AORE Annual Report 2012 - Page 16

Association Awards – 2012 Bill March Student Achievement Award The Bill March Student Achievement Award is presented to an individual who makes outstanding contributions to an outdoor recreation and education program while pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Winner: Houston Taylor, University of Northern Iowa Jim Rennie Leadership Award The Jim Rennie Leadership Award recognizes contributions to AORE which are far beyond the ordinary and which have had a significant and lasting impact on the Association and its mission. The award also recognizes professional work or leadership of unusual significance in the field of outdoor recreation and education. Winner: Wayne Taylor David J Webb Outstanding Program Award The David J Webb Program Excellence Award, sponsored by Marmot, honors an outstanding non-profit outdoor program which has provided dynamic and innovative services to its participants, demonstrated professionalism and high standards of conduct, and contributed to the outdoor community at large by sharing information and assisting other programs. Winner: University of Idaho 2012 Student Literary Award Winners The Student Literary Award recognizes students with excellent writing skills. Two awards are given annually; one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student. The award winners will receive a scholarship to attend the annual AORE Conference and a scholarship to attend the Student Development Workshop offered during the pre-conference sessions. Winning and other selected manuscripts may be included in the edited papers of the AORE Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education. Award winners are expected to present their paper at the AORE conference. Undergraduate Winner: Rebecca L. Brees Gordon College Graduate Winner: Ryan Gagnon Washington State University 2012 Research Grant Recipient The purpose of this $250 grant is to provide a member of the AORE the opportunities to study an area of their interest. Applicants are free to propose quantitative or qualitative empirical studies, analysis of secondary data sources, the development of new theories or conceptual frameworks, as well as other proposals to further the AORE's mission, goals and objectives. Winner: David Starbuck Gordon College 15