Congratulations to the 2017 Illinois Geographical Society Award Winners!
Four-Year College Outstanding Senior Geographers:

Eric Altergott, Elmhurst College

Sara Baugh, Augustana College

Brian Hartman, Eastern Illinois University

Earle Isibue, Northern Illinois University

Seung Ho Jung, Northwestern University

Ellie Mejia, University of Chicago

Kayla Newsome, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Brooke Schumacher, Illinois State University

Emily Kristine Speelman, DePaul University

Joshua Thomas, Western Illinois University

Aaron Winenger, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
 

Distinguished Geographer Award

Donald Tolen

The Len Hodgman Life Membership Award 2017

Earle Isibue

 

Outstanding Community College Student Award Information

The Illinois Geographical Society is pleased to sponsor two awards for outstanding community college students. 

The Outstanding Community College Student Geographer Award This award goes to a student who excelled in one or more geography classes within the past year. The recipient does not have to be a major in geography. The student receives a financial award and recognition at the IGS Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. Instructors should nominate no more than two students. We will contact you if your student will receive the award so you can encourage them to attend the meeting and ceremony. 

The Charles Womack Award This award is for an outstanding two-year student intending on majoring in geography. A maximum of one award is issued per year. The student receives a financial award and recognition at the IGS Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. Instructors, we will contact you if your student will receive the award so you can encourage him/ her to attend the ceremony.

The scholarship was established at the 1996 IGS annual meeting in Normal, Illinois. It was initially funded by friends and relatives of Charles "Chuck" Womack to honor his memory and perpetuate his spirit. Chuck was an outstanding teacher of geography at Lake Land Community College in Mattoon. He was well-known, highly respected, and well-liked in his local community and among the members of IGS. Our Society is very pleased to join with his family in establishing this award to honor Chuck's lasting educational contributions to the people of Illinois.

For more information, please contact: 

Ty Liles

Department of Geography

College of Lake County

19351 W. Washington St. 

Grayslake, IL 60030

soc444@clcillinois.edu

(847) 543-2670