Announcement Date: January 19, 2004

Ronald F. Abler received the Samuel Finley Breese Morse Medal. The Samuel Finely Breese Morse Medal is awarded “for the encouragement of geographical research.” Abler was described as having “great impact on the contemporary landscape of American academic geography.”
Jackie Ronne [a member of The Society, who participated in an expedition to Antarctica] signed the American Geographical Society’s Fliers’ and Explorers’ Globe, an honor extended to only eighty people during the past century.