Faculty & Student News
Audrey Taylor, B.A. Geography candidate, was selected as one of four Portz Scholars in the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) competition for outstanding undergraduate Honors paper. Her paper, Molecular and Isotopic Proxies of Mid-Holocene Hydroclimate and Paleoenvironmental Change in a Coastal Wetland: Praia Rei Cortiço, Portugal, was advised by Dr. Mike Benedetti and her laboratory work was completed under the supervision of Dr. Chad Lane at the Center for Marine Science. She will present her thesis research and accept the award at the October conference of the NCHC in Seattle, WA. Audrey is also the recipient of a NOAA Hollings Scholarship, and a UNCW Board of Visitors Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Dr. Doug Gamble won the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers' (SEDAAG) 2015 Outstanding Service Award. SEDAAG is a regional subdivision of the Association of American Geographers, representing approximately 500 members in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Established in 1947, SEDAAG exists to advance investigations in geography and to encourage the application of geographic findings in education, government, and business. The SEDAAG Outstanding Service Award recognizes (1) Evidence of exceptional professional commitment to geography at any level, including service to professional organizations; colleges and universities; primary and secondary education; local, state, or national government; private business and industry; (2) Examples of worthy contributions include but are not limited to appointed or elected professional offices, journal editorships, professional organization committees, speaking or otherwise providing leadership in a variety of public forums, and publication in the popular press. Dr. Gamble has been a member of SEDAAG since 1991, having attended over 20 annual meetings, published in the Southeastern Geographer (SEDAAG's journal) and served on its editorial board, elected North Carolina State Representative, Secretary, Regional Councilor, President, and Past President, and won the 2009 SEDAAG Excellence in Teaching Award.