Chauncey Holmes Geology Prize

Chauncey D. Holmes entered graduate studies in geology at Syracuse University and completed his master’s requirements in 1927.  His early research focused on the glacial and interglacial development of Chittenango Falls, which resulted in his first major published paper and drew the attention of Yale University’s geology department where he was accepted to the Ph.D. program.  Holmes’ Ph.D. research at Yale University continued to focus on upstate New York’s glacial topography.  Holmes confirmed the importance of the orientation of long axes of imbedded pebbles in glacial drift as signifying the direction of ice movement at the time of deposition.  He coined the term “till fabric” and introduced it into the language of glacial geology. 

After completing his Ph.D. program at Yale, Holmes taught at the University of North Dakota for a year in 1939.  He then joined the faculty of the University of Missouri in Columbia where he served for 28 years.  In 1964, with retirement as professor emeritus at the University of Missouri, Holmes returned to upstate New York.

A prime objective of Chauncey D. Holmes’ academic career was the awakening of geologic awareness among introductory students and non-geologist.  To this end, in 1961 he established at Syracuse University an award to recognize annually “the outstanding introductory geology students.” 

 

Holmes award recipients, photo 1 Picture of the 2014 Holmes Award recipients 2
Left to Right: Dr Don Siegel, Rachel Correll '15, Sara McNamara '15 Left to Right: Dr. Chris Junium, Irina Gordeyeva '14, Dr. Don Siegel

 

 

2014   Rachel Correll
2014   Anthony P. Keach
2014   Alexis P. Lisser
2014   Sara C. McNamara
2014   Irina Gordeyeva
2014   Kenneth F. Ferreira Jr.
2013   Nicole Gorny
2013   Daniel Partin
2013   Karolina Lubecka
2013   Claire Bearden
2013   Alexander Sammartino
2012   Alberto Alvarado
2012   Luke Andrews
2012   Amanda Cariddi
2012   Tessa Carlson
2012   Carolyn DaCunha
2012   Gregory Jacks
2012   Preston Jessee
2012   Peter Nelson
2012   Drew Shapiro
2012   Molly Shea
2012   Rose Tardiff
2012   John Wilson
2011   Leanne Abraham
2011   Scott Anthes
2011   Mark Pozin
2011   Molly Tolbert
2011   Joseph Bubniak
2011   Richard Carey
2011   David Layton
2011   Holly Allen
2011   Jeanne Cloyd
2011   Peter Johnson
2011   Adrianne Salmon
2010   Marybeth Anagnost
2010   Casey Lawless
2010   Gregory Gordon
2010   Darren Consolati
2010   Lauren Ottaviano
2010   Sara Dool
2010   Arielle Berger
2010   Nicole Peters
2010   Grace Verchota
2010   Matthew Streeter
2010   Elin Wiklund
2010   Bryan Sakakeeny
2009   Andrew Johnstone
2009   Andrew M. Glavin
2009   Christopher P. Albergo
2009   Dan Gualtieri
2009   Erica Brenner
2009   Kristen Kelleher
2009   Kristen Rachfal
2009   Lindsay R. Rape
2009   Michelle Austin
2009   Nicholas Resavy
2009   Patrick Geoghegan
2009   Robert Walsh
2009   Tim Ultee
2009   Zachary Barker Chittick
2008   Adam Lurgio
2008   Andrea Wangsanata
2008   Anna Stewart
2008   Christopher Dielmann
2008   Curtis W. Bixler
2008   Dale Ringham
2008   Kristen Kelleher
2008   Kristin Novak
2008   lisa Cassese
2008   Nicholas Marzialo
2008   Tamara Luce
2007   Adam Lurgio
2007   Andrea Wangsanata
2007   Anna Stewart
2007   Christopher Dielmann
2007   Curtis W. Bixler
2007   Dale Ringham
2007   Kristen Kelleher
2007   Kristin Novak
2007   Lisa Cassese
2007   Nicholas Marzialo
2007   Tamara Luce
2006   Bryon Lutz
2006   Christopher Bickham
2006   Emily Feinberg
2006   Janique Robillard
2006   Jordyn Trockman
2006   Justin Way
2006   Leigh Casssstellani
2006   Michael Tedeschi
2006   Thomas Hyun
2006   Timothy Kehoe
2006   Tracy Warmington
2005   Diane L. Brown
2005   Joseph T. Cristalli
2005   Joseph Ypsilantis
2005   Katie M. Burns
2005   Kelly E. O'Donnell
2005   Kristina G. Hopkins
2005   Mallory E. Blackbun
2005   Rebecca Amidon
2005   Sarah C. Leahy
2004   Anna Isenberg
2004   Christopher Kirker
2004   Dominic Hamilton
2004   Elizabeth Paushter
2004   Heather Bowes
2004   Melanie Barton
2004   Pamela Sheridan
2004   Sarah Ryman
2004   Scott Friedman
2003   Anna Isenberg
2003   Christopher Kirker
2003   Dominic Hamilton
2003   Elizabeth Paushter
2003   Heather Bowes
2003   Melanie Barton
2003   Pamela Sheridan
2003   Sarah Ryman
2003   Scott Friedman
2002   Alexandra J. Wilson
2002   Alicia M. Baude
2002   Dina M. Anchin
2002   Jacqueline R. Philippon
2002   Lauren C. Ridge
2002   Linda R. Ober
2002   Richard A. Reina
2001   Evan M. Isaacson
2001   Garrett R. Kruser
2001   Jessica M. Mohr
2001   John D. Merriell
2001   Joshua L. Vernette
2001   Matthew T. Thornton
2000   Alexander C. Noe
2000   Anthony R. Sinkevich
2000   Jason D. Plumpton
2000   Kirsten K. Coe
2000   Regan T. Traut
2000   Reginald W. Wieczerzak
1999   James W. Knight-Dominic
1999   Joel P. Bennett
1999   Jordan Kirshenbaum
1999   Mary M. Tyrrell
1999   Michael P. McDonough
1999   Nicole S. Wolfgang
1999   Ross A. Shramko
1998   NONE
1997   Amanda K. O'Keefe
1997   Azure Dee Emerle
1997   Calista J. Pierre
1997   Gonzalo Etayo
1997   James Frederick Ceclia
1997   Jason C. Price
1997   Jeffrrey P. Meyer
1997   Jennifer L. Morin
1997   Jessica S. Hartman
1997   Jillian A Price
1997   Matthew R. Piechota
1997   Michelle N. Jacus
1997   Rebecca E. Carlson
1997   Rosemarie C. Umerlik
1997   Steven D. Rummell
1997   Yelda Ertugrul
1996   Anna M. God
1996   Brian Scofield
1996   Calista J. Pierre
1996   David C. Van Avery
1996   Lisa Krewinski
1996   Megan L. Leonard
1996   Tom E. Pearson
1995   Bethany Madge
1995   Daniel Howe
1995   Jared Tweedie
1995   Jennifer Pantelides
1995   Thomass Stevenson
1995   Tony Waldron
1994   Casey Grigsby
1994   David P. Clary
1994   Gregor P. Claude
1994   Kathryn H. Randolf
1994   Michael A. Joy
1994   Nancy E. Oday
1994   William Banzer
1993   Anne Marie Spuches
1993   David A. McNeil
1993   Karin E. D'Agostino
1993   Kimberly A.Dyer
1993   Michele L. McNeil
1993   Renee L. Turcotti
1993   Todd M. Sparks
1993   Tyrone G. Biniarz
1993   William B. Keiffer
1992   James K. Hatfield
1991   Chandlee Keirstead
1991   Christopher B. Stone
1991   Corinne f. Giannuzzi
1991   Jeffrey A. Eddowes
1991   Julian M. Wuerth
1991   Martin D. Candee
1990   Christine M. Gennetti
1990   David F. Karson
1990   Gregory L. Dumont
1990   Marlund E. Chottiner
1990   Michael C. Hoover
1990   Michael E. Grover
1990   Michael J. Doherty
1990   Michael R. Searles
1990   Michele A. Duprey
1990   Robin L. Tracy
1989   Arthur J. Lyle
1989   Curtis D. Frye
1989   David W. Gilmore
1989   James D. Sauer
1989   Marlund E. Chottiner
1989   Paul A. Gregory
1989   Todd E. Harris
1988   Christine L. Olson
1988   David J. Kelly
1988   Douglas A. Bolduc
1988   Eleanor R. Paczkowski
1988   Gregory M. Smith
1988   James Creveling
1988   Thomas R. Beall
1988   Todd R. Brannon
1987   Daniel G. Loucks
1987   Eric. P. Kliever
1987   Frank Carleo
1987   Karen A. Isaacson
1987   Marjorie Mylius
1987   Stephen J. Mendrek
1986   Barry D. Richards
1986   Daniel Cohen
1986   Gary A. Lindsey
1986   Joseph Carberry
1986   Kedrin C. McKenzie
1986   Mark J. DePalma
1986   Perry M. Clark
1986   Peter J. Seekamp
1986   Robert S. Morse
1985   Amy E. Jepson
1985   David Southwick
1985   Don L. Boroughs
1985   Kevin Heaphy
1985   Linda Ivany
1985   Raymond Eberhard
1985   Timothy B. Rosser
1984   Dianne M. Tucci
1984   Don L. Boroughs
1984   John J. Willis
1984   Joseph S. Wikham
1984   Richard E. Corrad
1984   Richard Kuenzler
1983   Daniel J. Brennan
1983   John P. Norton
1983   Mark Flory
1983   Stephanie B. Richards
1982   Jeanne Lanahan
1982   John P. Norton
1981   Bruce A. Hopkins
1981   Mary M. Brodey
1980   Robert Coffey
1979   NONE
1978   J.T. Walkowiak
1978   K.L. Gunsallus
1978   M. J. Connolley
1978   T. A. Conroy
1977   Donald T. Cardin
1977   Kevin T. Cruz
1977   Stanley A. Maughan
1977   Steven Greebaum
1976   Ted Gugliotta
1976   Charles Christensen III
1976   Ted Gugliotta
1975   Andrew D. Leonard
1975   Charles W. Diefendorf
1974   Ronald M. Belak
1973   Carla J. Linz
1973   James D. Cooper
1973   John L. Burrows
1973   Robert M. Mulligan
1972   Daniel Corcoran
1972   Nancy Monk
1972   Robert Grinrod
1971   David W. Tierson
1971   Mary Lou Price
1971   Thomas Backus
1970   Paul J. Vanderhorst
1970   Ronald G. Ausburn
1969   Kevin T. McLoughlin
1969   Robert A. Emery
1968   James L. Dillon
1968   Terrell A. Malone
1967   James A. Hill
1967   Peter T. Lyttle
1966   Stewart Farrar
1966   Paul Stavis
1965   Gary Cottrell
1964   Hendrik E. Maas
1963   Michael B. ElEfante
1962   Thomas E. Yancey
1961   Edward P. Hoppe