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Honors and Awards

2017

Maegen L. Rochner. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Maegen L. Rochner. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. James R. Cox Professorship, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Maegen L. Rochner. Ph.D. Student Research Grant Competition, Biogeography Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers.

2016

Lauren A. Stachowiak. Robert G. Long Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Brooke T. Pearson. Michelle D. Pfeffer Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Maegen L. Rochner. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Brooke T. Pearson. Extraordinary Service to the Department Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Maegen L. Rochner. Extraordinary Service to the Department Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Savannah A. Collins. Extraordinary Service to the Department Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Maegen L. Rochner. Group Leader, 26th Annual North American Dendroecological Fieldweek.

Brooke T. Pearson. First Place, College of Arts and Sciences Ecology, Evolutionary, and Behavioral Sciences, Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement, The University of Tennessee.

Brooke T. Pearson. Bronze Award, Office of Research and Engagement, Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement, The University of Tennessee.

Hudson Kelley. Honorable Mention, College of Arts and Sciences Social Sciences, Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement, The University of Tennessee.

Maegen L. Rochner. Research Grant Competition, Golden Key International Honour Society.

Maegen L. Rochner. Chimborazo Student Research Grant Competition, Mountain Geography Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers.

Maegen L. Rochner. Ph.D. Student Research Grant Competition, Paleoenvironmental Change Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers.

Maegen L. Rochner. Ph.D. Student Research Grant Competition, Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Certificate, Senior Wildland Fire Ecologist, Association for Fire Ecology.

2015

Lauren A. Stachowiak. Elected Student Representative, Executive Board of the Tree-Ring Society.

Maegen L. Rochner. Robert G. Long Outstanding M.S. Graduate Student Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Rebeccah M. Groh. Outstanding Graduating Senior, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Maegen L. Rochner. J. Wallace and Katie Dean Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, The University of Tennessee.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) Service Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Brooke T. Pearson. Excellence in Geography Award, Gamma Theta Upsilon, The University of Tennessee.

Lauren A. Stachowiak. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Savannah A. Collins. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Lauren A. Stachowiak. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Maegen L. Rochner. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Certificate of Merit, Tennessee Historical Commission.

Brooke T. Pearson and Dhara Naik. First Place, College of Arts and Sciences Social Sciences, Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement, The University of Tennessee.

2014

Maegen L. Rochner. Best Master's Paper Award, Southeastern Division of the Association of American Georgaphers.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Research Honors Award, Southeastern Division of the Association of American Georgaphers.

Maegen L. Rochner. Graduate Fellowship, 24th Annual North American Dendroecological Fieldweek.

Lauren A. Stachowiak. Group Leader, 24th Annual North American Dendroecological Fieldweek.

Maegen L. Rochner. Science Alliance Scholarship, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Geographic Excellence in Media (GEM) Award, National Council for Geographic Education.

Elizabeth A. Schneider. Chancellor's Award for Extraordinary Professional Promise, The University of Tennessee.

Maegen L. Rochner. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Lauren A. Stachowiak. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Savannan A. Collins. Extraordinary Service to the Department Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Elizabeth A. Schneider. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Savannah A. Collins. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Maegen L. Rochner. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Rebeccah Groh. Gamma Theta Upsilon, International Geographical Honor Society.

Maegen L. Rochner. Gamma Theta Upsilon, International Geographical Honor Society.

2013

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Outstanding Research and Creative Achievement Award, Senior Level, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tennessee.

Lauren A. Stachowiak. Science Alliance Scholarship, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Elizabeth A. Schneider. Master's Student Scholarship Award, International Association of Wildland Fire.

Sarah J. Jones. Internship, CISV International (Children's International Summer Village), Prague, The Czech Republic.

Elizabeth A. Schneider. Best Master's Proposal Award, Biogeography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.

Lauren A. Stachowiak. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Alex W. Dye. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Sarah J. Jones. Exceptional Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Alex W. Dye. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Niki A. Garland. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Alex W. Dye. Chicago Botanical Garden Conservation and Land Management Internship Program.

Sarah J. Jones. National Geographic Society Internship Program, Education Program for Curriculum and Outreach.

2012

Lauren A. Stachowiak. J. Wallace and Katie Dean Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, The University of Tennessee.

Grant L. Harley. Robert G. Long Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Alex J. Pilote. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Sarah J. Jones. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Dorothy J. Rosene. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Grant L. Harley. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Maria Owens. Robert Noyce Scholarship, VolsTeach Program, National Science Foundation, The University of Tennessee.

2011

Sarah J. Jones. Michelle D. Pfeffer Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Alex J. Pilote. Science Alliance Scholarship, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Grant L. Harley. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Niki A. Garland. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Grant L. Harley. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Lisa B. LaForest. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Sarah J. Jones. Eva Woody Seaton Fellowship, Graduate School, The University of Tennessee.

Sarah J. Jones and Sean Baskin. First Place Natural Sciences Division, Exhibition for Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement, The University of Tennessee.

Grant L. Harley. Yates Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School, The University of Tennessee.

2010

Niki A. Garland. Michelle D. Pfeffer Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Monica T. Rother. Robert G. Long Outstanding M.S. Graduate Student Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Mark D. Spond. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

John B. Sakulich. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Grant L. Harley. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Kevin P. Russell. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Sarah J. Jones and Jennifer White. Dean's Student Advisory Council, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tennessee.

Lisa B. LaForest. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Grant L. Harley. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Geography and Spatial Science Program, National Science Foundation.

2009

Christine P. Biermann. Robert G. Long Outstanding M.S. Graduate Student Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

John B. Sakulich. Robert G. Long Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Mark D. Spond. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Geography and Regional Science Program, National Science Foundation.

Nancy Li. University of Tennessee Athletic Department Graduate Assistantship.

Grant L. Harley. GK-12 Fellowship, Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation.

Nancy Li. Best Masters Proposal Award, Biogeography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.

Ruby Munoz. Michelle D. Pfeffer Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Monica T. Rother. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Lisa B. LaForest. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

John B. Sakulich. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Grant L. Harley. Exceptional Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Lisa B. LaForest. Exceptional Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Monica T. Rother. Graduate Research Fellowship, Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation.

Monica T. Rother. Summer Research Assistantship, Office of Research, The University of Tennessee.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Chancellor's Award for Extraordinary Service to the University of Tennessee.

Monica T. Rother. Grant from the National Park Service Fire and Aviation Program.

John B. Sakulich. Dissertation Grant, Association of American Geographers.

John B. Sakulich. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Geography and Spatial Science Program, National Science Foundation.

Daniel B. Lewis. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Geography and Spatial Science Program, National Science Foundation.

2008

Monica T. Rother. J. Wallace and Katie Dean Graduate School Fellowship, The University of Tennessee.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Christine P. Biermann. Graduate Research Fellowship, Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation.

Philip B. White. Michelle D. Pfeffer Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Mark D. Spond. Exceptional Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Saskia L. van de Gevel. Exceptional Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

John B. Sakulich. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Ian C. Feathers. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Christine P. Biermann. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Saskia L. van de Gevel. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Jessica D. Slayton. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Maggie R. Stevens. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Mark D. Spond. Summer Research Assistantship, Office of Research, The University of Tennessee,

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Team Excellence Award, Human Resources Department and Office of Disability Services, The University of Tennessee.

Grant L. Harley, Mark D. Spond, and John B. Sakulich. GK-12 Fellowships, Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation.

2007

Justin L. Hart. Robert G. Long Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Saskia L. van de Gevel. GK-12 Fellowship, Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation.

Saskia L. van de Gevel. Leadership Award, 17th Annual North American Dendroecological Fieldweek.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Leadership Award, 17th Annual North American Dendroecological Fieldweek.

Ian C. Feathers. Outstanding Senior in Geography, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

David F. Mann. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Jessica D. Slayton. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Lisa B. LaForest. Exceptional Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Georgina G. DeWeese. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Justin L. Hart. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. 100 Biggest Moments in Weather History, The Weather Channel.

2006

Michelle D. Pfeffer. Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee. [After Michelle's death in February 2006, this award was renamed the "Michelle D. Pfeffer Outstanding Senior Award" by our Department.]

Justin L. Hart, Christopher A. Underwood, and Saskia L. van de Gevel. GK-12 Fellowships, Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation.

Saskia L. van de Gevel. Honorable Mention, Student Paper Competition, 7th International Conference on Dendrochronology, Beijing, China.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Outstanding Service Award, 7th International Conference on Dendrochronology, Beijing, China.

Justin L. Hart. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Geography and Regional Science Program, National Science Foundation.

Saskia L. van de Gevel. Outstanding Teaching Associate Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Christopher A. Underwood. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Georgina G. DeWeese. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Justin L. Hart. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Saskia L. van de Gevel. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Joseph P. Henderson. Exceptional Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Georgina G. DeWeese. Exceptional Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Tim Green. Grant from the W.K. McClure Fund for the Study of World Affairs, The University of Tennessee.

Saskia L. van de Gevel. Grant from the W.K. McClure Fund for the Study of World Affairs, The University of Tennessee.

2005

Saskia L. van de Gevel. Robert G. Long Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Evan R. Larson. Robert G. Long Outstanding M.S. Graduate Student Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

David F. Mann. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Geography and Regional Science Program, National Science Foundation.

Saskia L. van de Gevel. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Geography and Regional Science Program, National Science Foundation.

Georgina G. DeWeese. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Geography and Regional Science Program, National Science Foundation.

Evan R. Larson. Environmental Protection Agency, Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Chancellor's Award for Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement, The University of Tennessee.

Justin L. Hart. Torrey Botanical Society Doctoral Fellowship.

David F. Mann. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Georgina G. DeWeese. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Service and Teaching Award, North American Dendroecological Fieldweek.

Saskia L. van de Gevel. Service and Teaching Award, North American Dendroecological Fieldweek.

2004

Evan R. Larson. Best Masters Proposal Award, Biogeography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.

Elizabeth A. Atchley. Exceptional Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Georgina G. DeWeese. Exceptional Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Evan R. Larson. Honorable Mention, Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation.

Saskia L. van de Gevel. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

2003

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Research and Creative Achievement Award, Junior Level, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tennessee.

Jacob J. Cseke. Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Daniel B. Lewis. Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

David F. Mann. Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

2002

David F. Mann. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

2001

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

James H. Speer. Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

Michael R. Armbrister. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee.

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