The David Mark Prize in Geography

David MarkDavid Mark received his BA (summa cum laude), his certificate in GIS and Spatial Analysis, and his MA in Geography from the University at Albany.  David was a bright, enthusiastic, and talented student who was always eager to learn more about GIS and cultural geography. Tragically, David passed away in March 2011, less than 3 months after receiving his Master’s degree.

To honor David’s passion for his studies, the Department of Geography and Planning is seeking gifts to award an Academic Prize in his name.  The Prize will reward a student who shares David’s strong work ethic and breadth of attainment in the discipline of Geography. Special consideration will be given to a student who has  helped a colleague overcome any learning, physical or emotional challenges that have interfered with his or her achieving a personal goal.

So while tragedy has befallen the University at Albany, we now have an opportunity to honor David’s work and spirit. Please consider making a contribution in David’s memory following the instructions below. Thank you very much for helping both to honor David and to reward the work of others who share his spirit of inquiry.

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