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Environmental Science and Policy 2016 Award Winners

Undergraduates (by B.S. degree concentration)

Hannah Miller and Lenore Pedicord

Climate Change
Chelsi Strange

Ecological Science
Kelly Floro

Honorable Mentions
Sarah Brown and Shanna Rock

Environmental Health
Christine Figan

Honorable Mention
Chase Altizer

Marine, Freshwater & Estuarine Ecology
Katie Saalbach

Honorable Mention
Shannon Murphy Pace


Best PhD Dissertation
Melissa Hawkins* and Jason O’Bryhim

Best MS Thesis
William Norfolk

Teaching awards
Jennifer Lewis, Amanda Sills, Katheryn Patterson

Conservation/Environmental Impact Award
Ashley Sitar

*Addendum: An earlier version of this post listed the Best PhD Dissertation winners as Monica Hawkins and Jason O’Bryhim, instead of Melissa Hawkins and Jason O’Bryhim.