Awards

Our department offers the following awards, fellowships, and scholarships that are designed to recognize excellence in academics and service among the majors in our department.

John Stitch Medal: presented to the outstanding graduating senior in Geology. The award is funded by donations from family and friends, and honors the memory of Professor Stitch, who served the students of Pacific from 1946-1965.

Stanley G. Volbrecht Endowed Scholarship: awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in Earth & Environmental Sciences. The scholarship is funded by donations from faculty and alumni, and honors the memory of Professor Stan Volbrecht, who served the students of Pacific from 1961 to 1990.

Irvin Pasternak Endowed Scholarship: awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in Earth & Environmental Sciences. The scholarship is funded by donations from geology alumni Jamie Brown ('80) and Bari Pasternak Brown ('79), and honors the memory of Bari's father.

William Christiansen Award: presented to an outstanding graduating senior majoring in Earth & Environmental Sciences. The award is funded by donations from family and friends of Mr. Christiansen and honors his memory. He graduated from Pacific in 1967 with a Geology major and died unexpectedly while pursuing a graduate degree in geology at the University of California at Davis.

Delbert H. Brown Award: presented to a freshman or sophomore Earth & Environmental Sciences student who shows exceptional promise. The award is funded by donations from Eric Brown ('00) and honors the memory of his grandfather.

Gerrold L. McNey Sigma Gamma Epsilon Fellowship: awarded in recognition of academic excellence, this fellowship supports the induction of students of the Earth & Environmental Sciences into the Sigma Gamma Epsilon National Honor Society. The award is funded by private donations and honors the memory of geologist Gerrold McNey.