Nine individuals were honored at the 2006 Illinois State Geological Survey awards program, held December 8, 2006. The awards were presented by ISGS Chief, Bill Shilts, in recognition of outstanding contributions of these individuals for the benefit of the people of Illinois. The awards and their recipients are listed here.
Edmund W. Murphy, Past President of the Illinois Mine
Subsidence Insurance Fund, in recognition of his long relationship with
the ISGS in investigating and educating the public on mine subsidence
Mark Rood, Ph.D., in recognition of his long-term dedication in working with the ISGS on may research and development programs in the field of energy and environmental engineering.
Senator Richard J. Winkle Jr., in appreciation of his strong support of ISGS programs and his interest, advice, and diligence in ensuring adequate appropriations for geological research and information.
Outstand Contribution to Survey Health and Safety
Alan E. Metcalf, in recognition of his long-standing efforts in organizing ISGS blood drives.
Outstanding New Staff Member
Vicki E. Salzman, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the ISGS through her initiative, cheerfulness, and customer-oriented service of ISGS computers.i
Distinguished Achievement Award
Robert J. Finley, Ph.D., in recognition of his outstanding leadership in energy research and policy, with a focus on "cradle-to-grave" carbon management.
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Leon R. Follmer, Ph.D., in recognition of his more than thirty-five years of outstanding achievements and leadership in the field of paleopedology.
Ardith K. Hansel, Ph.D., in recognition of her more than thirty years of outstanding achievements and leadership in the field of Quaternary geology.
Chief's Special Recognition Award
Joel M. Dexter, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding work highlighting the Survey's activities through his beautiful photography of the people and places in Illinois.
Updated 05/24/2011 SLD