2010 Scholarship Winners
By David Kelley, Scholarship Committee Chair
Each year, the Consortium distributes scholarships to deserving students in GIS programs across Minnesota. The Scholarship Committee, working on behalf of the Board and all of you as members, gave $4400 to a great group of students in Duluth during this year’s annual conference.
There are three categories in the student competition: Graduate, Undergraduate, and Community College. The quality of the presentations was exceptional, and each student should be very proud of their individual performance.
The 2010 Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Scholarship Competition winners are:
1st Prize $1000 Margaret Voth – University of Minnesota
2nd Prize $500 Katie Leonard – Minnesota State University, Mankato
$200 Michael Campbell – St. Cloud State University
$200 Brian Barklind – Saint Mary’s University
1st Prize $800 Maggie Pearson – Macalester College
2nd Prize $400 Colin Lee – University of Minnesota
$200 Paul Reamer – Bemidji State University
$200 Jack Westman – University of St. Thomas
$200 Ashley Keul – Minnesota State University, Mankato
1st Prize $500 Scott Wirta – Itasca Community College
$200 Gail Evans – Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
Find more information about the students and their presentations here.
A special thanks to the all-volunteer Scholarship Committee for contacting students, gathering materials, and working with the Conference Committee to facilitate the competition. The Committee includes Will Craig, Martin Mitchell, Ben Richason, Stacey Stark, Chad Martini and David Kelley.
We are also grateful to the people who volunteered to judge the competition, reviewing student papers and posters, and participating in student sessions at the conference:
Will Craig, University of Minnesota
Steve Graham, University of Minnesota, Duluth
David Kelley, University of St. Thomas
Paul Lorah, University of St. Thomas
Marty Mitchell, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Ben Richason, St. Cloud State University
Patrick Thorsell, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
For information about volunteering for the Scholarship Committee or to follow up with any of the winners regarding their projects, please contact Dr. David Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-962-5569.