The James M. Goodman Friend of Geography Award
This award was first conceived by members of the OKAGE Board of Directors in 2004. It is presented to a person, business, or organization whose vision, efforts, talents, and perseverance, sometimes in the face of daunting obstacles, have advanced the cause of geography education in Oklahoma.
Shortly after the first recipient was selected, one of our founders and champions, Dr. Jim Goodman, lost his battle with cancer. The Board of Directors rechristened the honor to be named the James M. Goodman Friend of Geography Award. For more information about Goodman, click on this link to an article in the Journal of Geography: James M. Goodman.
Questions about the James M. Goodman Friend of Geography Award? Send us a note using the Contact Us page on this website.
For information about award recipients, click on the names below the Jim Goodman Gallery.
THE JIM GOODMAN GALLERY
If you have any photos of Jim Goodman that you would like to donate to OKAGE for inclusion in the Jim Goodman Gallery, please contact the office.
Previous Award Recipients
2005 The Honorable Penny Williams, Oklahoma State Senate
2006 The Honorable Cal Hobson, Oklahoma State Senate
2007 Ed Pugh, Ph.D. (deceased), University of Central Oklahoma
2008 Lou Kerr, Advisory Committee, Oklahoma Geography Education Fund
2009 The Honorable Sandy Garrett, Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction
2010 T.H. Lee Williams, Ph.D, University of Oklahoma
2011 William "Bill" Amburn, OKAGE Teacher Consultant
2012 The Honorable Dan Boren, U.S. Congress
2012 The Honorable Tom Cole, U.S. Congress
2015 Topographic, Inc.
2015 R. Eugene Earsom, OKAGE Program Director