Congratulations to our 2012 Award Recipients!


The R. A. Steinmayer Award

Holly JeffriesRecipient: Holly Ann Jeffries

Holly Jeffries is the top graduating senior in the geology program this year. She has excelled in her coursework and has enthusiastically contributed to service at Tulane and within the department. She is three months away from completing her second Bachelor's Degree in Applied Computing through the School of Continuing Studies. Upon graduation, she will continue to work at the Naval Oceanographic Office redesigning and implementing geological databases.  Living aboard her sailboat in Mandeville, LA, she is excited to remain the area and be an active alumnus in the years to come.


The Harold E. Vokes Award and The 2012 Chairman's Award

Emily CardarelliRecipient: Emily Lewis Cardarelli

Emily Cardarelli is a top graduate in environmental science, with a minor in geology. She has always been interested in science and passionate about the outdoors. She authored a funded Louisiana Sea Grant to conduct research on nitrogen cycling in a freshwater diversion along the Mississippi River. Her research project was submitted as an honors thesis under the guidance of Dr. Brad Rosenheim. She credits the department for gaining invaluable undergraduate research experience which made her a top candidate for graduate school. In the fall, Emily will pursue a Master of Science degree at Stanford University.

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