2016 AAG Awards — April 2, San Francisco
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 2, 2016, at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.
AAG President Sarah Bednarz awarded the class of 1966 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. Although not all members could attend the awards luncheon, the full list of honorees are as follows: Robert G. Bailey; Bruce L. BigelowKarl C. Broom; Dwight A. Brown; James Campbell; David B. Cole; Joe T. Darden; Ashok K. Dutt; Gordon J. Fielding; James B. Foust; Andreas Grotewold; Peter Haggett; John Langdale; Douglas B. McDonald; Michael P. McIntyre; James K. Mitchell; Harold Moellering; Janice Monk; Gunnar Olsson; Clifton W. Pannell; Prof. K. Bruce Ryan; Joseph P. Stoltman; Donald E. Vermeer and Robert C. Ziegenfus.
At the beginning of the awards ceremony, attendees paused to remember AAG members, former members and other geographers of note who passed away in the year since the previous annual meeting. They are Julian Bond, Harry “Hal” Bowman, Susan R. Brooker-Gross, David J. de Laubenfels, Gary S. Dunbar, Heidi G. Frontani, Daniel W. Gade, William L. Garrison, Matthieu Giroud, Vincent P. Gutowski, Tony Hambly, Susan W. Hardwick, Michael Harrison, Matthias Kuhle, Elizabeth Leppman, Doreen B. Massey, Chris Mayda, Campbell W. Pennington (book cover pictured above), Richard R. Randall, Harold M. Rose, Neil E. Salisbury (no picture above), Charles “Chuck” Sargent, Glenn R. Sebastian, Edward W. Soja, Shiloh Sundstrom, Robert N. Thomas, Harley “Jess” Walker, Kenneth L. White, Stephen E. White, Victor Winston and William I. Woods.