Samford University geography professor Eric Fournier received the Outstanding Service Award at the annual conference of the Southeastern Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) Nov. 18-19.
Fournier, who also serves Samford as director of the university’s Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, was honored for his exceptional professional commitment to geography and contributions to the profession. His many previous honors include selection by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as the 2014 Alabama Professor of the Year.
At the same conference, five Samford geography students presented their Senior Seminar research projects, completed under the supervision of professors Jennifer Rahn and Jonathan Fleming.
Students and projects included:
Noah A. Herndon–Comparison of the Toxic Release Inventory and Local Demographics of Alabama.
Robert K. Fightmaster–How the Eye of Africa Could Have Housed an Ancient Civilization.
Matthew Steven Franklin and Austin Mohlenbrok–Population Analysis of Small-Stakeholder Settlement Schemes in Trans Nzoia County, Kenya.
Forrest Courtney and Jennifer Rahn–Saba: A Small Island Reef Rehabilitation Effort.
David Coburn–Business and GIS Interrelated Topics.