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Department of Geography

Undergrad awards for 2020

Congratulations to all recipients of the annual undergraduate Geography Department awards!

The Department of Geography is proud to announce the 2020 winners of its undergraduate awards:

  • The Julian J. Petty Award is named in honor of the late Dr. Julian J. Petty, who taught geography at the university from 1929 to 1967 and was the first head of the Department of Geography. First awarded in 1968, it is conferred on a graduating geography major in recognition of excellence in scholarship. This year’s awards are given to Hannah Parkin, Nathaniel Posey, and Joseph Sparacino.
  • The Donald O. Bushman Award is named in honor of the late Dr. Donald O. Bushman, who taught geography and cartography at the university from 1953 to 1973. It is conferred on the outstanding student in cartography and was first awarded in 1975. This year’s recipient is Finn Haggerty.
  • The Bennett S. Masaschi Memorial Scholarship was established by John and Susan Masaschi in honor of their son Bennett, who completed his B.A. degree in geography at USC in 1975. This year’s recipients include Autumn Davis, Shane Doerre, and Christin McAdams.
  • The Rising Senior in Geography Award is given to rising senior geography majors who demonstrates excellence in geography. This year’s awards are given to Lilian Hutchens and Ethan Magnuson.

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