Scholarship Competition Results
By Banette Kritzky, Scholarship Committee Chair
The Scholarship Committee is very proud to announce the 2006 first-place winners of the scholarship competition at the Consortium’s annual conference:
- Claudia Cacares, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota ($1,250)
Using GIS in the Honduran Avian Influenza Emergency Preparedness Plan
- Joel Larson, Macalester College ($1,000)
Food Security in Urban America: A model based on Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
- Jared Cruz, Anoka-Ramsey Community College ($500)
The Spotted Salamander in Minnesota: An analysis of breeding habitat near Saint Croix and Nemadji State Forests
In addition to the above awards, each of the following students received $200 for their efforts in the competition:
Bemidji State University - Joey Wade
Fond du Lac Community College - Paul Malinka
Itasca Community College - Casey Souder
Minnesota State University, Mankato (graduate) - Lyle Petrick
St. Cloud State University (undergraduate) - Jake Galzki
University of Minnesota (graduate) - Jessica Fendos
University of Minnesota (undergraduate) - Justin Becknell
University of Minnesota – Duluth (undergraduate) - Jim Lind
Unfortunately, two students who planned to compete were in summer accidents and were unable to participate; best wishes for a full recovery go to Jonathan Thornburg from Mankato State, and Kaleb Stromberg from St. Thomas.
This year’s participants once again performed outstandingly, and all should be commended for their poise, professionalism and confidence.
A big thank you to all who assisted with the competition: Will Craig, Rebecca Foster, Chad Martini, Marty Mitchell, Paul Olson, Sally Wakefield, and Fei Yuan.
For more information on the Consortium’s scholarship program, see http://www.mngislis.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=66. To volunteer to help with the committee, contact Banette Kritzky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-602-7905.