Congratulations to Joe Duda (BS-GIST) for winning the John Buttery Award given to students for excellence in GIS and/or remote sensing, recognizing performance in related courses and service to the School or community.
This award was established by John Buttery, a University of Arizona graduate who has been a pioneer in the application of GIS software and data. Joe was selected to receive the 2021 award based on feedback from BS-GIST faculty whom thought extremely highly of his academic work.
I am humbled to be judged so well by those who have instructed me on this journey. Three years ago when I decided to go back to school, I did not know what to expect. I chose to go into GIS because the concepts involved have always fascinated me. I guess I made the right choice. I want to thank you all for picking me. I have always strived to complete all of my projects to the best of my ability. I am amazed by how well this Major suited me. I am really excited about my internship at ESRI this summer and I will keep all of you up to date on my future career plans.