Former Haverford President Cited for Lifetime Achievements
The Association of American Geographers (AAG) has honored 19 scholars for their research, writing, or teaching on geographic topics. The association was founded in 1904 to advance professional studies in geography and to encourage its application in business, education, and government. The awards were presented on March 8 during the association's annual meeting, in New Orleans. The recipients [include]:
* 2002 Lifetime Achievement Honors: Gilbert White, a professor emeritus of geography at the University of Colorado at Boulder, for contributions including pioneering research on water resources, natural hazards, and the human dimensions of global change.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Sarah J. Reese
A notation from Haverford:
Gilbert White also served as Haverford's seventh president from 1946 to 1956. At the time of his appointment, he was only 35 years old. Under his tenure the College saw an increase in the number of faculty. Professor White also increased the endowment and initiated a formal annual giving program. Leeds dormitory was completed and construction began on the Alumni Field House.