students in Environmental Sciences (ESP), Climate Sciences and Solutions (CSS), Geology (GLG), and our PhD program in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability are or will be supported by the following:
Presidential Fellowship Program (for new PhD students) – Ethan Taber, Gregory Cruz
Wyss Scholars Program for the Conservation of the American West – Javis Davis (ESP), Jessica Archibald (ESP)
Louis H. and Betty J. Quayle Scholarship – Javis Davis (ESP)
Henry Hooper Student Fund Award – Leah Marshall (ESP), Caitlin Brogan (CSS), Zoë Klein (ESP), Isabelle Wilhelm (CSS), Sam Blustein (CSS)
Bedwell Earth Physics Award – Chris Hancock (PhD), Lexi Riche (PhD), Leah Marshall (ESP), Eric Stauffer (GLG), Joseph Phillips (GLG), Aubrey LaPlante (GLG), Jaclyn Hager (GLG), Kelsey Brennan (GLG)
Graduate Student Government Scholarship – Katie Dunlap (ESP), Virgil St. Aime (CSS)
Graduate College Scholarship – Iris Garthwaite (ESP), Jessica Archibald (ESP)
Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award – Iris Garthwaite (ESP)
Montgomery Prize – Ally Murray (GLG)
David Sanders Geology Research Assistantship Award – Aubrey LaPlante (GLG)
Ronald Blakey Award – Aubrey LaPlante (GLG), Eric Stauffer (GLG), Kelsey Brennan (GLG)
Pioneer Natural Resources Award – Chris Hancock (ESES PhD), Kelsey Brennan (GLG), Jaclyn Hager (GLG)
Muehlberger Family Award – Leah Marshall (ESP)
Becker Family Award – Kelsey Brennan (GLG)