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



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.



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.



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.



Outstanding Advocate award presented to BACOG

The Barrington Area Council of Governments, led by Executive Director, Janet Agnoletti, was recognized for its long-standing support of ISGS programs in geologic mapping, groundwater resources, and height modernization and its partnership in the study of the sustainable use of Illinois' natural resources.



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.



Dr. Christopher Pearson receives his award from ISGS Director Don McKay

Christopher Pearson, National Geodetic Survey's Illinois State Geodetic Advisor, received the Outstanding External Cooperator Award for his time, expertise, and enthusiasm in support of the ISGS geologic mapping and height modernization program.



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