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.
Alan Shoemaker, Manager of Tuscola Stone Company, was honored in appreciation of his time and equipment and for providing access to Tuscola Stone Quarry in support of ISGS field trips, geologic mapping, and filming for the History Channel series "How the Earth Was Made."
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.
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.
Daniel Nelson was honored for his efforts on the Illinois National Resources Geospatial Data Clearinghouse and his database management work. The Clearinghouse continues to be an important resource for anyone working with GIS remote sensing technology in Illinois.
Thelen Sand and Gravel Company was honored as Outstanding Cooperator for its provision of time, equipment, and quarry access in support of the ISGS geologic mapping program and field trips.
Congressman Timothy V. Johnson received the Outstanding Advocate Award in appreciation of his outstanding support of FutureGen, the Height Modernization Program, and geologic mapping.
The Outstanding Alumni Contributions Award was presented to Morris W. Leighton, former ISGS Chief, in appreciation of his post-retirement dedication to the ISGS through his contributions to the ISGS centennial celebration and annual open house and for his continuing support of the ISGS.
The Distinguished Achievement Award was given to ISGS petroleum geologist Hannes E. Leetaru in recognition of his contributions in geologic research, interpretation of refraction seismic data, 3-D geologic modeling, and his education and outreach efforts.
Robert J. Krumm, retired head of the ISGS Geospatial Analysis and Modeling Section, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his twenty-five years of leadership in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to geologic problems.