Awards

Donald Hastie and Robert Hastie were honored in appreciation of their support of ISGS field trips, commitment to the education of students and geologists, and for providing access to their quarry for observation, study, and collection of fluorite samples.



Erin Daun was honored in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the ISGS environmental site assessments team through her efficiency, commitment to quality work, and outstanding productivity.



The Distinguished Achievement Award was presented to Donald A. Keefer in recognition of his outstanding vision and efforts in establishing the ISGS Visualization Lab.



Cassandra McKinney, McHenry County Water Resources Manager was recognized for her support of the ISGS mapping programs



Distinguished Achievement Award 2009

Daniel Nelson was honored for his efforts on the Illinois National Resources Geospatial Data Clearinghouse and his database management work. The Clearinghouse continues to be an important resource for anyone working with GIS remote sensing technology in Illinois.



Torie Strole, Distinguished Achievement

Torie Strole was nominated for her outstanding work in submission and management of grants and contracts. Strole works with every principal investigator with sponsored research or a service account. She reviews the monetary and collection aspects of all proposals, manages subcontracts, and handles all of the contract accounting.



Alan Shoemaker  receives his award from ISGS Director Don McKay

Alan Shoemaker, Manager of Tuscola Stone Company, was honored in appreciation of his time and equipment and for providing access to Tuscola Stone Quarry in support of ISGS field trips, geologic mapping, and filming for the History Channel series "How the Earth Was Made."



David Ruhter, Outstanding Contribution to Safety

David Ruhter received his award in recognition of his efforts to ensure a safe working environment of the Survey. Ruhter has taken on the task of reducing unnecessary chemicals, materials, equipment, and furniture.



Ivan Krapac, Lifetime Achievement Award

Ivan Krapac was honored in recognition of his thirty years of innovative geochemical research in the areas of agricultural contamination of groundwater and monitoring of carbon sequestration.



Rich Cahill receives his award from ISGS Director Don McKay

Richard Cahill was named recipient of this award for his significant contributions to Survey programs since his retirement, including continued geochemical research on the Illinois River, analysis of trace elements in coal balls, and assisting other researchers with their projects.



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