Stephen Vacendak Graduate Fellowship for Geography

Stephen Vacendak Graduate Fellowship for Geography

The Department of Geography and Planning is honored to offer the Stephen Vacendak Graduate Fellowship for Geography. The Fellowship is named for a former student, Stephen Vacendak (B.S. 1996). Full time graduate students in geography at Appalachian State University are eligible for the fellowships. Recipients of the award are eligible for up to two years of funding.

Applicants to the graduate program in Geography are automatically considered for this award.

Past Recipients:

  • 2020 - Harrison Brown, Nicholas Gastelle, Brett Haas
  • 2019 - Andrew Bagwell, Andrew Golden, Heather Dulaney, Zuri Garcia 
  • 2018 - William Hutchinson, April Kaiser, Joseph Jonatis, Matthew Wilson
  • 2017 - Montana Eck, Heather Guy, Joseph Jonatis, Laura Thompson
  • 2016 - Robert Clark, Montana Eck, Heather Guy, Zeb Sanders, Laura Thompson, Jessica Thaggard
  • 2015 - Garry Raynor, Christopher Ely, Kaitlyn Finan, Andrew Harris, Megan Maloney, Anna Ross
  • 2014 - Anna Ross
  • 2013 - Bryce Arghiere, James Balcomb, Maya Hutchins, Richard Poremba
  • 2012 - Bryce Arghiere, Edward Carlyle, Kaitlyn Finan, Maya Hutchins, Johnathan Sugg, Brian Wize
  • 2011 - David Austin, Carla Walden, Christina Walsh, Brian Wize
  • 2010 - David Austin
  • 2009 - Philip White, Sandra Ziegler
  • 2008 - Daniel Griggs, Philip White, Sandra Ziegler
  • 2007 - Andi Cochran, Daniel Griggs, Kelly Ann Renwick, Stephanie Smith, Shawna Sneller, Matthew Sufficool
  • 2006 - Andi Cochran, Shawna Sneller
  • 2005 - Jason Sappington, Sarah Sheldon
  • 2004 - Amanda Mitchell, Gretchen Schlump, Sarah Sheldon
  • 2003 - Amanda Mitchell, Jessica Salo
  • 2002 - Laurie Bradshaw, Jessica Salo
  • 2001 - Chris Larson