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Douglas Clay Ridgley Endowed Fellowship in Geography

College of Arts and Sciences Geography, Geology, and the Environment

Professor Ridgley was an early leader in the development of geography in the United States and served as chair of the department at Illinois State Normal University. This endowment was established in 2000 by George and Martha Means. The funds are used by a full-time permanent faculty member to (1) continue a Ridgley lectureship that would bring a geographer to campus to speak on a relevant topic, (2) travel for the purpose of expanding the geography program at Illinois State, (3) provide summer salary to further the professorship recipient's research and course development.

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