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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Michael Marx
Associate Professor, English
(518) 580 - 5173
Office: Palamountain 320

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Carol Goody
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Environmental Studies at Skidmore College

Student Achievements

Environmental Studies Faculty Awards: Awarded annually to two outstanding graduating seniors, one in each track of the major, who, through academic achievement, community engagement, and leadership, demonstrate exceptional promise in addressing environmental issues.

2011 Recipients
Claire Superak, Environmental Science Track

Laura Fralich, Social & Cultural Perspectives Track

2010 Recipients
Dawn Harfmann, Environmental Science Track

Nadine Dodge, Social & Cultural Perspectives Track


2009 Recipients
Hannah Harris, Environmental Science Track

Bradford Nesbitt, Social & Cultural Perspectives Track

Other Awards

Korena Burgio, 2011
Environmental Studies Major, Environmental Science Track has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in South Korea starting in July 2011.

Jesse Moy, 2011
Environmental Studies Major, Environmental Science Track was awarded the
the interdisciplinary Joseph Garrison Parker Prize awarded to a junior or senior who not only excels in his or her science major but also shows promise in fine arts and/or music.

Sarah Green, 2011
Environmental Studies Minor has won a Fulbright research grant to Argentina to work on Eco-Literature.

Kate Ito, 2011
Environmental Studies Major, Social & Cultural Perspectives Track and double minor in Geosciences and Government: A recipient of the Barnabas McHenry Hudson River Valley Award, Kate will research how a National Park designation could effect the Hudson Valley's economic, environmental, social and natural institutions. Her findings will be displayed on OurHudson.org.

Ryan Bailey, 2009
Environmental Studies Major, Social & Cultural Perspectives Track
Lewis and Clark Mellon Foundation Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Initiative; $5,000 fellowship

Nadine Dodge, 2010
Environmental Studies Major, Social & Cultural Perspectives Track
EPA Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Student Fellowship: $42,000

Laura Fralich, 2011
Environmental Studies Major, Social & Cultural Perspectives Track
Establishment of Student Organic Food Garden on Campus with funding from the non-profit organization Sparkseed and Skidmore's Responsible Citizenship Task Force.

Jenna Gersie, 2010
Environmental Studies Major, Social & Cultural Perspectives Track
Joseph C. Palamountain Jr. Prose Award for an excerpt from Wings and Words: A Field Guide to the Birds of North American Environmental Literature, a senior thesis in environmental literature.

Dawn Harfmann, 2010
Environmental Studies Major, Environmental Science Track
Finalist, Goldwater Scholarship
President's Award

Erin Kenison, 2009
Environmental Studies Major, Environmental Science Track
Best Student Poster Presentation Award at the Northeast Natural History Conference X: Friendship is Wasted on Invasive Japanese Knotweedwith Peter Liepzig-Scott; Research Experience for Undergraduates: biology and conservation of poison dart frogs in Costa Rica

Sara Lacy, 2008
Environmental Studies Minor
2008 Sustainable Energy Fellow; Duke University Summer Energy Fellowship Attendee

Peter Liepzig-Scott, 2009
Environmental Studies Major, Environmental Science Track
Best Student Poster Presentation Award at the Northeast Natural History Conference X: Friendship is Wasted on Invasive Japanese Knotweed with Erin Kenison

Allison Ruschp, 2009, Sheridan Reuter, 2009 & Caitlin Frame, 2010
Environmental Studies Majors, Capstone 2009
Establishment of a rain garden on campus with funding from Skidmore Student Opportunity Funds, a generous donation from Brookside Nursery and collaboration with the Saratoga County Intermunicipal Stormwater Program.