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Geography

Brooks-Shaw Award

Named after Reginald Shaw and James Brooks, two early and influential faculty members in the CWU Geography Department, these annual awards are given to select undergraduate students majoring in geography who demonstrate academic excellence and promise. Dr. Shaw, known for his research on the Columbia River, served CWU from 1935 to 1952 after completing his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Many of his students, including Dr. Brooks, went on to complete graduate work in geography. Dr. Brooks graduated from CWU in 1950. He was professor in the department from 1961 to 1994, and president of the university between 1961 and 1978.

Since the inaugural awards in 1996, more than 100 students have received a Brooks-Shaw Award, with the award typically $1000 per student. A top priority of the department, and especially the Scholarship Committee, is to boost the funding of the Brooks-Shaw Endowment through new contributions from alumni (including former award recipients), faculty (current and former), and others with an interest in helping make CWU more affordable for our best students.

Congratulations are extended to the following students who have received an award:

2013 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Helen Mockel
  • Micah Wright

2012 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Emilia Henrichs
  • Timothy Pollock
  • Mark Weidenaar

2011 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Joseph Keeney
  • John Rogers
  • Katrina White

2010 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Kurt McCanles
  • Tanna McVicker

2009 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Erik Bestrom
  • Michael Joslin
  • Rob Zimburean

2008 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Marc Ayers
  • Katie Humphries
  • Michael Joslin
  • Kolten Kosters
  • Tanya Lamb
  • Bryn Loftness
  • Andrea Nesbitt
  • David Schaaf
  • Korbie Vicklund
  • Robert Zimburean

2007 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Teresa Burroughs
  • Brian Helliar
  • Greg Hinze
  • Kolten Kosters
  • Tanya Lamb
  • Bryn Loftness
  • Minori Muramoto
  • David Schaaf
  • Korbie Vicklund

2006 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Rebekah LaBar
  • Jason McCormick
  • Keith McEvoy
  • Jeff Trammel 

2005 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Jamie Christensen
  • Brian Helliar
  • Marc Fairbanks
  • Caitlin LaBar
  • Rebekah LaBar
  • Jason McCormick
  • Martina Michalek
  • Anthony Sowards

2004 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Tim Barnhart
  • Caitlin LaBar
  • Rebekah LaBar
  • Anthony Sowards
  • Barbara Stancil
  • Bryan Whitlock
  • Jason Wulf

2003 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Chris Hagert
  • Brenda Hanley
  • Kayme Lambert
  • Jeremiah McNinch
  • Martina Michalek
  • Marco Rains
  • Zak Steigmeyer

2002 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Stacey Borland
  • Grant Brodehl
  • Erin Dahlquist
  • Laurie Hower
  • Lennard Jordan
  • Jeremiah McNinch
  • Joshua Wiederhold
  • Jeanna Ragsdale
  • Marco Rains

2001 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Stacey Borland
  • Grant Brodehl
  • Devona Ensmenger
  • Justin Erickson
  • Molly Mimier
  • Henry Sanderson
  • Sage Uebelacker
  • Joshua Wiederhold
  • Jill Woolcock

2000 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Joe Brentin
  • Grant Brodehl
  • Dan Church
  • Justin Erickson
  • Laura Forrest
  • Kelly Haugen
  • Greg Lang
  • John Marvin
  • Joe Rotter
  • Henry Sanderson
  • Mike Wandler

1999 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Katy Cornwall
  • Laura Forrest
  • Aaron Fosback
  • Kelly Haugen
  • Greg Lang
  • Jessica Lepping
  • John Marvin
  • Brook Nolan
  • Mike Wandler

1998 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Jeff Bandow
  • Kelly Clark
  • Katy Cornwall
  • Mark Dunbar
  • Doug Findley
  • Jerry Franklin
  • James Hink
  • Karen Laffey
  • Lauri Malmquist

1997 Brooks-Shaw Award Recipients

  • Shane Early
  • Jerry Franklin
  • Alisha Glaesemann
  • Kylea Kirsch
  • Kelly Peterson
  • Joel Turner