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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

2020 Undergraduate Student Awards

 

Undergraduate Awards

Environment and Sustainability Program Outstanding Undergraduate Award in Environmental Science

The Environment and Sustainability Program's Outstanding Undergraduate Award in Environmental Science is given to a junior or senior majoring in environmental science. The award is based on academic achievement and extracurricular activities that best reflect environmental and/or sustainability interests within and/or outside of the University of South Carolina.
Eva L. James – Environmental Science and Geography

Bruce C. Coull Outstanding Undergraduate Award in Environmental Studies
A student either majoring or minoring in Environmental Studies with senior status is selected to receive this award on the basis of academic achievement and extracurricular activities that best reflect environmental and/or sustainability interests within and/or outside of the University.
Julia C. Madey - Environmental Studies and Spanish

The Distinguished Academic Achievement Award in the Geosciences
This award is given on an occasional basis to a student with senior standing in the Geosciences who has established a distinguished record of academic achievement and demonstrated truly exceptional achievement.
Nicholas R. Mitchell - Geological Sciences and Global Studies

Outstanding Senior Award in the Geosciences
The Outstanding Senior Award is presented to a senior in geological sciences or geophysics who has an outstanding academic record in the School of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.
Daniel "Jake" Harrington - Geological Sciences
Gabrielle T. Herrin - Geophysics

Outstanding Junior Award in the Geosciences
The Outstanding Junior Award is presented to a junior in geological sciences or geophysics who has an outstanding academic record in School of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.
Brian Lockerbie - Geological Sciences

Stephen Taber Award in the Geosciences
The Stephen Taber Award is given to recognize superior academic achievement by an undergraduate in geological sciences or geophysics in the School of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.
Marwa Yasser Alabri - Geophysics
Erin Lynn Taxon - Geophysics

Outstanding Undergraduate Award in Marine Science
This award is given to recognize marine science majors who go beyond achievement of academic excellence and have demonstrated outstanding citizenship through their involvement in research and campus life.
Laura Beth Snyder – Marine Science

Traci J. Heincelman Memorial Scholarship in Marine Science
The Traci J. Heincelman Memorial Scholarship in Marine Science is given in memory of an outstanding marine science undergraduate student. It is given to a marine science undergraduate student who exemplifies Traci’s qualities of excellent scholarship, participation in research, involvement in campus life and enthusiasm for the subject of marine science.
Benjamin Hurley – Marine Science and Spanish

The Richard C. Morris Scholarship in Marine Science
The Richard C. Morris Scholarship in Marine Science is given to a marine science undergraduate student who demonstrates academic excellence and integrity.
Sheridan Taylor – Marine Science
Loann Koch – Marine Science
Anne Junttila – Marine Science and Dance

Harris Pastides and Patricia Moore-Pastides Sustainability Award
President Harris Pastides and Patricia Moore-Pastides are committed to sustainability and its positive impact on multiple systems. This award recognizes a rising senior at the University of South Carolina who meets GPA requirements and who has made an impact in one or more of the following areas related to sustainability: scholarship, leadership, and engagement.
• Scholarship: Through an intensive discovery or research project, the student has revealed a new understanding of the interdisciplinary connections between the environment, economy and society. Conclusions from the project should demonstrate the importance of sustainability research, suggestions for USC campus operations, and/or contribute to social progress.
• Leadership: The student has demonstrated an ability to put theory into practice by leading a team to execute a major program or project that promotes sustainability at USC.
• Service/Engagement: The student has exhibited a commitment to service and educational outreach through engagement with the campus and local community. Through intensive projects and programs, the student has helped to elevate the education of these two populations.
Ian Bain– Chemistry & Mathematics

2020 UofSC President’s Award and
Outstanding Senior Award

Selection of the President’s Award is based on academic accomplishments, leadership, co-curricular involvement, and service to the Carolina Community. Students selected are among the university’s most exceptional graduating seniors.
Makenzie Grace Bonner – Marine Science (President and Outstanding Senior)
Caitlin Alexis Cruz - Environmental Science (Outstanding Senior)
Gabrielle T. Herrin - Geophysics (President and Outstanding Senior)
Jackson Wheeler Yow - Environmental Science (President and Outstanding Senior)


National Awards – April 2020

Goldwater Scholarship
The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded nationally to sophomores and juniors pursuing bachelors’ degrees in natural
sciences, mathematics, or engineering and who intend to pursue a career in research and/or college-level teaching.
Zoe G. Screwvala – Marine Science

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Nationally competitive award: former SEOE undergraduates and SEOE graduate students receiving NSF
fellowships:
Akilah Alwan – B.S. Environmental Science and Marine Science (2018), now Auburn Univ
Casey Brayton – B.S. Marine Science (2019), now at Univ of SC
Richard Brokaw – B.S. Marine Science (2019), now at UofSC
Leon Tran – B.S. Environmental Science and Biological Science (2018)- now at Univ of Hawaii
Annie Klyce – Appalachian State, now at UofSC
Krystyn Kibler - honorable mention
Emily Hardin - honorable mention

Fulbright ETA Grant to Latvia
Grant to teach English for an academic year abroad.
Daniel "Jake" Harrington – Geological Science

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
For undergraduates to participate in study abroad programs.
Justin Isaiah Weeks – Marine Science

2020 Earnest F. Hollings NOAA Undergraduate Scholars in the SEOE (a preliminary list; others may still be
announced for 2020)
Participation in the Hollings Scholarship Program exposes rising juniors and seniors to the mission of the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and to our nation’s long history of oceanic and atmospheric
stewardship, reflected in the dedicated career of retired South Carolina Senator Ernest F. Hollings. Hollings Scholars
are expected to become scientists, policy-makers, or educators in the future US oceanic and atmospheric workforce.
Benjamin Hurley – Marine Science
Christy Patricia Mueller - Marine Science
Emma Sylves-Berry – Environmental Science and Political Science

2019 Earnest F. Hollings NOAA Undergraduate Scholars in the SEOE
Camryn Arnstein – Environmental Studies & Marine Science
Hannah Aycock – Marine Science
Maura Glovins - Marine Science
Jaquan High – Geological Science
Claudia Moncada- Marine Science
Sara Nix – Marine Science & International Studies

2018 Earnest F. Hollings NOAA Undergraduate Scholars in the SEOE:
(2020 Graduating Seniors)
Leah Moore Blackwood– Environmental Science
Cameron Collins – Marine Science & Chemistry
Callie Crawford– Marine Science
Emily Skinner– Marine Science

National Honor Society members:
Phi Beta Kappa 2020
William Gosnell - Environmental Science
Eva James - Environmental Science
Julia Madey - Environmental Studies
Margaret McCallum - Environmental Studies
Daniel Harrington - Geological Sciences
Jackson Saftner - Geophysics
Maura Glovins - Marine Science
Shannon Mulholland - Marine Science
Zoe Screwvala - Marine Science


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