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More than 100 faculty, staff, students and alumni from Arizona State University's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning tuned in from the comfort of their homes to celebrate one another as the school held its 29th annual award ceremony for the very first time online.
“I’m so proud of how the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning has responded to this global pandemic,” said Trisalyn Nelson, director of the school at the opening of the virtual ceremony. “But even a global pandemic will not keep me from this award ceremony, which many of you know is the highlight of my year, so let’s celebrate 2019 and 2020 and all of our academic, research and personal success.”
The virtual ceremony included recorded remarks and greetings from faculty, staff and alumni, who creatively introduced awards, spoke about students and left parting words of encouragement as everyone headed into summer.
The format may have been different, but the energy and enthusiasm from the school to celebrate and honor one another had never been more inspired.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Social Science Alumnus Award
Max Wyman, PhD in geography '94
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Excellence Award
Ray Henkel Scholarship Award
Brian and Leah Swanton Urban Planning Scholarship
Gage Davis Associates Urban Planning Travel Scholarship
MUEP Outstanding Graduate
Mary R. Kihl Leadership Award
Balling Family GIS Fellowship
Arnold Chi Kedia
Matthew G. Bailey Scholarship Award
Melvin G. Marcus Memorial Fellowship
Anthony J. Brazel Research Award
Pat Gober Water Prize