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2015 Chicago Awards — April 21–25

Each year, AAG recognizes students, faculty, and professionals for their accomplishments and contributions in conjunction with the annual meeting. We captured the awards presentations in the photos below at special sessions throughout the week and during the luncheon held on April 25, 2015, at the Swissotel in Chicago.

Bobby Wilson, Lifetime Achievement HonorsBobby Wilson received the Lifetime Achievement Honors.
John Paul Jones, Lifetime Achievement HonorsJohn Paul Jones III received the Lifetime Achievement Honors.
Anthony Bebbington, AAG Distinguished Scholarship HonorsAnthony Bebbington received AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors, along with Ruth DeFries, who couldn't attend the luncheon.
John Frazier, AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service HonorsJohn Frazier received the AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors.
Rita Gardner, AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service HonorsRita Gardner received AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors.
Michael Solem, Gilbert Grosvenor Honors for Geographic EducationMichael Solem received the Gilbert Grosvenor Honors for Geographic Education.
Elizabeth Oglesby, AAG Gilbert White Public Service HonorsElizabeth Oglesby was awarded the AAG Gilbert White Public Service Honors.
Rob Kitchin, Media Achievement AwardRob Kitchin received AAG's Media Achievement Award during the luncheon, along with Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, who wasn't present.
Blake Edgar for the U. of California Press,  AAG Publication AwardBlake Edgar accepted the AAG Publication Award for the University of California Press.
Peter Bol, AAG Honorary GeographerPeter Bol was awarded AAG's Honorary Geographer by Doug Richardson during a special session on April 23.

 

Diana Liverman, Presidential Achievement AwardDuring the luncheon, President Mona Domosh acknowledged Diana Liverman  for the Presidential Achievement Award, which Past President Julie Winkler formally presented during her Past President's address on April 23.
Bobby Wilson, AAG Rose Award for Anti-Racism Research and PracticeAAG President Mona Domosh presented Bobby Wilson the AAG Rose Award for Anti-Racism Research and Practice.
Wendy Jepson, AAG Enhancing Diversity AwardWendy Jepson received the AAG Enhancing Diversity Award.
Randall Wilson, Jackson PrizeRandall Wilson received the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize for America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond.
Matthew Gandy, AAG Meridian Book AwardMatthew Gandy received the AAG Meridian Book Award for The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination.
Paul Knox, Globe Book AwardPaul Knox (above right), received the AAG Globe Book Award for Atlas of Cities. Paul couldn't be present for the awards, so his colleague David Bieri (above left) accepted the award for him.
Susan Hardwick, Excellence in Mentoring awardSusan Hardwick received the Excellence in Mentoring Award.
Joshua Inwood, Glenda Laws AwardJoshua Inwood received the
Glenda Laws Award.
Qihao Weng, E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller AwardQihao Weng received the E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award.
Angel Pitts, Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement AwardAngel Pitts, not present, received the Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Award.
John Paul Catungal, J. Warren Nystrom Dissertation AwardJohn Paul Catungal received the J. Warren Nystrom Dissertation Award for his research titled, "Therapuetic spaces as political geographies: performing ethno-specificity in sexual health promotion."
Mark Welford and Joseph Weber, Annne U. White FundMark Welford received the Anne U. White Fund. (Joseph Weber, not present, also received the honor.)
Carol Sawyer, Mel Marcus Fund for Physical GeographyCarol Sawyer received the Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography. 
Michael Webb and Waquar Ahmed, AAG Research GrantsWaquar Ahmed and Michael Webb received AAG Research Grants. Zachary Anderson and Melanie Stine (not present at the luncheon) also received grants.
Russell Hedberg and Jonathan Kirk, AAG Dissertation Research GrantsRussell Hedberg and Jonathan Kirk received AAG Dissertation Research Grants. (Victoria Walsey and Matthew Dannenberg, not present, also received grants.)
Earle Isibue, AAG Darrel Hess Community College Geography ScholarshipEarle Isibue received the AAG Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarship. (Melissa Draga, not present, also received the scholarship.)
50-year membersAAG President Mona Domosh awarded the class of 1965 (pictured here: Tulasi Joshi, Thomas R. Lewis Jr. and William A. Bowen) with mementos in recognition of their loyalty to the AAG. As a tangible token of appreciation, 50-year members also received lifetime remission of annual dues and annul meeting registration fees from the AAG.