Awards and Honors

National Council on Geographical Excellence (NCGE) Outstanding Undergraduate Award

  • 2017-18: Ian Bellows
  • 2016-17: Jonathan Englebert
  • 2015-16: Stella Jones
  • 2014-15: Kevin Mason
  • 2013-14: Breanna Hudson
  • 2012-13: Caitlin Velasco
  • 2011-12: Anthony Bissiri
  • 2010-11: Joel Irish
  • 2009-10: Ethan Boyles
  • 2008-09: Evan Lewis, Greg Mintz
  • 2007-08: Ashley Fent
  • 2006-07: Ben Simons
  • 2005-06: Brad Dillman
  • 2004-05: David Moore
  • 2003-04: Jennifer Devine
  • 2002-03: Aimee Pierce
  • 2001-02: Robyn Welch
  • 2000-01: Nicole Shimizu
  • 1999-00: Michael Schechter
  • 1998-99: Sarah Battersby
  • 1997-98: Paul Rogers
  • 1996-97: Christine Ynzunza
  • 1995-96: Jennifer Gager
  • 1994-95: K.C. Thompson

Undergraduate Essay Award

  • 2015-16: Kristen Hiatt & Jaqueline Ines (shared)
  • 2014-15: Sadie Frank
  • 2013-14: Richard McGovern
  • 2012-13: Isaiah Berg
  • 2011-12: Zak Lee & Ariel Higuera (shared)
  • 2010-11: Aylan Lee
  • 2009-10: Ethan Boyles
  • 2008-09: Caitlin Henry
  • 2007-08: Claire McWilliams
  • 2006-07: Scott Dudgeon
  • 2005-06: Megan Snow
  • 2004-05: Colin Rehm
  • 2003-04: Jesse Ayers, Beth Wilkinson
  • 2002-03: Aimee Pierce, Abigail Andreasen
  • 2001-02: Robyn Welch, Cale Berkey
  • 2000-01: Elizabeth Severtsen
  • 1999-00: Ryan Hall
  • 1998-99: Sarah Battersby
  • 1997-98: Christine Alar
  • 1996-97: Linnea Evans
  • 1995-96: Laura Mahan
  • 1994-95: K.C. Thompson

Undergraduate Research Symposium Prize: Individual

  • 2018-19: Brian Liu & Carly Baker (Honorable Mention)
  • 2017-18: Ian Bellows & Rebecca Kuhn
  • 2016-17: Nina Mesihovic & Kwong Shung
  • 2015-16: Yingying Huang
  • 2014-15: Jeffrey Koss
  • 2013-14: Breanna Hudson & Cynthia Simekha
  • 2012-13: Asia Harrell
  • 2011-12: Isaiah Berg
  • 2010-11: Sherwin Lee
  • 2009-10: Garrett Strain
  • 2008-09: Roy Burstein
  • 2007-08: Matan Barnea
  • 2006-07 :Peter Kobylarz
  • 2005-06: Brad Dillman
  • 2004-05: Colin Rehm
  • 2003-04: Kim Logan
  • 2002-03: Jennifer Devine
  • 2001-02: Philip Musegaas
  • 2000-01: Nathan Jones
  • 1999-00: Michael Barkin, Daniel Stonington

Undergraduate Research Symposium Prize: Group

  • 2018-19: Nathaniel Aune, Matt Seungju, Gordon DeLap and Hayden Hong; Aldrin Carbonell, David Lee, Johnny Nguyen and Wendy Wei (Honorable Mention)
  • 2017-18: Katlyn Sawyer & Lily Wettstein
  • 2016-17: Mary Kim, Zhungway Sun, Lauren Thompson, Kory Vandyke
  • 2015-16: Matthew Huh, Andy Huynh, & Hardy Wooldridge
  • 2014-15: Wyatt Hoffman, Nick Holt, Charles Simeona, & Hiu Fung Lai; Filip Pankovcin, Nicko Laird, & Nathan So
  • 2013-14: Nick Short, Alex Skinner, & Theresa Do; Ali Mohamed & Chun Ho Chum
  • 2012-13: Marek Domanski, Richard Torres, & Justin Choi; Robert Martin, Angela Ulman, & Umair Sheikh
  • 2011-12: Sam Nowak, Helen Olsen
  • 2010-11: Alan Lo, Eli Egbert, Derek Huling
  • 2009-10: Erik Kramak, Hayley Pickus, Sofie Gogic, Lola Stronach, Rita Lee, Ethan Boyles, Mikail Blyth, Anne Steinberg
  • 2008-09: Jessica Nguyen, Christopher Slotta, Christian Williams, Cody Burkholz
  • 2007-08: Dirk Heniges, Yo Kim, Sarah Schneider, Erin Wiggins
  • 2006-07: Albert Gamponia, Celia Parker and Dave Rohde
  • 2005-06 : Sara Bengston, Jonathan Djajadi, Jenny Lo, Susan Louie, Steven Mar, Chris Praetorius
  • 2004-05: Valerie Brown, Mary Ann Derige, Kathleen Llamas & Karolina Pream
  • 2003-04: Janet Aviado, Ashley Hoey, Jessica Jackson & Nicole Wigder
  • 2002-03: Sam Bryant, Rory Dufault, Soleil Kelley, Matt Lambert, Elaine Marshall Joo Youn Lee, Fernando Llamas, Brian O’Shea, Rodney Toupin
  • 2001-02: B. Walsh, S. Kim, C. Bronson, C. Kalaluhi
  • 2000-01: L. Brawner, J. Keeler, S. Leung, J. Mallari, A. Zee
  • 1999-00: E. Severtsen, E. Barnum, D. Stonington, A. Delacruz, B. Kintz

Portfolio Awards

  • 2006-07: Tyanne Faulkes
  • 2003-04:  Brian Pickford

Outstanding Contribution to Service Learning/ Community Service

  • 2017-18: Will Pietsch
  • 2016-17: Cesar Garcia
  • 2015-16: Raymond Pacheco
  • 2014-15: David Urbina
  • 2013-14: Alix Goldstein
  • 2012-13: Jessica Wallach
  • 2011-12: Ariel Higuera
  • 2009-10: Erik Kramak, Hayley Pickus, Sofie Gogic, Lola Stronach, Rita Lee, Ethan Boyles, Mikail Blyth, Anne Steinberg
  • 2008-09: Caitlin Henry
  • 2007-08:  Shannon Goodwin, Ashley Fent
  • 2003-04:  Genie Hays, Alma Lyles, Jennifer Schmidt
  • 2002-03: Jill Mangaliman
  • 1997-98:  Janie Stuart, Rachael Jenison
  • 1996-97:  Teresa Hageman, Janie Stuart, Lisa Gordon-Fowler

Outstanding WWW Home Page Design

  • 1999-2000: Daniel Stonington
  • 1998-99: Shannon Dignon, David Cruzan
  • 1997-98: Brad Alleman
  • 1996-97: Wayne Brewer

Library Research Award

2006 non-senior award recipients

Samuel Hong, Bradley King, Cuong Nguyen, Robert Schmuck, Aaron Smith, Mark Wilber and Candice Joy Worden (Geography)
Title: How the XBOX went 360: An Overview of Xboxs International Markets and Transnational Production
Professor Matthew Sparke (Geography and International Studies)


Graduate Awards 

Outstanding Teaching Assistant

  • 2016-17: Ayanda Masilela & Skye Naslund
  • 2015-16: Olivia Hollenhorst
  • 2014-15: Meredith Krueger, Emma Slager
  • 2013-14: Arianna Thompson
  • 2012-13: Michelle Daigle, Jesse McClelland
  • 2011-12: Tish Lopez, Nick Lott-Havey
  • 2010-11: Magie Ramirez, Brandon Derman
  • 2009-10: Kacy McKinney
  • 2008-09: Annie Bartos, Derik Andreoli
  • 2007-08: Stephen Young
  • 2006-07 Stephen Young
  • 2005-06 Anne Bonds and John Carr
  • 2004-05 Caroline Faria
  • 2003-04 Caroline Faria
  • 2002-03 Joe Hannah
  • 2001-02 Fred Dent, Joe Llobera
  • 2000-01 Marcia England, Joanna Surgeoner
  • 1999-00 Scott Miles, Meredith Reitman
  • 1998-99 David Jeschke, Joanna Surgeoner
  • 1997-98 Deron Ferguson, Cheryl Crane
  • 1996-97 Robb Montejano, Carrie Oshiro
  • 1995-96 Nicole Devine
  • 1994-95 Doug Mercer, Monica Varsanyi
  • 1993-94 Sarah Hilbert
  • 1992-93 Nicole Devine, Joan Qazi
  • 1991-92 Delia Rosenblatt
  • 1990-91 Gabriel Gallardo 

Ullman Award for Outstanding Master's Work

  • 2016-17: Rebecca Stubbs
  • 2015-16: Lee Fiorio
  • 2014-15: Lila Garcia
  • 2013-14: Yolanda Valencia
  • 2012-13: Jason Young
  • 2011-12: Stefano Bettani
  • 2010-11: Allison Schultz
  • 2009-10: Amy Piedalue
  • 2008-09: Patricia Lopez
  • 2007-08 Elizabeth Underwood-Bultmann
  • 2006-07 Todd Faubion
  • 2005-06 Sarah Ives
  • 2004-05 Matthew W. Wilson
  • 2003-04 Caroline Faria
  • 2002-03 Chris Fowler, Jonathan Glick
  • 2001-02 Maureen Hickey
  • 2000-01 Maria Fannin
  • 1999-00 Kristin Shuyler
  • 1997-98 Catherine Veninga
  • 1996-97 Robert Norheim, Jessica Peters
  • 1995-96 Sarah Hilbert, Peter Nelson
  • 1994-95 Lise Nelson
  • 1993-94 David N Lindahl, Jonathan Smith
  • 1992-93 Nicole Devine
  • 1991-92 Delia Rosenblatt
  • 1990-91 Marcus Lester, Alice Quintance
  • 1989-90 D. Timothy Leinbach
  • 1988-89 Patricia Chalita
  • 1987-88 Theodore Hull

Ullman Award for Outstanding Doctoral Work

  • 2015-16: Chris Lizotte
  • 2014-15: Brandon Derman
  • 2013-14: Katie Gillespie
  • 2012-13: Agnieszka Leszczynski
  • 2011-12: Andre Ortega
  • 2010-11: Todd Faubion
  • 2009-10: Stephen Young
  • 2008-09: Matthew Wilson
  • 2007-08 Anne Bonds
  • 2006-07 Chris Fowler
  • 2005-06 Matthew Sothern
  • 2004-05 Maria Fannin
  • 2003-04 Enru Wang
  • 2002-03 Karin Johnson, Scott Miles
  • 2001-02 Christie Drew, Nick Hedley
  • 2000-01 David Paschane
  • 1999-00 Lise Nelson
  • 1998-99 Alana Boland, Debra Ohman
  • 1997-98 Li Zhang
  • 1996-97 Edward McCormack, Peter Nelson
  • 1995-96 David Lindahl

Edward Ullman Endowed Fund

  • 1986-87 James Bell
  • 1985-86 Eric Friedli, Peter Meserve
  • 1984-85 Anne Osterrieth, Barney Warf
  • 1983-84 Stanley Toops

Howard Martin Medalist

  • 2019-20: Samantha Thompson
  • 2018-19: Lee Fiorio
  • 2017-18: Yolanda Valencia, Julian Barr, and Austin Crane
  • 2016-17: Eddy Sandoval
  • 2015-16: Amy Piedalue
  • 2014-15: Will McKeithen
  • 2013-14: Skye Naslund
  • 2012-13: Joe Eckert
  • 2011-12: Allison Schultz, Michelle Daigle, Srinivas Chokkakula, Chris Lizotte
  • 2010-11: Mónica Farías
  • 2009-10: Brandon Derman
  • 2008-09: Tricia Ruiz
  • 2007-08 Matt Wilson
  • 2006-07 Elise Bowditch
  • 2005-06 Maria Fannin
  • 2002-03 Joe Hannah 

Gerlach Award

  • Mónica Farías, 2014-15
  • Ryan Burns, 2013-14
  • Agnieszka Leszczynski, 2011-12
  • Stephen Young, 2008-09
  • Caroline Faria, 2007-08
  • Dominic Corva, 2007-08
  • Anne Bonds, 2006-2007
  • John Carr, 2006-2007 

University of Washington Graduate School Medal

  • 2008 Caroline Faria 

University of Washington Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Award

  • 2008 Mona Atia 

Graduate Student Research Award

  • 2013-14 Yolanda Valencia, Eloho Basikoro 

Fritz-Boeing Graduate Fellowship for International Research

  • Tiffany Grobelski, 2013-14
  • Mónica Farías, 2013-14
  • Chris Lizotte, 2011

Nationally Competitive Grants & Fellowship Awards, 1994-Present

National Science Foundation

  • Rob Anderson, 2016-19
  • Eddy Sandoval, 2016-19
  • Jen Porter, 2016-17
  • Megan Brown, 2015-16
  • Emma Slager 2013-17
  • Skye Naslund, 2012-15
  • Brandon Derman, 2011-13
  • Chris Lizotte, 2010-15
  • Rebecca Burnett, 2010-12
  • Dena Aufseeser, 2009-10
  • Todd Faubion, 2009-10
  • Sara Gilbert, 2009-10
  • Leonie Newhouse, 2009-10
  • Sarah Paige, 2008-09
  • Amber Pearson, 2008-09
  • Dena Aufseeser, 2006-08
  • Sunil Aggarwal 2005-08
  • Serin Houston, 2004-05
  • Julie Kim, 2003-04
  • Clare Newstead, 2002-03
  • Maria Fannin, 2001-04
  • Amy Freeman, 2000-01
  • Debra Ohman, 1996-98
  • Dave Lindahl, 1996-98
  • Mark Huyler, 1996
  • Hal Fossum, 1995
  • Lise Nelson, 1994-99
  • Peter Nelson, 1994-99
  • Rachel Silvey, 1994-97
  • Delia Rosenblatt, 1994-95
  • Joan Qazi, 1994-95
  • Linda Becker, 1994
  • James Bell, 1994
  • Nicole Devine, 1994
  • Timothy Oakes, 1994
  • Patricia Ortiz Chalita, 1994

Fulbright-Hays Foundation

  • Jesse McClelland, 2014-15
  • Andre Ortega, 2010-11
  • Astrid Cerny, 2005-06
  • Lydia Ruddy, 2005-06
  • Maureen Hickey, 2004-05
  • Britt Yamamoto, 2004-05
  • Joe Hannah, 2003
  • Kawango Agot, 1996
  • Fulk-Wulf Richter, 1996
  • Rachel Silvey, 1995
  • James Bell, 1994
  • Patricia Ortiz Chalita, 1994

Social Science Research Council

  • Maureen Hickey, 2004-05
  • Nate Trumbull, 2003-04
  • Sarah Wright, 2002-03
  • Amy Freeman, 1998-99
  • Rachel Silvey, 1996
  • Delia Rosenblatt, 1994

Mellon / ACLS Fellowships

  • Elizabeth Shoffner, 2020-2021
  • Banu Gokariksel, 1999
  • Barbara Tempalski, 1999
  • Li Zhang, 1998
  • David Abernathy, 1997
  • Haihua Yan, 1995

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

  • Amy Piedalue, 2009-13

International Research Institute of Seismology

  • Francis Harvey, 1994
  • Daniel Karnes, 1994

Inter-American Foundation

  • Lise Nelson, 1996

World Bank

  • Maruasas Sihite, 1994-97

Ford Foundation

  • Margaret M. Ramirez, 2015
  • Carlos Tovares, 2002
  • Desiree DeSurra, 1998

National Center For Health Sciences

  • Meredith Fordyce, 1995
  • Christine Roberts, 1994-96 

National Research Center For Statistics and the Environment

  • Nicholas Hedley, 1998

Blakemore Foundation

  • Britt Yamamoto, 2003
  • Joe Hannah, 2002

American Association of University Women

  • Eloho Basikoro, 2012-13
  • Jean Carmalt, 2009-10
  • Amy Freeman, 2002-03

U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

  • Carolina Katz-Reid, 2002

Luce Foundation

  • Steven Garrett, 2006
  • Rachel Silvey, 1995

Presidential Management Fellowship

  • Tricia Ruiz, 2011 

Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies Studentship

  • Mónica Farías, 2013-14

Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies Writing-Up Grant

  • Mónica Farías, 2014-2015

David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship

  • Tiffany Grobelski, 2013-2014

Awards at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference

  • Elyse Gordon, Student Paper Competition, Urban Geography Specialty Group, 2013
  • Elyse Gordon, Dissertation Fellowship, Urban Geography Specialty Group, 2013

Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowship

  • Megan Brown, 2016-17

PAGE Fellowship

  • Elyse Gordon, 2013-14

Ronald E. McNair Fellowship

  • Racquel West, 2018
  • Kidan Araya, 2013

CSDE Traineeship

  • Michael Babb, 2011-12

Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest's Dissertation Travel Grant

  • Elyse Gordon, 2014

The Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation Travel Award

  • Mónica Farías, 2015

Chester Fritz Grant for International Study and Exchange

  • Sarah Starkweather, 2006
  • Maria Fannin, 2004

International Council of Canadian Studies

  • Maria Fannin, 2004
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