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Michael G. Scott Award

Michael Scott with salmonThe Michael G. Scott Award is given annually to the outstanding graduating senior in the Department of Fisheries Biology at Humboldt State University. The outstanding senior is selected on the basis of HSU GPA and on contributions made to the fisheries profession. The award carries with it a financial gift ($1000), the student name and award recognition are announced during graduation ceremonies, and the student's name is added to a brass plaque that hangs prominently on the second floor of the Fisheries and Wildlife Building.

Some words about Michael Scott as told by his father, Cuthbert Scott:

“Michael was enamored with wild and all living things beginning as a toddler. His greatest interests as he grew up had to do with wildlife. As he grew older these interests focused on fishing. He served 2 or 3 years in Vietnam in support of combat units. After Humboldt, he was one of the helicopter borne firefighters (smokejumpers) and ended up with the U.S. Forest Service as a ranger and fish biologist in Alaska. He spent a lot (probably most) of time in the field and most of his projects had to do with improvement of fish habitat in the Misty Fjords and Tongass NF areas.  And, as for many other HSU Fisheries Biology students, he loved to fish!”


Michael G. Scott Award Recipients

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1988 - Susan Kingsbury
Watters
1989 - George Watters
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1990 - Choo Guan Yeoh
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1990 - Carrie Cook-Tabor
McLeod
1991 - Rod McLeod
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1992 - Christopher Coyle
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1993 - Jeanine Elderkin
Britton
1994 - John Britton
Pinnix
1995 - William Pinnix
Wise
1996 - Linda (Mowry) Wise
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1997 - Jess Newton
Hicks
1998 - Alan Hicks
Strange
1999 - Joshua Strange
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2000 - Thomas Worsley
Ratcliff
2001 - Don Ratcliff
Withalm
2002 - Erik Withalm
Aspittle
2003 - Jennifer Aspittle
Anderson
2004 - Carl Anderson
Talbott
2004 - Mariah Talbot
Poxon
2005 - Brian Poxon
Herndon
2006 - Debora Herndon
Nolan
2007 - Jesse Nolan

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2007 - Andrea Collins

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2008 - Alex J. Godinez

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2008 - Allison K. Thorsell

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2009 - Michael Hellmair

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2010 - D. Allan Martin
Sean Larson
2010 - Sean Larson
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2011 - Sam Matulich
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2012 - Nate Cooley
Christopher Borg
2014 - Christopher Borg
Angela Shaver
2015 - Angela Shaver
Martin Anderson Shaver
2016 - Martin Anderson
Chad Martel
2016 - Chad Martel
Kaitlyn O’Brien
2017 - Kaitlyn O’Brien
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