Neal J. Harr Memorial Award

The Neal J. Harr Memorial Award, commonly known as the “Pick Award,” is tribute to the memory of Neal J. Harr. Neal was highly respected in the oil and gas industry. He served as the President of RMAG and his presidency was cut short by lung cancer at age 48 in 1979.

The “Pick Award” is given to outstanding geology seniors at colleges and universities in Colorado. Awardees are nominated by faculty at their school. The winners are given engraved rock hammers, a small monetary gift and a complimentary one-year membership to RMAG. The RMAG membership allows these outstanding seniors to benefit from activities of the association and its members, as well as educational and social benefits.

2024 Winners of the Neal J. Harr Memorial Award

Sydney Ciechanowicz, University of Colorado, Boulder
Elizabeth Weyl, Colorado School of Mines
Cody Craig, Adams State University
Shandon Miller, University of Northern Colorado
Lauren Linneman, Western Colorado University
Emma Revenaugh, Colorado College
Kajsa Holland-Goon, Colorado State University
Luke Nesmith, Fort Lewis College
Liam Posovich, Colorado Mesa University

The 2023 winners were:

Simon Bantugan, University of Colorado, Boulder
Nick Coscarella, Metro State University
Julia Crowley, Colorado School of Mines
Cody Fehringer, Adams State University
Keaton MacMillan, University of Northern Colorado
Ruth Mosch, Western Colorado University
Cade Quigley, Colorado College
Shea Slonkosky, Colorado State University
Scott Thomas, Fort Lewis College
M. J. Winey, Colorado Mesa University

The 2022 winners were:

Shahad Aldhamin, Colorado School of Mines
Sydney A. Clayton, University of Northern Colorado
Mingxi Hu, Colorado College
Jacob King, Colorado State University
Jarad Lavelle, Colorado Mesa University
Isabel Rodriguez, Adams State University
Diego Ray Schutz, Fort Lewis College:
Destany Vargas, Western Colorado University