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VIMS 2012 Student Awards

The following remarks were read by Dean and Director Dr. John Wells during VIMS' annual Awards Ceremony on May 3, 2013 to honor recipients of the 2012 Student Awards. Citations for the 2012 Service Awards are also available. You can view these photos of the award winners, as well as share them to Facebook and Twitter, on the VIMS Flickr page.

John E. Olney Sr. Ichthyology Award

The John E. Olney Sr. Ichthyology Award honors the distinguished career of the late Professor John Olney, and his unwavering dedication to fostering young marine scientists and ichthyologists. The recipient of the 2012 Olney Award is Ms. Adela Roa-Varon.

Zeigler Student Achievement Award

The Zeigler Award honors the past contributions to student needs of Dr. John Zeigler, the first SMS Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, and the continuing contributions of Mrs. Marilyn Zeigler. This year's recipient is Julia Moriarty.

Best Student Paper Awards

Each year a committee of faculty and students chooses the best journal articles by VIMS graduate students. Papers are judged for scope of problem, degree of challenge, magnitude of effort, hypothesis formulation and testing, and style. This year's winners are Sarah Sumoski and Patrick Lynch.