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2016 Loy, Trussell, and Holzman Awards announced!

The annual Bill Loy Award for Excellence in Cartography is given annually to a deserving graduate or undergraduate geography student at the University of Oregon for maps demonstrating a high proficiency if the application of the principles of cartographic design. Winners receive a $1000 scholarship.

A special thanks goes to Maude Caldwell for funding for this award.

Winners of the 2016 Bill Loy Award for Cartographic Excellence are:

Rudy Omri for his map Chasing Boralis



Christina Shintani for her map Restoring Fish Habitat in the Sandy River Basin 



The 2016 Honorable Mention goes to:

Christina Appleby for her map Potential Stream Rehabilitation on the Lower Long Tom River, Oregon
(Christina asked that we not publish her map because of the nature of its content, but it’s spectacular)


And here are the recipients with Professor Amy Lobben, who announced the awards.







For a list of past recipients of the Low Award, click here.

The 2016 Trussell Family Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually to a Geography student ho has demonstrated high quality work on a project and a commitment to serving the community. The awardee receives a $2000 scholarship. The winner of this year’s Trussell Scholarship is Keene Corbin, for his online story-map entitled Mass incarceration: America’s big problem, and his commitment to issues of ethics and incarceration that have resulted in his engagement with the Inside-Out Program and the Carnegie Global Oregon Ethics Program. Keene also asked that his map not be published due to the sensitive nature of its content.

The 2016 Irwin and Renee Holzman Family Scholarship is given to geography majors  who exhibit academic excellence and who provide outstanding contributions to the department community. Students are nominated on and voted upon by the faculty. Winners each receive a $400 scholarhsip.

This year’s winners are:
Celia Easton-Koehler
Brynn Harrison
Geoffrey Marcus
Dylan Molnar

Congratulations to all of this year’s awardees!