Awards

MGA GEOGRAPHIC VISIONARY AWARD

Exports support tens of thousands of jobs in Mississippi. As foreign investment continues to increase in our state, it is more important than ever that we recognize Mississippi leaders who help connect us with the global economy. The annual MGA Geographic Visionary Award honors a Mississippi business or civic leader who recognizes the importance of global understanding and awareness for Mississippians and/or promotes understanding about Mississippi in other parts of the world.

Please contact Dawn Bullion with any questions at 662-915-2281 or dabullio@olemiss.edu.

2017 Recipient – Governor Haley Barbour

2016 RecipientsGovernor William Winter and Leland Speed

2015 Recipient – Senator Thad Cochran

2014 RecipientGeorge Schloegel

2013 RecipientAmbassador John Palmer

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JESS MCKEE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Named for the Mississippi Geographic Alliance’s first Coordinator, Dr. Jess McKee, this award emphasizes the quality and character of the contributions to geography education, evidence of sustained effort on behalf of geography education, and the nature and extent of service to MGA. Any MGA member is eligible to receive the award. Service is broadly defined and can include:teaching, service as a role model, advocacy on behalf of geography education, significant contribution in the training of teachers, development of curriculum materials, service to MGA or other professional organizations, administrative activities that involve service to geography education, papers and publications,grants, and research.

2018 RecipientMelanie Davis

2017 RecipientSteven White

2016 RecipientBarbara Boone

2015 Recipient – Carol Paola

2014 RecipientMary Jane Jackson

2013 RecipientMartha Hutson

2012 RecipientBobbie Richardson

2011 RecipientJune Hollis

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NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION AWARDS – MISSISSIPPI RECIPIENTS

The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) honors exemplary educators around the country for excellence in geography education. The Mississippi Geographic Alliance is proud of the following award winners from Mississippi:

2018

Melanie Davis – Excellence in Geography Teaching

2017

Joyce Youngblood – Outstanding Support for Geography Education Award

2016

Barbara Boone – Outstanding Support for Geography Education Award

Laura Russell – K-12 Distinguished Teaching Award

2014
June Hollis – Outstanding Support for Geography Education Award
Bobbie Richardson – Outstanding Support for Geography Education Award
Karen Wallace – Outstanding Support for Geography Education Award

2013
Patti Edwards – K-12 Distinguished Teaching Award
Steven White – K-12 Distinguished Teaching Award

2012
Bert Nokes – K-12 Distinguished Teaching Award
Jan Stringer – K-12 Distinguished Teaching Award
Sandra Morgan – Outstanding Support for Geography Education Award

2011
Martha Hutson – Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award
Mary Jane Jackson – K-12 Distinguished Teaching Award